CARTHAGE sets the standard on form and has the added tick in the box that he's acted well on soft on his last three starts. He may be the sort who continually finds one or two too good but it was a solid enough handicap effort on his Doncaster reappearance behind Black Schnapps and the drop back into ordinary maiden company may just do the trick. Expect an improved effort from Wrangler as the High Chaparral colt looked in need of the run at HQ having looked promising on his sole juvenile start on the soft at Yarmouth. Libeccio needs to improve on this year's all-weather efforts but Min Alemarat is likely to have come on plenty for a satisfactory Newmarket debut and The Corsican is an interesting newcomer to be noted in the market.
Carthage (IRE) 5-1 (9-5) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, kept on final furlong, 3rd of 10, 4l behind Black Schnapps (9-5) at Doncaster 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) sft in Apr.
Dark Days 20-1 (9-5) Slow into stride, always in rear, 11th of 13, 18l behind Eagle Top (9-5) at Newbury 1m 3f 3yo mdn (4) gd in Apr.
Fly A Kite Assertive gelding out of High Bird.
Fort Berkeley (IRE) 50-1 (9-5) In touch, ridden when weakened over 1f out, 12th of 13, 24l behind Eagle Top (9-5) at Newbury 1m 3f 3yo mdn (4) gd in Apr.
Goldenrod Pivotal gelding out of Prairie Flower.
Libeccio (FR) Evensfav (9-5) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, chased winner over 1f out, no impression final furlong, 2nd of 3, 2 1/4l behind Ujagar (9-6) at Southwell 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) fbs in Apr.
Min Alemarat (IRE) 33-1 (9-5) Dwelt raced centre towards rear, pushed along over 2f out, kept on final furlong, never nearer, 6th of 13, 6l behind Munjaz (9-5) at Newmarket 1m 2f 3yo mdn (4) gd in Apr.
The Corsican (IRE) Galileo colt out of Walklikeanegyptian.
Wrangler 4-1 (9-5) Led stand side group, close up with centre group, headway to chase leader when groups merged 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 8th of 13, 11l behind Munjaz (9-5) at Newmarket 1m 2f 3yo mdn (4) gd in Apr.
Catadupa 33-1 (9-0) Raced wide always towards rear, 9th of 13, 13l behind Eagle Top (9-5) at Newbury 1m 3f 3yo mdn (4) gd in Apr.
Little Flo Midnight Legend filly out of Sweet Robinia.
Sweet Summer 100-1 (9-0) Mid-division, lost place over 2f out, soon behind, last of 11, 26l behind Zaeemah (9-0) at Nottingham 1m 2f 3yo mdn (5) gf in Apr.