Tajneed comes out best at the weights and won a handicap in soft ground at Newcastle in October. A repeat should see the veteran go close in this company, but another old-timer in BECKERMET is just preferred. Ruth Carr's charge won twice at the track last term, including this contest, and may yet have another win in him for a yard in fine form. Kylladdie hasn't won on Turf since 2010 while Captain Royale is better over the minimum trip nowadays. The remainder are even harder to fancy on today's terms.
Kylladdie 10-1 (9-6) Mid-division, ridden over 3f out, never dangerous, 10th of 15, 9l behind My Name Is Rio (8-13) at Thirsk 6f hcp 0-75 (5) gs in Apr.
Beckermet (IRE) 14-1 (9-3) Soon led, ridden over 2f out, headed over 1f out, one pace in 4th inside final furlong, 4th of 11, 6l behind Escape To Glory (9-7) at Redcar 7f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Apr.
Captain Royale (IRE) 16-1 (9-5) Held up towards rear, plugged on inside final furlong, never dangerous, 7th of 13, 8l behind Fleurtille (8-8) at Newcastle 5f hcp 0-70 (5) sft in Apr.
Tajneed (IRE) 16-1 (8-8) Towards rear, pushed along halfway, never on terms, 6th of 9, 11l behind Barkston Ash (9-2) at Ripon 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Apr.
Bunce (IRE) 14-1 (8-11) Behind, headway 2f out, kept on same pace towards stands side rail final furlong, never on terms, 9th of 12, 7l behind Ad Vitam (9-4) at Redcar 7f (6) gf in Apr.
Betty Boo (IRE) 100-1 (8-10) Tracked leaders in 3rd, ridden over 2f out, soon went 2nd, faded final furlong, 5th of 11, 11l behind Justonefortheroad (9-6) at Beverley 1m sell stks (6) gd in Apr.
Britain (IRE) 11-2 (8-9) Led, ridden over 1f out, soon headed, weakened inside final furlong, 7th of 10, 3 1/2l behind Gulland Rock (9-3) at Catterick 5f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) gd in Apr.