Comptonspirit beat Hazelrigg, Galpin Junior and Chosen One last time at Carlisle but may struggle to replicate that success at the top of the weights. Just a neck separated Rio Sands and King Of Swords on their most recent effort at Pontefract as they both lost out to Bosun Breese, with both worth considering on similar going here. The vote though goes to CARANBOLA who was a two length victor over course and distance most recently. She is looking to overturn a previous loss to King Of Swords earlier in the month and with a liking for the course and a smaller disparity in the weights, Mel Brittain's filly can do just that.
Comptonspirit 8-1 (8-13) Raced far side, chased leaders in far side group, led over 1f out, ran on well, won at Carlisle 5f hcp 0-80 (4) gf beating The Bear (9-3) by 2l, 13 ran.
Hazelrigg (IRE) 7-2fav (9-4) Raced far side, slowly into stride, headway over 1f out, never troubled leaders, 4th of 13, 3 1/2l behind Comptonspirit (8-13) at Carlisle 5f hcp 0-80 (4) gf.
Poppy's Rose 12-1 (9-5) Chased leaders, outpaced over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, stayed on under pressure inside final furlong, no impression, 4th of 10, 3 1/2l behind Verinco (8-9) at Hamilton 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gd.
Galpin Junior (USA) 6-1 (9-3) Raced far side, in touch on outside, effort well over 1f out, soon one pace, 5th of 13, 4 1/2l behind Comptonspirit (8-13) at Carlisle 5f hcp 0-80 (4) gf.
Chosen One (IRE) 9-1 (9-0) Raced far side, prominent, under pressure over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 6th of 13, 5l behind Comptonspirit (8-13) at Carlisle 5f hcp 0-80 (4) gf.
Caranbola 7-2 (9-9) Made virtualy all, ridden 2f out, edged left 1f out, stayed on under pressure final furlong, won at Beverley 5f fll hcp (5) gf beating Comptonspirit (9-12) by 2l, 9 ran.
Silvanus (IRE) 16-1 (9-4) Held up towards rear, trapped behind wall of horses from entering final 2f, hampered over 1f out, not recover, 9th of 12, 3l behind Efistorm (9-11) at Sandown 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gf.
Wicked Wilma (IRE) 16-1 (9-2) Raced towards stand side, chased leaders, ridden to chase winner over 1f out, no extra and lost 2 places near finish, 4th of 11, 2 1/2l behind Verinco (8-11) at Carlisle 5f hcp 0-75 (5) sft.
Select Committee 11-1 (8-12) Held up in rear, ridden and headway on outer over 1f out, kept on final furlong, 4th of 8, 2 3/4l behind Bosun Breese (9-10) at Pontefract 5f hcp 0-70 (5) gd.
King Of Swords (IRE) 9-2 (9-3) Chased leading pair, ridden 2f out, stayed on same pace final furlong, 3rd of 8, 2 1/4l behind Bosun Breese (9-10) at Pontefract 5f hcp 0-70 (5) gd.
Miss Daawe 9-2 (9-0) Chased leaders, outpaced 2f out, ridden and effort on outside over 1f out, one pace final furlong, 5th of 9, 3l behind Caranbola (9-9) at Beverley 5f fll hcp (5) gf.
Espy 80-1 (8-7) Always behind, 10th of 13, 6l behind Mey Blossom (9-1) at Beverley 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gf.
Rio Sands 6-1 (8-8) Mid-division, headway 2f out, ridden and stayed on to go 2nd inside final furlong, 2nd of 8, 2l behind Bosun Breese (9-10) at Pontefract 5f hcp 0-70 (5) gd.
Azygous 100-1 (8-2) With leaders on outside, ridden and lost place inside final 2f, weakened over 1f out, last of 13, 11l behind Mey Blossom (9-1) at Beverley 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gf.