Paul Midgley has enjoyed particular success with his sprinters of late and FROSTY BERRY could secure him a rare victory over middle distances in the finale. The five-year-old is already onto his fourth trainer, but he won well for his current handler at Newcastle in April and with plenty of pace in this field, his stamina could well come into play. Nubar Boy seldom hangs around and Ian Williams' front-runner will set some stiff fractions for the others to aim at. Equitable has yet to recapture the brilliance of her debut on Lingfield's Polytrack while Artful Prince came to hand at this time of the season last year, but he'll need to start a winning run from a significantly higher mark. Kudu Country is no stranger to Haydock Park and Tom Tate's eight-year-old is feasibly weighted at present.
Artful Prince 12-1 (9-9) Tracked leader, driven over 4f out, ridden to lead over 2f out, headed over 1f out, no chance with winner inside final furlong, lost 2nd near finish, 3rd of 9, 6l behind No Win No Fee (9-0) at Nottingham 1m 2f hcp 0-80 (4) gf.
Engrossing 7-1 (9-1) Dwelt took keen hold towards rear, ridden and outpaced over 3f out, last of 7, 17l behind Hold The Line (10-0) at Ayr 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) gf.
Nubar Boy 5-1 (9-9) Led at strong pace and soon clear, reduced lead 3f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, soon lost 2nd, weakened and lost 3rd in closing stages, 4th of 7, 8l behind Secular Society (9-13) at Brighton 1m 2f hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Kudu Country (IRE) 6-1 (8-11) Led, ridden and headed over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 3rd of 7, 4l behind Martinas Delight (8-11) at Haydock 1m 2f hcp 0-80 (4) gs in Jun.
Evervescent (IRE) 9-2 (10-0) Mid-division, took keen hold, lost place 6f out, ridden and effort 3f out, outpaced final 2f, 4th of 9, 8l behind Watersmeet (9-3) at Haydock 1m 2f hcp 0-70 (5) gd.
Rex Whistler (IRE) 7-1 (9-4) Tracked leader, ridden and every chance over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 7, well behind Gambol (9-7) at Doncaster 1m 4f hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Frosty Berry 4-1 (10-7) Keen, held up, headway over 4f out, in touch, effort over 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 5th of 11, 2 1/4l behind Anne's Valentino (9-7) at Musselburgh 2m am hcp 0-65 (6) gd in May.
Gioia Di Vita 12-1 (9-4) Led, ridden over 3f out, headed over 1f out, soon weakened, 6th of 7, well behind Gambol (9-7) at Doncaster 1m 4f hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Equitable 20-1 (8-9) Tracked leaders, pushed along 3f out, soon weakened, eased over 1f out, tailed off, last of 11, well behind Muteela (9-4) at Newmarket 1m 3yo hcp 0-90 (3) gd in May.
Tiptree Lace 5-1 (8-13) Tracked leader, until 8f out, chased leaders, ridden inside final 2f, kept on same pace in 3rd inside final furlong, 3rd of 12, 2l behind Crown Of Aragon (9-1) at Lingfield 1m 2f 3yo mdn auc stks (6) pol in Jun.
Ferdy (IRE) 8-1 (8-3) In rear, ridden and headway to chase clear leaders over 1f out, plugged on same pace, 3rd of 6, 17l behind Hot Spice (9-2) at Catterick 2m hcp 0-75 (5) gf.