Shillito started favourite for a Thirsk maiden last week but could only finish third while Star Up In The Sky has only beaten one home in her two runs to date this term. Nurpur won easily at Catterick before finishing second at Ripon, however, while Khelman has his sights lowered a little and shouldn't be discounted. NOBLE DEED has run well in both starts at Windsor this season and can get back to winning ways here as Trinityelitedotcom may do better when returning to 5f judged on his comeback effort at Leicester.
Khelman (IRE) 4-1 (9-4) Led 1f, remained prominent, under pressure over 2f out, stayed on same pace, 5th of 8, 2 1/2l behind Antonio Gramsci (9-4) at Ripon 6f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Jun.
Noble Deed 7-4 (8-11) Unseated rider going out and mounted on course, chased leaders on rail, pushed along over 2f out, switched left inside final 2f, stayed on under pressure to 2nd inside final furlong, no chance with winner, 2nd of 6, 2l behind Robot Boy (9-6) at Windsor 6f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Jun.
Nurpur (IRE) 2-1fav (8-8) Tracked leaders, ridden to lead and edged left over 1f out, soon headed, kept on one pace, 2nd of 7, 3l behind Pipers Note (8-12) at Ripon 6f 3yo hcp 0-95 (3) gf in Jun.
Shillito 13-8fav (9-3) Chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, kept on towards finish, 3rd of 5, 1 1/4l behind Sixty Minutes (9-3) at Thirsk 5f 3yo & 4yo mdn (5) gd in Jun.
Star Up In The Sky (USA) 7-2 (9-5) Chased leader, pushed along and lost 2nd halfway, dropped to last inside final 2f, weakened over 1f out, last of 4, 8l behind Exotic Isle (9-5) at Windsor 5f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Jun.
Trinityelitedotcom (IRE) 16-1 (9-4) Led until over 2f out, soon weakened, 6th of 8, 11l behind Tatlisu (8-9) at Leicester 6f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Jun.