There's no reason why Northern Water won't confirm Beverley running on Sunday with Innocently but whether he'll find the necessary improvement required to go one better here is debatable. MUSPELHEIM finished last on his nursery debut at Thirsk but the extra furlong was a legitimate excuse. He looked a progressive individual when scoring earlier over this trip at Carlisle and is just preferred to Money Team, who is also better over 5f and has been quite highly tried in his first season but carries a little extra courtesy of his two wins to date.
Money Team (IRE) 7-2fav (9-6) Towards rear, headway over 2f out, no extra final furlong, 5th of 9, 7l behind Blockade (9-7) at Catterick 6f 2yo hcp 0-85 (4) gd.
Muspelheim 5-1 (9-7) Slowly into stride and went left start, soon chasing leaders in centre, pushed along halfway, ridden and hung left 2f out, hung left and weakened over 1f out, last of 6, 7l behind Azagal (9-3) at Thirsk 6f 2yo hcp (3) gf in Jul.
Northern Water 15-8fav (8-13) Held up, not much room over 2f out, edged right and headway over 1f out, soon switched left, stayed on and edged right inside final furlong, unable to trouble winner, 2nd of 7, 2 1/2l behind Captain Midnight (8-8) at Beverley 5f 2yo hcp 0-85 (4) gd.
Innocently (IRE) 7-1 (8-9) With leader, ridden over 2f out, hung right over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 7, 10l behind Captain Midnight (8-8) at Beverley 5f 2yo hcp 0-85 (4) gd.