Catterick winner Another Wise Kid failed to figure off his new mark at Thirsk on Saturday, while Rhal showed little in three starts on turf last season but has improved on the all-weather since. Melodize has a penalty to overcome in this tougher contest after scoring at Redcar a week ago and Shesastar is 5lb higher on her return after ending last season with a win over 6f at Doncaster. Sea Flower raced exclusively at Ripon last year and was placed three times, but a chance is taken on BOUNDLESS SPIRIT returning to form. He's struggled in better company after winning the Brian Yeardley over C&D last May but could make light of a bad draw if allowed an easy lead.
Insolenceofoffice (IRE) 33-1 (8-10) Held up in rear, headway over 2f out, soon no impression, 8th of 9, 15l behind Maverik (8-11) at Newcastle 7f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Apr.
Fantasy Fry 14-1 (9-0) Dwelt held up, ridden 2f out, not trouble leaders, 4th of 5, 10l behind Lord Avon (9-4) at Bath 5f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) fm in Apr.
Another Wise Kid (IRE) 4-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, ridden to challenge over 1f out, soon one pace, 4th of 7, 5l behind Iceblast (8-11) at Thirsk 6f 3yo stk 0-75 (5) gd in Apr.
Boundless Spirit 20-1 (8-9) Took keen hold, soon steadied behind leaders, ridden to chase leaders over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 9th of 13, 5l behind Mr Optimistic (8-9) at Haydock 5f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Apr.
Surely This Time (IRE) 4-1 (8-13) Disputed lead, ridden and every chance over 1f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong, took 2nd post, 2nd of 7, 2 1/2l behind Crimson Knot (8-6) at Musselburgh 5f 2yo mdn aut (6) gd in Aug.
Rhal (IRE) 7-2 (9-6) Tracked leader, challenged 2f out, soon led, headed inside final furlong, no extra, 2nd of 5, 1 1/4l behind Sound Amigo (9-5) at Wolverhampton 6f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Apr.
Shesastar 14-1 (8-1) Mid-division, headway over 2f out, ridden to challenge over 1f out, led inside final furlong, driven out, held on, won at Doncaster 6f 2yo hcp 0-85 (4) gs in Nov beating No Poppy (9-1) by 1/2l, 13 ran.
Sea Flower (IRE) 28-1 (8-6) With stands side leader, ridden 2f out, soon lost place, weakened 1f out, 14th of 16, 16l behind Murbeh (8-11) at Ripon 6f 2yo aut (2) gd in Aug.
Mazovian (USA) 18-1 (8-7) With leader and wide, led briefly 5f out, ridden well over 2f out, lost 2nd and weakened over 1f out, last of 3, 9l behind Trade Storm (9-0) at Doncaster 7f con stks (3) gf in Apr.
Pineapple Pete (IRE) 10-1 (8-12) Bumped start, chased leaders, effort over 1f out, soon weakened, 5th of 6, 3 1/2l behind Novabridge (9-5) at Yarmouth 5f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Apr.
Melodize 7-1 (8-13) Chased leaders, ridden to lead over 1f out, held on well, won at Redcar 5f 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) gf in Apr beating Irish Boy (9-2) by 1 1/4l, 8 ran.