Sir Geoffrey produced a real shock at Catterick last week as he'd become something of a specialist at Southwell. He has a penalty to carry but has won from higher marks so has to be considered. ADIATOR hasn't had much racing for her age and is starting to fulfil her potential. The Redcar maiden she won in soft ground in October has worked out well and though she had a battle to beat Flying Clarets on her reappearance at Newcastle she'll come on for the run and a 4lb rise may prove lenient. Lees Anthem will love the conditions and almost made all over track and trip in heavy going last month before another decent effort at Newcastle. Iggy has only run once over this trip when staying on strongly at Musselburgh so this stiff track will be in his favour.
Sir Geoffrey (IRE) 22-1 (8-12) Made all, ridden 2f out, driven and stayed on well inside final furlong, won at Catterick 5f hcp 0-70 (5) sft beating I'll Be Good (8-13) by 1l, 8 ran.
Adiator 9-2 (8-13) Tracked leaders in 3rd, ridden over 1f out, kept on to lead towards finish, won at Newcastle 5f fll hcp (5) gd in May beating Flighty Clarets (9-2) by nk, 9 ran.
Flirtinaskirt 20-1 (9-4) Always prominent, every chance over 1f out, no extra closing stages, 3rd of 10, 1 1/2l behind Sir Geoffrey (9-0) at Southwell 5f hcp 0-65 (6) fbs in Jan.
Iggy 3-1fav (9-6) Keen, raced wide early, tracked leaders, pushed along 3f out, ridden 2f out, weakened final furlong, 7th of 12, 11l behind Imperator Augustus (8-13) at Musselburgh 7f hcp 0-60 (6) gd in May.
Lees Anthem 4-1 (8-8) Dwelt, led after 1f, ridden 2f out, headed entering final furlong, kept on one pace, 3rd of 5, 1 3/4l behind Harrogate Fair (9-3) at Newcastle 5f hcp 0-70 (5) sft in May.
Lizzy's Dream 14-1 (8-4) Slowly away outpaced, 9th of 10, 12l behind Amenable (9-2) at Beverley 5f hcp 0-70 (5) hvy in May.
Arch Walker (IRE) 22-1 (8-12) Mid-division, ridden over 2f out, soon weakened, last of 12, 13l behind Roy's Legacy (9-2) at Musselburgh 5f hcp 0-65 (6) gf in May.
Sewn Up 14-1 (8-13) Held up behind, headway over 1f out, ridden and one pace inside final furlong, 5th of 13, 3 1/2l behind Climaxfortackle (9-5) at Warwick 6f hcp 0-60 (6) gf in May.
Pavers Star 28-1 (8-5) Awkward away and slowly into stride, always in rear, last of 11, 24l behind Classy Anne (7-9) at Ayr 5f hcp 0-65 (6) gs in May.
Red Shadow 40-1 (9-2) Led until halfway, under pressure over 2f out, soon weakened, 6th of 9, 13l behind Mitchell (9-4) at Redcar 7f sell stks (6) gs in May.
Ichimoku 10-1 (8-4) Dwelt, outpaced from halfway, 8th of 13, 13l behind Fathom Five (8-7) at Catterick 5f app hcp 0-60 (6) sft in May.