KICKBOXER has only tackled this trip once previously and that was on heavy going. He's been raised 6lb for a comfortable success at Ripon and his young rider's claim can see him gain his third success in his last four runs. Pool House has shot up the weights after an early-year hat-trick on Polytrack and finished last of four at Beverley while Yagheer, who has run well on soft ground, enjoyed the Fibresand at Southwell last time and may find this too quick. Roachdale House was behind the selection last time and hasn't recaptured last season's form but stablemate Tiger Twenty Two didn't enjoy front-running at York and is better judged on several earlier efforts there.
Kickboxer (IRE) Evensfav (8-12) Raced wide tracked leaders, edged right and led over 1f out, ran on, readily, won at Ripon 6f 3yo hcp 0-95 (3) gd beating No Leaf Clover (9-7) by 2 1/4l, 5 ran.
Pool House 11-4 (8-12) Tracked winner, ridden over 2f out, weakened final furlong, last of 4, 7l behind Crowdmania (8-12) at Beverley 1m con stks (4) gs in May.
Tiger Twenty Two 9-1 (8-9) With leader, led over 8f out, headed over 3f out, weakened over 2f out, last of 9, 21l behind Connecticut (8-10) at York 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-95 (3) gd.
Roachdale House (IRE) 7-1 (8-12) Close up in rear, ridden over 2f out, kept on same pace, last of 5, 6l behind Kickboxer (8-12) at Ripon 6f 3yo hcp 0-95 (3) gd.
Basil Berry 9-1 (9-4) With leader, led over 3f out, ridden over 1f out, headed final furlong, no extra, 5th of 12, 2 3/4l behind Billingsgate (9-5) at Doncaster 1m 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gd.
Destiny's Kitten (IRE) 25-1 (8-11) Towards rear, ridden and kept on final furlong, nearest finish, 6th of 11, 8l behind Captain Bob (8-9) at Sandown 7f 3yo hcp 0-95 (3) gd.
Lady Frances 16-1 (9-6) Chased leaders, under pressure over 2f out, soon no impression, 8th of 9, 4 1/2l behind Line Of Reason (9-9) at Thirsk 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gf.
Yagheer (IRE) 11-10fav (9-3) Raced keenly, made virtually all, pushed along over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, stayed on well, won at Southwell 7f mdn stks (5) fbs beating Inkerman (9-13) by 1 1/4l, 6 ran.