Course winner Never Forever is upped another 3lb for finishing second last time and Skyfire has been raised the same amount after a short-head defeat at Nottingham. Cross The Boss finished just ahead of Dandarrell when runner-up over track and trip recently while both Rasselas and Dream Walker also found one too good in separate divisions of the same handicap here last time. With plenty of the opposition suffering from seconditus, HAKUNA MATATA stands out as he returned an impressive winner at Pontefract last time and can go in again.
Hakuna Matata 14-1 (8-6) Towards rear, headway over 1f out, led entering final fuirlong, ridden and ran on, won at Pontefract 1m hcp 0-75 (5) gd in May beating Seattle Drive (9-6) by 2 1/2l, 11 ran.
Kuwait Star 33-1 (9-1) Chased leaders, ridden entering final 2f, weakened 1f out, 9th of 15, 9l behind No Dominion (9-2) at Thirsk 1m hcp 0-75 (5) gd in May.
Never Forever 7-2fav (8-12) Held up towards rear, headway over 4f out, stayed on strongly from over 1f out, went 2nd towards finish, 2nd of 8, 1 1/4l behind Coral Sands (8-7) at Hamilton 1m hcp 0-75 (5) gs in May.
Liliargh (IRE) 4-1 (9-4) In touch, pushed along halfway, one pace final furlong, 5th of 8, 9l behind Takealookatmenow (9-5) at Redcar 6f All clm stks (6) gf in Apr.
Falcon's Reign (FR) 8-1 (9-6) Prominent, ridden over 3f out, weakened 2f out, 8th of 12, 14l behind Sharp And Smart (9-4) at Chepstow 1m hcp 0-70 (5) gd in May.
Skyfire 6-1 (9-2) Tracked leaders, headway to lead inside final 2f, ridden over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, headed post, 2nd of 13, shd behind Handheld (9-3) at Nottingham 1m app hcp (6) gs in May.
Ellaal 40-1 (9-1) Mid-division, ridden and headway 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 11, 9l behind Hakuna Matata (8-6) at Pontefract 1m hcp 0-75 (5) gd in May.
Thatcherite (IRE) 50-1 (9-5) Pulled hard in mid-division, headway under pressure inside final furlong, nearest finish, 5th of 13, 4l behind Elijah Pepper (9-3) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f clm stks (6) pol in Oct.
Moheebb (IRE) 28-1 (8-6) In rear, weakened over 3f out, 7th of 8, 13l behind Sound Advice (9-6) at Newcastle 1m hcp 0-75 (5) gf in May.
Dandarrell 10-1 (9-1) Raced center and overall leader, hung right over 2f out to stand side, kept on and headed towards finish, 3rd of 15, 3/4l behind Spavento (9-5) at Newcastle 1m hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Apr.
Outlaw Torn (IRE) 15-2 (8-10) In touch, headway over 3f out, ridden over 1f out, faded inside final furlong, 6th of 11, 11l behind Ingleby Angel (9-5) at Redcar 1m 1f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in May.
Uncle Brit 7-2 (8-13) Held up towards rear, ridden over 1f out, never dangerous, 7th of 8, 14l behind Coral Sands (8-7) at Hamilton 1m hcp 0-70 (5) sft in May.
Cross The Boss (IRE) 3-1fav (8-11) Towards rear stand side, headway over 1f out, stayed on to lead towards finish, headed close home, 2nd of 15, nk behind Spavento (9-5) at Newcastle 1m hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Apr.
Rasselas (IRE) 15-2 (9-4) Held up in rear, headway over 2f out, went 2nd well over 1f out, ridden to lead over 1f out, headed and not quicken final 100 yards, 2nd of 14, 1/2l behind Jupiter Fidius (8-13) at Newcastle 1m hcp 0-60 (6) sft in May.
Dream Walker (FR) 11-1 (9-3) Chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, stayed on to 2nd inside final furlong, no impression on winner, 2nd of 15, 1 1/4l behind Royal Holiday (9-5) at Newcastle 1m hcp 0-60 (6) sft in May.
Music Festival (USA) 11-2 (8-10) Held up in last pair, headway over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, went 3rd close home, nearest finish, 3rd of 9, 2 3/4l behind Jebel Tara (9-6) at Musselburgh 1m hcp 0-65 (6) gf in May.