Botteen is looking to redeem himself after a disappointing handicap debut on the Polytrack. Excellent Addition was beaten six lengths when runner-up here in May and needs to step up on that while Bitusa has shown his best in testing ground so far. Red Paladin has gone off the boil since making a winning reappearance so it could pay to stick with JUST PAUL in this. He bids for a hat-trick off only a 2lb higher mark after wins at Catterick and Thirsk last time and makes more appeal than recent Yarmouth runner-up Loucal.
Botteen (IRE) 5-2 (9-3) Chased leading pair on inside, pushed along 2f out, no impression, weakened to 4th inside final furlong, 4th of 6, 7l behind Arctic Admiral (8-11) at Lingfield 7f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) pol in May.
Red Paladin (IRE) 6-1 (9-4) Mid-division, headway over 3f out, chased leaders over 2f out, every chance over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 3rd of 13, 6l behind Blue Maisey (9-3) at Redcar 1m hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jun.
Excellent Addition (IRE) 3-1 (9-7) Behind, headway over 1f out, ridden inside final furlong, kept on, 4th of 13, 2 3/4l behind Aeronwyn Bryn (8-13) at Thirsk 1m 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) gd in Jun.
Bitusa (USA) 28-1 (9-0) Held up in rear, headway over 3f out, chased leaders over 2f out, soon hung left, ran on under pressure, never reached winner, 2nd of 14, hd behind Krupskaya (9-4) at Thirsk 1m 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) sft in May.
Just Paul (IRE) 9-2 (8-7) Mid-division, headway over 2f out, led over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, soon rallied, led post, won at Thirsk 7f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jun beating Hoppy's Flyer (9-4) by ns, 11 ran.
Relight My Fire 11-1 (9-4) Held up towards rear on outer, ridden over 2f out, no impression, 9th of 13, 13l behind Aeronwyn Bryn (8-13) at Thirsk 1m 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) gd in Jun.
Loucal 2-1fav (9-1) Close up, ridden and every chance when hung left over 1f out, not quicken towards finish, 2nd of 10, 1 1/2l behind Little Indian (8-6) at Yarmouth 7f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Jun.
Taxiformissbyron 25-1 (8-13) Held up towards rear, pushed along over 2f out, never dangerous, 7th of 10, 7l behind Black Rider (9-2) at Newcastle 7f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Jun.
Joeluke 33-1 (9-0) Slowly into stride, held up, never on terms, 7th of 10, 9l behind Grace Hull (8-12) at Wolverhampton 6f 2yo mdn auc stks (6) pol in Oct.
My Claire 20-1 (7-13) Held up towards rear, never on terms, 8th of 11, 13l behind Couloir Extreme (9-4) at Windsor 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Jun.