BE ROYALE looks interesting in a tricky opener. She's been largely progressive this year and, after beating subsequent Lingfield winner Fever Few at Yarmouth last month, looked a bit unlucky off her new mark at Beverley where she was forced to switch around horses. Red Paladin is usually slow exiting the stalls but is back on the same mark as when scoring over course and distance last year and has the ground in his favour again. Redcar maiden winner Sleeping Apache has a lot to do at the weights but Orbit The Moon is back in the right grade and Broctune Papa Gio appears to be running into form. The consistent Alluring Star is another with decent each-way claims but Pontefract second Checkpoint needs further.
Flexible Flyer 9-1 (9-4) Hood removed late, started very slowly, behind and no chance after, 7th of 10, 11l behind Repetition (9-4) at Thirsk 7f hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Jun.
Sleeping Apache (IRE) 3-1 (9-9) Towards rear, headway halfway, led over 1f out, kept on well, won at Redcar 6f mdn auc stks (5) gf in Jun beating Hoy Hoy (9-5) by 2 1/2l, 9 ran.
Piddie's Power 9-1 (10-0) Dwelt, in touch in rear, ridden halfway, driven and kept on inside final furlong, nearest finish, 5th of 10, 6l behind Serenity Spa (9-12) at Leicester 6f flls hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Jun.
Orbit The Moon (IRE) 10-1 (8-2) Always behind, 7th of 9, 15l behind Heavy Metal (9-3) at Redcar 7f hcp 0-90 (3) gf in Jun.
Dream Scenario 7-1 (10-0) Held up in rear, headway over 1f out, never on terms, 6th of 9, 9l behind Orpsie Boy (9-7) at Thirsk 7f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jun.
Fever Few 4-1 (8-12) Took keen hold tracking leaders, went 2nd 5f out, led 2f out, clear over 1f out, kept on well, won at Lingfield 7f flls hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Jun beating Chutney (8-9) by 2 1/2l, 5 ran.
Broctune Papa Gio 16-1 (9-11) Chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 4th of 15, 1 1/4l behind Tanawar (9-4) at Redcar 1m hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jun.
Alluring Star 9-1 (9-5) Led until 4f out, chased winner until over 2f out, rallied into 2nd again over 1f out, dropped to 3rd final 100 yards, 3rd of 9, 2 3/4l behind Kosika (10-0) at Carlisle 7f flls hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Jun.
Be Royale 4-1fav (9-10) Towards rear, headway over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 5th of 12, 1 1/4l behind Jacbequick (9-0) at Beverley 7f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jun.
Red Paladin (IRE) 7-2 (9-5) Behind, headway 2f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on to take 3rd inside final furlong, 3rd of 10, 4 1/2l behind Native Falls (8-8) at Redcar 7f clm stks (5) gf in Jun.
King Pin 7-1 (9-11) Dwelt, in rear, headway before halfway, chased leaders over 3f out, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 9th of 15, 7l behind Tanawar (9-4) at Redcar 1m hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jun.
Checkpoint 10-1 (9-2) Took keen hold, soon held up in touch, headway between horses over 1f out, led narrowly 100 yards out, caught final strides, 2nd of 8, hd behind Shadowtime (9-13) at Pontefract 1m hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Jun.
Sakhalin Star (IRE) 3-1 (9-4) In touch in rear, ridden over 1f out, ran on final furlong, never nearer, 4th of 5, 2 1/2l behind Gratzie (9-0) at Leicester 1m 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jun.
Clumber Place 7-2 (9-3) Pushed along to soon lead, ridden and headed 2f out, faded final furlong, 6th of 12, 10l behind Imperator Augustus (8-13) at Musselburgh 7f hcp 0-60 (6) gd in May.
Oak Bluffs (IRE) 28-1 (8-6) Towards rear, ridden over 2f out, never near leaders, 9th of 10, 6l behind Amenable (9-5) at Hamilton 6f hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Jun.