Something appeared to go amiss with Fathom Five at Thirsk last time having landed a hat-trick before that. But Choc 'A' Moca went close again here recently after winning from stall 11 over track and trip previously. He has the beating of Pearl Noir, Ichimoku and Captain Scooby and won a division of this contest last year. Alpha Tauri won on the all-weather again recently but has yet to score in 21 attempts on Turf. Pontefract runner-up Argent Touch has decent claims but a chance is taken there is more to come from the three-year-old filly SINGING STAR after last month's third over track and trip and she gets the nod.
Pabusar 66-1 (7-10) Soon led, clear halfway, ridden when headed entering final furlong, soon weakened, 9th of 10, 11l behind The Great Gabrial (9-6) at Southwell 7f hcp 0-80 (4) fbs in Jun.
Fathom Five (IRE) 5-1fav (9-0) Raced far side, chased group leader, hung right to near side group but not on terms over 2f out, ridden and weakened quickly inside final 2f, 19th of 20, 25l behind Amis Reunis (8-12) at Thirsk 6f hcp 0-60 (6) gf in Jun.
Choc'a'moca (IRE) 7-2 (9-3) Chased leaders, ridden to lead towards finish, headed close home, 2nd of 14, nk behind Cadeaux Pearl (9-9) at Beverley 5f hcp 0-60 (6) gf.
Argent Touch 16-1 (8-5) Mid-division, ridden and headway over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 2nd of 7, 1 1/4l behind Straits Of Malacca (8-9) at Pontefract 5f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) sft.
Knockamany Bends (IRE) 25-1 (9-1) In rear, headway 2f out, stayed on well inside final furlong, 2nd of 9, 1/2l behind Red Forever (9-2) at Redcar 5f mdn hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jun.
Pearl Noir 17-2 (9-4) Led, ridden and headed inside final furlong, soon weakened, 7th of 14, 3 1/2l behind Cadeaux Pearl (9-9) at Beverley 5f hcp 0-60 (6) gf.
Nelson's Pride 12-1 (9-2) Raced near side, behind, ridden and headway 2f out, ran on inside final furlong, went 4th final 100 yards, nearest finish, 4th of 20, 2 3/4l behind Amis Reunis (8-12) at Thirsk 6f hcp 0-60 (6) gf in Jun.
Two Turtle Doves (IRE) 20-1 (10-1) Towards rear, headway over 1f out, stayed on final furlong, nearest finish, 4th of 11, 3l behind Chosen One (10-7) at Ayr 5f am hcp 0-65 (6) gf.
Ichimoku 6-1 (9-0) Mid-division, ridden over 1f out, one pace, 10th of 12, 7l behind Choc'a'moca (8-13) at Beverley 5f app hcp 0-60 (6) gf in Jun.
Captain Scooby 10-1 (8-10) Always towards rear, 5th of 14, 2 3/4l behind Cadeaux Pearl (9-9) at Beverley 5f hcp 0-60 (6) gf.
Novalist 12-1 (9-8) Chased leaders, weakened final furlong, 11th of 14, 12l behind Hab Reeh (10-13) at Hamilton 6f am hcp 0-60 (6) sft in Jun.
Alpha Tauri (USA) 7-2 (8-12) Made all, ridden entering final furlong, stayed on gamely, won at Southwell 5f hacp 0-70 (5) fbs in Mar beating Keep It Dark (9-6) by 1l, 8 ran.
Sharp Shoes 33-1 (8-4) Tracked leader and raced towards far side, lost place over 1f out, 10th of 13, 9l behind Windforpower (9-2) at Newcastle 5f hcp 0-60 (6) gf in Oct.
Singing Star (IRE) 13-2 (7-13) Held up, not clear run over 2f out, headway over 1f out, stayed on, went 3rd post, 3rd of 10, 2l behind Incomparable (8-6) at Beverley 5f hcp 0-65 (6) gs in Jun.