Vallarta won at Catterick last time and is upped in class but Art Obsession scored in this grade at Thirsk recently and is preferred. Dandyleekie is back on a winning mark with a recent reappearance under his belt and The Mcgregornator was placed at Cork last time. But it could pay to stick with BLACK ISLE BOY (NAP) in this given he followed a maiden win with victory at Hamilton on his handicap debut and a 4lb rise may not be enough to stop David O’Meara’s charge showing further improvement and taking this.
Zapper Cass (FR) 20-1 (9-5) Mid-division, tracked leaders on inside 2f out, not clear run 1f out, driven and one pace inside final furlong, 9th of 13, 5 1/2l behind Russian Soul (9-4) at Chester 7f hcp (4) gd in May.
Art Obsession (IRE) 10-1 (9-2) Mid-division, ridden and headway over 1f out, led inside final furlong, held on well, won at Thirsk 6f hcp (4) gf in May beating Magical Effect (9-7) by 1 1/2l, 8 ran.
Yeeoow (IRE) 3-1fav (9-4) Chased leaders, carried left over 4f out, ridden 3f out, edged right and kept on same pace inside final furlong, 5th of 6, 4 1/4l behind Merdon Castle (9-2) at Carlisle 6f hcp (4) gf in May.
Vallarta (IRE) 3-1fav (9-4) Prominent, 2nd approaching halfway, led 2f out, ridden over 1f out, ran on well readily, won at Catterick 6f hcp (5) gf in May beating Meshardal (8-11) by 3/4l, 8 ran.
Black Isle Boy (IRE) 5-1 (9-2) Tracked leading trio, headway to lead inside final furlong, ridden out, won at Hamilton 6f hcp (4) gf in May beating Springforth (8-4) by 1l, 5 ran.
Dawoodi 66-1 (9-2) Mid-division, headway over 3f out, every chance over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 18th of 20, 17 1/4l behind Wick Powell (8-3) at Redcar 6f lst stks (1) gf in Oct.
The Mcgregornator (IRE) 33-1 (8-10) Rear of mid-division, ridden halfway, 9th under 2f out, stayed on well final furlong to 3rd close home, nearest finish, 3rd of 15, 2 1/4l behind Mr Right (10-4) at Cork 6f hcp Yielding in Apr.
Dark Defender 11-1 (9-6) Tracked leaders, driven and lost place inside final 2f, soon weakened, 12th of 13, 25 1/4l behind Russian Soul (9-4) at Chester 7f hcp (4) gd in May.
Dandyleekie (IRE) 7-2fav (9-6) In touch, progress to chase leader over 2f out, every chance inside final furlong, kept on same pace, 3rd of 14, 1 3/4l behind Khelman (9-6) at Doncaster 6f hcp (4) hvy in May.