Lees Anthem has been raised further in the weights despite not winning after a second at Thirsk and blinkers are applied for the first time today. Pull The Pin and Major Muscari could have been better drawn. The latter has a bit to find with Spoken Words on their running over track and trip last month when John Riches' charge was beaten only a head. But HAZARD WARNING finally showed some improvement for his slide down the weights when beaten less than a length by Cadeaux Pearl over course and distance last time and it could be his turn again today.
Lees Anthem 12-1 (9-11) Overall lead on near side rail, ridden over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, kept on same pace, 2nd of 20, 1l behind Amis Reunis (8-12) at Thirsk 6f hcp 0-60 (6) gf in Jun.
Windforpower (IRE) 11-2 (9-6) Held up towards rear, ridden over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 7th of 8, 3 1/2l behind Salvatore Fury (9-10) at Carlisle 5f hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Pull The Pin (IRE) 11-2fav (9-8) Close up, led over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, no extra towards finish, 6th of 11, 2 3/4l behind Emily Davison (8-2) at Hamilton 5f sell hcp 0-60 (6) gd in Jun.
Hazard Warning (IRE) 14-1 (9-2) Slowly away, ridden and headway over 1f out, stayed on towards finish, 4th of 14, 1/2l behind Cadeaux Pearl (9-9) at Beverley 5f hcp 0-60 (6) gf.
Lizzy's Dream 14-1 (8-4) Slowly away outpaced, 9th of 10, 12l behind Amenable (9-2) at Beverley 5f hcp 0-70 (5) hvy in May.
Major Muscari (IRE) 10-1 (9-6) Held up in rear, ran on from over 1f out, went 3rd inside final furlong, no impression on winner, 3rd of 11, 7l behind Exceedexpectations (9-12) at Lingfield 7f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Lucky Mark (IRE) 12-1 (8-11) Tracked leader stands' side, ridden and lost place when groups merged over 1f out, no impression final furlong, 6th of 14, 10l behind Prigsnov Dancer (8-13) at Nottingham 6f app hcp 0-60 (6) gd in May.
Mey Blossom 14-1 (9-1) Chased leaders, ridden 2f out, stayed on same pace from over 1f out, 5th of 12, 6l behind Imperator Augustus (10-0) at Catterick 7f hcp 0-65 (6) gf.
Red Cape (FR) 28-1 (9-7) Raced near side, chased leaders, ridden 2f out, soon weakened, eased when no chance final furlong, 18th of 20, 23l behind Amis Reunis (8-12) at Thirsk 6f hcp 0-60 (6) gf in Jun.
Spoken Words 7-2 (8-5) Tracked leaders, ridden 3f out, one pace and no impression inside final furlong, 5th of 11, 3 1/2l behind Rock Canyon (9-0) at Hamilton 6f hcp 0-65 (6) gd.
Lord Buffhead 7-2 (8-12) In rear, soon outpaced, weakened over 1f out, last of 8, 11l behind Night Trade (9-1) at Chepstow 5f hcp (6) sft in Jun.
Busy Bimbo (IRE) 16-1 (8-12) Mid-division, ridden over 1f out, soon weakened, 9th of 14, 7l behind Cadeaux Pearl (9-9) at Beverley 5f hcp 0-60 (6) gf.
Lady Mai (IRE) 4-1 (9-3) Chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong, 4th of 8, 3 1/2l behind Burnt Cream (9-7) at Yarmouth 5f hcp 0-60 (6) fm.
Classical Diva 16-1 (8-2) Tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 7, 9l behind Makin The Rules (9-7) at Catterick 6f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gf.