DOCTOR PARKES has never won off a mark this high in a long career but he's in such good form that he is handed the vote, especially as he goes so well on fast ground. Flash City very nearly gained his first success on Turf on his 20th start at Beverley but found Ziggy Lee too strong in the closing stages. He should go well along with Perfect Blossom, the only course and distance winner in the line-up. Captain Dunne generally performs at a higher level and his last venture into this class resulted in a narrow defeat at York off a 4lb higher mark so he has to be of interest despite a big weight.
Captain Dunne (IRE) 20-1 (9-3) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 9th of 14, 7l behind Magical Macey (9-7) at Newcastle 5f hcp 105 (2) gs in Jun.
Fratellino 15-2 (9-12) Prominent, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 9th of 11, 7l behind Last Sovereign (9-5) at Newmarket 5f hcp 0-90 (3) gf.
Singeur (IRE) 14-1 (8-10) Close up, ridden halfway, weakened over 1f out, last of 15, 19l behind Mass Rally (9-3) at York 6f hcp 0-105 (2) gs in May.
Doctor Parkes 9-2 (9-12) Taken to post early, close up, ridden and every chance over 1f out, ran on but always looked held by winner, 2nd of 11, 3/4l behind Last Sovereign (9-5) at Newmarket 5f hcp 0-90 (3) gf.
Another Wise Kid (IRE) 4-1 (9-9) Mid-division, headway over 2f out, ridden and edged right over 1f out, stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 5th of 10, 4l behind Avon Breeze (9-6) at Carlisle 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Jun.
Perfect Blossom 25-1 (9-9) Steadied and awkward start, held up in rear, headway on insid eover 1f out, kept on to one paced 4th inside final furlong, dropped to 5th final stride, 5th of 7, 6l behind Love Island (9-1) at Pontefract 6f flls hcp 0-130 (3) gd.
Silvanus (IRE) 25-1 (9-8) Held up in 6th, pushed along and edged left halfway, never on terms, 9th of 10, 7l behind Rusty Rocket (9-4) at Chester 5f hcp 0-90 (3) gs in Jun.
Flash City (ITY) 12-1 (9-7) Tracked leaders and keen, every chance inside final furlong, stayed on towards finish, 2nd of 15, 3/4l behind Ziggy Lee (9-2) at Beverley 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gf.
Lenny Bee 14-1 (9-6) Close up, led 3f out, ridden over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, kept on towards finish, 5th of 15, 1 1/2l behind Ziggy Lee (9-2) at Beverley 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gf.
Oldjoesaid 20-1 (9-7) Mid-division, ridden over 1f out, soon weakened, 14th of 15, 9l behind Ziggy Lee (9-2) at Beverley 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gf.
Noodles Blue Boy 17-2 (9-4) Chased leaders, pushed along over 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 10th of 15, 6l behind Ziggy Lee (9-2) at Beverley 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gf.