A large and competitive field for this handicap so it has the makings of a good 'getting-out-stakes'. Narrow preference is for PAVERSHOOZ although with a list of dangers including Knavesmire, Wyatt Earp and Sea Rover, it will certainly be no walk in the park. Named after a shoe shop in York's Piccadilly area, the selection has looked a highly progressive horse of late. Having grown into himself both physically and mentally this year, he looks ready for this step back up to six furlongs and with his ultimate aim a crack at the Ayr Gold Cup, he needs to keep moving up the handicap in order to get in. Ishetoo has been behind him twice lately but was a good winner here in May on quick ground, Striking Spirit caught the eye in the Wokingham last time in a gallant seventh place, whilst Kaldoun Kingdom should appreciate this return to six furlongs. Atlantic Story is better on the all-weather, Harrison George loves this place but looks too high in the weights, whilst Bond City has some good form over this trip earlier in the year. Mel Brittain has his stable in good form and his filly Knavesmire and the bottom-weight Sea Rover give him a good chance of a local winner. Wyatt Earp loves to win at this track and hasn't been at his new yard for long; he may appreciate being the big fish in the smaller yard and is not to be taken lightly. Grazeon Gold Blend is very consistent and if the rain stays away then he should have conditions to suit. It's hard to work out how the draw will complicate things here but we will stick with Pavershooz to complete his hat-trick.
Ishetoo 14-1 (9-0) Dwelt, chased leaders far side, ridden to lead group over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, weakened, 9th of 16, 11l behind Pavershooz (8-7) at Newcastle 5f hcp 105 (2) gf in Jun.
Striking Spirit 33-1 (8-11) Raced far side, led that group until 1f out, no extra, 7th of 26, 6l behind High Standing (8-12) at Royal Ascot 6f hcp 0-110 (2) gf in Jun.
Kaldoun Kingdom (IRE) 16-1 (8-13) Held up behind, driven and headway over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, nearest finish, 7th of 14, 2 1/2l behind Ishetoo (8-5) at York 5f hcp 105 (2) gf in May.
Tabaret 25-1 (9-9) In touch, ridden and edged right from over 1f out, switched left inside final furlong, ran on strongly towards finish, just failed, 2nd of 14, hd behind Canadian Danehill (9-10) at Newmarket 5f hcp 0-95 (3) gd.
Atlantic Story (USA) 5-1 (9-5) Slowly into stride, raced centre, soon tracked leaders, tracked leader halfway, ridden to lead centre group over 2f out, headed approaching final furlong, soon weakened, 6th of 8, 11l behind Musaalem (9-8) at Doncaster 7f hcp 0-95 (3) gf.
Harrison George (IRE) 16-1 (8-12) Raced stands side, took keen hold in touch, weakened over 2f out, 16th of 29, 16l behind Giganticus (8-12) at Royal Ascot 7f hcp 105 (2) gf in Jun.
Bond City (IRE) 33-1 (9-10) Raced centre, held up, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 7th of 8, 17l behind Musaalem (9-8) at Doncaster 7f hcp 0-95 (3) gf.
Ajigolo 33-1 (9-13) Mid-division, ridden over 2f out, weakened well over 1f out, last of 13, 30l behind Dickie Le Davoir (8-8) at Pontefract 6f hcp 0-90 (3) gs.
Silver Guest 100-1 (8-13) Raced stands side, mid-division, weakened 3f out, last of 29, well behind Giganticus (8-12) at Royal Ascot 7f hcp 105 (2) gf in Jun.
Pavershooz 12-1 (8-7) Made all centre, overall leader inside final furlong, kept on, won at Newcastle 5f hcp 105 (2) gf in Jun beating Buachaill Dona (9-9) by nk, 16 ran.
Knavesmire (IRE) 50-1 (9-2) In rear, no chance final 2f, last of 11, 11l behind Enderby Spirit (9-6) at Haydock 6f 3yo hcp 0-100 (2) gf.
Wyatt Earp (IRE) 15-2 (9-5) Chased leaders, ridden along halfway, one pace final furlong, 5th of 8, 8l behind Johannes (8-12) at Redcar 6f hcp 0-95 (3) gf in Jun.
Inter Vision (USA) 20-1 (9-4) Behind, ridden over 2f out, never dangerous, 10th of 12, 27l behind Roker Park (9-7) at Newcastle 6f hcp 0-100 (2) sft in Jun.
Rasaman (IRE) 22-1 (9-9) In rear and outpaced, ridden over 1f out, stayed on final furlong, 4th of 7, 2 1/2l behind Impressible (9-0) at Chester 5f hcp 0-90 (3) gf in Jun.
Silver Wind 11-2 (8-12) Chased leaders, ridden along halfway, weakened final furlong, 7th of 9, 7l behind First In Command (8-7) at Doncaster 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Jun.
Grazeon Gold Blend 4-1 (9-2) Held up behind leaders, dirven over 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 4th of 9, 2 3/4l behind First In Command (8-7) at Doncaster 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Jun.
Green Park (IRE) 10-1 (9-8) Held up, effort after halfway, never dangerous, last of 9, 5l behind Baybshambles (8-11) at Beverley 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gf.
Sea Rover (IRE) 7-1 (8-11) Chased leader, led halfway, driven clear over 1f out, ran on well, won at Haydock 6f hcp 0-80 (4) fm beating John Keats (9-4) by 4 1/2l, 8 ran.