Grissom is usually thereabouts while Mass Rally looked all over the winner at Doncaster last time only to get run out of it close home by Rasaman. Blinkers could encourage a more compliant attitude here and the top weight is preferred to Misplaced Fortune and Tajneed, who struggled to land a claimer at Ripon latest. Powerful Presence is unsurprisingly climbing the weights after rattling up a hat-trick but Arganil should go well as he wasn't beaten far in this last year and is only 4lb higher. Baby Strange won't mind the ground and has claims, along with Cheveton, but MON BRAV could be the one today as he's weighted to reverse Thirsk running last month with Arganil and is on a decent mark now judged on his latest second at Nottingham.
Mass Rally (IRE) 20-1 (9-11) Held up behind, good headway on bit over 1f out, led towards finish, caught post, 2nd of 16, shd behind Rasaman (8-13) at Doncaster 6f hcp 0-95 (3) gs.
Grissom (IRE) 7-1 (8-11) In touch, headway over 1f out, ridden to challenge entering final furlong, faded close home, 5th of 10, 5l behind Tariq Too (8-7) at Doncaster 7f hcp 0-105 (2) sft.
Valery Borzov (IRE) 25-1 (8-13) Chased leaders, weakened over 2f out, 16th of 19, 12l behind Secret Witness (9-1) at York 6f hcp 0-105 (2) gd in May.
Arganil (USA) 7-2 (9-5) Held up, headway halfway, soon chased leading pair, driven to join winner inside final furlong, not quicken final strides, 2nd of 6, ns behind Tajneed (9-0) at Ripon 6f clm stks (5) sft.
Powerful Presence (IRE) 15-8fav (9-6) Tracked leaders, led over 3f out, ridden over 1f out, just held on, won at Catterick 7f hcp 0-90 (3) gf beating Kingscroft (9-2) by nk, 12 ran.
Misplaced Fortune 7-1 (9-5) Held up towards rear, headway over 1f out, went 3rd inside final furlong, kept on and no impression, 3rd of 5, 1 1/4l behind Close To The Edge (9-0) at Newcastle 6f fll hcp (0-85) (4yo+) (4) fm in May.
Baby Strange 8-1 (8-5) Held up, ridden over 1f out, effort on inside when short of room and bumped rival inside final furlong, 8th of 9, 4 1/2l behind Ducal (8-7) at Lingfield 7f hcp 0-100 (2) pol.
Marvellous Value (IRE) 20-1 (9-11) In touch, headway to chase leaders over 1f out, soon weakened, 11th of 16, 6l behind Rasaman (8-13) at Doncaster 6f hcp 0-95 (3) gs.
Tajneed (IRE) 13-8fav (9-0) Tracked leader, ridden to lead 2f out, joined inside final furlong, driven and all out, won at Ripon 6f clm stks (5) sft beating Arganil (9-5) by ns, 6 ran.
Arctic Feeling (IRE) 25-1 (8-7) Outpaced and always in rear, last of 20, 17l behind Stone Of Folca (8-12) at Epsom Downs 5f hcp (2) gf.
Fast Shot 20-1 (9-3) Slowly into stride, held up towards rear, never on terms, 11th of 19, 32l behind Sam Nombulist (8-8) at York 7f hcp 0-95 (3) sft.
Cheveton 11-1 (8-7) Chased leaders on outer, ridden 2f out, no extra inside final furlong, 6th of 11, 4l behind Damika (8-6) at Nottingham 6f hcp 0-105 (2) gd.
Mon Brav 15-2 (8-7) Chased winner, ridden over 1f out, kept on and always held, 2nd of 11, 2l behind Damika (8-6) at Nottingham 6f hcp 0-105 (2) gd.
Rothesay Chancer 10-1 (9-3) Held up in rear, headway over 1f out, went 3rd towards finish, kept on, 3rd of 11, 4l behind Head Space (9-7) at Ayr 6f hcp 0-90 (3) gf.
I'll Be Good 16-1 (8-9) Always in rear, 9th of 11, 8l behind Powerful Wind (8-7) at York 5f 3yo hcp 0-95 (3) gf in May.