A J Cook only won a maiden handicap at Redcar by a nose last month and David Barron may have a better chance of landing the spoils in this opener with NEXT DOOR. The drop back to 6f will suit the latter judged by the way he folded tamely over 7f when favourite at Yarmouth last time. He's preferred to the potentially well-treated Abraham Monro, who has a good draw, and unexposed pair Bapak Pesta and Perfect Pasture. Rose of May disappointed at Southwell last time but may do better back on Turf.
A J Cook (IRE) 11-8fav (9-2) With leader, led narrowly 3f out, ridden over 1f out, headed narrowly inside final furlong, stayed on to regain lead post, won at Redcar 5f mdn hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jun beating Niceonemyson (9-3) by ns, 5 ran.
Flighty Clarets (IRE) 25-1 (8-9) Held up towards rear, pushed along and headway over 1f out, kept on same pace, 6th of 11, 6l behind Penny Garcia (9-5) at Carlisle 7f 3yo fll hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Jun.
Next Door (IRE) 2-1fav (9-7) Keen tracked leaders, lost place 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 7th of 8, 7l behind Napinda (8-2) at Yarmouth 7f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Jun.
Bapak Pesta (IRE) 10-1 (8-12) Always towards rear and never a factor, 7th of 9, 21l behind Jabhaat (9-7) at Beverley 7f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Apr.
Therapeutic 12-1 (9-0) Led to 3f out, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 9th of 14, 8l behind Key Ambition (9-9) at Nottingham 6f hcp 0-65 (6) gd in Jun.
Annie Gogh 7-1 (8-12) 7th of 11, 12l behind Mushaakis (9-7) at Musselburgh 1m 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jun.
Little Eli 7-2fav (8-9) Mid-division, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 7th of 9, 5l behind Secret Advice (9-3) at Hamilton 5f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Jun.
Perfect Pasture 16-1 (8-5) Restrained start, held up in rear, headway final furlong, stayed on towards finish, 3rd of 10, 1 3/4l behind Black Rider (9-2) at Newcastle 7f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Jun.
Lucy Minaj 10-1 (8-7) Led 1f, in touch, ridden and hung right inside final 2f, lost place 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 12th of 13, 12l behind Lexington Blue (8-9) at Beverley 7f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jun.
Rose of May (IRE) 3-1fav (9-1) Held up, never dangerous, 7th of 10, 13l behind Insolenceofoffice (9-7) at Southwell 6f app hcp 0-55 (6) fbs in Jun.
Abraham Monro 20-1 (7-13) Awkward start, raced freely in touch, under pressure halfway, soon beaten, 5th of 7, 7l behind All Or Nothin (9-5) at Redcar 7f clm stks (5) gf in Jun.
Ryedale Valley 20-1 (8-4) Led far side and overall leader, headed by center leader over 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 8th of 10, 8l behind Jubilee Dancer (9-2) at Doncaster 6f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Jun.
Shesnotforturning (IRE) 66-1 (9-0) Prominent, ridden over 2f out, one pace inside final furlong, 6th of 16, 7l behind Natures Law (9-0) at Redcar 6f fll mdn stks (5) gf in May.