Multiple course winner Shadowtime can include this race in 2010 among his successes but he's high enough in the weights now judged on this season's efforts. Litttle separated Robert The Painter and Kalk Bay at York last month and the latter has subsequently run well again in better company at Carlisle. Gold Show would prefer faster ground but Cono Zur is back on a winning mark and may revert to his more usual front-running tactics today. DAME NELLIE MELBA showed her first worthwhile form at Doncaster recently when encountering fast ground for the first time. She gets the vote to open her account on her handicap debut with further progress on the cards
Kalk Bay (IRE) 10-1 (9-2) Held up in mid-division, headway over 2f out, ridden and edged left over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, 4th of 15, 2l behind Silvery Moon (9-7) at Carlisle 1m hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Jun.
Shadowtime 16-1 (9-12) Dwelt, always behind, 11th of 12, 7l behind Altharoos (9-6) at Beverley 7f hcp 0-80 (4) gf.
Robert The Painter (IRE) 4-1 (9-9) Held up, headway over 2f out, kept on same pace from over 1f out, no impression, 5th of 8, 3l behind Seattle Drive (9-9) at Newcastle 1m hcp 0-85 (4) gs in Jun.
Gold Show 16-1 (8-2) Mid-division, headway to challenge over 2f out, ridden and every chance over 1f out, kept on same pace in 3rd inside final furlong, 3rd of 10, 3l behind Whispering Warrior (9-7) at Newcastle 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) gs in Jun.
Cono Zur (FR) 5-1 (9-1) Chased leaders, pushed along over 2f out, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 10th of 12, 16l behind Talent Scout (9-7) at Pontefract 1m hcp 0-75 (5) gd.
Daneside (IRE) 6-1 (9-6) Ran 4f after false start, restrained start, pulled hard and held up in rear, pulled way up to chase leaders 6f out, went 2nd 5f out, pushed along 3f out, led 4f out, ridden edged left and headed 2f out, weakening when slightly hampered over 1f out, 6th of 10, 7l behind Poor Duke (9-5) at Windsor 1m hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Dame Nellie Melba 14-1 (9-0) Held up towards rear, headway over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 5th of 12, 4l behind Ethel (9-0) at Doncaster 7f fll mdn stks (5) gf.