Innocently needs to be watched on this first run since August but ADAM'S ALE has put together a sequence of respectable efforts on his last three starts, filling the minor placing on each occasion, all at this venue. Another competitive performance is anticipated as he's 1lb lower than the first of those runs, is proven on the quick ground and Graham Lee rates a good booking. Boxing Shadows has been rather in-and-out this season but will be in the firing line if on a going day whilst Holy Angel is one to take careful note of as he's steadily coming to the boil and will be winning soon. He'd be well worth a saver here if the money was to come for the Easterby gelding.
Ambitious Icarus 11-4fav (8-4) Chased leaders, outpaced 2f out, ridden 1f out, kept on same pace, never on terms, 8th of 9, 4 1/2l behind Asian Trader (8-5) at Nottingham 5f hcp 0-95 (3) gs.
Mister Manannan (IRE) 22-1 (9-7) Dwelt, chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 9th of 11, 11l behind Keep It Dark (9-2) at Catterick 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gd in May.
Adam's Ale 9-4fav (9-3) In touch, headway and staying on when badly hampered inside final furlong, soon recovered and went 3rd, kept on, 3rd of 11, 2l behind Captain Royale (8-13) at Ripon 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gd in May.
Ypres 28-1 (9-2) Chased leaders, ridden and weakened over 2f out, 6th of 14, 8l behind Bachotheque (8-13) at Carlisle 6f hcp 0-80 (4) gd in May.
Captain Royale (IRE) 11-2 (9-10) Chased leaders, driven 2f out, lost place over 1f out, 10th of 12, 11l behind Bunce (9-4) at Musselburgh 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gs.
Holy Angel (IRE) 11-1 (8-10) Held up, ridden over 2f out, not clear run over 1f out or inside final furlong, went 4th towards finish, never dangerous, 4th of 9, 5l behind Mon Brav (8-10) at Catterick 6f hcp 0-85 (4) sft.
Lost In Paris (IRE) 20-1 (8-11) Always towards rear, 10th of 11, 12l behind Keep It Dark (9-2) at Catterick 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gd in May.
Innocently (IRE) 9-2 (9-0) Always behind, pushed along on outside halfway, weakened well over 1f out, eased when no chance inside final furlong, last of 4, 11l behind Northern Water (8-9) at Ripon 5f 2yo stks (3) gd in Aug.
Boxing Shadows 5-1 (8-12) Awkward leaving stalls, took keen hold and held up towards rear, pushed along over 2f out, keeeping on same pace but no chance when hampered entering final furlong, 7th of 11, 6l behind Captain Royale (8-13) at Ripon 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gd in May.
Lorimer's Lot (IRE) 12-1 (8-12) Raced wide, in touch, ridden 2f out, weakened final furlong, 7th of 9, 8l behind Rural Celebration (9-0) at Catterick 5f hcp 0-80 (4) sft in May.
The Strig 50-1 (9-11) Raced stand side, outpaced, headway over 1f out, soon weakened, 14th of 15, 11l behind M J Woodward (8-6) at Carlisle 5f hcp 0-70 (5) gd in May.
Medici Time 33-1 (9-5) Dwelt, chased leaders, every chance over 1f out, ridden and no extra inside final furlong, 5th of 11, 5l behind Mandalay King (8-12) at Hamilton 6f hcp 0-70 (5) gs.
Lady Mai (IRE) 5-1 (8-11) Chased leaders stands side, ridden over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 7th of 13, 9l behind By Rights (8-8) at Nottingham 5f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) gs.