Paramour finished tailed off on his previous start at the track and can only improve on that. Clubland and Our Ivor are winners at this venue but look high enough in the weights now, though Lieutenant Dan finished ahead of Hellbender when runner-up over track and trip last month. The former has every chance in this and Fairy Wing is not easily dismissed having shown his best form on the Fibresand. EUTROPIUS couldn't follow up his victory at Pontefract but went close all the same when third at Hamilton last time and Alan Swinbank's course and distance maiden winner gets the vote in the closing event.
Eutropius (IRE) 11-8fav (9-11) Mid-division, headway over 4f out to track leaders, ridden to challenge over 2f out, every chance from over 1f out until inside final furlong, kept on and no extra towards finish, 3rd of 8, 1 1/4l behind Coral Sands (8-7) at Hamilton 1m hcp 0-70 (5) sft.
Paramour 11-4fav (9-6) Prominent, ridden and every chance over 2f out, one pace final furlong, 4th of 12, 7l behind Lord Of The Dance (8-12) at Haydock 1m hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Apr.
Clubland (IRE) 9-2 (8-9) Raced wide tracked leaders, ridden to lead briefly entering final furlong, kept on one pace, 5th of 9, 2 1/4l behind Black Annis Bower (8-11) at Beverley 5f hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Our Ivor 16-1 (8-8) Led and disputed, every chance 2f out, ridden in 3rd over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 9, 9l behind Frontier Fighter (9-6) at Pontefract 1m hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Apr.
Lieutenant Dan (IRE) 7-1 (8-8) Held up, ridden over 3f out, never a factor, 7th of 10, 14l behind Dr Red Eye (9-3) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-80 (4) pol in Apr.
Hellbender (IRE) 7-1 (8-10) Close up, ridden halfway, outpaced 2f out, kept on inside final furlong, not trouble leaders, 3rd of 8, 3l behind Al Khan (9-3) at Southwell 7f hcp 0-80 (4) fbs in Apr.
Restless Bay (IRE) 7-1 (8-13) With leaders on outside until ridden and weakened over 2f out, 8th of 10, 8l behind Valdaw (9-1) at Wolverhampton 6f app hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Apr.
Fairy Wing (IRE) 14-1 (9-6) Tracked leaders in 3rd, pushed along 2f out, ridden over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 3rd of 6, 3 1/2l behind Nasharra (9-4) at Hamilton 6f hcp 0-70 (5) gs.