Loucal won over 7f here in April and though well beaten when runner-up at Brighton last time, this longer trip holds no fears. Shearian was also well beaten when second at Musselburgh and is probably better over further but Excellent Addition caught the eye at Beverley last time and David O'Meara's lightly-raced charge is on the short-list. The North Yorkshire handler is also represented by CONFUSING, who was having only his fifth start when coming with a strong late run to finish a close third here last week. He has plenty of weight but looks the type to go on to better things and gets the verdict. Sandy's Row has been disappointing since showing promise in her first campaign.
Confusing 14-1 (9-1) Held up in rear, under pressure over 1f out, ran on inside final furlong, just failed, 3rd of 11, shd behind Just Paul (8-7) at Thirsk 7f hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Shearian 18-1 (9-3) 2nd of 11, 8l behind Mushaakis (9-7) at Musselburgh 1m 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Excellent Addition (IRE) 9-4fav (9-5) Chased leading trio, headway on inner to track leaders 3f out, not clear run from over 2f out until over 1f out, soon outpaced by winner, went 2nd inside final furlong, 2nd of 7, 6l behind Declamation (9-5) at Beverley 7f 3yo mdn (5) gf in May.
Taxiformissbyron 25-1 (9-5) Chased leaders, weakened over 1f out, 8th of 10, 15l behind Clock On Tom (8-12) at Beverley 1m 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gd in May.
Aeronwyn Bryn (IRE) 18-1 (9-7) Tracked leaders, ridden over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 5th of 13, 10l behind Baltic Prince (8-6) at Beverley 7f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) gf in May.
Relight My Fire 16-1 (9-3) Mid-division, outpaced 2f out, ridden over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, not reached leaders, 4th of 13, 2 1/2l behind Lexington Blue (8-9) at Beverley 7f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Sandy's Row (USA) 16-1 (9-0) Slowly into stride, mid-division, headway over 4f out, stayed on same pace final furlong, 4th of 9, 5l behind Drahem (9-0) at Yarmouth 1m 3yo stk 0-65 (6) gf.
Royal Style (IRE) 14-1 (8-9) Held up mid-division, ridden over 2f out, one pace and no impression, 5th of 11, 12l behind Cranach (10-0) at Redcar 1m 2f mdn auc stks (5) gf in May.
Loucal 7-4fav (9-6) Held up towards rear, headway and switched right well over 1f out, strong run inside final furlong, went 2nd towards finish, never going pace to reach winner, 2nd of 9, 2 1/4l behind Just A Pound (8-13) at Bath 1m 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) fm.
Multisure 14-1 (9-4) Led 1f, prominent, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 13th of 16, 14l behind Darkside (9-1) at Redcar 7f 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) gs in May.
Polar Forest 50-1 (9-4) Slowly into stride, always behind, 11th of 14, 23l behind War Lord (9-4) at Thirsk 1m 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) gd in May.
Reggie Bond 5-2 (9-1) Close up, effort over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 3rd of 14, 1 3/4l behind Black Truffle (9-7) at Lingfield 7f hcp (0-55) (6) pol.
Stand N Applaude 10-1 (9-0) Dwelt, raced wide in rear, headway over 1f out, soon chasing leaders, nearest finish, 3rd of 6, 7l behind Gebayl (9-0) at Southwell 6f 3yo mdn stks 0-65 (6) fbs.
Rosie Hall (IRE) 14-1 (8-10) Led, headed over 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 8th of 11, 18l behind Aneedh (9-1) at Redcar 1m mdn auc stks (6) gs in May.
Sakhees Romance 16-1 (8-11) Slowly away soon in mid-division, ridden and headway over 1f out, kept on one pace, 6th of 14, 4l behind Rocket Ronnie (9-2) at Hamilton 1m 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) gf.
Bougaloo 16-1 (9-2) In touch, ridden and weakened 2f out, 7th of 12, 20l behind Yahilwa (8-11) at Southwell 7f mdn stks (5) fbs in May.
Out Of The Blocks 25-1 (8-7) Held up behind, ridden and headway on outside over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, never near leaders, 9th of 13, 6l behind Lexington Blue (8-9) at Beverley 7f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Lucky Mountain 20-1 (8-11) Prominent, led after 1f, headed over 5f out, weakened over 3f out, 5th of 6, 37l behind Luv U Whatever (9-4) at Southwell 1m 3f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) fbs in May.