At the weights NOODLES BLUE BOY has got a chance of reversing placings with Atlantic Beach on their recent running and is given the vote while Mullglen may be next best. Atlantic Beach beat our pick just over a length at Carlisle last month when in receipt of 15lbs, and the Ollie Pears-trained four-year-old is now 4lbs better off, which will hopefully be enough for him to gain reward for his consistency in these events. Mullglen goes on any ground and is on the same mark as when going close at Thirsk last time, so he should be ultra-competitive. Select Committee has dropped to 1lb above his highest winning mark and two of his four career successes have come over course and distance, so he should be involved, but Perlachy is better on the artificial surfaces than turf and we will side with Noodles Blue Boy.
Noodles Blue Boy 4-1 (9-13) Slowly into stride, in touch, ridden and headway over 1f out, chased winner inside final furlong, kept on and always held, 2nd of 9, 1 1/4l behind Atlantic Beach (8-12) at Carlisle 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Jun.
Mullglen 10-3 (9-2) Held up in touch, ridden over 1f out, effort to chase winner when hung left inside final furlong, 2nd of 5, 1l behind Mey Blossom (8-8) at Thirsk 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Jun.
Atlantic Beach 9-4fav (8-12) Tracked leaders, ridden to lead 1f out, kept on well, won at Carlisle 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Jun beating Noodles Blue Boy (9-13) by 1 1/4l, 9 ran.
Select Committee 17-2 (9-9) Chased leaders stands side, pushed along over 2f out, hampered over 1f out, switched left and stayed on same pace, 4th of 9, 8l behind Comptonspirit (9-1) at Carlisle 5f hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Jun.
Perlachy 18-1 (9-4) Tracked leaders, ridden and weakened over 1f out, last of 11, 9l behind Medici Time (9-10) at Leicester 5f hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Jun.