Croftamie steps up in trip for her handicap debut and should be thereabouts given she handles soft ground but 7f winner Joshua The First is less certain to last the distance. NEVER PERFECT finished strongly over 1m2f at Pontefract last time and on the evidence of last year's victory in heavy ground at Ayr, a return to winning ways looks on the cards for Tom Tate's charge here. Alsahil has claims on his second at Thirsk in April but has been out of sorts since while both Tenhoo and Damascus Symphony are also struggling for form.
Alsahil (USA) 11-2 (8-9) Led, ridden and headed over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, last of 4, 15l behind Dark Dune (8-9) at Pontefract 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Jun.
Tenhoo 20-1 (8-9) Tracked leaders, went 2nd over 2f out, no extra inside final furlong, 5th of 11, 8l behind Solaras Exhibition (8-12) at Chester 1m 3f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Jun.
Croftamie 14-1 (8-9) Tracked leaders, ridden 3f out, kept on same pace, 6th of 12, 4l behind Popular (8-9) at Lingfield 1m 2f mdn fll (5) pol in Jun.
Joshua The First 8-1 (8-11) Chased leaders edged left 2f out, weakened well inside final furlong, 5th of 9, 3 1/2l behind Galician (9-0) at Hamilton 6f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gs in May.
Never Perfect (IRE) 16-1 (9-1) Slowly into stride, held up, headway on inside 2f out, not much room inside final furlong, no impression, 7th of 11, 6l behind Forget Me Not Lane (9-2) at Pontefract 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Jun.
Damascus Symphony 15-2 (9-13) Towards rear, headway 3f out, soon ridden, no further headway, 6th of 11, 13l behind Shaloo Diamond (10-7) at Ripon 1m 4f ldy hcp 0-65 (6) hvy in Jun.