Kevin Ryan's Fasliyanne ran much better last month when narrowly beaten by Lake Chini over course and distance and she has claims despite a 4lb rise for that run but has only won once from 30 career starts so is not one to rely upon and a better bet may be BESTY, who is preferred to Hazelrigg. Tim Easterby's gelding has not won since landing his debut effort in a Thirsk maiden but he has shown improved form of late so cannot be discounted. John Quinn's Select Committee heads the weights for this handicap and comes here in fair form having been running consistently well of late and he should be thereabouts again but he may just be a shade high in the weights. Not My Choice and Comptonspirit are others to consider in a competitive event but the vote goes to Bryan Smart's Besty, who would not be winning out of turn having found just one too good in each of his last two outings and he has solid claims of going one better.
Select Committee 11-2 (8-12) In touch, effort when not much room 1f out, kept on, not pace to challenge, 5th of 12, 2 1/4l behind Lucky Numbers (9-9) at Haydock 5f hcp 0-80 (4) gd.
Hazelrigg (IRE) 3-1fav (9-0) Prominent, every chance final furlong, no extra close home, 3rd of 9, 1l behind Apache Ridge (9-4) at Carlisle 6f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in May.
Cutting Comments 10-1 (9-0) Held up in rear, headway when not clear run over 1f out, shaken up, ran on, never nearer, 6th of 10, 6l behind Musical Bridge (8-11) at Ripon 5f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in May.
Not My Choice (IRE) 5-1 (9-11) Led, ridden and headed inside final furlong, weakened towards finish, 3rd of 9, 1 1/2l behind Elijah Pepper (9-7) at Pontefract 6f hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Besty 15-2 (8-2) Led, ridden over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, no extra towards finish, 2nd of 9, 3/4l behind Bated Breath (9-7) at Pontefract 6f 3yo hcp 0-90 (3) gf.
Boy The Bell 20-1 (8-12) Chased leaders, ridden 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 5th of 12, 6l behind Pepper Lane (8-2) at Redcar 6f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gd.
Comptonspirit 6-1 (9-8) Mid-division, ridden over 2f out, kept on final furlong, 3rd of 9, 1 3/4l behind Silvanus (9-6) at Carlisle 5f hcp 0-60 (6) gf in May.
Tournedos (IRE) 14-1 (9-1) Fly jumped start and nearly unseated rider, in rear, ridden over 1f out, some late headway, kept on, 7th of 16, 5l behind Ryedane (9-7) at Beverley 5f hcp 0-65 (6) gd.
Fasliyanne (IRE) 10-3fav (9-5) Led, ridden over 1f out, driven and headed near post, 2nd of 8, nk behind Lake Chini (9-7) at Carlisle 5f hcp 0-60 (6) gf in May.
Steel City Boy (IRE) 28-1 (9-4) Held up mid-division, headway to track leaders over 3f out, ridden 2f out, faded final furlong, 6th of 12, 9l behind Memphis Man (9-9) at Nottingham 6f hcp 0-65 (6) gs.
Silver Hotspur 25-1 (9-4) Slowly into stride, always behind, last of 10, 12l behind Feet Of Fury (8-10) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.