Loose Caboose and Ridley Didley should go well but it looks well worth taking a chance with BRUT. The booking of Amy Ryan takes the eye for David Barker's sprinter whose last two victories have come over this course and distance and he's now a remarkable 11lbs lower than for the latest of them just over a year ago. That does reflect the form that he has been in but he may now be able to take advantage of the handicapper's leniency. Loose Caboose has to be to the fore of any short-list as her Doncaster win goes some way to allaying concerns regarding her effectiveness on turf. She's well drawn given her style of running and should go well. Windjammer won this race last year for a different yard but lacks a run as does the experienced Malapropism and of more appeal is Ridley Didley who has yet to win but continues to perform with credit. Raccoon cannot be omitted from calculations but he was readily held by Liberty Ship over course and distance on his penultimate start and the Bethell runner is yet another to bear in mind but Brut gets the nod.
Nomoreblondes 15-2 (9-0) Led, headed 2f out, kept on same pace, 5th of 8, 3l behind Jaconet (9-13) at Redcar 5f flls hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Apr.
Raccoon (IRE) 7-2 (9-9) Tracked leaders, ridden over 1f out, led briefly inside final furlong, no extra towards finish, 3rd of 11, 1 1/2l behind Blue Tomato (9-2) at Musselburgh 5f sell stks (6) gf in May.
Liberty Ship 6-1 (8-4) Went left start, ridden halfway, kept on one pace final furlong, 5th of 9, 3 1/2l behind Rasaman (8-10) at Thirsk 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in May.
Loose Caboose (IRE) 9-1 (8-1) Chased leaders, led over 1f out, driven and kept on gamely final furlong, won at Doncaster 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in May beating Namir (9-3) by nk, 12 ran.
Malapropism 14-1 (8-5) Chased leaders, ridden and outpaced over 2f out, rallied inside final furlong, 4th of 9, 3l behind The Tatling (8-10) at Brighton 6f hcap (4) gs in Oct.
Cayman Fox 10-1 (8-12) Led, ridden over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, no extra, 5th of 11, 2 3/4l behind Blue Tomato (9-2) at Musselburgh 5f sell stks (6) gf in May.
Windjammer 7-2fav (8-12) Always prominent, went 2nd briefly well over 1f out, not quicken inside final furlong, 3rd of 13, 2l behind Pride of Northcare (9-1) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp (6) pol in Oct.
Brut 12-1 (9-7) Prominent, led over 1f out, headed entering final furlong, soon weakened, 8th of 13, 4l behind Thunder Bay (9-2) at Musselburgh 5f hcp 0-65 (6) gf in May.
Ridley Didley (IRE) 11-2fav (8-13) Prominent, ridden and led entering final furlong, headed and no extra inside final furlong, 2nd of 13, 1/2l behind Thunder Bay (9-2) at Musselburgh 5f hcp 0-65 (6) gf in May.
Paddy Jack 20-1 (9-4) Led, ridden over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, beaten and eased near finish, 12th of 17, 5l behind Ryedane (9-4) at Carlisle 5f hcp 0-60 (6) gf in May.
Mr Rooney (IRE) 25-1 (9-4) Mid-division, lost place over 2f out, soon beaten, 8th of 11, 10l behind Blue Tomato (9-2) at Musselburgh 5f sell stks (6) gf in May.
Strensall 12-1 (8-9) Mid-division, ridden over 2f out, some late headway inside final furlong, 3rd of 13, 3/4l behind Thunder Bay (9-2) at Musselburgh 5f hcp 0-65 (6) gf in May.