Next Edition has gone close to ending his losing streak with narrow margin defeats on his last couple of starts. He's not easily dismissed but the less exposed KAAFEL makes more appeal. He won a maiden at Haydock last month with a subsequent winner in second and the rest nowhere and Charlie Hills' colt can follow-up on his handicap bow. Polytrack runner-up Centrifugal is another lightly-raced type who should figure now handicapping though the biggest threat is Eeny Mac. He bids for his fourth straight course victory off a 4lb higher mark in better company but should take care of 2010 winner Shadowtime once again.
Next Edition (IRE) 2-1 (9-6) Set steady pace, quickened pace entering final 3f, pressed from over 1f, driven inside final furlong, headed final stride, 2nd of 4, hd behind Kiwi Bay (10-0) at Redcar 1m hcp 0-95 (3) sft in Jun.
Desert Romance (IRE) 14-1 (8-12) Chased leader, stayed alone on far side straight, ridden 2f out, soon beaten, 11th of 15, 13l behind Levitate (9-3) at Carlisle 1m hcp 0-85 (4) sft in Jun.
Silverware (USA) 20-1 (9-7) Prominent, ridden and weakened over 2f out, 12th of 13, 22l behind Jacob Cats (9-6) at Sandown 1m hcp 0-85 (4) gd.
Fastnet Storm (IRE) 8-1 (8-11) Made all, strongly challenged over 2f out, forged clear inside final furlong, easily, won at Carlisle 1m hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Jun beating Majestic Dream (8-13) by 2 3/4l, 8 ran.
Space War 14-1 (8-7) Slowly into stride, tracked leader, pushed along over 2f out, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 8, 12l behind Don't Call Me (9-12) at Haydock 1m hcp 0-95 (3) sft.
Merchant Of Medici 5-1 (9-9) Dwelt towards rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, never near leaders, 5th of 9, 10l behind Vito Volterra (9-12) at Pontefract 1m hcp 0-75 (5) sft.
Eastern Hills 13-2 (8-10) Always towards rear, 5th of 7, 6l behind Mingun Bell (9-6) at Southwell 7f hcp 0-85 (4) fbs.
Kaafel (IRE) 1-2fav (9-2) Made all, driven over 1f out, soon ridden, held on under pressure final furlong, won at Haydock 1m mdn stks (5) sft in Jun beating Mean It (9-2) by 3/4l, 7 ran.
Centrifugal (IRE) 6-1 (9-3) Led, ridden 2f out, joined 1f out, headed final 125 yards, stayed on, 2nd of 10, nk behind Niger (9-3) at Lingfield 1m mdn stks (5) pol.
Shadowtime 7-1 (9-8) Towards rear, ridden over 1f out, kept on, nearest at finish, 4th of 13, 1l behind Last Destination (8-9) at Beverley 1m hcp 0-75 (5) gf.
Eeny Mac (IRE) 11-8fav (8-10) Made all, ridden over 1f out, kept on well, won at Beverley 7f hcp 0-75 (5) gf beating Violent Velocity (9-6) by 1 1/4l, 7 ran.