A tight contest where IRON OUT might be capable of getting back to winning ways, while Fujin Dancer, Danehillsundance, General Tufto and Nisaal are all considered. The last-named has been finding winning difficult and remains a maiden after 18 starts. All ground comes alike to him but he just lacks toe at the finish and will probably be found wanting again. Fujin Dancer was in cracking form in the spring until the handicapper caught up with him, but he will surely get competitive on ground that suits, while Danehillsundance has twice won here over a mile and just about gets home over this far, though he will have to ridden with patience by Robert Winston. General Tufto is 3lbs higher than a course and distance success last month and is entitled to be bang there again, though we will side with Iron Out. Reg Hollinshead's gelding has a fast ground turf win to his name, even though he is better known for his exploits on the Polytrack. His run last time in a very competitive York handicap was very good form to come here with and he can reward his supporters.
Danehillsundance (IRE) 12-1 (9-4) Towards rear, headway over 3f out, stayed on well final 2f, 2nd of 11, 1l behind Brushing (8-8) at Carlisle 1m 1f hcp 0-80 (4) gf in May.
Fujin Dancer (FR) 16-1 (8-0) Held up towards rear, headway on inside over 4f out, switched right over 1f out, kept on, 4th of 11, 5l behind Forte Dei Marmi (9-3) at Redcar 1m 2f hcp 105 (2) gf in May.
Ahlawy (IRE) 8-1 (8-12) Held up, headway towards inside over 2f out, soon disputing 2nd, chased leading pair over 1f out, dropped to 4th last half furlong, 4th of 10, 5l behind Spirit Is Needed (9-4) at Haydock 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in May.
Iron Out (USA) 50-1 (9-3) Tracked leader, ridden and every chance 2f out, soon weakened, 11th of 19, 6l behind Kindest (9-5) at York 1m 1f hcp 0-80 (4) gd.
General Tufto 20-1 (9-0) Behind, ridden over 1f out, no impression, 12th of 19, 7l behind Kindest (9-5) at York 1m 1f hcp 0-80 (4) gd.
Nisaal (IRE) 5-2 (9-9) Tracked winner, challenged 3f out, effort when carried head high 2f out, soon ridden, kept on and every chance until no extra towards finish, 2nd of 6, 1 1/4l behind High Office (10-0) at Musselburgh 1m 1f mdn stks (5) gs in Apr.
Patavium (IRE) 12-1 (8-9) Held up mid-division, ridden and headway over 1f out, one pace, 6th of 15, 7l behind Tropical Bachelor (8-5) at York 1m 4f app hcp 0-80 (4) gd.
Umverti 14-1 (8-4) Led 1f, chased leader, ridden over 2f out, soon weakened, 13th of 15, 28l behind Tropical Bachelor (8-5) at York 1m 4f app hcp 0-80 (4) gd.