Barron Watlass comes here on the back of a win and so does Twentynineblack who won decently at Bangor last time out, but our pick is SIR FRANK who is a course and distance winner. Although bumped up in the weights today for that victory on the 29th May, Sir Frank has won two races in 2010 out of two outings and this has to be respected. He ran a tidy race and held on well towards the line and despite the higher mark should be able to prevail here. One of the main challenges may come in the form of Barron Watlass who beat Heart of Dubai (also a runner in this race) by half a length at Sedgefield. Penalised in the weights for that run, Barron Watlass may struggle to follow up in this contest. Twentynineblack won by an impressive seven lengths ahead of Grand Award when sent off favourite last time out. Jason Maguire retains the ride for this race and from only 5lbs higher could really pose dangers to our selection here. However we side with SIR FRANK to get to the line first today and bag a hat-trick of scores this season.
Barron Watlass (IRE) 4-1 (11-5) Held up in touch, led on bit after 2 out, shaken up and headed last, kept on gamely to regain lead last 50 yards, won at Sedgefield 2m 1f nh nov hdl (4) gf in May beating Heart Of Dubai (10-12) by 1/2l, 11 ran.
Quatro Pierji (FR) 9-4fav (11-5) Jumped right, led, ridden and headed before last, weakened flat, 5th of 12, 13l behind Montoya's Son (10-9) at Hexham 2m nov hdl (4) gs in May.
Sadler's Star (GER) 7-4fav (11-2) Tracked leaders, went 2nd approaching 2 out, led approaching last, driven out, won at Stratford 2m 3f sll hdl (4) gf in Mar beating Appointment (10-9) by 3 1/2l, 11 ran.
Sir Frank (IRE) 5-1 (11-0) Tracked leaders, took keen hold, went 2nd after 5th, led after 2 out, driven flat, stayed on well, won at Cartmel 2m 1f mdn hdl (5) gd in May beating Duty Free (11-0) by 1/2l, 11 ran.
Twentynineblack (FR) 5-4fav (11-0) Mid-division, took keen hold, headway after 6th, went 2nd after 3 out, led 2 out, clear when not fluent last, eased towards finish, won at Bangor 2m 1f NH mdn hdl (4) gd in May beating Grand Award (10-11) by 7l, 12 ran.
Daasij (IRE) 50-1 (10-12) Always behind, tailed off 3 out, 9th of 11, well behind Nedzer's Return (10-12) at Perth 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) gs in May.
Duke of Burgundy (FR) 20-1 (10-12) Led until approaching 3rd, led after 5th, mistake next, not fluent 3 out, headed when not fluent 2 out, weakened last, 4th of 11, 12l behind Battle Group (10-12) at Stratford 2m nh nov hdl (4) gd in May.
Heart of Dubai (USA) 50-1 (10-12) Held up towards rear and keen, headway approaching 2 out, led last, kept on and headed last 50 yards, 2nd of 11, 1/2l behind Barron Watlass (11-5) at Sedgefield 2m 1f nh nov hdl (4) gf in May.
Oh Landino (GER) 66-1 (10-13) Held up, always behind, 8th of 14, 45l behind Pyracantha (10-13) at Kelso 2m nh nov hdl (4) gs in Apr.
Red Skipper (IRE) 10-1 (8-7) Led, joined 2f out, ridden and headed well over 1f out, lost 2nd over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 7th of 14, 5l behind Shekan Star (8-13) at Newcastle 1m 2f app hcp 0-60 (6) gf in Apr (flat).
Remark (IRE) 33-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, ridden halfway, soon weakened, 5th of 6, 7l behind Colorus (9-5) at Southwell 5f sell stks (6) fbs in Apr (flat).
Silverlord (FR) 5-2fav (11-0) Soon chasing leaders, challenged and every chance approaching 2 out, quickly weakened approaching and hit last, 3rd of 11, 12l behind Night Orbit (11-0) at Market Rasen 2m 1f mdn hdl (4) gd in May '09.
Nelson's Chief 7-2 (10-1) Took keen hold, led until ridden 3f out, soon beaten, weakened over 2f out, 4th of 6, 30l behind Master Fiddle (11-4) at Market Rasen 2m 1f NH flat (6) sft in Mar.