Confessional is in cracking form, winning at Chester before finishing fifth in the Group 2 Temple Stakes at Haydock last week. He has an indifferent draw, however, and Tim Easterby also runs Captain Dunne who beat him into second place 12 months ago on less favourable terms. Sohraab was fourth last year and JAMESWAY seventh after meeting trouble in running. The latter comes out best at the weights today and gets a tentative vote, though Liam Jones will have to hope the gaps appear at the right time from stall 18. Progressive three-year-old Bear Behind is drawn against the stands rail and is another to consider while Catfish was only beaten half-a-length at York last week and should strip fitter here. Judge 'n Jury beat stablemate Secret Witness at York last month and is usually thereabouts in these big-field sprints, though he has a 4lb penalty to carry today.
Captain Dunne (IRE) 9-1 (9-6) Led, ridden and headed over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 5th of 7, 4l behind Mirza (8-7) at Newbury 5f hcp (2) sft in Apr.
Confessional 28-1 (9-4) Mid-division, not clear run, switched left and headway over 1f out, stayed on, no impression on leaders, 5th of 12, 4 1/2l behind Bated Breath (9-4) at Haydock 5f Grp 2 (1) fm in May.
Desert Law (IRE) 5-1fav (9-5) Chased leaders, weakened over 1f out, 17th of 22, 12l behind Colonel Mak (9-0) at Doncaster 6f hcp 0-100 (2) gd in Apr.
Vocational (USA) 33-1 (8-11) Chased leaders, every chance over 1f out, soon hard ridden, faded final furlong, 9th of 18, 3l behind Dancing Freddy (8-10) at York 5f hcp 105 (2) gf in May.
Bear Behind (IRE) 4-1 (9-7) Smartly away, led on rail, ridden and narrowly headed inside final furlong, rallied towards finish, always just held, 2nd of 6, nk behind Ballesteros (9-1) at Sandown 5f 3yo hcp 0-105 (2) hvy in Apr.
York Glory (USA) 9-2fav (9-3) Held up mid-division, ridden 2f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 19, 31l behind Secret Witness (9-1) at York 6f hcp 0-105 (2) gd in May.
Dickie's Lad (IRE) 16-1 (9-1) Led, headed over 2f out, every chance over 1f out, no extra towards finish, 5th of 19, 2l behind Secret Witness (9-1) at York 6f hcp 0-105 (2) gd in May.
Fitz Flyer (IRE) 11-1 (8-13) Chased leaders, outpaced over 2f out, no impression after, eased final 75 yards, 11th of 16, 7l behind Judge 'n Jury (8-0) at York 5f hcp 0-105 (2) gd in May.
Stone Of Folca 8-1 (8-11) Tracked winner until ridden 2f out, weakened final furlong, last of 5, 8l behind Mister Manannan (8-9) at Leicester 5f cond Stakes (4) gf in Sep.
Oor Jock (IRE) 9-1 (9-9) Tracked leaders, close 4th for much, no impression and kept on same pace from over 1f out, last of 6, 7l behind Santo Padre (9-9) at Naas 5f Listed stks (1) gd in Apr.
Taajub (IRE) 25-1 (9-3) Tracked leaders, ridden to challenge 1f out, every chance inside final furlong, no extra towards finish, 2nd of 14, 1l behind Cadeaux Pearl (8-11) at Epsom Downs 5f hcp 0-95 (3) sft in Apr.
Judge 'n Jury 10-1 (8-0) Made all, ridden over 1f out, edged right inside final furlong, held on, won at York 5f hcp 0-105 (2) gd in May beating Secret Witness (9-6) by nk, 16 ran.
Sohraab 20-1 (8-11) Chased leaders, under pressure over 2f out, soon weakened, 11th of 15, 15l behind Palace Moon (9-7) at Newbury 6f hcp 0-100 (2) gs in May.
Living It Large (FR) 20-1 (8-10) Held up towards rear, headway on outside over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, no threat, 8th of 14, 5l behind Confessional (9-2) at Chester 5f hcp 0-105 (2) sft in May.
Catfish (IRE) 10-1 (8-11) Mid-division, headway over 2f out, chased leaders over 1f out, every chance inside final furlong, ran on, 2nd of 18, 1/2l behind Dancing Freddy (8-10) at York 5f hcp 105 (2) gf in May.
Arctic Feeling (IRE) 17-2 (8-7) Behind on outside, driven over 2f out, kept on same pace, never dangerous, 11th of 13, 8l behind Partner (8-10) at Thirsk 5f hcp 0-100 (2) gs in May.
Long Awaited (IRE) 4-1fav (9-5) Chased leader, shaken up to lead inside final furlong, ran on, won at Doncaster 5f hcp 0-85 (4) hvy in Apr beating Even Stevens (9-0) by 3/4l, 13 ran.
Diamond Charlie (IRE) 3-1fav (9-7) Held up, headway on wide outside over 3f out, went 3rd approaching final 2f, stayed on to dispute well held 2nd inside final furlong until no extra towards finish, 3rd of 5, 2 1/2l behind Kingsgate Choice (9-3) at Lingfield 5f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in May.
Jamesway (IRE) 5-1fav (8-13) Mid-division, headway entering final furlong, ridden inside final 150 yards, kept on to take 4th final 75 yards, 4th of 14, 2 1/2l behind Cadeaux Pearl (8-11) at Epsom Downs 5f hcp 0-95 (3) sft in Apr.
Courageous (IRE) 16-1 (9-5) Went rigth start, mid-division, ridden over 2f out, weakened entering final furlong, 16th of 17, 24l behind Mappin Time (9-3) at Haydock 6f hcp 0-85 (4) fm in May.