None of these are easily dismissed but recent course and distance winner Outlaw Torn and Dhaular Dhar both step up a couple of grades. Never Forever and Shadowtime look high enough in the weights, despite recent placed efforts, but Cravat went close off his current mark at Brighton last time. Pontefract winner Border Bandit and Karaka Jack both have claims, but top weight BARAWEEZ will appreciate the faster surface after encountering heavy going at Beverley last time and this looks slightly easier than the race he won at Ayr in April.
Baraweez (IRE) 6-4fav (9-1) Tracked leaders, headway on outer over 2f out, soon ridden and no impression until driven and stayed on to go 2nd near finish, 2nd of 8, 2 1/2l behind Busatto (8-12) at Beverley 1m hcp 0-85 (4) hvy in May.
Karaka Jack 5-1 (11-5) Slightly hampered on inside after 1f, chased leaders, pushed along well over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 11, 7l behind San Cassiano (10-13) at York 1m 2f am hcp 0-80 (4) gs in May.
Shadowtime 14-1 (9-3) Midfield, headway over 1f out, stayed on final furlong, never on terms, 5th of 10, 4 1/2l behind Johnno (9-4) at Carlisle 1m hcp 0-80 (4) gd in May.
Cravat 7-1 (9-4) Tracked leaders, went 2nd 4f out, ridden to challenge and every chance over 1f out, kept on under pressure inside final furlong, just held, 2nd of 8, hd behind Ifan (8-13) at Brighton 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) gf.
Never Forever 10-1 (8-4) Towards rear, headway 3f out, chased winner over 1f out until no extra and lost 2nd place towards finish, 3rd of 7, 1l behind King Of The Danes (9-7) at Hamilton 1m 1f hcp 0-80 (4) gs.
Border Bandit (USA) 12-1 (8-8) Tracked leaders, not much room over 1f out, switched right entering final furlong, led inside final furlong, ridden out, won at Pontefract 1m hcp 0-75 (5) gs in May beating No Win No Fee (8-10) by 3/4l, 10 ran.
Outlaw Torn (IRE) 13-8fav (9-2) Chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, led 1f out, stayed on well, won at Musselburgh 1m hcp 0-65 (6) gf in May beating Nelson's Bay (9-5) by 1 1/2l, 7 ran.
Dhaular Dhar (IRE) 13-2 (8-13) Towards rear, headway over 3f out, kept on and just held for 2nd place close home, 3rd of 9, 2 3/4l behind Camerooney (9-2) at Hamilton 1m hcp 0-65 (6) gs.