There have been big price winners of this race in the last couple of years, and with a large field set to contest it there could be some each-way value to be had, but to win it we'll side with DANTE DEO, in preference to Ask Dan and Night Knight. A winner last time out, David Barron's filly carries a six pounds penalty for that success over seven furlongs. It was a narrow success, but came after she'd been bumped by the runner-up. That result saw a big improvement from previous races, but a similar performance may be good enough here, and the yard's bang in form. She looks the pick of his two runners, the other being Paint Splash. Ask Dan was a few lengths behind in fourth on what was his turf debut, and connections will hope for a reversal given that they're off level weights today. Night Knight drops down in trip and has a first time visor which may bring about some improvement. It's a poor contest though, with few being anything to write home about, but the selection is Dante Deo.
Ask Dan (IRE) 5-1 (9-4) Mid-division, ridden along and headway over 2f out, driven and kept on same pace final furlong, 4th of 16, 4 1/2l behind Dante Deo (8-12) at Beverley 7f 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) gf.
Dante Deo (USA) 4-1 (8-12) Prominent, driven over 1f out, ran on final furlong to lead post, won at Beverley 7f 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) gf beating Kheskianto (8-10) by nk, 16 ran.
Another Luke (IRE) 20-1 (8-6) Chased leaders, ridden and outpaced over 2f out, soon no impression, 6th of 8, 10l behind Pride Of Kings (8-11) at Catterick 7f 2yo hcp (5) gf in Jul.
Night Knight (IRE) 40-1 (8-12) Prominent, ridden along over 3f out, weakened over 1f, 9th of 13, 17l behind Topolski (9-4) at Beverley 1m 2f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Apr.
Nut Hand (IRE) 20-1 (8-7) Held up towards rear, headway on inner over 2f, weakened final furlong, 8th of 14, 13l behind More Than Many (8-9) at Beverley 7f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Apr.
Irish Saint (IRE) 18-1 (9-0) Never better than mid-division, 8th of 16, 9l behind Dante Deo (8-12) at Beverley 7f 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) gf.
Pattern Mark 150-1 (9-0) In rear, effort over 3f out, never dangerous, 11th of 15, 19l behind Jedi (9-0) at Nottingham 1m 2yo mdn (4) hvy in Oct.
Tilerium's Dream (IRE) 33-1 (9-3) Close up, outpaced 2f out, 5th of 9, 5l behind Seldom (8-10) at Redcar 7f 3yo mdn aut (5) gf in Apr.
Oneofthesedayz (IRE) 33-1 (8-13) Always behind, 15th of 16, well behind Dante Deo (8-12) at Beverley 7f 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) gf.
Destinationunknown (USA) 15-2 (8-7) Led after 1f, ridden over 2f out, hung right and ran wide bend entering final 2f, carried head high, soon headed, gave up, 6th of 10, 5l behind Daily Double (8-12) at Lingfield 1m 3yo clm stks (6) pol in Mar.
Ivor Novello (IRE) 7-1 (9-0) Outpaced and always in rear, 10th of 12, 16l behind Fyelehk (9-0) at Kempton 6f stks 0-55 (6) pol in Apr.
Hawkleaf Flier (IRE) 33-1 (8-12) Slowly into stride, held up, headway on inside 3f out, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 12, 6l behind Loulou (9-0) at Nottingham 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) gs in Apr.
Bold Bomber 100-1 (9-3) Held up in touch, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 7th of 14, 13l behind Mister Dee Bee (9-3) at Ripon 1m 3yo mdn (5) gf in Apr.
Ryedon Bye 20-1 (9-3) Led, headed over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 8th of 9, 9l behind Seldom (8-10) at Redcar 7f 3yo mdn aut (5) gf in Apr.
Paint Splash 6-1 (8-2) Held up mid division, headway to lead over 2f out, headed approaching final furlong, one paced, 3rd of 8, 2 1/2l behind Blessing Belle (8-7) at Hamilton 1m 3yo sll (5) gd.
Royal Premium 33-1 (8-8) Chased leaders, under pressure halfway, soon weakened, 6th of 9, 17l behind Capo Regime (9-7) at Southwell 6f 3yo clm stks (6) fbs.
Scarth Hill (IRE) 50-1 (9-3) Behind, never dangerous, 11th of 14, 17l behind Mister Dee Bee (9-3) at Ripon 1m 3yo mdn (5) gf in Apr.
Rioja Ruby (IRE) 18-1 (8-6) Soon outpaced, never dangerous, 11th of 16, 16l behind Just The Lady (9-7) at Beverley 5f 2yo sll hcp 0-65 (6) sft in Sep.
Strevelyn 40-1 (9-0) Soon towards rear, outpaced 3f out, never dangerous, 6th of 9, 23l behind Goliaths Boy (9-3) at Catterick 7f 2yo mdn aut (6) gs in Oct.