Hazelrigg won last season's inaugural running when narrowly getting the better of Secret Asset. But neither of that pair arrive in as good a form as DEMORA. Mike Appleby's filly gets the vote to go in again here as her recent victory at Nottingham looks even better in hindsight. She beat today's rivals and subsequent winners Tax Free and Last Sovereign on that occasion and can confirm superiority, with the latter engaged to run at Newmarket yesterday. Love Island has a shout under a penalty for a win at Pontefract while Fitz Flyer finished ahead of several of these when runner-up at Newcastle last month and is another to consider.
Secret Asset (IRE) 20-1 (9-3) Steadied start, held up towards rear, headway halfway, chased leaders 2f out, ridden and weakned over 1f out, 10th of 11, 9l behind Medicean Man (9-3) at Haydock 5f Listed stks 3yo (1) gf in Jun.
Cheviot (USA) 50-1 (9-7) Held up towards rear, ridden over 2f out, no headway, 11th of 14, 8l behind Magical Macey (9-7) at Newcastle 5f hcp 105 (2) gs in Jun.
Stone Of Folca 12-1 (9-5) Raced alone on stands side, prominent over 2f, soon weakened, 13th of 14, 19l behind Magical Macey (9-7) at Newcastle 5f hcp 105 (2) gs in Jun.
Bapak Chinta (USA) 50-1 (8-11) Chased leader far side, lost place inside final 2f, weakened final furlong, 18th of 26, 12l behind York Glory (9-2) at Royal Ascot 6f hcp 0-110 (2) gf in Jun.
Demora 4-1 (8-11) Edged left throughout, made all, ridden over 1f out, hung left and asserted near finish, won at Nottingham 5f hcp 0-95 (3) gf in Jun beating Tax Free (8-10) by 1 1/4l, 9 ran.
Tax Free (IRE) 8-1 (9-11) Tracked leaders in 3rd, ridden to lead inside final furlong, just held on close home, won at Newmarket 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Jun beating Gladiatrix (9-8) by shd, 7 ran.
Last Sovereign 11-8fav (9-0) Tracked leaders, headway over 1f out, driven to lead entering final furlong, soon ridden clear, stayed on well, won at Ripon 6f clm stks (5) gf in Jun beating Tajneed (8-13) by 4l, 7 ran.
Ponty Acclaim (IRE) 7-1 (9-3) Tracked leaders on outer, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 7th of 11, 7l behind My Propeller (9-3) at Ayr 5f fll lst stks (1) gf in Jun.
Ubetterbegood (ARG) 16-1 (9-0) Towards rear, ridden over 3f out, well beaten over 2f out, last of 14, 22l behind Magical Macey (9-7) at Newcastle 5f hcp 105 (2) gs in Jun.
Lady Gibraltar 15-2 (8-6) Prominent, ridden over 2f out, no extra inside final furlong, 6th of 14, 5l behind Magical Macey (9-7) at Newcastle 5f hcp 105 (2) gs in Jun.
Love Island 6-1 (9-1) Disputed lead, led well over 1f out, ridden clear over 1f out, ran on well, won at Pontefract 6f flls hcp 0-130 (3) gd beating Misplaced Fortune (9-9) by 4l, 7 ran.
Arctic Feeling (IRE) 6-1 (9-5) With leaders, pushed along over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 4th of 10, 2 1/4l behind Midnight Dynamo (8-13) at Ayr 5f hcp 0-95 (3) gf in Jun.
Dorback 13-2 (9-12) Prominent, led over 3f out, ridden and headed halfway, weakened final furlong, 9th of 12, 9l behind Go Nani Go (9-4) at Salisbury 5f hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Jun.
Fitz Flyer (IRE) 4-1fav (9-11) Mid-division, pushed along over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, 4th of 15, 1 1/4l behind Ziggy Lee (9-2) at Beverley 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gf.
Hazelrigg (IRE) 22-1 (8-9) In rear, outpaced over 2f out, never dangerous, last of 9, 11l behind Steps (8-8) at Thirsk 5f hcp 0-100 (2) sft in May.
Mayfield Girl (IRE) 12-1 (9-7) Close up, effort over 1f out, one pace final furlong, 5th of 7, 6l behind Pipers Note (8-12) at Ripon 6f 3yo hcp 0-95 (3) gf in Jun.