Deauville Dancer may not have finished improving yet and had Big Time Billy back in third when scoring at Chepstow. He bids for a hat-trick off a 5lb higher mark. Riptide has only been upped 3lb for winning at Ffos Las and can figure again but Caledonia has been raised 7lb for winning in soft ground at Musselburgh. Longshadow and Beat The Tide are closely matched on their running over track and trip in June but Precision Strike is worse off with Albonny on today's terms having beaten the latter at Haydock. DR IRV is back on the same mark as when winning last year's renewal and, with Megan Carberry's allowance further helping his cause, he should go close again.
Agreement (IRE) 25-1 (9-12) Tracked leaders on inside, pushed along 6f out, lost place 4f out, soon weakened, 7th of 8, 19l behind Spice Fair (9-11) at Beverley 2m hcp 0-85 (4) gd.
Chevalgris 40-1 (9-5) In rear, ridden 3f out, never nearer, 6th of 8, 19l behind Aramist (9-7) at Pontefract 1m 4f hcp 0-90 (3) gd.
Rosairlie (IRE) 9-1 (9-8) Held up mid-division, ridden over 1f out, faded inside final furlong, 6th of 8, 9l behind Almagest (10-0) at Ripon 2m hcp 0-85 (4) gd.
Ebony Express 12-1 (9-7) Held up towards rear, ridden over 2f out, kept on to take 3rd last 150 yards, 3rd of 7, 9l behind Special Fighter (8-8) at Catterick 1m 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gf.
Nashville (IRE) 8-1 (9-1) Tracked leader, ridden 3f out, kept on one pace final furlong, 3rd of 5, 7l behind Rhombus (9-9) at Newmarket 2m hcp 0-90 (3) sft.
Riptide 8-1 (9-2) Made all, cajoled along halfway, ridden and hard pressed over 2f out, held on gamely final furlong, won at Ffos Las 2m hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Jul beating Annaluna (8-4) by 1/2l, 6 ran.
Beat The Tide 5-1 (9-6) Held up towards rear, headway 8f out, weakened over 1f out, 5th of 8, 14l behind Spice Fair (9-11) at Beverley 2m hcp 0-85 (4) gd.
Longshadow 5-2fav (9-2) Tracked leader after 1f, effort over 3f out, ridden over 2f out, kept on same pace in 3rd inside final furlong, 3rd of 8, 3l behind Maoi Chinn Tire (8-6) at Musselburgh 2m hcp 0-85 (4) gf.
Big Time Billy (IRE) 20-1 (9-6) Chased leaders, ridden 3f out, one pace in 3rd when edged left and no impression over 1f out, 3rd of 6, 4 1/2l behind Deauville Dancer (8-13) at Chepstow 2m hcp 0-75 (5) sft.
Caledonia 12-1 (8-2) Towards rear, ridden and headway over 2f out, led over 1f out, kept on well, won at Musselburgh 2m hcp 0-85 (4) sft in Jun beating Enchanted Garden (8-6) by 2 3/4l, 11 ran.
Dr Irv 4-1 (9-3) Tracked leaders in 3rd, ridden inside final furlong, one pace, 5th of 8, 6l behind Almagest (10-0) at Ripon 2m hcp 0-85 (4) gd.
Precision Strike 3-1 (9-11) Slowly away in rear, ridden and headway over 2f out, stayed on to go 2nd post, 2nd of 6, 2 3/4l behind Beat The Shower (9-0) at Pontefract 2m 1f hcp 0-70 (5) gd.
Albonny (IRE) 7-1 (8-12) Held, ridden and headway over 3f out, one pace over 2f out, stayed on final 100 yards, 3rd of 7, 2 1/2l behind Precision Strike (8-3) at Haydock 1m 6f hcp 0-80 (4) gs.
Bowdler's Magic 25-1 (9-2) In touch, lost place after 2f, hampered over 10f out, switched right and headway 1f out, soon went 4th, no chance with front pair, 4th of 8, 13l behind Spice Fair (9-11) at Beverley 2m hcp 0-85 (4) gd.
Deauville Dancer (IRE) Evensfav (8-13) Tracked leader, pushed along over 3f out, driven to challenge over 1f out, led and edged right entering final furlong, stayed on, won at Chepstow 2m hcp 0-75 (5) sft beating Nafaath (9-12) by 3/4l, 6 ran.
Kirkman (IRE) 9-4 (7-11) Prominent, pushed along and lost place 6f out, rallied over 3f out, one pace and no impression over 1f out, 3rd of 8, 12l behind Spice Fair (9-11) at Beverley 2m hcp 0-85 (4) gd.