Another For Joe beat Al Muheer easily enough over track and trip last time but GEORGE ROOKE wasn't far behind in third. The latter was left with a lot of ground to make up and, if ridden closer to the pace today, Keith Dalgleish's charge may well turn the tables on better terms. Party Royal never threatened when fourth here last time but finished ahead of Talent Scout and Toto Skyllachy. But Kingscroft makes more appeal dropped in class and the less-exposed Champagne Rules could also go well.
Toto Skyllachy 20-1 (9-3) Tried to anticipate start and hit gate, started slowly, always towards rear, 15th of 16, 19l behind Johnno (9-3) at Carlisle 1m hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Jun.
George Rooke (IRE) 11-2fav (9-10) Held up towards rear, headway on outside, over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, went 3rd final 50 yards, nearest finish, 3rd of 15, 1 3/4l behind Another For Joe (9-6) at Carlisle 1m hcp (4) gf in Jun.
Another For Joe 14-1 (9-6) Took keen hold, tracking leader, challenged 2f out, stayed on under pressure inside final furlong, led final 75 yards, won going away, won at Carlisle 1m hcp (4) gf in Jun beating Tectonic (8-11) by 1 1/2l, 15 ran.
Party Royal 11-1 (9-3) Took keen hold, tracking leaders, ridden over 1f out, one pace and lost 3rd inside final furlong, 4th of 16, 5l behind Johnno (9-3) at Carlisle 1m hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Jun.
Sky Khan 15-2 (9-0) Held up behind, headway over 3f out, ridden 2f out, went 3rd 1f out, kept on, never troubled front pair, 3rd of 9, 7l behind San Cassiano (9-7) at Newcastle 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Jun.
Talent Scout (IRE) 25-1 (8-9) Pushed along to lead, ridden over 2f out, headed 2f out, soon lost 2nd, chased leaders, weakened inside final furlong, 8th of 16, 9l behind Johnno (9-3) at Carlisle 1m hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Jun.
Al Muheer (IRE) 11-1 (9-8) Took keen hold in mid-division, stayed on inside final furlong, not reach leaders, 8th of 15, 6l behind Another For Joe (9-6) at Carlisle 1m hcp (4) gf in Jun.
Kingscroft (IRE) 9-2 (8-5) Mid-division, ridden 2f out, kept on same pace final furlong, never reached leaders, 6th of 9, 3l behind Extraterrestrial (8-8) at Doncaster 1m hcp 0-90 (3) gf in Jun.
Champagne Rules 25-1 (9-3) Keen, in touch in rear, headway over 2f out, ridden to chase winner over 1f out, no impression final furlong, 2nd of 6, 5l behind Anglophile (9-3) at Leicester 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) sft in Jun.
Llewellyn 10-1 (9-9) Towards rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 4th of 10, 6l behind Illustrious Prince (9-11) at Leicester 7f hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Jun.