Birdy Boy is up 8lb for his recent course win and Zero Game makes more appeal as she landed an apprentices race here on her return and escapes a penalty. Mizyen has a 5lb rise to contend with having won with a bit in hand over track and trip last time and Excellent Puck has shown enough in maidens to suggest he can get involved on his handicap debut. MINIMEE has failed to threaten in a couple of starts on Turf despite finishing second at Nottingham last week. He'd beaten higher rated horses in a claimer at this track before that and can return to winning ways in this.
Excellent Puck (IRE) 5-4fav (8-11) Tracked leader, ridden over 2f out, edged left and led over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, 2nd of 8, 1l behind Burgoyne (8-11) at Southwell 1m mdn auc stks (6) fbs in Mar.
Minimee 25-1 (9-4) Held up towards rear, headway 3f out, chased leading pair over 2f out, stayed on to 2nd inside final furlong, no chance with winner, 2nd of 14, 4l behind Ingleby Symphony (8-8) at Nottingham 1m 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gd.
Typhon (USA) 16-1 (9-3) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 6th of 12, 6l behind Ajmany (9-3) at Newmarket 7f 2yo mdn aut (5) gf in Aug.
Mizyen (IRE) 8-13fav (9-0) Made all, took keen hold early, ridden inside final furlong, kept on well, won at Wolverhampton 1m 1f 3yo stks 0-65 (6) pol beating Bain's Pass (9-0) by 2 3/4l, 3 ran.
Birdy Boy (USA) 4-7fav (9-2) Made all, ridden over 1f out, soon drew clear, stayed on strongly, won at Wolverhampton 1m 1f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol beating Duchess Of Dreams (8-2) by 5l, 5 ran.
Zero Game (IRE) 7-1 (8-12) Tracked leaders, went 2nd over 3f out, led 2f out, hung left and bumped into rival over 1f out, stayed on well, won at Wolverhampton 1m 1f Apprentice Handicap (0-65) (3yo) (6) pol beating Scepticism (8-7) by 2 1/4l, 6 ran.