Jamie Spencer rode Distant Memories to victory in this a year ago for Tom Tate and the pair team up again with the admirable Balcarce Nov, who made all for an impressive victory over Al Zir in a three-horse race at Nottingham. Confront has generally performed at a much higher level and dead-heated for a Listed event here in 2009. A long absence shouldn't be a problem and he's on the short-list as is Leviathan, who ran a superb race behind Dunn'o at Sandown last time. Kay Gee Bee is in the form of his life and though 5lb higher for his Ripon victory still looks a threat as he's run well from this mark in the past. Charlie Cool and Sarrsar are held on that Ripon run while the consistent Tartan Trip is out of the handicap. VAINGLORY appeared unlucky in-running behind Dance And Dance at Epsom last week and hopefully Laura Pike can steer a clear path through this big field and gain compensation.
Harrison George (IRE) 28-1 (9-6) Keen mid-division, ridden and weakened 2f out, 16th of 18, 9l behind St Moritz (9-2) at York 1m listed hcp 0-110 (1) gd in May.
Confront 13-2 (9-2) Tracked winner, ridden and carried head high when pace quickened over 2f out, kept on one pace final furlong, 4th of 5, 6l behind Prince Siegfried (9-2) at Epsom Downs 1m 2f cond Stakes (3) gd in Aug.
Classic Punch (IRE) 12-1 (9-3) Led after 1f, ridden and headed over 2f out, weakened well over 1f out, 8th of 9, 9l behind Dansili Dancer (9-3) at Kempton 1m 4f Listed stks (1) pol in Nov.
Tiger Reigns 50-1 (9-10) Raced center mid-division, ridden 3f out, soon weakened, 18th of 19, 43l behind Green Destiny (8-11) at Newmarket 1m 1f hcap (2) gf in Apr.
Balcarce Nov (ARG) 9-4 (9-1) Made all, set steady pace, increased pace from over 3f out, unchallenged, won at Nottingham 1m cond Stakes (2) gf beating Al Zir (9-1) by 4l, 3 ran.
Osteopathic Remedy (IRE) 28-1 (9-1) Tracked leaders, riddedn halfway, weakened final furlong, 12th of 20, 7l behind Smarty Socks (8-11) at Doncaster 7f hcp 0-105 (2) gf.
Sarrsar 7-1 (9-5) Held up in touch, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 11th of 15, 19l behind Nanton (9-8) at Redcar 1m 2f hcp 105 (2) gf in May.
Gunner Lindley (IRE) 14-1 (8-13) Switched right after start, held up in rear, some late headway, never on terms, 9th of 15, 9l behind Wannabe King (9-1) at Sandown 1m hcp 0-105 (2) gd in Apr.
Tartan Gigha (IRE) 8-1 (9-1) Tracked leaders, short of room 4f out, ridden and weakened 2f out, 14th of 18, 29l behind Dance And Dance (9-4) at Epsom Downs 1m hcp 0-105 (2) gd.
Kay Gee Be (IRE) 10-3fav (8-12) Close up, chased leader over 1f out, led inside final furlong, ridden out, won at Ripon 1m hcp 0-105 (2) gf in May beating Dubai Dynamo (8-9) by 1/2l, 12 ran.
Vainglory (USA) 33-1 (8-6) In rear, switched right over 1f out, ran on well inside final furlong, gaing towards finish, 4th of 18, 4l behind Dance And Dance (9-4) at Epsom Downs 1m hcp 0-105 (2) gd.
Leviathan 11-2 (9-0) Towards rear, came stand side over 3f out, ridden and headway 2f out, stayed on to go 2nd inside final furlong, not reach winner, 2nd of 11, 2 1/2l behind Dunn'o (9-7) at Sandown 1m hcp 0-95 (3) gs in May.
Itlaaq 33-1 (8-12) Held up towards rear on outer, ridden and headway over 2f out, faded final furlong, 12th of 20, 16l behind Pekan Star (8-7) at York 1m 2f hcp 0-100 (2) gd in May.
Charlie Cool 13-2fav (9-5) Mid-division, headway over 3f out, ridden over 2f out, hung left and kept on same pace inside final furlong, 4th of 16, 4l behind Sam Sharp (8-13) at Haydock 1m hcp 0-90 (3) gd in May.
Camerooney 15-2 (9-1) With leader, lost place over 2f out, soon ridden, weakened final furlong, 10th of 12, 10l behind Majuro (8-9) at Catterick 7f hcp 0-90 (3) gd in May.
Cheers For Thea (IRE) 25-1 (8-11) Towards rear, stayed on final furlong, never near leaders, 8th of 20, 4 1/2l behind Smarty Socks (8-11) at Doncaster 7f hcp 0-105 (2) gf.
Tartan Trip 13-2fav (9-0) Mid-division, headway over 4f out, led over 2f out, ridden and hung left over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, not able to quicken, 2nd of 16, 2 1/4l behind Sam Sharp (8-13) at Haydock 1m hcp 0-90 (3) gd in May.