CAPTAIN SCOOBY, Kheylide and Rio Royale make the shortlist, with Captain Scooby, in good heart at the moment, taken to make up for a near miss last time. Kheylide has been running well and is consistent, but the gelding carries a penalty for taking a Newmarket race last week in the steward's room and that may be prohibitive. Rio Royale is proven on the ground and won well last time, with the runner up subsequently franking the form. He shoulders a 6lb penalty here, and is not proven on the ground so is opposed. Captain Scooby looks a winner waiting to happen. He has dropped a pound despite finishing third at Thirsk in a similar contest last time. The fourth has come out and won earlier in the week, and he will have no problem with the ground. Captain Scooby is well treated here and looks to have a lot going for him.
Ingleby Lady 9-1 (9-0) Held up in touch on outer, headway over 1f out, led inside final furlong, stayed on well, won at Pontefract 6f 3yo fll mdn (5) gf in Apr beating She's In The Money (9-0) by 2 3/4l, 12 ran.
Mister Laurel 7-4fav (8-8) Held up, effort halfway, no impression, last of 8, 17l behind Proclaim (9-2) at Ripon 6f 3yo hcp 0-95 (3) gf in Apr.
Rio Royale (IRE) 10-1 (9-1) In touch, ridden over 2f out, led over 1f out, driven out final furlong, won at Salisbury 6f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) fm beating Taurus Twins (8-7) by 1 3/4l, 16 ran.
Suzie Quw 20-1 (8-5) In touch, driven and outpaced over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 7th of 12, 15l behind Dark Lane (8-13) at Haydock 6f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gd.
Kheylide (IRE) 5-2 (8-10) Chased leaders, ridden halfway, effort when hampered when short of room just inside final furlong, switched left, rallied towards finish, won at Newmarket 5f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gf beating Kheylide (8-10) by 1/2l, 9 ran.
Soul Sista (IRE) 33-1 (8-8) Chased leaders to halfway, last of 12, 17l behind Proclaim (8-10) at Doncaster 6f hcp 0-90 (3) gf in Apr.
Metroland 8-1 (8-5) Chased leaders, switched right, headway over 1f out, ridden and every chance final furlong, just held, 2nd of 12, hd behind Dark Lane (8-13) at Haydock 6f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gd.
Captain Scooby 9-2 (9-1) Held up, effort 2f out, stayed on final furlong, 3rd of 9, 4 1/2l behind Hysterical Lady (8-8) at Thirsk 6f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gf.
On Offer (IRE) 7-2fav (9-1) Tracked leaders, weakened over 1f out, last of 9, 31l behind Floor Show (8-13) at Newcastle 7f hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Apr.
Moonlight Affair (IRE) 12-1 (9-3) Mid-division, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 6th of 9, 7l behind Hysterical Lady (8-8) at Thirsk 6f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gf.
Miss Hollybell 50-1 (9-4) Steadied start, held up behind mid-division, ridden over 2f out, no progress, never dangerous, 8th of 12, 7l behind Gilt Edge Girl (9-5) at Windsor 6f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gf.
Just Timmy Marcus 10-1 (9-1) Slowly into stride, towards rear far side, never dangerous, 10th of 14, 8l behind Where's Reiley (8-7) at Newcastle 6f hcp 0-70 (5) gs.
Hit The Switch 33-1 (8-10) Chased leaders, ridden halfway, weakened final furlong, 10th of 16, 5l behind Taurus Twins (8-12) at Nottingham 6f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gf.