Seventeen entries here and all bar three are trained in Yorkshire including six from Dandy Nicholls, who has won four of the last 10 renewals including with Indian Trail two years ago when he caught today's rival Captain Dunne in the dying strides. The latter is in by far the better form of the pair and will make a bold bid to defy his big weight. No favourite has won in the last nine runs and Bertoliver, successful a year ago, was a 33/1 chance. Nicholls' best chance may lie with Fathom Five, a winner here last April and having the best of the draw. Kevin Ryan has his horses in tremendous form he's triple-handed here and while Oldjoesaid and the reappearing Perfect Blossom are respected it's MASAMAH, who blasted home at York a couple of weeks ago for which he is penalised 4lb, who gets the vote in a typical Epsom sprint.
Captain Dunne (IRE) 14-1 (8-13) 2nd of 11, shd behind Inxile (8-13) at Longchamp(FR) 5f Grp 3 (1) gd in May.
Masamah (IRE) 8-1 (9-9) Made most, ridden and pressed from over 2f out, driven and ran on gamely, won at York 5f hcp 105 (2) gd in May beating Doctor Parkes (9-2) by 1/2l, 19 ran.
Masta Plasta (IRE) 20-1 (9-4) With leaders, ridden and everychance over 1f out, no extra last 100 yards, 6th of 11, 2 3/4l behind Singeur (9-0) at Thirsk 5f hcp 0-100 (2) gd in May.
Arctic Feeling (IRE) 10-1 (8-13) Chased leaders, ridden halfway, ran on towards finish, 3rd of 5, 2 3/4l behind Noble Storm (9-3) at Haydock 5f Listed stks 3yo (1) gf in May.
Falasteen (IRE) 15-2 (8-8) Led, gradually came towards stand side, ridden and headed over 1f out, every chance inside final furlong, not quickened, 2nd of 18, 1/2l behind Ancient Cross (8-5) at York 5f hcp 0-105 (2) gd in May.
Fathom Five (IRE) 16-1 (8-7) Close up, ridden and weakened over 1f out, last of 13, 12l behind Doctor Parkes (8-5) at Chester 5f hcp 0-105 (2) gf in May.
Perfect Blossom 8-1 (8-11) Chased leaders, every chance 2f out, weakened final 100 yards, 8th of 16, 3 1/2l behind Monsieur Joe (9-6) at York 5f 3yo hcp 0-100 (2) gd in Aug.
Confessional 14-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, weakened over 1f out, 16th of 19, 8l behind Masamah (9-9) at York 5f hcp 105 (2) gd in May.
Beat The Bell 20-1 (8-13) In rear, ridden 2f out, no impression, 14th of 19, 7l behind Masamah (9-9) at York 5f hcp 105 (2) gd in May.
Crimea (IRE) 33-1 (9-0) Led far side group and overall until headed towards finish, not quicken close home, 5th of 27, 1 3/4l behind Joseph Henry (9-1) at Goodwood 6f hcap (2) gf in Jul.
Sohraab 16-1 (8-8) Mid-division, headway when not clear run 2f out, hampered entering final furlong, not able to challenge, 9th of 18, 6l behind Novellen Lad (8-10) at Newbury 6f hcp 0-100 (2) gf in May.
Strike Up The Band 7-1 (9-5) Tracked leaders, ridden and every chance over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 7th of 10, 4l behind Ginger Ted (8-12) at Ayr 5f hcp 0-90 (3) gs in May.
Oldjoesaid 7-1 (8-7) Mid-division on outer, ridden over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, 7th of 11, 3 1/2l behind Singeur (9-0) at Thirsk 5f hcp 0-100 (2) gd in May.
Bertoliver 14-1 (9-7) Slight lead, ridden and edged left over 1f out, soon headed, no extra inside final furlong, 4th of 8, 3l behind Solemn (9-4) at Newmarket 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in May.
Indian Trail 16-1 (9-3) Held up in touch, ridden 2f out, faded inside final furlong, 8th of 14, 6l behind Dickie Le Davoir (9-1) at Haydock 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in May.
Jamesway (IRE) 9-2 (8-11) Chased leaders, ridden to chase leader entering final furlong, no impression when outpaced final 100 yards, 3rd of 8, 1 3/4l behind Ahtoug (8-13) at Chester 5f 3yo hcp 0-105 (2) gf in May.
La Fortunata 13-2 (9-7) Led, took keen hold, ridden and headed well over 1f out, soon weakened, last of 8, 11l behind Fair Passion (8-8) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Apr.