Guinea Seeker has yet to prove he stays this far while it was a poor seller that Unex Goya won at Yarmouth. Exchange won three claimers before being beaten in a handicap and Dubai Celebration was beaten a long way the only time he encountered ground with some give. Both of Tapis Libre's victories have been over a mile on very fast going though he would be a threat if acting in these softer conditions but this can go to PHILHARMONIC HALL. Richard Fahey's charge had little hope of catching Mont Ras over this trip at Catterick as the winner has gone on to score twice in better company but can run from a 1lb lower mark here and can finally lose his maiden tag. White Fusion looks the biggest threat as he made a promising handicap debut behind Hernando Torres at Thirsk and can improve again.
Dubai Celebration 10-1 (8-11) Took keen hold, soon dropped into rear, ridden 1f out, kept on and no impression, 5th of 6, 6l behind Chosen Character (9-1) at Pontefract 1m 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gf in May.
Bay Of Fires (IRE) 10-1 (9-3) Chased leaders, ridden welll over 1f out to challenge, soon chased winner, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 11, 6l behind Alluring Star (7-13) at Carlisle 7f 3yo fll hcp 0-80 (4) gs.
Tapis Libre 16-1 (8-4) Tracked leaders and keen, ridden and weakened over 2f out, 10th of 12, 14l behind Sud Pacifique (9-7) at York 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gd in May.
Exchange 10-3 (8-12) Held up last, effort towards centre 2f out, driven and no impression over 1f out, 4th of 5, 5l behind Pick A Little (8-9) at Brighton 6f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gf in May.
Icy Blue 14-1 (8-2) Mid-division, headway over 2f out, ridden and stayed on to go 3rd inside final furlong, 3rd of 9, 6l behind Regimental (8-2) at Haydock 7f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gs.
Unex Goya (IRE) 4-7fav (8-12) Held up in touch, headway over 3f out, driven to chase leaders over 1f out, hard ridden to lead inside final furlong, all out, won at Yarmouth 1m 1f 3yo app sll (6) gf beating Onlyfoalsandhorses (8-10) by nk, 8 ran.
Prince Of Passion (CAN) 33-1 (9-0) Held up in rear, effort over 2f out, never dangerous, 7th of 8, 7l behind Aciano (9-7) at Doncaster 1m 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gf.
Philharmonic Hall 5-2fav (9-0) In rear, headway over 1f out, ridden to chase winner entering final furlong, soon no impression, 2nd of 9, 3l behind Mont Ras (9-11) at Catterick 7f mdn stks 0-65 (6) gf in May.
Deep Applause 4-1fav (9-7) In rear, never on terms, 8th of 14, 10l behind Save The Bees (9-0) at Hamilton 1m 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) gd.
Guinea Seeker 22-1 (8-10) Chased leaders, hung right throughout, effort approaching final furlong, never able to challenge, 3rd of 10, 4l behind Barkston Ash (9-2) at Ripon 6f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gd in May.
Ted's Brother (IRE) 25-1 (9-4) Always towards rear, 10th of 12, 9l behind Juarla (9-7) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in May.
White Fusion 25-1 (8-11) Held up towards rear, headway on outer over 1f out, stayed on well, chased winner towards finish, always held, 2nd of 13, 2 1/2l behind Hernando Torres (9-0) at Thirsk 1m 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) gd in May.