Maakirr posted a better effort at Wolverhampton last time but was well beaten here despite finishing runner-up before that.Yahilwa has also been placed on the Polytrack recently and should figure if handling the surface. Hughie Morrison has a fine strike rate at this course and MIDAZ is expected to improve on his modest debut effort at Kempton. He gets the nod ahead of the newcomer Celestial Ray, a full brother to Group 3 winner Heaven Sent. Bougaloo has been placed on the Fibresand and looks best of the remainder.
Celestial Ray Pivotal colt out of Heavenly Ray.
Ebony Express 16-1 (10-0) Chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 9, 8l behind Maputo (9-1) at Hamilton 1m mdn stks (5) sft.
Maakirr (IRE) 9-1 (9-10) Dwelt, held up towards rear, headway over 5f out, went 2nd over 3f out, challenged 2f out, carried right entering final furlong, kept on and held towards finish, 2nd of 12, 3l behind Continental Divide (8-10) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f mdn stks (5) pol in Apr.
Mr Mallo 40-1 (9-12) Outpaced, some headway over 1f out, 7th of 10, 18l behind Testamatta (8-9) at Southwell 7f mdn auc stks (6) fbs.
Tee It Up Tommo (IRE) Clodovil gelding out of Lamh Eile.
Stoneacre Oskar 40-1 (9-2) Chased leaders, ridden halfway, weakened over 1f out, 5th of 10, 11l behind Testamatta (8-9) at Southwell 7f mdn auc stks (6) fbs.
Threave Diktat mare out of Bianca Sforza.
Bougaloo 14-1 (8-13) Awkward start, mid-division, headway 4f out, driven and no impression 2f out, stayed on final 100 yards, 5th of 10, 6l behind The Codger (9-4) at Redcar 1m 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) gf.
Midaz 16-1 (9-5) Slowly into stride, in rear, headway over 1f out, one pace, 7th of 12, 9l behind Pether's Moon (9-5) at Kempton 1m 3yo mdn stks (5) pol in Apr.
Secret Song Singspiel gelding out of Confidante.
Vital Edition (IRE) Pivotal gelding out of Triple Edition.
Yahilwa (USA) 7-2 (9-6) Tracked leader, challenged inside final 2f, soon ridden, kept on under pressure final furlong, 3rd of 10, 1 1/2l behind Bright Glow (9-7) at Kempton 7f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol.