Paul Green's Lucky Dan has shown improved form in winning two of his last three starts, including at Redcar last time, and is not without a chance of completing a hat-trick off just a 3lb higher mark than last time but this is tougher and a better bet looks to be ATLANTIC BEACH, who gets the vote over Averoo. Michael Squance's gelding has like Lucky Dan been in good form of late but has a career high mark to defy now and may not be up to the task of doing so on ground that is softer than ideal so he looks booked for a place at best. Bahamian Lad has a pedigree that suggests he would be suited by cut in the ground but his best form is on faster going as is that of Misplaced Fortune, who has more to do than when winning last time. David Barron's Elijah Pepper was good value for his win at Pontefract last time but this looks tougher and of more interest may be Wyatt Earp, although he is another that may prefer a faster surface. The ground is of no problem to Atlantic Beach though and James Hetherton's gelding can go one better than on unsuitably fast going last time.
Protector (SAF) 12-1 (9-9) Chased leading pair, ridden 2f out, stayed on, not pace to challenge, 4th of 7, 2 1/2l behind Tangerine Trees (9-6) at Hamilton 6f hcp 0-80 (4) gf.
Misplaced Fortune 13-2 (9-7) Tracked leaders, every chance over 1f out, hard ridden to lead inside final furlong, all out, won at Ripon 6f flls hcp 0-95 (3) gf in May beating Esuvia (9-0) by nk, 7 ran.
Floor Show 6-1 (8-11) Held up towards rear, last over 3f out, hung left and headway over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 6th of 10, 4l behind Favourite Girl (8-8) at Catterick 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in May.
Green Park (IRE) 7-1 (9-2) Towards rear, headway on inside and not much room over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 4th of 7, 1l behind Legal Eagle (8-8) at Catterick 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gf.
Lucky Dan (IRE) 4-1 (9-3) Held up, headway halfway, hard ridden over 1f out, stayed on to lead final 50 yards, won at Redcar 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gd beating Select Committee (8-11) by nk, 7 ran.
Ursula (IRE) 33-1 (8-6) Raced center, mid-division, effort 2f out, weakened 1f out, 8th of 13, 10l behind Damika (9-1) at Newcastle 6f hcp 0-90 (3) gf in May.
Northern Bolt 12-1 (9-9) Held up, headway under pressure 2f out, chased leaders over 1f out, ran on inside final furlong, 3rd of 13, 1l behind Tadalavil (9-2) at Hamilton 6f hcp 0-75 (5) gd in May.
Frognal (IRE) 4-1fav (8-10) Held up in rear, pushed along over 2f out, ran on inside final furlong, nearest finish, 3rd of 10, 1 1/4l behind Favourite Girl (8-8) at Catterick 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in May.
Wyatt Earp (IRE) 18-1 (9-2) With leader, led after 2f, made rest, ridden inside final furlong, stayed on well, won at Carlisle 6f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in May beating Cornus (8-13) by 2 1/4l, 11 ran.
Peter Tchaikovsky 40-1 (8-11) Slowly into stride, in rear, outpaced from over 4f out, 10th of 11, 23l behind Charlie Cool (8-9) at Ripon 1m hcp 0-95 (3) gd in May.
Tyfos 16-1 (8-13) With leaders, ridden and every chance entering final furlong, no extra towards finish, 3rd of 13, 1l behind Chosen One (8-4) at Beverley 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in May.
Bosun Breese 8-1 (8-4) Stumbled leaving stalls, held up towards rear, took keen hold, well beaten when eased over 1f out, last of 10, 22l behind Favourite Girl (8-8) at Catterick 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in May.
Averoo 12-1 (9-7) In rear, switched right 2f out , headway soon after, ridden to lead inside final furlong, ran on, won at Goodwood 6f hcp 0-70 (5) gd beating Peopleton Brook (8-12) by 1 1/2l, 12 ran.
Istiqdaam 7-2 (8-12) In rear and badly outpaced, last of 7, 11l behind Legal Eagle (8-8) at Catterick 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gf.
Ventura Cove (IRE) 10-1 (9-0) Chased leaders on outside, driven well over 1f out, weakened over 1f out, 7th of 9, 5l behind Flaneur (9-0) at Haydock 6f 3yo stk 0-80 (4) gf in May.
Vested Interest 11-2 (8-6) Swerved left soon after start, made all, ridden clear entering final furlong, eased towards finish, won at Yarmouth 6f 2yo sll (6) gf in Jul beating Steeley Flyer (8-6) by 10l, 10 ran.
Bahamian Lad 7-2fav (9-3) Switched right soon after start, with leader, led 3f out, ridden 2f out, soon hard pressed, stayed on gamely towards finish, won at Nottingham 6f hcp 0-70 (5) gf beating Gracie's Gift (8-13) by 1 1/2l, 7 ran.
Atlantic Beach 11-4fav (9-0) Chased leader, ridden to challenge over 1f out, led inside final furlong, soon headed, kept on, 2nd of 10, nk behind Musical Bridge (8-11) at Ripon 5f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in May.
Sea Rover (IRE) 11-1 (9-12) Chased leaders, ridden and every chance 1f out, soon weakened, 7th of 9, 7l behind Elijah Pepper (9-7) at Pontefract 6f hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Elijah Pepper (USA) 7-2fav (9-7) Pushed along in touch, ridden well over 1f out, headway and hung right entering final furlong, stayed on to lead towards finish, won at Pontefract 6f hcp 0-70 (5) gf beating Dickie Le Davoir (9-9) by hd, 9 ran.