North Central should kick on from his seasonal and handicap bow but PIAZZA SAN PIETRO might be good value for his win last time and may follow up while Cheery Cat might be the fly in the ointment. The selection got up in the final few strides under a well timed run by this pilot for that last win. Because of that he looks better value for that score than the margin suggests and he should go well under a 6lbs penalty. North Central made a promising handicap bow of this mark when returning from a 272 day absence last time. He should come on for the run and is unexposed enough to show us more. Cheery Cat is now only 1lb above his last winning handicap weight so should go well while Cookies Galore has now just dipped below his last winning mark and has every chance based on that. This looks wide open abut Piazza San Pietro could follow up.
Piazza San Pietro 12-1 (8-11) In touch, ridden and every chance entering final furlong, stayed on to lead final strides, won at Yarmouth 6f hcp 0-75 (5) gd beating Requisite (8-7) by shd, 10 ran.
He's A Humbug (IRE) 12-1 (8-12) Towards rear, ridden 1f out, weakened entering final furlong, 11th of 15, 14l behind Watch Amigo (9-3) at Doncaster 7f hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Apr.
First Blade 14-1 (8-11) Led headed over 6f out,remained in touch, ridden 2f out, soon weakened and short of room, 9th of 12, 7l behind Headache (8-8) at Wolverhampton 7f hacp 0-70 (5) pol in May.
Arjemis 20-1 (8-13) In rear, pushed along 3f out, switched left over 2f out, well beaten over 1f out, 9th of 10, 14l behind Just Sam (9-2) at Newcastle 6f hcp 0-70 (5) gd in May.
North Central (USA) 4-1 (9-7) With winner until ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace, 3rd of 10, 4 1/2l behind Jigajig (9-3) at Musselburgh 5f 3yo app hcp 0-65 (6) gf in May.
Cheery Cat (USA) 10-1 (9-0) Raced wide chased leaders, ridden over 3f out, edged right over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 9th of 13, 3l behind Only A Game (8-12) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp (0-55) (6) pol in May.
Dancing Wave 28-1 (8-6) Held up towards rear, ridden over 2f out, headway over 1f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong, 5th of 13, 5l behind Sairaam (8-12) at Thirsk 7f hcp (6) gd in May.
Bentley 16-1 (8-13) In rear, never a factor, 9th of 12, 17l behind Chief Red Cloud (9-1) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Apr.
Cookie Galore 10-1 (9-2) Dwelt, in rear, kept on, never nearer, 5th of 13, 1 1/2l behind Jigajig (8-13) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in May.
Mr Rooney (IRE) 100-1 (9-2) Chased leaders, lost place over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 6th of 8, 12l behind Desperate Dan (9-7) at Redcar 5f sell stks (6) gf in May.