Yarmouth maiden winner Different has plenty to find on today's terms but only 3lb separates the remainder on official ratings. Lord Ashley won his maiden at Thirsk in impressive fashion and is one of the least exposed. He should finish thereabouts but Ripon handicap winner RIGHT TOUCH is preferred. The latter ran out of steam in the closing stages over 7f at York last week and will appreciate the return to today's distance. Shore Step beat Prince Regal four lengths when runner-up at Warwick last time and Red Refraction wasn't beaten far when fourth at Chester on his latest start. Polytrack winner Bold Prediction also has claims on his placed form on Turf.
Bold Prediction (IRE) 12-1 (9-3) Difficult to load in stalls, held up in mid-division on inside, good headway over 1f out, ridden to lead inside final furlong, headed well inside final furlong, lost 2nd last strides, 3rd of 12, 3/4l behind Bluegrass Blues (9-7) at Wolverhampton 6f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) pol in Apr.
Different 9-4fav (9-0) Made all, ridden over 1f out, stayed on well, won at Yarmouth 5f 3yo mdn aut (6) gf in Apr beating Baron Run (9-2) by 1 1/4l, 7 ran.
Lord Ashley (IRE) 13-2 (9-0) Held up, headway 2f out, led inside final furlong, ran on, won at Thirsk 6f mdn auc stks (5) gd in Apr beating Red Baron (9-11) by 5l, 11 ran.
Prince Regal 20-1 (8-7) Slightly hampered start, held up, took keen hold, headway over 4f out, close up 3f out, edged left well over 1f out, no extra final 100 yards, 4th of 10, 5l behind Capo Rosso (9-4) at Warwick 7f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gf.
Red Explorer (USA) 4-5fav (9-3) Always prominent, led halfway, pushed out, won at Ffos Las 5f 2yo mdn (5) gs in Jul beating Vincentti (9-3) by 1/2l, 7 ran.
Red Refraction (IRE) 10-1 (8-8) In touch on outer, ridden and headway over 1f out, kept on one pace, 4th of 12, 1 3/4l behind Effie B (9-6) at Chester 6f 3yo hcp 0-90 (3) gs.
Right Touch 7-1 (8-5) Close up, ridden and not much room 2f out, one pace final furlong, 9th of 16, 3 1/2l behind Lancelot Du Lac (9-1) at York 7f 3yo hcp 0-90 (3) gs.
Shore Step (IRE) 12-1 (8-11) Went left start, led, ridden over 1f out, headed and unable to quicken inside final furlong, held towards finish, 2nd of 10, 1 1/4l behind Capo Rosso (9-4) at Warwick 7f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gf.