Sophie's Beau came out best in a close finish over course and distance last time. He has a poor draw to overcome in this, however, and both Choc'A'Moca and Pull The Pin will be hopeful of turning the tables though the former had an engagement at Thirsk last night. Insolenceofoffice hasn't been done any favours by the draw either while Blue Noodles has so far done all his winning over longer trips. It could pay to stick with BONDI BEACH BOY despite a further 6lb rise for his latest success at Thirsk. He appears to do just enough to get his head in front and there could yet be more to come from James Turner's charge.
Lady Del Sol 50-1 (9-9) Dwelt, always towards rear, last of 9, 19l behind Just Paul (8-2) at Catterick 7f hcp 0-70 (5) gs in May.
Choc'a'moca (IRE) 7-2 (9-8) Led, pressed from over 1f out, ridden inside final furlong, caught post, 2nd of 9, ns behind Sophie's Beau (8-5) at Beverley 5f hcp 0-65 (6) gf.
Captain Royale (IRE) 14-1 (9-8) Chased leader, hard driven to challenge over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 3rd of 10, 3 1/2l behind Sunrise Dance (9-7) at Thirsk 5f hcp 0-65 (6) gf.
Insolenceofoffice (IRE) 9-4fav (8-10) Took keen hold, always prominent, ridden over 2f out, stayed on same pace inside final furlong, no impression on winner, 2nd of 7, 3 1/2l behind Tony Hollis (8-1) at Musselburgh 7f hcp 0-65 (6) gf.
Red Roar (IRE) 8-1 (8-8) In touch, ridden 2f out, kept on one pace, 6th of 9, 5l behind Black Annis Bower (8-11) at Beverley 5f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in May.
Bondi Beach Boy 13-2 (8-11) Disputed lead, ridden and carried head high over 1f out, edged right inside final furlong, driven to lead final strides, won at Thirsk 5f hcp 0-60 (6) gf beating Ballarina (8-13) by shd, 11 ran.
Lord Buffhead 8-1 (9-3) Slowly into stride, always behind, last of 8, 11l behind Very First Blade (9-3) at Southwell 6f app hcp 0-55 (6) fbs.
Blue Noodles 11-2 (9-4) Soon led, ridden and headed narrowly 1f out, rallied to regain narrow lead inside final furlong, kept on, headed final stride, 2nd of 8, shd behind Victorian Number (9-6) at Kempton 7f hcp (0-55) (6) pol in May.
Pull The Pin (IRE) 7-2 (8-7) Tracked leaders in 3rd, switched left last 75 yards, stayed on towards finish, 3rd of 9, hd behind Sophie's Beau (8-5) at Beverley 5f hcp 0-65 (6) gf.
Sophie's Beau (USA) 25-1 (8-5) Tracked leader, ridden to challenge over 1f out, kept on gamely to lead post, won at Beverley 5f hcp 0-65 (6) gf beating Choc'a'moca (9-8) by ns, 9 ran.
Wicked Wilma (IRE) 11-1 (9-7) Mid-division, ridden over 1f out, one pace, 8th of 11, 4 1/2l behind Salvatore Fury (9-1) at Hamilton 5f hcp 0-65 (6) gd in May.
Queen's Princess 20-1 (9-2) Soon outpaced, never a factor, last of 7, 20l behind Gold Beau (9-5) at Redcar 6f mdn auc stks (5) gf.
Rio Sands 25-1 (8-2) In rear, ridden halfway, never a factor, 9th of 13, 8l behind Bondi Beach Boy (8-2) at Catterick 5f app hcp 0-60 (6) gs in May.
You'relikemefrank 8-1 (8-13) Led 2f, tracked winner, ridden over 1f out, lost 2nd when no extra towards finish, 3rd of 14, 5l behind Maria Montez (9-3) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-60 (6) gf.
See Vermont 14-1 (8-0) Chased leaders, ridden halfway, kept on inside final furlong, 4th of 11, 2l behind Bondi Beach Boy (8-11) at Thirsk 5f hcp 0-60 (6) gf.
Robyn 40-1 (8-9) Slowly away towards rear, headway halfway, kept on, never a factor, 6th of 10, 10l behind Flirtinaskirt (8-12) at Southwell 5f mdn stks (5) fbs in May.