Tanseeb and stablemate Lyn Valley are both related to winners and the betting may prove the best guide to their chances. They make more appeal than fellow newcomer Disclosure while Muspelheim and Withernsea are closely matched on their running at Ripon. The former came out best when finishing runner-up last time but Richard Fahey has trained the last two winners of this and it would be no surprise if the latter reverses the form as he missed the break that day. CAPTAIN MIDNIGHT made a promising debut when third at Beverley last month, five lengths clear of the rest. He gets a tentative vote to open his account in a tricky contest.
Captain Midnight (IRE) 7-4fav (8-13) Chased leaders on rail, pushed along halfway, challenging when pushed right 1f out, every chance inside final furlong, faded to 3rd towards finish, 3rd of 10, 1 1/4l behind Penina (8-6) at Beverley 5f 2yo mdn aut (5) gf in Apr.
Disclosure Indesatchel colt out of Gemini Gold.
Lyn Valley Shamardal colt out of Demisemiquaver.
Muspelheim 16-1 (9-5) Tracked leaders, ridden to chase winner halfway, no impression final furlong, 2nd of 12, 2 1/2l behind Blithe Spirit (8-9) at Ripon 5f 2yo mdn (5) gd in Apr.
Tanseeb Royal Applause colt out of Perfect Story.
Withernsea (IRE) 5-2fav (9-5) Slowly away, headway on outer to chase leaders halfway, ridden and no impression from over 1f out, 4th of 12, 4l behind Blithe Spirit (8-9) at Ripon 5f 2yo mdn (5) gd in Apr.