Blue Spinnaker must be watched in the betting but we are happy to take a chance on PRINCE EVELITH ahead of a shortlist consisting of Handsome Falcon, Moheeb and Celtic Step. The selection comes here on the back of close-up third at Carlisle behind Sunnyside Tom. As it stands that may not be amazing form however he has made the frame on each of his three starts this year and will give backers a good run for their money from a good draw. Frederick Tylicki's 5lb claim will help and with no ground worries he is preferred. Royal Fantasy and Addikt may not be badly treated back from their winter breaks, however of more interest may be Moheeb who ran well in defeat last time but his previous romp came in the mud at Haydock and he may need some rain. Blinkers are tried on Indian Skipper, Arctic Cape represents a powerful yard in good form, whilst Goodbye Mr Bond won this race last year off a 6lb higher mark which looks significant and connections know the time of day. Other to consider include Thunder Gorge, Tenjack King, Admiral Dundas and the two Celtics (Step and Change), but in a fantastically tricky puzzle we will side with Prince Evelith.
Admiral Dundas (IRE) 5-1 (9-1) Towards rear, never dangerous, 8th of 10, 10l behind Tartan Gigha (9-0) at Beverley 1m hcp 0-85 (4) gf in May.
Tenjack King 2-1fav (9-1) Tracked leaders, not clear run on inside over 1f out, switched left, quickened to lead entering final furlong, soon drew clear, won at Kempton 1m 3yo hcp (5) pol in Mar '08 beating Irish Artist (8-11) by 1 1/4l, 9 ran.
Collateral Damage (IRE) 8-1 (8-6) Mid-division, ridden over 2f out, one pace final furlong, 7th of 10, 6l behind Benandonner (9-7) at Ripon 1m hcp 0-95 (3) gf.
Moheebb (IRE) 5-1 (9-10) Held up, headway over 4f out, led over 2f out, headed over 1f out, one pace, 2nd of 6, 2 3/4l behind Sarwin (8-11) at Hamilton 1m 1f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in May.
Celtic Step 9-2 (9-9) Led, hard pressed from 2f out, headed close home, no extra, 2nd of 9, shd behind Wind Shuffle (8-12) at Carlisle 1m hcap (4) gd in Jul.
Blue Spinnaker (IRE) 25-1 (8-12) In touch, effort over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 6th of 7, 9l behind Wind Star (9-2) at Beverley 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in May.
Addikt (IRE) 16-1 (9-5) Always towards rear, 10th of 11, 31l behind Bourse (8-4) at Musselburgh 1m 1f hcap (4) sft in Nov.
Arctic Cape 9-2 (8-9) Chased leader, led over 3f out, driven and headed over 2f out, soon behind, 6th of 8, 15l behind Sirvino (8-11) at Ripon 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) gs in May.
Handsome Falcon 9-4fav (8-6) Held up behind leaders, ridden along and headway over 1f out, stayed on same pace final furlong, 2nd of 12, 1 1/2l behind Billy Dane (9-0) at Beverley 1m hcp 0-85 (4) gf in May.
Indian Skipper (IRE) 4-1 (9-4) Raced centre, tracked winner, ridden and hung left from over 1f out, led stands side group inside final furlong, driven and stayed on, 2nd of 10, 1l behind Thunder Gorge (9-0) at Newmarket 1m hcp 0-75 (5) gf in May.
Celtic Change (IRE) 3-1 (8-12) Mid-division, ridden over 2f out, headway to chase leaders when not much room over 1f out, soon weakened, 8th of 9, 12l behind Sirvino (8-10) at Musselburgh 1m 1f hcp 0-80 (4) gd in May.
Thunder Gorge (USA) 7-1 (9-0) Made all and overall leader, ridden 2f out, ran on final furlong, won at Newmarket 1m hcp 0-75 (5) gf in May beating Indian Skipper (9-4) by 1l, 10 ran.
Goodbye Mr Bond 8-1 (8-10) Held up, behind final 3f, last of 8, well behind Sirvino (8-11) at Ripon 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) gs in May.
Royal Fantasy (IRE) 28-1 (8-13) Chased leaders, weakened over 1f out, 11th of 17, 18l behind Medici Pearl (8-12) at Redcar 1m hcap (4) gs in Sep.
Border Owl (IRE) 13-2 (9-7) In touch, driven to challenge and every chance over 1f out, kept on same pace, 3rd of 7, 1 1/4l behind Champain Sands (8-4) at Thirsk 1m hcp 0-75 (5) fm.
Prince Evelith (GER) 6-1 (9-0) Towards rear, outpaced halfway, ridden and headway over 1f out, kept on final furlong, nearest finish, 3rd of 11, 1 3/4l behind Sunnyside Tom (8-10) at Carlisle 1m hcp 0-80 (4) gf in May.
Spirit of France (IRE) 15-2 (9-7) Prominent, ridden over 2f out, one pace final furlong, 4th of 11, 7l behind Kabis Amigos (9-1) at Beverley 7f hcp 0-70 (5) fm.
Portrush Storm 25-1 (9-4) In touch, ridden to challenge 2f out, kept on and every chance entering final furlong, soon lost place, no extra, 3rd of 10, 3l behind Society Venue (9-3) at Carlisle 1m 1f hcp 0-65 (6) gf in May.
Plenilune (IRE) 20-1 (9-4) Held up, headway over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, not much room inside final furlong, one pace, 7th of 8, 3l behind Joinedupwriting (9-1) at Ripon 1m 2f hcp 0-70 (5) gf.