This is home-from-home for Mr Wolf who has won no less than eight times here and has slipped to a reasonable mark. The last time Cornus won was on this track a year ago and he's now 9lb lower so he's another to be respected despite a big weight. Besty hasn't done much for a while but has now joined Dandy Nicholls who will soon be exploiting his falling handicap mark. Gertmegalush will find this much tougher than the seller he won at Nottingham so the vote has to go to the very progressive FARLOW, who scrambled home in a Beverley maiden on his reappearance but showed the benefit with an impressive handicap debut success at Warwick for which he carries a 6lb penalty.
Cornus 10-1 (8-10) Tracked leader, ridden and every chance over 1f out, one pace final furlong, 5th of 13, 6l behind Thunderball (9-5) at Pontefract 6f hcp 0-90 (3) gf.
Mr Wolf 16-1 (8-7) Led, ridden and headed over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 7th of 13, 9l behind Thunderball (9-5) at Pontefract 6f hcp 0-90 (3) gf.
Farlow (IRE) 2-1fav (9-3) Tracked leaders, went 2nd over 2f out, led 1f out, kept on well, won at Warwick 5f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gd beating Whitecrest (8-13) by 1 1/4l, 8 ran.
Powerful Pierre 25-1 (8-13) Held up towards rear, ridden over 1f out, soon headway, kept on inside final furlong, 5th of 17, 2l behind Saucy Brown (9-11) at York 6f hcp 0-80 (4) gd.
Besty 20-1 (9-1) Dwelt, chased leaders, hung left over 1f out, soon weakened, 8th of 12, 10l behind Where's Reiley (9-0) at Southwell 5f hcp 0-75 (5) fbs in Mar.
Gertmegalush (IRE) 11-2 (9-2) Chased leaders on rail, pushed along halfway, led over 2f out, clear final furlong, easily, won at Nottingham 6f 3yo & 4yo sll (6) gf beating Finefrenzyrolling (8-5) by 3 1/2l, 7 ran.
Alpha Tauri (USA) 40-1 (9-4) Took keen hold, led early, chased leaders, weakened over 2f out, last of 10, 22l behind Mymumsaysimthebest (9-2) at Kempton 5f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Jun.
Tislaam (IRE) 10-1 (8-12) Well outpaced in 8th, ridden over 1f out, plugged on one pace inside final furlong, 6th of 10, 8l behind Mymumsaysimthebest (9-13) at Kempton 6f app hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Jun.
Chambers (IRE) 22-1 (8-13) Led, ridden 2f out, headed inside final furlong, no extra, 6th of 12, 4l behind Frequency (10-0) at Ayr 7f hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Pearly Wey 33-1 (8-10) Dwelt, towards rear, pushed along over 2f out, never a factor, last of 7, 14l behind Klynch (8-7) at Hamilton 6f hcp 0-70 (5) gd in May.
Accamelia 11-2 (9-11) Dwelt, prominent, ridden and hung right 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 6th of 10, 7l behind Choc'a'moca (10-2) at Carlisle 6f hcp 0-60 (6) gs in Jun.