This looks a good opportunity for SPINNING who is taken to get the better of Novellen Lad and Atlantic Story. The selection hails from a yard in good form and he won well when last seen out at Wolverhampton in February. He is returning from a break here but he has gone well fresh in the past and he has course and distance winning form; he also has a good draw so he should run a big race. Novellen Lad won well enough at Catterick last time out over 6f and he will not mind this longer trip, but he has the worst of the draw here which will make life tough. Atlantic Story wasn't beaten far at Thirsk last time but the race hasn't worked out particularly well and the stable are not firing on all cylinders at present. David Nicholls does will with his sprinters and Mujaadel is well drawn so he could represent some each-way value, although he did disappoint at Ripon last time. An open race and the vote goes to Spinning.
Atlantic Story (USA) 13-2 (9-2) Prominent, ridden over 2f out, stayed on well towards finish, 3rd of 10, 1/2l behind Quest For Success (9-1) at Thirsk 7f hcp 0-90 (3) fm in Apr.
Burnwynd Boy 14-1 (9-0) Always behind, weakened over 2f out, last of 9, 18l behind Grazeon Gold Blend (7-9) at Ripon 6f hcp 0-95 (3) gf.
Mastership (IRE) 20-1 (9-5) Mid-division, ridden over 2f out, kept on under pressure final furlong, no impression, 6th of 20, 6l behind Kavachi (9-2) at York 1m 1f hcp 105 (2) gd.
Osteopathic Remedy (IRE) 9-2 (9-0) Towards rear, pushed along halfway, ridden and one pace final 2f, 6th of 10, 2l behind Baby Strange (8-13) at Newcastle 6f hcp 0-90 (3) gf in May.
Novellen Lad (IRE) 9-4fav (8-13) Held up behind leaders, headway to lead 1f out, ran on, won at Catterick 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gf beating Johannes (8-13) by 2l, 9 ran.
Spinning Evensfav (8-13) Held up in 3rd, challenged over 1f out, ridden to lead inside final furlong, driven out, won at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcap (4) pol in Feb beating Just Bond (8-12) by 1 1/4l, 3 ran.
Mujaadel (USA) 9-1 (8-10) Slowly into stride, always towards rear, 10th of 11, 29l behind Tanto Faz (8-9) at Ripon 1m 4yo hcp 0-100 (2) gs in May.
Smarty Socks (IRE) 3-1 (9-2) Dwelt, held up in rear, driven and outpaced over 2f out, soon ridden and no impression, 5th of 6, 7l behind Marvo (8-9) at Doncaster 1m hcp 0-85 (4) gd.
Bravely (IRE) 12-1 (9-5) Chased leaders, no impression final furlong, 8th of 19, 7l behind Dancing Maite (9-6) at York 6f hcp 0-80 (4) gd.