HERE NOW AND WHY hasn't won on Turf since 2011 but he's generally consistent. He's having his first-ever start on this stiff track but arrives in good form and looks ready to score again. Irish Boy was caught on the line by Mey Blossom over the track and trip last month and will make a bold bid though he could have done without a 3lb rise. Neither Thorpe Bay nor Ace Master have ever won on Turf and both reserve their best for Southwell and though Prignsov Dancer has won here in the past it was a very long time ago.
Irish Boy (IRE) 20-1 (8-13) Tracked leaders on outer, ridden halfway, led inside final furlong, headed final strides, 2nd of 8, nk behind Mey Blossom (8-4) at Beverley 5f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in May.
Here Now And Why (IRE) 4-1 (9-2) Held up of fthe pace towards rear, switched right over 1f out, ran on under pressure inside final furlong, unable to reach winner, 2nd of 11, nk behind Pavers Star (8-11) at Musselburgh 5f hcp 0-65 (6) gf in May.
Thorpe Bay 8-1 (9-6) Chased leader, led over 3f out, ridden well over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, no extra and lost 2nd final 100 yards, 3rd of 14, 1 3/4l behind Prince Of Passion (9-6) at Southwell 6f hcp 0-60 (6) fbs in May.
Ace Master 10-1 (9-2) Led, clear over 4f out, headed well over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 7th of 16, 13l behind Dancing Maite (8-13) at Leicester 7f hcp 0-60 (6) gd.
China Excels 40-1 (9-2) Mid-division, ridden and weakened over 2f out, 11th of 14, 25l behind Drive Home (8-6) at Catterick 7f hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Sep.
Wotalad 25-1 (9-5) Led 2f, weakened over 1f out, 7th of 8, 15l behind Pearl Bridge (9-5) at York 6f 3yo mdn (4) gd in May.
Storey Hill (USA) 100-1 (9-2) Steadied and switched left after start, held up and always in rear, never a factor, last of 13, 21l behind No Quarter (9-3) at Thirsk 7f hcp 0-60 (6) gd in May.
Prigsnov Dancer (IRE) 22-1 (8-5) Raced far side in touch, ridden 2f out, weakened final furlong, 8th of 17, 7l behind Feel The Heat (9-0) at Thirsk 6f hcp 0-60 (6) gf.
Majestic Angel 50-1 (8-7) Raced stand side in touch, weakened over 1f out, 16th of 17, 17l behind Feel The Heat (9-0) at Thirsk 6f hcp 0-60 (6) gf.