This is a really competitive handicap but TOY TOP makes most appeal and he is taken to get the better of Orpen's Art, What A Fella and Malapropism. The selection is a course and distance winner; in fact she scored here earlier in the month and from a good draw she is taken to follow that success up with the ground to suit. Orpen's Art is a bit better than the bare form of his last run would suggest but he has a poor draw and Holly Hall will have to at her best in the saddle if she is to get him into contention. What A Fella should be suited by the drop in trip as she failed to get home at Ayr last time over 6f, but she is an unpredictable sort and the percentage call would be to take her on. Malapropism is high enough in the weights at present and he has the worst of the draw today so he may be best watched. Course and distance scorer Jilly Why could prove best of the others, but we are happy to stick with Toy Top as our idea of the winner.
Malapropism 14-1 (8-5) Chased leaders, ridden and outpaced over 2f out, rallied inside final furlong, 4th of 9, 3l behind The Tatling (8-10) at Brighton 6f hcap (4) gs in Oct.
Yungaburra (IRE) 11-2 (9-8) Chased leaders in 4th, ridden and weakened well over 1f out, 6th of 7, 10l behind Harry Up (9-12) at Wolverhampton 5f clm stks (6) pol in May.
Jilly Why (IRE) 33-1 (9-2) Soon outpaced, towards rear, never a factor, 9th of 10, 12l behind Mandurah (10-0) at Haydock 5f hcp 0-80 (4) gf.
Kyzer Chief 7-1 (8-13) Chased leaders, ridden and weakened over 1f out, soon weakened, 8th of 12, 9l behind Blue Tomato (9-5) at Musselburgh 5f hcp 105 (3) gd.
King of Rhythm (IRE) 7-1 (9-6) Mid-division, stayed on final furlong, 6th of 14, 2 3/4l behind Swinbrook (9-9) at Pontefract 6f hcp 0-70 (5) gd.
Medici Time 16-1 (9-5) Towards rear, ridden over 2f out, one pace from over 1f out, 11th of 14, 6l behind Swinbrook (9-9) at Pontefract 6f hcp 0-70 (5) gd.
Orpen's Art (IRE) 9-2 (9-7) Held up behind mid-division, never troubled leaders and one pace from over 1f out, 6th of 11, 7l behind Garstang (9-10) at Kempton 5f hcp 0-70 (5) pol.
Ingleby Star (IRE) 20-1 (8-9) Chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, no impression, 8th of 13, 8l behind Imperial Sword (8-9) at Haydock 5f app hcp 0-70 (5) hvy in May.
Twosheetstothewind 8-1 (9-10) Raced keenly in mid-division, effort when not clear run over 2f out to over 1f out, ridden and no impression final furlong, 11th of 17, 4 1/2l behind Ryedane (9-4) at Carlisle 5f hcp 0-60 (6) gf in May.
Toy Top (USA) 11-1 (8-11) In touch, ridden to lead over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, rallied to regain lead close home, won at Thirsk 5f (5) fm beating Tartatartufata (9-9) by hd, 8 ran.
Handsinthemist (IRE) 10-1 (8-12) Chased leaders, one pace final furlong, 5th of 10, 2 1/2l behind Argentine (9-5) at Hamilton 5f hcp 0-65 (6) gf.
Whozart (IRE) 14-1 (11-1) Chased leaders, ridden 2f out, kept on final furlong, 5th of 15, 4l behind Argentine (11-8) at Hamilton 6f (6) gf.
Bedloe's Island (IRE) 16-1 (9-3) Reared, slowly away, never on terms, 8th of 11, 14l behind Tayyab (9-3) at Wolverhampton 5f mdn stks (5) pol in Oct.
Paddy Jack 16-1 (8-13) Led, headed halfway and remained in touch until weakened entering final furlong, 6th of 10, 6l behind Raccoon (9-13) at Catterick 5f hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Half A Crown (IRE) 12-1 (8-12) Towards rear, hampered and lost place over 3f out, 14th of 16, 20l behind Hansomis (8-11) at Carlisle 6f hcp 0-65 (6) gf.
Princess Charlmane (IRE) 25-1 (9-3) Chased leaders, ridden over 1f out and gradually weakened, 7th of 14, 8l behind La Zamora (8-9) at Musselburgh 5f mdn stks (5) gf in May.
Coconut Moon 20-1 (8-12) Held up behind mid-division, no headway 2f out, soon outpaced, weakened over 1f out, 10th of 12, 14l behind Weet A Surprise (9-5) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp (6) pol.
Mormeatmic 66-1 (8-13) Chased leaders, every chance over 1f out, no extra final furlong, 4th of 12, 7l behind Gift Horse (9-4) at Ayr 6f clm stks (5) gd in May.
Angelofthenorth 20-1 (8-7) Behind, ridden over 2f out, kept on same pace from over 1f out, never on terms, 7th of 11, 7l behind Blue Tomato (9-2) at Musselburgh 5f sell stks (6) gf in May.
What A Fella 4-1fav (8-11) Led, headed over 1f out, kept on same pace, 3rd of 10, 1 1/2l behind Asserting (8-11) at Ayr 6f 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) fm.