A rightly competitive handicap for the highlight of the card which may fall to in-form Kevin Ryan in the shape of the relatively lightly-raced RACY. The former Stoute inmate went close to landing the spoils on his first run for new connections when arguably unlucky not to obtain a clear run behind Ancient Cross at York. He could still be well treated and looks one to follow in decent handicaps this term. Doctor Parkes is enjoying a tremendous campaign but is nearly a stone higher already. However, he must be on the shortlist and Eric Alston has secured the services of the champion jockey. Verinco looks a possible from the foot of the handicap, whilst Striking Spirit is running into form at the right time and shouldn't be far away.
Kaldoun Kingdom (IRE) 28-1 (9-3) Held up, ridden and hung right over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 15th of 19, 8l behind Masamah (9-9) at York 5f hcp 105 (2) gd in May.
Colonel Mak 20-1 (8-13) Raced center in rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, kept on final furlong, 9th of 24, 5l behind Pastoral Player (9-1) at Newmarket 6f hcp (2) gf in May.
Doctor Parkes 11-1 (9-2) Close up, effort entering final furlong, driven to go 2nd near finish, 2nd of 19, 1/2l behind Masamah (9-9) at York 5f hcp 105 (2) gd in May.
Cheveton 40-1 (8-8) Prominent, ridden and effort over 1f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong, 8th of 20, 4 1/2l behind Hoof It (9-1) at York 6f hcp 0-105 (2) gd in May.
Befortyfour 10-1 (8-12) Led, ridden inside final furlong, headed when no extra towards finish, 2nd of 7, 1/2l behind Singeur (8-12) at Beverley 5f cond Stakes (3) gf in May.
Burning Thread (IRE) 33-1 (9-4) Reared start, tracked leaders on outer, ridden over 1f out, weakened entering final furlong, last of 7, 12l behind Singeur (8-12) at Beverley 5f cond Stakes (3) gf in May.
Striking Spirit 14-1 (9-6) Slight lead, ridden and headed 1f out, stayed chasing leaders under pressure, one pace final 100 yards, 5th of 18, 2 3/4l behind Imperial Guest (9-3) at Ascot 6f hcp 0-95 (3) gf in May.
Favourite Girl (IRE) 5-1 (8-13) Led 1f, chased leaders, ridden 1f out, no extra and lost 3rd place close home, 4th of 11, 1 3/4l behind Singeur (9-0) at Thirsk 5f hcp 0-100 (2) gd in May.
Racy 12-1 (8-4) Went very freely to start, in rear, switched left approaching final furlong, ran on, not reached leaders, 3rd of 18, 3/4l behind Ancient Cross (8-5) at York 5f hcp 0-105 (2) gd in May.
Courageous (IRE) 14-1 (8-8) Chased leaders over 3f, last of 18, 24l behind Ancient Cross (8-5) at York 5f hcp 0-105 (2) gd in May.
Archers Road (IRE) 20-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 10th of 11, 8l behind Singeur (9-0) at Thirsk 5f hcp 0-100 (2) gd in May.
Secret Millionaire (IRE) 3-1fav (8-13) Dwelt, held up mid-division, took keen hold, ridden 1f out, kept on same pace, 6th of 11, 3l behind Solemn (8-10) at Nottingham 5f hcp 0-95 (3) gf in May.
Fol Hollow (IRE) 4-1 (9-1) Led to halfway, with leader, ridden over 1f out, soon hunh right and weakened, 4th of 6, 8l behind Saucy Brown (9-8) at Hamilton 6f clm (6) gd in May.
Hazelrigg (IRE) 33-1 (8-10) In touch, effort approaching 1f out, stayed on, 5th of 19, 3 1/2l behind Masamah (9-9) at York 5f hcp 105 (2) gd in May.
The Nifty Fox 6-1 (8-13) Held up in touch, pushed along over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, led inside final furlong, headed near finish, 2nd of 10, nk behind Ginger Ted (8-12) at Ayr 5f hcp 0-90 (3) gs in May.
Ginger Ted (IRE) 10-1 (8-12) Took keen hold in rear, switched left 2f out, headway soon after, squeezed between horse inside final furlong, led near finish, won at Ayr 5f hcp 0-90 (3) gs in May beating The Nifty Fox (8-13) by nk, 10 ran.
Verinco 2-1fav (9-8) Led 2f, prominent, ridden to lead again over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, kept on, 2nd of 13, 1 1/2l behind Six Wives (8-5) at Leicester 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gd in May.