Emperatriz went close over 7f here on her latest start and makes more appeal than Birdy Boy, a previous course and distance winner but badly out of sorts at present. Megamunch arrives in better form and may figure while Mick Dundee landed a double on the Polytrack early in the year but hasn't raced since February. APACHE RISING is also returning from a lay-off but has won four of his five starts on the Fibresand and he gets the nod with an apprentice's allowance further helping his cause.
Apache Rising 12-1 (8-5) Chased leader until pushed along over 2f out, faded inside final furlong, last of 7, 9l behind Romantic Settings (8-9) at Musselburgh 1m 1f 3yo hcp 0-90 (3) sft in May.
Megamunch (IRE) 4-1fav (8-9) Held up mid-division, pushed along over 2f out, headway over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 5th of 9, 2 1/4l behind Rocket Ronnie (9-0) at Thirsk 1m 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gs.
Two No Bids (IRE) 16-1 (9-1) Chased clear leader, ridden over 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 12, 7l behind Ambitious Icarus (9-9) at Nottingham 6f hcp 0-60 (6) gd.
Mick Dundee (IRE) 7-2 (9-3) Led, ridden and joined over 1f out, headed entering final furlong, kept on one pace, 3rd of 5, 3 1/2l behind Run It Twice (9-4) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Feb.
Birdy Boy (USA) 14-1 (8-9) Led until over 3f out, soon weakened, 8th of 9, 32l behind True Pleasure (9-3) at Carlisle 1m hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Emperatriz 10-1 (9-2) In touch, headway halfway, every chance over 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 2nd of 9, 3/4l behind Imaginary World (9-3) at Southwell 7f flls hcp (0-70) (3yo+) (5) fbs.
East Texas Red (IRE) 7-1 (8-12) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 8, 11l behind Avatar Star (8-9) at Leicester 7f 3yo sll (6) sft in Jul.
Lincolnrose (IRE) 10-1 (9-4) In touch, headway under pressure over 1f out, soon weakened, 8th of 11, 12l behind Koharu (9-2) at Brighton 6f 3yo hcp 0-55 (6) gf.