SHOTLEY MAC is narrowly preferred here ahead of Red Cape, Johannes and Spirit Of Sharjah. A low draw is probably best here as they have to run down a slight dog leg, and so the front-running selection looks ideally drawn in stall four. A recent winner at Doncaster, the selection showed plenty of guts and evidently gets on well with jockey Frannie Norton who rides once again. A 5lb rise in the weights makes life tough and he hasn't always run well here, but on each occasion he has had a valid excuse and he is taken to run well at a fair price. Johannes looks an obvious danger given his good recent form; he has a bit to prove over this trip but aside from that he looks to hold a solid chance. Stablemate Sunrise Safari cannot be overlooked; his run at Newcastle last time out was good although he is another who has something to prove over this distance. White Deer is fairly exposed and has had a few homes but comes here in good form, as does Red Cape who should find this track more to his liking than at Pontefract on Tuesday where he ran extremely well in second place. Turn Me On's mark of 80 is probably high enough, something that may have been proven in his second to Bold Marc last time out; he holds White Deer on a run back at Thirsk in April although he is 3lb worse off today. Eastern Hills, Happy Anniversary and Mey Blossom are all interesting down at the foot of the weights, as is Without Prejudice who looks to be coming back to form and he has a 5lb pull in the weights with Shotley Mac on their latest running where he was beaten by two lengths. At a price Tiger Dream could run well for a yard that are having plenty of well-backed but still big priced winners of late, but it is Shotley Mac who is fancied to win again.
Spirit of Sharjah (IRE) 15-2 (9-10) Mid-division on far side, ridden 3f out, hampered over 2f out, switched right and stayed on inside final furlong, 3rd of 12, 2l behind Zowington (8-11) at Folkestone 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Jun.
Shotley Mac 8-1 (9-6) Made virtually all, ridden over 2f out, edged right approaching final furlong, kept on gamely, won at Doncaster 7f hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Jun beating Castles In The Air (9-6) by hd, 11 ran.
Johannes (IRE) 11-4fav (8-12) Tracked leaders, driven over 1f out, ran on final furlong to lead post, won at Redcar 6f hcp 0-95 (3) gf in Jun beating Benllech (9-5) by hd, 8 ran.
Sunrise Safari (IRE) 13-2 (8-13) Mid-division, ridden over 1f out, headway under pressure approaching final furlong, stayed on well to go 3rd near finish, 3rd of 12, 2 3/4l behind Roker Park (9-7) at Newcastle 6f hcp 0-100 (2) sft in Jun.
Kiwi Bay 11-2 (9-0) Raced stands side, chased leader, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 5th of 8, 11l behind Musaalem (9-8) at Doncaster 7f hcp 0-95 (3) gf.
White Deer (USA) 4-1 (9-9) In touch, raced keenly, ridden 3f out, hung left over 1f out, went 3rd inside final furlong, no impression on front pair, 3rd of 11, 6l behind Royal Destination (9-11) at Ayr 1m hcp 0-85 (4) gd.
Turn Me On (IRE) 5-1 (10-0) Held up in touch, ridden 2f out, headway over 1f out, chased winner inside final furlong, stayed on, 2nd of 9, 1 3/4l behind Bold Marc (9-10) at Catterick 7f hcp 0-80 (4) gf.
Red Cape (FR) 10-1 (9-5) Tracked leader, ridden to lead over 1f out, hung left and headed inside final furlong, kept on, 2nd of 13, 2l behind Dickie Le Davoir (8-8) at Pontefract 6f hcp 0-90 (3) gs.
Smarty Socks (IRE) 11-1 (8-11) Very slowly into stride, always behind, last of 9, 12l behind Novellen Lad (9-1) at Redcar 7f hcp 0-90 (3) gf in Jun.
Without Prejudice (USA) 7-1 (9-5) Tracked winner, driven over 1f out, not much room approaching final furlong, kept on same pace, 3rd of 11, 2 1/2l behind Shotley Mac (9-6) at Doncaster 7f hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Jun.
Fiefdom (IRE) 20-1 (8-12) Held up towards rear, headway over 2f out, challenged over 1f out, every chance entering final furlong, no extra towards finish, 3rd of 10, 2 1/2l behind Desert Dreamer (8-8) at Chester 7f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Jun.
Tiger Dream 3-1fav (9-2) Prominent, effort over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 9th of 11, 6l behind Shotley Mac (9-6) at Doncaster 7f hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Jun.
Bravely (IRE) 13-2 (8-6) Held up, in touch, ridden over 2f out, no extra final furlong, 6th of 9, 3l behind Novellen Lad (9-1) at Redcar 7f hcp 0-90 (3) gf in Jun.
Eastern Hills 7-1 (9-10) Towards rear, pushed along to chase leaders over 2f out, kept on final furlong, 3rd of 9, 1 3/4l behind Bid For Gold (9-7) at Carlisle 6f app hcp 0-70 (5) gd.
Happy Anniversary (IRE) 14-1 (9-2) In touch, led over 2f out, headed over 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 3rd of 13, 3l behind Legal Legacy (8-13) at Doncaster 7f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Jun.
Mey Blossom 9-2 (8-10) Chased leaders, driven over 2f out, headway on inside to lead over 1f out, soon ridden, kept on, headed post, 2nd of 8, ns behind Sioux Rising (9-4) at Pontefract 6f hcp 0-90 (3) gf in Jun.