Pearl Noir landed a maiden here in December, his only win in 28 starts. It's been some time since AMENABLE won at the track but he scored at Beverley only last month and can race off a much lower mark back on this surface. He gets a token vote in a poor handicap as a host of others have claims on recent placed efforts here. That list includes Very First Blade, Novalist and Flow Chart while the veteran Doctor Hilary won off a 5lb lower mark over track and trip in April. Coach Montana went close at Wolverhampton last time but hasn't won since 2012.
Pearl Noir 10-1 (8-10) Tracked leader, ridden 2f out, no extra towards finish, 6th of 10, 5l behind Amenable (9-2) at Beverley 5f hcp 0-70 (5) hvy in May.
Amenable (IRE) 33-1 (8-13) Prominent, ridden and every chance over 1f out, kept on one pace, 4th of 14, 1 3/4l behind Alexandrakollontai (8-9) at Hamilton 6f hcp 0-75 (5) gd in May.
Confidential Creek 16-1 (9-1) Chased leading trio, ridden 2f out, kept on same pace, 7th of 12, 4l behind Little Eli (9-7) at Musselburgh 5f app hcp 0-60 (6) gf in Apr.
Doctor Hilary 11-1 (9-4) Mid-division, ridden to challenge over 2f out, never on terms, 6th of 11, 7l behind Meshardal (9-13) at Southwell 6f hcp (0-55) (6) fbs in May.
Very First Blade 4-1 (9-2) Chased leaders, outpaced over 2f out, never dangerous after, 5th of 9, 14l behind Global Leader (9-2) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp (0-55) (6) pol in Apr.
Novalist 11-2 (8-6) Led on rail, ridden 2f out, headed over 1f out, stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 4th of 9, 4 1/2l behind Monel (8-13) at Ayr 6f hcp 0-60 (6) gs in May.
Flow Chart (IRE) 7-1 (8-10) Raced wide in touch, ridden and headway over 1f out, kept on one pace final furlong, 3rd of 8, 6l behind Meshardal (9-7) at Southwell 6f hcp (0-55) (6) fbs in Apr.
Coach Montana (IRE) 25-1 (8-7) Raced keenly, led, clear halfway, ridden and still clear over 1f out, weakening towards finish, caught post, 2nd of 9, shd behind Darnathean (9-5) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Mar.
Daneside (IRE) 14-1 (8-8) Always behind, last of 11, 18l behind Run Fat Lass Run (9-7) at Newcastle 1m hcp 0-60 (6) gd in May.
Upper Lambourn (IRE) 12-1 (8-7) In rear, ridden halfway, headway over 1f out, stayed on to go 3rd near finish, 3rd of 8, 4l behind Spring Bird (9-0) at Southwell 5f hcp (0-55) (6) fbs in Apr.
Depden (IRE) 25-1 (8-13) Dwelt towards rear, never a factor, 8th of 10, 23l behind Welsh Inlet (9-4) at Brighton 7f hcp (6) gd in Apr.