Blue Talisman came good over this trip at Redcar last week but will have to improve again to defy a penalty. Jarlath was winning for the third time in four starts over 1m4f at Leicester last month but only had a length-and-a-half to spare over THE KID. We'll side with the runner-up today as he is 3lb better off and will also be helped by Jenny Powell's claim. Lucky Jim and Tactical Strike have hinted at ability but Stout Cortez appears to have gone backwards since his second in a maiden here in November.
Flying Cape (IRE) 66-1 (8-12) Tracked leader until over 5f out, prominent, every chance over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 7th of 15, 10l behind Adventure Seeker (9-5) at York 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gd in May.
Jarlath 6-4fav (9-0) Led 2f, led again 2f out, ridden out, won at Leicester 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gf in May beating The Kid (9-2) by 1 1/2l, 7 ran.
The Kid 11-4 (9-2) Tracked leaders, headway to chase winner over 1f out, kept on one pace, 2nd of 7, 1 1/2l behind Jarlath (9-0) at Leicester 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gf in May.
Lucky Jim 11-4 (9-4) Tracked leader over 1f, soon steadied in touch, lost place 7f out, reminder 5f out, headway on wide outside 3f out, chased leaders in 4th over 2f out, no impression when hung left under pressure over 1f out, plugged on, 4th of 8, 2 3/4l behind Right Of Appeal (9-3) at Lingfield 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) pol in May.
Tactical Strike 14-1 (8-9) In touch in rear, pushed along over 4f out, ridden and headway over 1f out, stayed on towards finish, 4th of 6, 2 3/4l behind Norse Star (9-7) at Nottingham 1m 6f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gs in May.
Stout Cortez 33-1 (8-6) In touch, effort carried head high and hung left from over 2f out, hung badly left again over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 8th of 15, 10l behind Adventure Seeker (9-5) at York 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gd in May.
Blue Talisman (IRE) 14-1 (8-10) Led 1f, tracked leader, challenged over 3f out, led again over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, clear inside final furlong, stayed on well, won at Redcar 1m 6f 3yo mdn hcp 0-65 (6) gs in May beating Kirkman (8-12) by 4 1/2l, 11 ran.
Taws 66-1 (8-13) In rear, well beaten final 2f, 8th of 11, 15l behind Sultanina (10-0) at Salisbury 1m 2f 3yo fll stks (5) gs in May.