There are a good number worthy of inspection in a competitive start to proceedings but we've opted for H HARRISON ahead of Mayoman and Just Oscar. Aggbag is sure to be popular following his win at Warwick and should go well if his jockey can hold a good position from his high draw whilst Bahamian Kid and Kildare Sun are others to note. Many Welcomes has a quietly progressive profile and this longer trip could see him take another step in the right direction whilst Nicky Vaughan's two runners need to be monitored for signs of market confidence. Another trainer that does well here is Mark Brisbourne and the fitting of blinkers may enable Just Oscar to leave the form of his latest run behind and the closest that he came to breaking his duck was over this course and distance under today's pilot. Jilly Why has some course form to her name but we've opted for another course specialist in H Harrison. He's not the force of old but is handicapped accordingly and is well drawn to adopt his front running tactics. His recent performances leave plenty to be desired but he has done well at this time of year in the past and should be a big enough price to be worth risking. Mayoman hasn't been the most consistent but he looked in need of this longer trip last time whilst cheekpieces may enable Glenridding to recapture his best form. Plenty have more solid claims but H Harrison may be able to roll back the clock.
Bahamian Kid 9-1 (10-0) Held up towards rear, raced freely, headway on inside 2f out, ridden to lead inside final furlong, just held on, won at Warwick 7f hcp 0-70 (5) gd beating Tuxedo (9-11) by hd, 11 ran.
Sign of The Cross 10-1 (9-4) Pulled hard in touch, chased leaders 3f out, not quicken over 1f out, stayed on same pace, 7th of 13, 6l behind Sarah Park (9-2) at Windsor 1m hcp 0-75 (5) gs.
Zabeel Tower 11-2 (8-7) Held up, ridden over 2f out, weakened 1f out, 5th of 7, 11l behind Stellite (8-0) at Ayr 7f hcp 0-85 (4) gd.
Kildare Sun (IRE) 4-1fav (8-1) Led, headed over 2f out, kept on inside final furlong, 3rd of 12, 3 1/2l behind Alsace Lorraine (9-4) at Doncaster 1m hcp 0-80 (4) gf.
Glenridding 14-1 (8-11) Led over 1f, remained prominent, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 8th of 10, 5l behind Miss Pelling (8-13) at Warwick 1m hcp 0-75 (5) gd.
Four Tel 7-2 (9-4) Slowly into stride, soon chasing leaders, under pressure 2f out, soon one pace, 5th of 11, 8l behind Hobson (8-10) at Yarmouth 7f hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Apr.
Jilly Why (IRE) 33-1 (9-9) Prominent centre, ridden over 2f out, kept on final furlong, 4th of 17, 2 1/4l behind Twosheetstothewind (9-8) at Thirsk 5f hcp 0-65 (6) gf.
Mayoman (IRE) 12-1 (8-13) Soon outpaced, carried right 1f out, never nearer, 6th of 12, 6l behind Restless Genius (9-4) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-65 (6) pol in May.
Sands of Barra (IRE) 22-1 (8-13) In touch, outpaced over 2f out, soon ridden and one pace, 5th of 11, 5l behind Summer Dancer (9-4) at Musselburgh 7f hcp 0-65 (6) gf.
H Harrison (IRE) 40-1 (9-5) Prominent, weakened approaching final furlong, 13th of 14, 16l behind Swinbrook (9-9) at Pontefract 6f hcp 0-70 (5) gd.
Many Welcomes 4-1fav (8-6) Outpaced, ridden and stayed on from over 1f out, 5th of 10, 3l behind Caustic Wit (8-2) at Chepstow 6f app hcp (6) gf in May.
Just Oscar (GER) 14-1 (8-11) Reared start, soon switched right, behind, no chance when ridden and hung badly right over 2f out, 12th of 16, 18l behind Avoca Dancer (9-3) at Lingfield 7f (6) gf.
Dashing Daniel 16-1 (10-9) Started slowly, always in rear, last of 17, 24l behind Just Sam (10-9) at Redcar 6f (6) gf in May.
Aggbag 10-1 (8-4) Always prominent, led well over 1f out, soon edged right, ran on inside final furlong, won at Warwick 1m app hcp 0-60 (6) gd beating Hits Only Cash (8-11) by 1l, 14 ran.
Flashy Max 33-1 (8-2) In touch, ridden along halfway, soon behind, last of 11, 29l behind Kabis Amigos (9-1) at Beverley 7f hcp 0-70 (5) fm.
Tobago Reef 33-1 (8-10) In touch, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, eased inside final furlong, 6th of 12, 13l behind Amber Moon (8-10) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-50 (6) pol in Mar.
White Ledger (IRE) 33-1 (9-2) Outpaced, never dangerous, 10th of 13, 10l behind Town House (9-4) at Leicester 5f ladies hcp (5) gf in Jun '08.