MICKY MAC is bit of a hit-and-hope selection to round off a tough card; Ryedane also makes appeal at this level, as he is very capable of taking a race like this if he is in the right mood, while Alberto Di Guida is another whose recent profile leaves her with a solid chance - even though she has always struggled to get her head in front on turf; the suspicion that she is much better on the all-weather remains. Call The Law is taken as the best of the rest. He went close in a similar race at Leicester earlier in the month. But as he is 0-from-12 up to press, his willingness to get his head in front is open to question. However, these races are notoriously tricky to assess at the best of times and winning form under the conditions can be a vital ingredient. The selection has held his form well since winning at Nottingham in April and, as he would appear to be a sympathetic ride for an inexperienced jockey, Mickey Mac gets the nod for a speculative punt.
Ryedane (IRE) 11-2 (9-5) Mid-division, ridden 2f out, no impression, 9th of 11, 3 1/2l behind Frognal (9-7) at Beverley 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gf.
Simple Rhythm 20-1 (9-1) Mid-division, chasing leaders when badly hampered over 1f out, stayed on to chase winner inside final furlong, always held, 2nd of 8, 1 3/4l behind Poppy's Rose (9-5) at Thirsk 5f app hcp 0-75 (5) gd.
Sea Rover (IRE) 25-1 (8-5) Prominent, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 8th of 12, 6l behind La Zamora (9-4) at York 6f hcp 0-80 (4) gd.
Micky Mac (IRE) 7-1 (9-4) Prominent, every chance when hung left over 1f out, stayed on same pace under pressure inside final furlong, 2nd of 10, nk behind Clerical (9-0) at Redcar 6f hcp 0-65 (6) fm.
Boy The Bell 15-2 (8-8) Slowly away, raced alone on stands side rail, some late headway, never nearer, 5th of 9, 9l behind Melody In The Mist (9-7) at Leicester 5f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Timber Treasure (USA) 40-1 (8-7) Held up towards rear, outpaced over 3f out, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 6th of 9, 13l behind One Scoop Or Two (8-10) at Haydock 1m hcp 0-75 (5) gd.
Albero di Giuda (IRE) 7-2 (9-1) Held up towards rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, soon chasing winner, kept on, 2nd of 11, 1l behind Flouncing (9-10) at Thirsk 6f fll hcp (5) gd.
Future Gem 8-1 (9-5) Chased leaders, ridden halfway, weakened over 1f out, 5th of 8, 12l behind Revue Princess (9-10) at Hamilton 6f hcp 0-60 (6) gs.
Almaty Express 18-1 (8-11) Led, raced alone far side, ridden 2f out, beaten 1f out, 10th of 12, 9l behind Ursus (9-2) at Catterick 6f hcp 0-60 (6) gs.
Call The Law (IRE) 25-1 (8-4) Slowly into stride, held up behind, headway halfway, hung left 2f out, soon ridden and every chance, kept on same pace towards finish, 3rd of 10, 3/4l behind Boldinor (9-2) at Leicester 6f all hcp 0-70 (5) gd.
Needy Mccredie 16-1 (9-0) Tracked winner until 4f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace, 3rd of 10, 2 1/4l behind Dhhamaan (8-11) at Catterick 7f hcp 0-65 (6) gf.
Helping Hand (IRE) 7-1 (9-1) Chased leaders, faded final furlong, 8th of 13, 13l behind Hitches Dubai (9-8) at Beverley 5f hcp 0-60 (6) gf.
Royal Crest 16-1 (8-3) In rear, never a factor, 12th of 13, 22l behind Bold Diva (8-10) at Southwell 7f hcp 0-52 (6) fbs in Mar.
Royal Cheer 28-1 (8-7) Went right start, raced far side, led winner and overall leader until over 1f out, ridden and weakened final furlong, 5th of 7, 7l behind Angaric (8-12) at Hamilton 6f app hcp 0-60 (6) gd.