Bosham has returned to a winning mark but both of last season's wins came over six furlongs. KIRTLING BELLE is preferred as a repeat of last month's second over track and trip should see her bang there at the finish. Manatee Bay ran well when third at Beverley last time but has been raised a further 3lb for his trouble while The Nifty Fox was winning off a 14lb higher mark at this time last year and could bounce back at any time.
Bosham 20-1 (8-11) Reared start, dwelt, in rear, never a factor, 9th of 14, 4 1/2l behind Thatcherite (8-13) at Beverley 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gd.
Kirtling Belle 4-1 (9-6) Led early, always handy, driven over 1f out, stayed on, held towards finish, 3rd of 8, 1l behind Baron Run (9-8) at Hamilton 6f hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Ingenti 5-1 (9-4) Tracked leaders in 3rd, led 2f out, ridden over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, weakened towards finish, 5th of 8, 2 1/2l behind Salvatore Fury (9-10) at Carlisle 5f hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Manatee Bay 3-1fav (9-10) Mid-division, headway over 1f out, soon ridden, led inside final furlong, headed towards finish, 3rd of 14, 1/2l behind Cadeaux Pearl (9-9) at Beverley 5f hcp 0-60 (6) gf.
Slim Chance (IRE) 33-1 (9-1) Took keen hold on outer tracked winner until ridden well over 1f out, soon weakened, last of 8, 18l behind Little Shambles (9-6) at Catterick 7f hcp 0-80 (4) gf.
Passionada 4-1fav (9-5) Prominent, ridden 2f out, stayed on same pace from over 1f out, 3rd of 7, 5l behind Captain Dunne (9-7) at Haydock 5f app hcp 0-75 (5) sft.
The Nifty Fox 8-1 (10-9) Close up, effort 2f out, weakened final furlong, 9th of 11, 6l behind Chosen One (10-7) at Ayr 5f am hcp 0-65 (6) gf.
Amis Reunis 9-1 (8-9) Took keen hold, led, headed over 2f out, edged right over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 7th of 8, 6l behind Gold Beau (9-7) at Hamilton 6f hcp 0-70 (5) gf.