SPIN AGAIN has solid claims, and aided by the low draw gets our support in preference to Glendinning and Just The Tonic. David Nicholls has won three previous renewals of this race, and Spin Again comes here with the best recent form, albeit at Southwell. He has done well previously on turf though, so we're not concerned about him handling the ground. Just The Tonic won at Redcar recently and carries a 6lb penalty as a result, but still gains weight from all his rivals. Glenridding won over course and distance off a higher mark last year, and was narrowly beaten last month, so also has to be respected, again from a low draw. Silly Gilly also has course and distance form, albeit over a year ago and the judge hasn't been troubled in 15 subsequent runs. Chuska's lightly raced and a first time visor may help her. However, preference is for Spin Again.
Nacho Libre 33-1 (10-0) Slowly into stride, towards rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 5th of 13, 2 1/4l behind Maze (9-9) at Catterick 7f hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Tawzeea (IRE) 9-1 (9-11) Close up, chased winner over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, lost 2nd inside final furlong, battled back to reclaim that position near finish, 2nd of 10, 2l behind Just Sam (9-2) at Newcastle 6f hcp 0-70 (5) gd in May.
Glenridding 14-1 (8-12) Led, quickened clear over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, caught post, 2nd of 9, shd behind Imperial Djay (8-6) at Catterick 7f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in May.
Spin Again (IRE) 5-1 (9-2) Led, ridden and edged left over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, kept on, 2nd of 8, 3/4l behind Punching (9-4) at Southwell 6f hcp 0-70 (5) std in Mar.
Darcey 33-1 (8-12) Taken to post early, held up, ridden halfway, never a danger, 7th of 10, 5l behind Aegean Shadow (8-9) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in May.
Toby Tyler 7-1 (9-3) Chased leaders farside group, led that group over 2f out, headed and weakend inside final furlong, 7th of 12, 9l behind Sairaam (9-0) at Newcastle 7f hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Eastern Hills 10-1 (8-7) Held up, headway 3f out, ridden and weakened 2f out, 10th of 13, 16l behind Tanforan (8-8) at Haydock 1m hcp 0-70 (5) gs.
He's A Humbug (IRE) 28-1 (9-6) Towards rear, ridden 1f out, soon switched left and headway, kept on inside final furlong, 4th of 9, 2 1/4l behind Elijah Pepper (9-7) at Pontefract 6f hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Peter's Gift (IRE) 13-2 (9-2) Slowly into stride, behind until ridden and stayed on from over 1f out, nearest finish, never troubled leaders, 4th of 10, 4 1/2l behind Gracie's Gift (9-5) at Southwell 6f hcp 0-65 (6) fbs.
Spavento (IRE) 16-1 (8-0) Mid-division, headway to chase leaders over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 11, 11l behind Ninth House (7-12) at Doncaster 1m hcp 0-80 (4) gf.
Chushka 5-2fav (8-10) Held up in touch, pushed along over 2f out, outpaced over 1f out, 5th of 7, 9l behind Path Of Peace (8-10) at Newcastle 1m 3yo fll hcp 0-75 (5) gd in May.
Clumber Place 9-1 (9-8) Took keen hold, tracked leader, led over 2f out, ridden and headed well over 1f out, weakened over 1f out, 6th of 10, 12l behind Miss Kitty Grey (8-8) at Yarmouth 7f hcp 0-60 (6) gd.
Silly Gilly (IRE) 9-1 (8-1) Held up mid-division, ridden over 1f out, one pace, 6th of 10, 4 1/2l behind Crocodile Bay (8-8) at Hamilton 1m hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Just The Tonic 11-1 (8-7) Tracked leaders, led 1f out, soon ridden, driven out, won at Redcar 7f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gd beating Dazeen (9-0) by 1/2l, 16 ran.