Mark Johnston has won this for the past two years and Captivity shouldn't be dismissed as he didn't enjoy soft ground here last time. Mokbil has shown nothing to date but anything from the stable is worth noting and Sabhan will attract plenty of support after coming with a late rattle to land a handicap at Thirsk. Geoff Harker's charge is only 4lb higher here and must be a threat but DOUBLE CEE is finally getting the hang of things and looks the one to be on. Richard Fahey's charge produced easily his best run to date when a close third at Redcar last week and with his young rider able to claim his 5lb he looks on a very fair mark. Haywain did a bit better here a couple of weeks ago and makes his handicap debut.
Mokbil (IRE) 20-1 (9-0) Towards rear, ridden and green on outside over 2f out, never a factor, 12th of 14, 16l behind Hurricane In Dubai (9-0) at Kempton 1m mdn stks (5) pol in Apr.
Hunting Gonk 7-2 (9-3) Soon pushed along in touch in rear, outpaced from 3f out, 4th of 6, 27l behind Halling's Quest (9-3) at Southwell 1m 2yo mdn auc stks (6) fbs in Oct.
Haywain 66-1 (9-3) Led 1f, prominent, ridden over 2f out, not pace of leaders 100 yards out, no extra towards finish, 4th of 10, 3 1/2l behind On The Hoof (9-3) at Beverley 7f 3yo mdn (5) gd.
Captivity 14-1 (9-0) Held up mid-division, headway over 2f out, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 9th of 11, 40l behind Sparkling Portrait (9-6) at Beverley 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) sft in Apr.
Sabhan (IRE) 11-2 (9-5) Mid-divisoin on outside, headway over 2f out, ridden to challenge 1f out, led inside final furlong, kept on, won at Thirsk 1m 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) gs beating Dubious Escapade (9-11) by 1/2l, 11 ran.
Sygnature 3-1 (9-5) In rear and in touch, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 3rd of 4, 9l behind Peter Anders (9-7) at Southwell 1m 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) fbs.
Madame St Clair (IRE) 14-1 (9-2) Close up, pushed along and weakened over 2f out, 10th of 13, 46l behind Whipcrackaway (9-4) at Goodwood 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) sft.
Firefly 100-1 (9-3) Towards rear, ridden over 2f out, headway over 1f out, one pace and no impression, 7th of 14, 10l behind Right Divine (9-3) at Redcar 7f 2yo mdn (5) gf in Oct.
Double Cee 15-2 (8-9) Held up, ridden and headway over 1f out, ran on, not reach leaders, 3rd of 16, 3/4l behind Forget Me Not Lane (9-1) at Redcar 1m 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gd.