KING KURT is given another chance having been headed close home over course and distance by Discay last time. Kevin Stott's allowance gives him an advantage and he should confirm running with third-placed Flying Power. Bourbon steps up in trip for his handicap debut and is preferred to the veteran Golden Future who scored over 2m at Musselburgh on his latest start. Pontefract winner Danehill Flyer will be grateful for the return to 1m4f but is 9lb higher today and Valentine's Gift has plenty to find with the selection.
King Kurt (IRE) 9-2 (9-12) Tracked leader, led well over 1f out, driven and stayed on inside final furlong, no extra and headed close home, 2nd of 6, 1/2l behind Discay (9-5) at Beverley 1m 4f hcp 0-75 (5) gf.
Flying Power 7-2 (10-0) Tracked leading trio, hanging right when went 3rd approaching final furlong, no impression on leading duo, 3rd of 6, 4l behind Discay (9-5) at Beverley 1m 4f hcp 0-75 (5) gf.
Tetbury (USA) 7-1 (9-3) Led, headed over 3f out, weakened over 2f out, 7th of 8, 42l behind Silver Samba (8-7) at Haydock 1m 6f hcp 0-80 (4) gd.
Gosforth Park 7-2fav (9-9) Tracked leader, led 8f out, ridden and headed approaching final 3f, kept on same pace, 5th of 9, 6l behind Choisan (10-0) at Ripon 1m 4f hcp 0-75 (5) gs.
Maybeme 9-2 (11-7) Tracked leaders, weakened 2f out, 7th of 11, 23l behind Strikemaster (10-6) at Thirsk 2m am hcp 0-65 (6) gd.
Bourbon 7-2 (9-3) Mid-division, headway halfway, switched left to challenge over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 7th of 9, 12l behind Spirit Of Rio (9-3) at Ripon 1m 2f 3yo & 4yo mdn (5) gd.
Danehill Flyer (IRE) 6-4fav (8-11) Chased clear leader, ridden 3f out, weakened 2f out, 7th of 8, 20l behind Circle Of Angels (8-13) at Pontefract 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Jul.
Golden Future 11-4 (9-11) Made all, pressed over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on strongly, won at Musselburgh 2m am hcp (0-70) (4yo+) (5) gd beating Gucci D'oro (10-9) by 6l, 4 ran.
Valentine's Gift 16-1 (9-7) Mid-division, headway over 8f out, went 2nd over 7f out, pushed along 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 7th of 11, 10l behind Valantino Oyster (9-11) at Beverley 1m 4f sell hcp 0-60 (6) gf.