Captain Dion won easily over 6f at Pontefract last time though has yet to win over this longer trip in 10 previous attempts. But MEZMAAR was scoring over course and distance off a 6lb higher mark last summer and looks set for a return to winning ways after going close at Lingfield last week. Kafoo won over a mile here in March and can figure while Simba Samba scored at Newcastle in the same month and has his second outing after wind surgery. Cristal Pallas Cat hasn’t won for sometime but could make the frame and looks best of the rest.
Captain Dion 2-1fav (9-0) Made all, came stand side over 1f out, ridden and ran on, won at Pontefract 6f hcp (5) sft in Jun beating Mosseyb (8-9) by 5l, 11 ran.
Kafoo 50-1 (8-7) Tracked leaders, effort over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 5th of 15, 3 1/2l behind Full Intention (9-1) at Chelmsford City 7f hcp (5) pol in Apr.
Mezmaar 10-1 (9-6) Prominent, ridden 2f out, led briefly inside final furlong, stayed on, 2nd of 12, 3/4l behind Billie Beane (9-4) at Lingfield 1m hcp (6) pol in Jun.
Brigand 40-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders, ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace, 6th of 14, 7l behind Scoffsman (9-4) at Yarmouth 1m hcp (6) gd in May.
The Special One (IRE) 12-1 (8-7) Chased leaders, ridden inside final 2f, never on terms, weakened final furlong, 6th of 8, 9 1/4l behind Junoesque (8-11) at Brighton 1m hcp (6) gf in Apr.
Come On Bear (IRE) 100-1 (9-9) In touch, pushed along over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 9th of 11, 21l behind Regular (9-3) at Leicester 7f mdn stks (4) gf in May.
Cristal Pallas Cat (IRE) 7-1 (9-0) Restless in stalls, awkwardly away, held up in rear, headway on inside over 1f out, stayed on, went 3rd well inside final furlong, 3rd of 13, 4l behind Rock In Society (9-0) at Chelmsford City 7f hcp (6) pol in May.
Hooriya 100-1 (8-11) Always in rear, last of 8, 12 1/4l behind Ascended (8-11) at Wolverhampton 7f fll stks (5) pol in Jun.
Prince Rock (IRE) 11-1 (8-7) Reared leaving stalls, always behind, 7th of 10, 4 3/4l behind Billyoakes (9-0) at Chelmsford City 6f hcp (6) pol in May.
Black Truffle (FR) 66-1 (8-12) Towards rear, outpaced over 3f out, behind final 2f, 13th of 15, 10 1/4l behind Viking Way (9-2) at Nottingham 6f hcp (6) gd in Jun.
Simba Samba 3-1 (9-5) Chased leaders, led over 2f out, headed inside final furlong, kept on same pace, 3rd of 9, 1 1/4l behind Lincoln Red (9-5) at Yarmouth 6f hcp (6) hvy in Jun.
Catalogue 66-1 (9-3) Tracked leaders, outpaced over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 12th of 13, 25 1/4l behind Archdeacon (8-9) at Chelmsford City 1m 2f hcp (6) pol in May.
Beg For Mercy 14-1 (8-11) Towards rear, outpaced over 3f out, never a threat, 8th of 13, 12 1/2l behind Confrerie (10-1) at Brighton 7f hcp (6) gf in Jun.
Breathoffreshair 20-1 (9-4) Held up in rear, headway to chase leaders over 1f out, never on terms, 7th of 14, 6 3/4l behind Quick Monet (8-12) at Chelmsford City 7f hcp (6) pol in May.
Plucky Dip 20-1 (9-2) Held up, ridden halfway, headway under pressure over 1f out, no impression final furlong, 6th of 13, 5 1/2l behind Atalanta Queen (9-2) at Southwell 7f stks (6) pol in May.