Duke Of Yorkshire showed signs of a resurgence when runner-up at Beverley in one of these events and is preferred to Medieval Bishop. Carol Bartley rode Harrison's Cave when he finished runner-up at Hamilton in June but she partners Grand Diamond today. The latter has decent claims on his recent third at Ayr though has something to find with the runner-up Eilean Mor. However, Hattie Heal was on board BALLYHEIGUE when the latter chased home Rocky Two over course and distance in May and he gets the vote to go one better in this.
Duke Of Yorkshire 33-1 (9-6) Mid-division, ridden and headway approaching final furlong, stayed on to go 2nd towards finish, 2nd of 10, 3 1/2l behind Rainbow Rock (8-13) at Beverley 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Jul.
Medieval Bishop (IRE) 9-2 (9-2) Tracked leader 5f, chased leading pair until 3f out, chased leaders, weakened final furlong, 5th of 8, 13l behind Longshadow (8-13) at Thirsk 2m hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jun.
Harrison's Cave 3-1 (9-2) Raced wide tracked leaders, ridden over 3f out, weakened over 2f out, 6th of 8, 18l behind Wor Lass (8-8) at Ayr 1m 5f app hcp (6) gd in Jul.
Ballyheigue (IRE) (10-10) 6th of 8, 20l behind King Kenny (8-12) at Jersey(JER) 1m 4f hcp gs in Jul.
Geanie Mac (IRE) 11-1 (8-8) Tracked leaders in 4th, ridden over 1f out, stayed on to take 3rd well inside final furlong, no impression with front pair, 3rd of 7, 4 1/2l behind Thorntoun Care (8-12) at Ayr 1m 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Jul.
Eilean Mor 5-2fav (8-2) Tracked leaders in 4th, outpaced over 2f out, kept on from over 1f out, 4th of 6, 3 1/2l behind Valantino Oyster (9-11) at Musselburgh 1m 4f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jul.
Grand Diamond (IRE) 9-1 (8-6) Held up well in rear, headway over 2f out, still plenty to do over 1f out, ran on towards finish, to much to do, 3rd of 8, 1l behind Wor Lass (8-8) at Ayr 1m 5f app hcp (6) gd in Jul.
Golden Future 20-1 (8-9) Held up towards rear, pushed along over 3f out, never dangerous, 9th of 12, 16l behind Hot Spice (9-4) at Redcar 1m 6f hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Jun.
Giovanni Jack 20-1 (9-13) Held up in last pair, headway over 3f out, chased winner over 2f out, no impression and lost 2nd over 1f out, no extra, 3rd of 8, 20l behind Rocket Ship (9-0) at Catterick 1m 4f mdn auc stks (5) gf in Jul.