With the yard's form a concern Patch Patch is overlooked in favour of JACK LUEY, while at a potentially big price Dancing Freddy is interesting and Reach For The Sky can't be ruled out. Our pick finished behind Kevin Ryan's bang in-form filly Perfect Blossom last time and is perhaps fortunate to race off the same mark today. The stiff finish will suit and providing he can lay up early compensation may await with ground conditions to suit. Patch Patch is only a couple of pounds higher than when winning at Ayr three starts back and has acquitted himself well since, but Michael Dods really is struggling for winners; it's almost a month since his last. Dancing Freddy is down to a career low mark and tries blinkers for the first time so keep an eye on the market with this drop in trip also in the horse's favour. Reach For The Sky would come right in to this if rain arrived but again his trainer hasn't had a winner in some time and that does temper enthusiasm somewhat, despite his decent second at Ayr. Tabiet caused a 50/1 surprise at Doncaster but there were a couple of fair yardsticks in behind to suggest there was nothing fortunate about it and from an opening mark of 63 she's not ignored along with Captain Bluebird, who is racing off the same mark as when beaten by a very narrow margin over this distance two starts back. Yet again this is considered a tough race to call but Jack Luey has solid enough claims.
Dancing Freddy (IRE) 20-1 (8-13) Led, ridden and headed over 1f out, one pace final furlong, 6th of 9, 4l behind Kakapuka (9-0) at Doncaster 6f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Jun.
Patch Patch 5-2 (9-6) Keen early, held up in touch, ridden and effort 2f out, chased leading pair over 1f out, kept on same pace under pressure final furlong, 3rd of 7, 2l behind Bronze Beau (8-12) at Redcar 5f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) fm.
Jack Luey 7-1 (8-8) In touch, headway and slightly hampered over 1f out, disputing 2nd inside final furlong, ran on to 2nd final 50 yards, not able to reach winner, 2nd of 8, 3/4l behind Perfect Blossom (8-13) at Pontefract 5f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gf.
Tabiet 50-1 (8-12) Held up mid-division, headway over 1f out, led inside final furlong, held on gamely under pressure, won at Doncaster 5f mdn stks (5) gf in Jun beating Gold Gleam (9-3) by shd, 10 ran.
Captain Bluebird (IRE) 14-1 (8-9) Reminders soon after start, always struggling in rear, last of 6, 12l behind Ingleby Arch (9-11) at Southwell 6f clm stks (6) fbs in Apr.
Kalahari Desert (IRE) 22-1 (8-9) Took keen hold towards rear, ridden 3f out, never dangerous, 10th of 16, 8l behind Just The Tonic (8-7) at Redcar 7f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Jun.
Midget 6-1 (9-2) In touch, ridden and every chance over 1f out, no extra and eased inside final furlong, 8th of 11, 6l behind Ya Boy Sir (8-13) at Ayr 5f 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) sft.
Fair Bunny 16-1 (8-8) Prominent, ridden 3f out, held when not much room just over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 9, 10l behind Kings 'n Dreams (9-6) at Nottingham 6f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gs.
Reach For The Sky (IRE) 28-1 (8-3) Tracked leaders, ridden to lead and soon edged left over 1f out, caught final strides, 2nd of 11, nk behind Rasselas (9-7) at Ayr 6f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) sft.
Duke of Rainford 14-1 (9-5) Went right start, in rear, never a factor, 8th of 13, 10l behind Avonvalley (8-9) at Wolverhampton 5f sell stks (6) pol.
Bombay Mist 40-1 (8-4) Tracked leading trio, ridden halfway, edged right and weakened final furlong, 9th of 11, 7l behind Ya Boy Sir (8-13) at Ayr 5f 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) sft.
Kirkby's Gem 50-1 (8-6) Mid-division, never a factor, 6th of 10, 10l behind Bronze Beau (8-9) at Hamilton 5f mdn sll stks (6) gd.