MAJESTIC MANANNAN showed his first worthwhile form when runner-up over 6f at Ripon last month. Dandy Nicholl's charge looks capable of going one better now the penny's dropped. Miss Noble has a couple of placed efforts to her credit though she failed to trouble the winner on either occasion but Marmalade Moon was making her seasonal debut when third at Thirsk and she's preferred to stablemate and newcomer Silken Express. With Compliments is another debutant to note but the remainder with experience make no appeal.
Artillery Train (IRE) 33-1 (8-10) Tracked leader, pushed along and weakened over 1 fout, 5th of 8, 11l behind Uprise (9-3) at Doncaster 6f mdn stks (5) gd in Jun.
Hoonose 150-1 (9-3) Held up in rear, headway over 5f out, soon chasing leaders, weakened over 2f out, eased final furlong, 10th of 12, 41l behind Michelangelo (9-3) at Newmarket 1m 2f 3yo aut stk (2) gf in Jun.
Jack Barker 66-1 (9-3) Slowly into stride, soon lost touch in rear, never a factor, 11th of 12, 12l behind Full Support (9-3) at Thirsk 5f 2yo mdn (4) gd in Jul '11.
Majestic Manannan (IRE) 28-1 (9-3) Pulled hard tracked winner, led over 3f out, ridden and hung right 2f out, headed inside final furlong, kept on, 2nd of 10, 1 1/4l behind Planetex (9-3) at Ripon 6f 3yo mdn (5) gd in Jun.
Ottavino (IRE) 12-1 (8-10) Led, headed over 4f out, tracked leader, ridden 2f out, weakened final furlong, 6th of 7, 6l behind Pawprints (8-9) at Yarmouth 6f mdn auc stks (6) gf in May.
With Compliments Piccolo gelding out of Sincerely.
Byron's Gem Byron filly out of Maddie's A Jem.
Marmalade Moon 20-1 (8-12) Led after 1f, ridden and headed over 1f out, kept on one pace, 3rd of 8, 3 1/2l behind Miss Complex (8-12) at Thirsk 5f 3yo & 4yo mdn (5) gs in Jun.
Miss Noble 10-1 (8-12) Took keen hold and hung right throughout, chased leader, ridden and every chance over 1f out, kept on but not pace of winner inside final furlong, 2nd of 6, 2 3/4l behind Rum Punch (8-12) at Folkestone 6f mdn stks (5) fm in May.
Pilarcita 33-1 (8-9) Dwelt, mid-division, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 9th of 11, 16l behind Henry Bee (9-3) at Beverley 5f mdn stks (5) sft.
River Pageant 8-1 (8-9) Dwelt, held up mid-division, faded inside final furlong, 8th of 14, 11l behind Modern Tutor (9-0) at Lingfield 6f mdn stks (5) gd in Jun.
Silken Express (IRE) Speightstown filly out of Laureldean Express.