Most of these arrive in good form, especially April Ciel, who has been ideally suited to front-running when completing a double at Bath and Warwick. Whether she can keep up the gallop over this longer trip and stiffer track is another matter and three of her rivals have already won over the distance. BATHWICK STREET is one of them and gets the vote as he won easily on ground with give at Nottingham before a fine run on quicker ground over slightly shorter in a tough Newmarket handicap won by Mubazara. Somemothersdohavem finished tailed off in that race so may be best watched for now though he did beat subsequent winner Byron Blue at Yarmouth earlier. The latter may have been unlucky that day and put matters right with a very impressive victory at Haydock so he's one to keep an eye on. It's hard to know what to make of Cellist, who won a very poor maiden at Wolverhampton by no less than 19l. He started odds-on for that so is obviously well regarded but faces a much tougher task here. Dovils Date battled on to land a minor handicap at Newmarket and had earlier beaten the selection at Salisbury though the ground was very fast that day.
Cellist 8-11fav (9-0) Tracked leader until 8f out, pushed along over 6f out, ridden over 3f out, effort on outer over 2f out, led 2f out, soon clear, ran on strongly final furlong, comfortable, won at Wolverhampton 1m 4f mdn auc stks (6) pol beating Card Sweep (9-0) by 19l, 6 ran.
Byron Blue (IRE) 5-1 (9-2) Held up in touch, led 3f out, ridden 1f out, kept on strongly inside final furlong, won at Haydock 1m 6f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) sft beating Juno The Muffinman (9-7) by 6l, 10 ran.
Dovils Date 7-2fav (9-0) Dwelt in rear, headway over 3f out, chased leader entering final furlong, edged left inside final furlong, stayed on to lead towards finish, won at Newmarket 1m 4f 3yo stk 0-70 (5) gs in Jun beating Harry Buckle (8-11) by 1 1/2l, 12 ran.
Somemothersdohavem 20-1 (8-12) Always in rear, 10th of 11, well behind Mubaraza (9-6) at Newmarket 1m 5f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Jun.
April Ciel 5-1 (8-10) Made all, ridden 2f out, stayed on gamely, won at Warwick 1m 3f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) sft in Jun beating Underwritten (9-6) by 3/4l, 13 ran.
Bathwick Street 9-1 (8-8) Tracked leader, ridden 4f out, every chance over 1f out, kept on one pace, 3rd of 11, 3 1/2l behind Mubaraza (9-6) at Newmarket 1m 5f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Jun.
Queen's Star 20-1 (8-9) Dwelt, in rear, pushed along over 3f out, weakened 2f out, 6th of 8, 10l behind Monshak (8-12) at Chepstow 1m 4f fll mdn stks (5) hvy in Jun.
Stickleback 9-1 (8-2) Towards rear, ridden 7f out, headway on outer to mid-division over 5f out, weakened 2f out, 7th of 10, 30l behind Bathwick Street (8-11) at Nottingham 1m 6f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gs in Jun.