Sky Lodge is given the vote in this claimer with Spitzensparkes, Lucys Lady and Par Excellence the others that make up the shortlist. The selection was well-backed on his debut when a good third behind Baytown Lulu on soft ground over this course and distance. He is well-drawn today and if he improves for that debut effort then he should take plenty of beating. Spitzensparkes is interesting as she was a beaten favourite on this track last time when third behind Magnolia Blossom. She hung badly in the closing stages that day and although she finished second she hampered the third past the post the post and the stewards reversed the placings. She is capable of a big run again here but the way she hung under pressure that day would be a concern. Lucys Lady won well at Haydock last time when beating Bermuda Beauty and if she improves for that effort she will not be far away at the finish here. Par Excellence is another that won well last time but she looks more exposed than a few of these and we are quite happy to return to Sky Lodge as our idea of the winner.
Avertible 100-1 (9-0) Dwelt, always behind stand side, last of 14, 26l behind The Snatcher (9-0) at Ripon 5f 2yo mdn (5) sft in May.
Rievaulx Rebel Averti gelding out of a moderate racemare.
Sky Lodge 13-2 (9-1) Pushed along in touch, ridden to chase leaders halfway, one pace final furlong, 3rd of 9, 3l behind Baytown Lulu (7-11) at Beverley 5f 2yo clm (6) sft in Apr.
Spitzensparkes (IRE) 7-4fav (8-6) Prominent, led 2f out, soon ridden, hung badly left inside final furlong, soon headed, kept on, 2nd of 14, 1/2l behind Magnolia Blossom (8-3) at Beverley 5f 2yo mdn aut (7) gf in May.
I'lltellthejokes (IRE) 33-1 (8-6) Dwelt, towards rear, pushed along halfway, ridden, one pace final 2f, 4th of 8, 13l behind Imperial Sword (9-0) at Ripon 6f 2yo mdn (5) sft in May.
Lucys Lady 16-1 (7-13) Dwelt, in touch, headway to chase leaders halfway, ridden over 1f out, led well inside final furlong, readily, won at Haydock 5f 2yo sll (6) gd beating Bermuda Beauty (8-6) by 2l, 8 ran.
Par Excellence 7-2 (8-1) Chased leaders, ridden to lead 1f out, edged right inside final furlong, in command final 100 yards, won at Lingfield 5f 2yo sll (6) pol in May beating Baytown Lulu (8-8) by 2 1/2l, 8 ran.
Beautiful South 25-1 (8-9) Chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, no impression final furlong, 4th of 13, 7l behind Triskaidekaphobia (9-0) at Thirsk 5f 2yo mdn aut (5) gf.
Happy Harry (IRE) 16-1 (8-10) Chased leaders, ridden halfway, weakened over 1f out, 12th of 14, 8l behind Magnolia Blossom (8-3) at Beverley 5f 2yo mdn aut (7) gf in May.
Song Huntress 14-1 (8-6) Slowly into stride, held up, effort 2f out, ridden and weakened final furlong, 5th of 7, 3 1/2l behind First Byte (8-6) at Yarmouth 6f 2yo sll (6) gf.
Baysgarth Park 33-1 (8-3) Tracked leader, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 7, 11l behind First Byte (8-6) at Yarmouth 6f 2yo sll (6) gf.