Richard Fahey and Paul Hanagan took this way back in 2002 but Pleasant Day will need to run very much better than he did at York if there's to be a repeat. Beaumont's Party has struck form with a vengeance and his two recent victories were gained with the minimum of fuss. He's certain to give a good account though an 11lb rise may just be enough to prevent a hat-trick. Prompter has run very well over the C&D in the past and his most recent defeats have all been at 1m4f so he's no forlorn hope despite a big weight. RESURGE won twice here last season and very nearly made it three on his reappearance when just held by Spanish Duke. He missed the break at York last time but the handicapper has taken pity and dropped him 2lb which may be enough to enable him to gain another track success. The lightly-raced and very progressive Dhaamer found 1m4f stretching his stamina on his final start last season and returns to action on a reasonable mark.
Prompter 2-1 (8-13) In touch, took keen hold, went 2nd 2f out, kept on same pace, 3rd of 5, 7l behind Cracking Lass (8-8) at Doncaster 1m 4f stks (2) gd in Apr.
Resurge (IRE) 20-1 (9-7) Towards rear, ridden over 2f out, headway over 1f out, no impression, 7th of 20, 11l behind Pekan Star (8-7) at York 1m 2f hcp 0-100 (2) gd in May.
Right Step 20-1 (8-11) Prominent, ridden to lead 1f out, headed inside final furlong, kept on towards finish, 2nd of 20, 1 1/4l behind Pekan Star (8-7) at York 1m 2f hcp 0-100 (2) gd in May.
Pleasant Day (IRE) 8-1 (8-9) Held up mid-division, ridden along over 3f out, weakened well over 2f out, 17th of 20, 20l behind Pekan Star (8-7) at York 1m 2f hcp 0-100 (2) gd in May.
Beaumont's Party (IRE) 8-13fav (9-13) Always prominent, led on bit over 2f out, eased clear 1f out, not extended, won at Chepstow 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in May beating Yes Chef (9-5) by 2 1/2l, 9 ran.
Oriental Scot 7-1 (8-13) Mid-division, under pressure over 3f out, soon one pace, 9th of 15, 5l behind Justonefortheroad (8-8) at Thirsk 1m hcp 0-100 (2) gd in Apr.
Dhaamer (IRE) 3-1fav (8-12) Held up, headway from 3f out, ridden to chase leaders 2f out, no impression from over 1f out, 7th of 14, 14l behind Lethal Glaze (9-4) at Newmarket 1m 4f hcp 0-95 (3) sft in Oct.
Licence To Till (USA) 8-1 (9-1) Led until ridden 2f out, no impression on winner final furlong, lost 2nd towards finish, 3rd of 7, 2 1/4l behind Huygens (9-3) at Newmarket 1m 2f hcp 0-95 (3) gd in May.
Tres Coronas (IRE) 8-1 (9-1) Mid-division, headway over 2f out, soon chasing leaders, squeezed through to challenge inside final furlong, ran on, just failed, 2nd of 11, shd behind Granny Mcphee (8-11) at Chester 1m 2f hcp 0-90 (3) gf in May.
Sand Skier 16-1 (8-8) Mid-division and keen, pushed along and towards rear over 3f out, never dangerous, 19th of 20, 27l behind Pekan Star (8-7) at York 1m 2f hcp 0-100 (2) gd in May.
Ramona Chase 16-1 (8-12) Dwelt in rear, never a factor, 7th of 12, 11l behind Vita Nova (9-5) at Newmarket 1m 2f hcp 0-90 (3) gf in May.