Mel Brittain's horses are in fair nick at present and STEEL STOCKHOLDER looks interesting on his return to a mile. The eight-year-old was well supported ahead of a recent outing at Redcar and is given another chance to shine off the same mark. Flexible Flyer appears a shrewd acquisition for the Mark Walford stable and the gelding has to be considered on his first try over the trip, as does Red Paladin who seemed to be staying on well enough over seven furlongs at Doncaster. Connections of Eutropius won't want too much more in the way of rain while Mystical Moment ran lamentably at Redcar but could be well in on the pick of her form for Richard Hannon. Real Tigress has been in rude health of late and Les Eyre's filly bids for a quickfire three-timer. It would be no surprise to see her having plenty of supporters among the locals.
Flexible Flyer 6-1fav (9-4) Steadied start, pulled hard towards rear, headway over 2f out, led over 1f out, hard ridden inside final furlong, stayed on well under pressure, won at Thirsk 7f hcp 0-70 (5) gs in Apr beating Icy Blue (8-11) by 2 1/2l, 16 ran.
Millkwood 15-2 (9-7) Behind, outpaced over 3f out, ridden and kept on under pressure inside final fulong, never reached leaders, 5th of 11, 6l behind Escape To Glory (9-7) at Redcar 7f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Apr.
Dual Mac 20-1 (9-12) Keen led, ridden and headed over 2f out, kept on under pressure inside final furlong, 3rd of 8, 5l behind Alegra (9-0) at Thirsk 1m mdn stks (4) gd in Aug.
Eutropius (IRE) 8-1 (8-12) Close up, ridden to lead when edged right over 1f out, ran on, won at Musselburgh 1m 1f hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Apr beating Dancing Cosmos (9-7) by 1 1/4l, 11 ran.
My Single Malt (IRE) 5-2 (8-7) Raced keenly, led, joined 2f out, soon ridden, headed inside final furlong, no extra, 2nd of 5, 1 3/4l behind Bold Prediction (9-4) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Apr.
Spin Cast 7-1 (10-4) In touch, effort over 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 8th of 12, 34l behind One Pursuit (9-9) at Newbury 1m 4f ladies hcap (5) hvy in Oct.
Le Deluge (FR) 50-1 (8-11) Raced wide chasing ledaers, ridden 2f out, hung left and weakened over 1f out, 8th of 12, 9l behind Ruwaiyan (9-1) at Thirsk 7f hcp 0-85 (4) gd.
The Osteopath (IRE) 15-2 (9-1) Tracked leaders in 4th, ridden and unable to quicken over 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 4th of 5, 4l behind Hakuna Matata (8-11) at Newcastle 1m hcp 0-80 (4) sft in Apr.
Repetition 9-1 (9-5) With leader and keen, led over 3f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on well, won at Doncaster 7f hcp 0-70 (5) gs in Apr beating Ostralegus (8-12) by 2l, 12 ran.
Royal Holiday (IRE) 2-1fav (9-3) Led, joined 5f out, ridden and headed 3f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 3rd of 6, 8l behind Mishrif (9-0) at Southwell 1m hcp 0-75 (5) fbs in Apr.
Mystical Moment 20-1 (8-11) Tracked leaders, ridden and lost place 2f out, soon weakened, 17th of 18, 22l behind Manchestar (9-5) at Redcar 1m hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Apr.
Red Paladin (IRE) 11-4fav (9-7) Dwelt, behind, pushed along over 3f out, headway over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace, 4th of 12, 4l behind Repetition (9-5) at Doncaster 7f hcp 0-70 (5) gs in Apr.
Real Tigress (IRE) 3-1fav (9-0) Chased leaders, ridden to lead over 1f out, soon clear, easily, won at Beverley 7f hcp 0-70 (5) gf beating Juvenal (9-5) by 4l, 13 ran.
Steel Stockholder 11-2 (8-13) Mid-division, driven to chase leaders over 3f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, no impression, 3rd of 11, 6l behind Victoire De Lyphar (9-7) at Redcar 7f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Apr.
Dennis 18-1 (8-10) Close up, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 10th of 12, 10l behind Illustrious Prince (9-4) at Redcar 7f app hcp 0-75 (5) sft in Sep.
Space War 14-1 (9-4) Steadied start, held up in rear, headway over 1f out, soon no impression, 6th of 16, 9l behind Flexible Flyer (9-4) at Thirsk 7f hcp 0-70 (5) gs in Apr.
Printmaker (IRE) 66-1 (8-12) Outpaced in rear, always behind, 18th of 21, 35l behind Four Winds (9-5) at Doncaster 7f app hcp 0-75 (5) sft in Nov.
Rio Cobolo (IRE) 9-2 (9-4) Held up towards rear, never on terms, 7th of 12, 9l behind Alluring Star (8-8) at Catterick 7f app hcp (6) gd in Apr.