Toto Skyllachy, Celtic Lynn and Stonecrabstomorrow are the three against the field here, and TOTO SKYLLACHY is given the vote to come out on top. Celtic Lynn is only 5lbs higher than when scoring over this course and distance on his seasonal re-appearance. That was a smooth success, and if there is further rain he must be a leading player. Stonecrabstomorrow is chasing a hat-trick after a couple of wins in lesser grade. He had shaped well in handicaps before that and with his confidence lifted he can go well. Toto Skyllachy is another that prefers cut in the ground, so any quickening of the surface would be against him. However, this represents a drop in class after finishing a close second in a valuable Ripon event last time. Providing conditions do not get fast, Toto Skyllachy can land this.
Borasco (USA) 5-1 (8-13) Tracked leader, led over 3f out, headed 2f out, no impression final furlong, 5th of 10, 10l behind The Osteopath (9-2) at Newcastle 7f hcp 0-90 (3) gf.
Sam's Secret 9-1 (10-0) Held up, ridden and effort over 1f out, stayed on to chase leaders inside final furlong, 3rd of 4, 3/4l behind Strawberry Moon (9-5) at Redcar 7f flls hcp 0-85 (4) fm.
Toto Skyllachy 16-1 (8-8) Chased leaders, ridden to lead over 2f out, hard driven and headed near line, 2nd of 11, 1/2l behind Tanto Faz (8-9) at Ripon 1m 4yo hcp 0-100 (2) gs.
Mut'ab (USA) 16-1 (8-12) Went right start, chased winner after 2f, ridden 2f out, edged right 1f out, kept on, 2nd of 7, 1l behind Earlsmedic (9-4) at Yarmouth 6f hcp 0-80 (4) gf.
Celtic Lynn (IRE) 16-1 (9-1) Held up towards rear, headway over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, ran on well to lead inside final furlong, won at Newcastle 7f hcp 0-75 (5) gs beating Tiger Dream (8-12) by 1 3/4l, 16 ran.
Tourist 11-4fav (9-3) Always prominent, raced keenly, ridden to challenge over 1f out, not quick inside final furlong, 3rd of 7, 2l behind Luck Will Come (8-6) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-80 (4) pol.
Bold Marc (IRE) 7-2fav (9-1) Led, headed over 1f out, soon weakened, 4th of 12, 9l behind Moheebb (8-8) at Haydock 1m hcp 0-80 (4) hvy.
Eastern Hills 40-1 (9-7) Always behind, last of 13, 21l behind Wovoka (9-9) at Doncaster 1m hcp 0-85 (4) gs.
Carnivore 13-2 (9-5) Held up in rear, headway halfway, led over 2f out, soon clear, headed inside final furlong, no extra, 2nd of 15, 7l behind Straight Face (8-7) at Newcastle 7f app clm stks (6) gs.
Daaweitza 7-1 (8-10) Prominent, ridden over 2f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 3rd of 10, 1 1/4l behind Paraguay (9-2) at Beverley 7f hcp 0-80 (4) gd.
Bravely (IRE) 6-1 (9-4) Held up, smooth headway over 2f out, shaken up to lead over 1f out, ridden inside final furlong, kept on until headed and no extra near finish, 2nd of 14, 1/2l behind Golden Penny (9-0) at Newcastle 7f hcp 0-75 (5) sft.
Middlemarch (IRE) 14-1 (10-2) Towards rear, ridden along and headway over 2f out, one pace final furlong, 5th of 11, 4l behind Smarty Socks (9-12) at Doncaster 7f ldy hcp (4) gf in Apr.
Stonecrabstomorrow (IRE) 7-4fav (9-3) Tracked leaders, led over 2f out, ridden and held on final furlong, won at Redcar 6f clm stks (6) fm beating Blue Tomato (9-7) by 1/2l, 17 ran.
Barricado (FR) 9-2 (8-10) Slowly into stride, led 6f out until headed just over 2f out, kept on, lost 2 places near finish, 5th of 8, 4l behind More Time Tim (9-2) at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-80 (4) pol.
Sparton Duke (IRE) 9-1 (8-13) Slowly into stride and always rear division, 13th of 16, 8l behind Methaaly (8-13) at Doncaster 6f hcp 0-80 (4) gs.
Navajo Joe (IRE) 66-1 (9-1) Behind, driven and headway over 1f out, ridden and ran on inside final furlong, nearest finish, 3rd of 14, 1 3/4l behind Golden Penny (9-0) at Newcastle 7f hcp 0-75 (5) sft.