Kevin Ryan took last year's renewal and in what doesn't appear to be the strongest of races, the eye is immediately drawn to HOT STREAK. The colt was acquired at the sales for his high profile owners and the trainer will be keen to create a favourable first impression. Soul Brother ran green on his previous visit to York and Tim Easterby's runner is sure to have learnt plenty from that experience. The yard will also be represented by First Commandment. A son of Golden Nun, it will be interesting to see how much of his mother's ability he has inherited. Pensax Lad ran a stormer at Nottingham but appeared to make too much use of himself in the preliminaries at Windsor. Kickboxer stayed on well at Windsor after a tardy start and is noted as Mick Channon's only runner at the meeting.
Dandys Perier (IRE) Dandy Man colt out of Casual Remark.
First Commandment Major Cadeaux colt out of Golden Nun.
Hot Streak (IRE) Iffraaj colt out of Ashirah.
Kickboxer (IRE) 7-1 (9-5) Outpaced in rear, headway and looking for room over 1f out, stayed on to 2nd inside final furlong, no chance with easy winner, 2nd of 5, 4l behind Storm Trooper (9-5) at Sandown 5f 2yo mdn (5) gf.
Pensax Lad (IRE) 10-1 (9-5) Chased leading pair, pushed along halfway, weakened over 1f out, 7th of 10, 7l behind Constantine (9-5) at Windsor 5f 2yo mdn (5) gd in Jun.
Petergate 80-1 (9-5) Towards rear, ridden entering final furlong, one pace, 9th of 15, 11l behind Rufford (9-5) at York 6f 2yo mdn (3) gf in Jun.
Soul Brother (IRE) 11-2 (9-5) Raced near side, outpaced in last pair, pushed along halfway, never on terms, 8th of 10, 8l behind Reroute (9-0) at York 5f 2yo mdn (3) gf in Jun.
The Grumpy Gnome (IRE) 8-1 (9-5) Chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, soon weakened, 8th of 10, 15l behind The Grey Gatsby (9-5) at York 6f 2yo mdn aut (3) gf.
Lazy Sioux 100-1 (9-0) Held up in mid-division, ridden and outpaced 2f out, 10th of 11, 22l behind Dutch Courage (9-0) at Pontefract 6f 2yo stks (5) gd in Jun.