King Of The Celts won this off a higher mark last year and should make another bold bid. New Colours has a shout on his recent third at Epsom and Rainbow Rock could get involved if staying this extra 2f after a placed effort at Musselburgh. OCEAN APPLAUSE has been running well without success in higher grade handicaps. This drop in class may be what John Ryan's charge need to get his head back in front and he rates the selection.
Ocean Applause 11-4fav (8-9) Chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, kept on to take 3rd inside final furlong until near finish, 4th of 8, 3l behind Spanish Plume (8-8) at Chester 1m 2f hcp 0-80 (4) gf.
Warlu Way 16-1 (9-4) Held up towards rear, pushed along over 3f out, ridden over 1f out, no impression, 4th of 11, 5l behind Bishop's Castle (9-7) at York 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) gf.
It's A Mans World 16-1 (8-8) Held up towards rear, outpaced 3f out, never able to challenge, 6th of 9, 31l behind San Cassiano (9-7) at Newcastle 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Jun.
King Of The Celts (IRE) 8-1 (8-5) Tracked leaders, ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace, 6th of 10, 4 1/2l behind Aryal (9-4) at Beverley 1m 2f hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Jun.
Rasselas (IRE) 14-1 (9-5) Tracked leaders, went 2nd over 7f out until over 2f out, soon dropped out, 6th of 9, 7l behind Bahamian C (9-3) at Hamilton 1m 1f hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Duke Of Yorkshire 3-1fav (9-7) Tracked leader, ridden and weakened over 2f out, 5th of 6, 43l behind Precision Strike (8-11) at Doncaster 1m 7f hcp 0-70 (5) sft in Jun.
Checkpoint 4-1fav (8-13) Towards rear, headway over 2f out, one pace and no impression, 6th of 13, 5l behind My Single Malt (9-8) at Chester 1m ldy hcp (4) gf.
Rainbow Rock (IRE) 2-1 (9-1) Held up, edged left and closed over 5f out, went 2nd 3f out until over 1f out, stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 3rd of 6, 3 1/2l behind Majorities (8-13) at Musselburgh 1m 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gs in Jun.
Quite Sparky 16-1 (9-13) Held up towards rear, headway over 1f out, soon ridden, kept on same pace, 5th of 11, 7l behind Rainford Glory (9-4) at Beverley 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) gf.
New Colours 8-1 (8-13) Tracked winner, ridden over 2f out, edged left final furlong, bumped and lost 2nd near finish, 3rd of 8, 1 1/2l behind Truancy (9-1) at Epsom Downs 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gf.