Plenty of course and distance winners on show with China Excels the most recent. She scored here on her penultimate start but has been well beaten since while veteran Indian Trail remains 3lb higher than when winning here last September. Noodles Blue Boy is up 5lb for winning an amateurs' race at Leicester and Lost In Paris was raised the same amount for scoring at Catterick last month. A case can be made Fitz Flyer and Ziggy Lee but BEDLOE'S ISLAND makes most appeal. He was beaten a length off today's mark at York last time but won at Thirsk the last time he competed at this lower level.
Bedloe's Island (IRE) 8-1 (9-4) Reluctant to load in stalls, chased leaders, led approaching final furlong, soon driven, headed final 100 yards, kept on same pace, 4th of 16, 1l behind Above Standard (9-3) at York 5f hcp 0-95 (3) gf in Jun.
Fitz Flyer (IRE) 10-1 (8-9) Held up in mid-division, ridden over 2f out, headway over 1f out, stayed on, never able to get on terms with leaders, 4th of 14, 2 1/2l behind Magical Macey (9-7) at Newcastle 5f hcp 105 (2) gs in Jun.
Ziggy Lee 25-1 (8-4) Went right start, mid-division, headway over 1f out, never on terms, 6th of 18, 1 1/2l behind Dancing Freddy (8-10) at York 5f hcp 105 (2) gf in May '12.
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.
Oldjoesaid 25-1 (7-12) Always towards rear, 15th of 19, 5l behind Kingsgate Choice (9-4) at York 5f hcp 105 (2) gd in May.
Flash City (ITY) 16-1 (9-2) With leaders, ridden 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 10, 3 1/2l behind Midnight Dynamo (8-13) at Ayr 5f hcp 0-95 (3) gf in Jun.
Towbee 28-1 (9-10) Held up, pushed along over 3f out, never on terms, 8th of 10, 8l behind Avon Breeze (9-6) at Carlisle 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Jun.
Lenny Bee 8-1 (9-6) Chased leaders, ridden and weakened over 2f out, last of 12, 9l behind Meandmyshadow (9-9) at Thirsk 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Jun.
Burning Thread (IRE) 20-1 (9-3) Slowly into stride, soon outpaced in last pair, never on terms, tailed off, last of 6, 34l behind Forest Edge (8-12) at Bath 6f stks 0-90 (3) fm in Jun.
Noodles Blue Boy 7-2 (10-7) Made all, ridden over 1f out, kept on and edge right inside final furlong, won at Leicester 5f ladies hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Jun beating Haadeeth (9-6) by 1/2l, 9 ran.
Waking Warrior 20-1 (8-12) Chased leaders, went 2nd over 2f out, led over 1f out, headed final 135 yards, no extra in closing stages, 7th of 18, 1 1/2l behind Noverre To Go (9-6) at York 6f hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Jun.
Caranbola 40-1 (9-6) Chased leaders, ridden and every chance over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 14th of 18, 5l behind Noverre To Go (9-6) at York 6f hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Jun.
Lost In Paris (IRE) 8-1 (9-2) In touch, effort over 1f out, soon no impression, 4th of 11, 2l behind The Nifty Fox (9-0) at Musselburgh 5f hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Jun.
Indian Trail 8-1 (9-7) Held up, ridden halfway, never on terms, 9th of 13, 7l behind Script (8-0) at Haydock 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Jun.
Monnoyer 10-3 (9-6) With leader, ridden over 1f out, soon weakened, eased inside final furlong, 9th of 13, 9l behind Lost In Paris (9-12) at Catterick 5f hcp 0-70 (5) gs in May.
Diamond Blue 6-1 (9-7) Behind, driven over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, never reached leaders, 6th of 9, 4 1/2l behind Ypres (9-4) at Ripon 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Jun.
China Excels 5-1 (9-4) Prominent in centre, ridden halfway, weakened over 1f out, 11th of 13, 12l behind Script (8-0) at Haydock 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Jun.