Select Committee is in really good form but is very tricky to win with and so we will again take him on with PRINCE NAMID, while Top Bid is well drawn and can get involved. Prince Namid has a middle draw here, where of course high numbers are favoured in big fields, so we are not too badly off from a punting perspective. The gelding won over course and distance last time, getting the better of Select Committee by a head and is 2lbs worse off for that, so strictly on the book the form should be reversed. They are also drawn alongside each other, so there may well be plenty of speed down the middle, but now that Prince Namid has got the win under his belt he looks capable of making it two on the bounce. Peninsular War is open to some improvement and looks very capable off this mark of 72 and from a high enough draw, while Top Bid has a good pitch and should be suited by this stiff 5f after going very close at Doncaster last time. The ground suits and he can get heavily involved, but Prince Namid gets the nod.
Baybshambles (IRE) 14-1 (9-13) Outpaced, always behind, 8th of 10, 4l behind Blessed Place (8-10) at Thirsk 5f app hcp 0-75 (5) gd.
Green Park (IRE) 12-1 (8-13) Chased leaders, edged left over 1f out, kept on, 5th of 16, 4 1/2l behind Mandalay King (8-5) at York 6f hcp 0-80 (4) gd.
Requisite 4-1fav (9-13) In touch, ridden 2f out, not quicken and weakened quickly over 1f out, 10th of 12, 12l behind Brandywell Boy (9-2) at Newbury 5f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jun.
Namir (IRE) 20-1 (8-12) Mid-division, headway under pressure 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 7th of 11, 7l behind Northern Dare (9-11) at Pontefract 5f hcp 0-90 (3) sft.
Prince Namid 20-1 (9-3) Behind, ridden and headway 1f out, stayed on to lead towards finish, won at Beverley 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gd beating Select Committee (8-8) by nk, 12 ran.
Nomoreblondes 8-1 (10-8) Stumbled and unseated rider start, in a race won by Buy On The Red (10-5) at Leicester 5f (5) gf in Jun, 17 ran.
Peninsular War 8-1 (8-9) Chased leaders, until ridden and faded inside final furlong, 6th of 11, 4 1/2l behind Fivefootnumberone (8-11) at Haydock 5f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gs in May.
Braille 14-1 (8-13) Chased leaders, weakened final furlong, 14th of 15, 11l behind Mr Wolf (9-2) at Pontefract 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Jun.
Kheylide (IRE) 12-1 (9-1) Mid-division, ridden well over 1f out, never nearer, 8th of 9, 4l behind Feelin Foxy (9-8) at Doncaster 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gs.
Top Bid 9-1 (8-9) Prominent, ridden to chase winner inside final furlong, kept on, always held, 2nd of 19, 1/2l behind Capone (8-13) at Doncaster 6f hcp 0-70 (5) gs.
Azygous 9-1 (8-11) In touch, ridden 2f out, faded, 7th of 9, 4 1/2l behind Thoughtsofstardom (9-0) at Lingfield 5f hcp (5) pol in Dec.
Select Committee 3-1fav (8-13) Held up, mainly in rear, 12th of 13, 10l behind Hotham (9-4) at Pontefract 5f hcp 0-70 (5) gd.
Steel Blue 50-1 (8-3) Chased leaders, no extra inside final furlong, 7th of 16, 7l behind Mandalay King (8-5) at York 6f hcp 0-80 (4) gd.