SUMMER SOUL may take some pegging back if able to transfer his hurdling form to the flat; Los Nadis and Sand Repeal join Andorn on the list of dangers. Lucinda Russell's gelding has won his last two starts at Perth and Cartmel and seems in rude health. His new mark of 65 on the flat looks enticing and although he may prefer a drop of rain, the feeling is that a bold bid should be forthcoming. Merrion Tiger is better than his Redcar flop (in first-time cheek-pieces) when last seen in April, Los Nadis stays this sort of trip fine and is respected, whilst Sand Repeal comes here in good form and his jockey knows him well. Andorn chases a hat-trick after wins in Yorkshire and his latest effort was his best form for some time; he is not ignored with confidence high. Devilfishpoker Com needs a market check on this return from an 885 day break, Kyber won this race in 2008, however the vote is given to Summer Soul.
Summer Soul (IRE) 14-1 (9-7) Led for 1f, chased leaders, weakened over 1f out, 6th of 10, 13l behind Sphinx (9-6) at Ayr 1m 7f hcp 0-85 (4) sft in Oct.
Maybeme 8-1 (9-6) In touch, ridden over 2f out, soon weakened, 6th of 8, 8l behind Smirfy's Silver (9-7) at Redcar 1m 2f hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Merrion Tiger (IRE) 20-1 (9-7) Always in rear, tailed off, 15th of 16, well behind Sendali (8-12) at Redcar 2m hcp 0-65 (6) sft in Apr.
Los Nadis (GER) 4-1 (8-6) Tracked leaders, pushed along over 3f out, outpaced by front pair from over 2f out, 3rd of 4, 9l behind Forrest Flyer (8-12) at Ayr 1m 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gf.
Sand Repeal (IRE) 9-1 (10-4) Prominent, ridden 2f out, every chance over 1f out, stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 2nd of 12, 3 1/2l behind City Stable (10-5) at Warwick 1m 5f am hcp 0-60 (6) gd.
Andorn (GER) 14-1 (8-0) Tracked leaders, ridden to lead over 1f out, kept on, driven out, won at Beverley 2m hcp 0-70 (5) gf beating They All Laughed (8-1) by 3/4l, 4 ran.
Devilfishpoker Com 7-2 (8-13) Led, headed over 4f out, soon ridden, no chance with winner, 2nd of 6, 10l behind Kanisorn (9-8) at Southwell 1m 4f sell stks (6) fbs in Jan '08.
Kyber 16-1 (8-5) In touch, ridden over 2f out, no impression approaching final furlong, 8th of 10, 12l behind Tillietudlem (8-2) at Musselburgh 1m 6f app hcp (6) gf in May.
Media Stars 18-1 (8-2) Slowly into stride, headway to lead after 3f, headed 4f out, soon lost place and behind, tailed off, 7th of 9, 44l behind Sovento (9-0) at Hamilton 1m 4f app hcp 0-60 (6) gf.
Haka Dancer (USA) 28-1 (8-6) Slowly into stride, held up mid-division, headway on outside to chase leaders over 3f out, ridden 2f out, faded final furlong, 6th of 11, 6l behind Simple Jim (9-3) at Redcar 1m 6f hcp 0-60 (6) gf.