The High Man won a shade cosily over a shorter trip at Lingfield last month and should make another bold bid if lasting home while Scottish Star is another with his stamina to prove after a couple of decent efforts over 1m2f. ARIZONA JOHN is a C&D winner and went close off today's mark at Pontefract last time. Dropped in class today, John Mackie's charge is fancied to return to winning ways. Woop Woop is proving much better on the Polytrack though this is easier than his recent assignments and Al Furat has place claims off his current mark having gone well over track and trip before.
Arizona John (IRE) 13-8fav (8-12) Close up, dsisputed 2nd over 6f out, chased leader over 3f out, ridden to lead over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, lost 2nd near finish, 3rd of 4, 1 1/2l behind Dark Dune (8-9) at Pontefract 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Jun.
Scottish Star 3-1fav (9-2) Mid-division, ridden 3f out, wide into straight 2f out, kept on inside final furlong, never nearer, 4th of 12, 4 1/2l behind Sand Skier (9-7) at Kempton 1m 2f app hcp 0-80 (4) pol in Jun.
The High Man 15-8fav (9-6) Chased leaders, switched right well over 1f out, edged left over 1f out, led inside final furlong, ran on well, clear when edged left close home, won at Lingfield 1m 2f hacp 0-70 (5) pol in Jun beating Strike Force (9-5) by 1 1/2l, 11 ran.
Jolly Roger (IRE) 13-2 (9-3) Behind, headway over 1f out, stayed on same pace final furlong, 5th of 13, 13l behind Shades Of Grey (9-2) at Newbury 1m 3f app hcp (5) sft.
Change The Subject (USA) 16-1 (9-6) In rear, ridden over 2f out on inner, headway over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 7th of 8, 5l behind Lockantanks (9-12) at Beverley 1m hcp 0-80 (4) gf.
Oriental Cavalier 14-1 (9-6) Tracked leaders, ridden over 3f out, soon lost place, last of 15, 37l behind Elspeth's Boy (8-11) at Haydock 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in May.
Woop Woop (IRE) 9-1 (8-10) Slowly into stride, in rear, switched to outside over 2f out, some headway over 1f out, never any chance with leaders, 6th of 11, 13l behind Solaras Exhibition (8-12) at Chester 1m 3f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Jun.
Tartan Gunna 9-1 (9-1) Slowly into stride, held up in last pair in touch, effort on over outside 3f out, ridden over 2f out, never on terms, weakened inside final furlong, last of 6, 11l behind Amazing Blue Sky (9-7) at Haydock 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) sft in Jun.
Meetings Man (IRE) 16-1 (8-12) In touch, one pace final 2f, 5th of 15, 12l behind Rio's Rosanna (9-6) at York 1m 4f app hcp 0-80 (4) sft in Jun.
Artisan 12-1 (9-2) Always in rear, last of 15, 49l behind Rio's Rosanna (9-6) at York 1m 4f app hcp 0-80 (4) sft in Jun.
Al Furat (USA) 2-1fav (9-0) Slowly away pushed along early in rear, ridden and headway over 2f out, no impression from over 1f out, 5th of 11, 12l behind Gala Casino Star (8-13) at Redcar 1m 2f hcp 0-70 (5) sft in Jun.
Azerodegree (IRE) 11-1 (9-0) Towards rear and pushed along, never dangerous, 8th of 13, 14l behind Razorbill (9-0) at Nottingham 1m mdn stks (5) gd in Jun.