KOOL HENRY is posed a tough question off topweight but David O'Meara's colt is in great form, has excellent early pace and steps down in grade after two narrow defeats at the hands of Last Bid in competitive York nurseries. He's the best horse in the race on known form and is taken to defy his burden. See Clearly represents Last Bid's handler, Tim Easterby, and the filly looks on the upgrade after a much improved effort last time, but her best form is with cut in the ground. Miss Rosie is the potential improver although she needs to progress from a solid Beverley success. She looks on a good mark, whilst Beechey's Beauty is consistent if unlikely to improve much but sits on a lowly mark and has place claims.
Kool Henry (IRE) 3-1fav (9-4) Led, ridden over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, ran on, held close home, 2nd of 11, nk behind Last Bid (9-6) at York 5f 2yo hcp (3) gd.
Almond Branches 8-1 (9-3) Towards rear, headway over 2f out, soon ridden, no extra inside final furlong, 8th of 11, 7l behind Last Bid (9-6) at York 5f 2yo hcp (3) gd.
See Clearly 16-1 (8-12) Made all, ridden over 1f out, ran on well final furlong, won at Ripon 5f 2yo mdn (4) gs beating Kimbali (8-12) by 1 3/4l, 9 ran.
Mitie Mouse 33-1 (9-3) Chased leaders centre, outpaced when groups merged over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 24, 25l behind Frederick Engels (9-3) at Royal Ascot 5f Listed stks 2yo (1) gd in Jun.
Ocean Myth 5-2fav (9-4) Led, headed 3f out, ridden, hung left and beaten 2f out, 4th of 8, 9l behind Solfilia (9-2) at Nottingham 6f 2yo hcp (5) gf.
Guru Girl 3-1fav (8-12) Chased leaders, ridden and hung badly left inside final 2f, stayed front rank until weakened inside final furlong, 4th of 7, 1 3/4l behind Betty Fontaine (8-12) at Windsor 5f 2yo fll stks (2) gd in Jun.
Miss Rosie 13-8fav (8-4) Pecked leaving stalls, led, ridden 2f out, headed inside final furlong, stayed on under strong pressure to lead again near finish, won at Beverley 5f 2yo mdn aut (5) gf beating First Fast Now (8-3) by hd, 10 ran.
Van Go Go 8-1 (8-7) Awkward start, chased leaders, under pressure halfway, weakened over 1f out, last of 7, 17l behind Roger Sez (9-0) at Haydock 5f 2yo hcp (5) gs.
Beechey's Beauty 9-4fav (9-5) Led, headed 3f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 2nd of 7, 1 1/2l behind Class Monitor (8-12) at Beverley 5f 2yo clm (5) gd.
Red Shadow 14-1 (8-12) Chased leaders on outer, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 7th of 9, 13l behind See Clearly (8-12) at Ripon 5f 2yo mdn (4) gs.