Just over a length separated Short N Sweet and AL GOMRY at York earlier this month with the Easterby filly coming out on top. But the latter was very green that day, walking out of the stalls and then hanging when coming off the bridle. He can reverse that form here and open his account. Bowson Fred may not have handled the heavy ground at Beverley last time but his future probably lies in handicaps. Eastern Racer may be the pick of the newcomers.
Al Gomry 7-2 (9-5) Dwelt, tracked leaders, ridden and hung left over 2f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 4th of 8, 2 3/4l behind Pres Rapide (9-5) at York 5f 2yo mdn (3) gd.
Bowson Fred 9-2 (9-5) Tracked winner, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 7th of 11, 9l behind Northgate Lad (9-5) at Beverley 5f 2yo mdn (5) hvy in May.
Call Me Crockett (IRE) Intense Focus gelding out of Forest Storm.
Classic Flyer 7-1 (9-5) Mid-division, driven over 2f out, soon ridden, never on terms, weakened final furlong, 7th of 9, 11l behind Squats (9-5) at Ayr 6f 2yo mdn (4) gf.
Eastern Racer (IRE) Bushranger colt out of Queen Cobra.
Gerry The Glover (IRE) Approve gelding out of Umlani.
Shamkhani 200-1 (8-11) Dwelt, chased leaders, outpaced halfway, weakened approaching final furlong, last of 4, 6l behind Don't Tell Annie (9-2) at Thirsk 5f 2yo nov stk (4) gf.
Short N Sweet 20-1 (9-0) Tracked leader, led 3f out, headed over 1f out, soon ridden and kept on, 2nd of 8, 1 1/2l behind Pres Rapide (9-5) at York 5f 2yo mdn (3) gd.