Jacbequick is always to be feared around here and is back on the same mark as his last victory on the track. David O'Meara also runs Haraz, who is rarely beaten far but is still a maiden after 18 starts, and Sunglider, who scored here earlier this month but has failed to build on the victory and was well beaten at Redcar on Monday. PALMERSTON (NAP), twice a winner last summer, is returning to his best and only just failed to hold on here earlier in the month. He's now on his highest mark but is running well enough to defy the extra. Zodiakos has run well in two of his three starts this campaign and the assessor has given him a chance.
Jacbequick 7-1 (9-6) Slowly away raced wide held up, effort 3f out, weakened final furlong, 7th of 9, 4 1/4l behind Eternal (9-7) at Beverley 1m hcp (4) gd in May.
Palmerston 11-2 (8-13) Tracked leader, ridden to lead over 2f out, kept on and headed towards finish, 2nd of 10, nk behind Alejandro (9-8) at Beverley 1m hcp (4) gf in May.
Zodiakos (IRE) 9-1 (9-1) Tracked leader, ridden and every chance 2f out, one pace final furlong, 4th of 7, 2 1/4l behind Nicholas T (9-5) at Ayr 1m hcp (4) gd in May.
Abushamah (IRE) 9-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, every chance 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, beaten when hampered soon after, 8th of 14, 6 3/4l behind Finn Class (9-4) at Thirsk 1m hcp (4) sft in May.
Haraz (IRE) 10-1 (9-4) Headway to lead 7f out, ridden and headed 2f out, kept on one pace, 4th of 11, 2 1/2l behind Zlatan (9-4) at Nottingham 1m hcp (4) gd in May.
Altharoos (IRE) 40-1 (8-13) Slowly into stride, always behind, 11th of 13, 7 1/2l behind Al Khan (9-7) at Newcastle 7f hcp (4) pol in Dec.
Pivotman 20-1 (9-2) Tracked leaders, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 15th of 16, 22 1/4l behind Fire Tree (9-2) at Wetherby 1m hcp (5) gd in May.
Sunglider (IRE) 4-1 (9-7) Held up mid-division, ridden over 2f out, headway over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 7th of 8, 4 1/2l behind Cornborough (8-12) at Redcar 1m 2f hcp (4) gd in May.