Bollin Greta has won at the course before although has not won since then, whilst My Mate Max just lost to our selection KAZBOW last time out. The Luca Cumani trained four-year-old gelding just held on at Haydock last month to win by a head. They run off the same weight again here and Kieren Fallon takes the ride on our pick in this contest. He is a very consistent performer and can be relied upon to deliver another fine effort so we side with him to triumph. Bollin Greta takes the hour long trip from Tim Easterby's yard at the other end of Yorkshire to compete here and was an encouraging second when last seen at Ripon. A decent effort last year saw her win at this track and this seems to be the benchmark for her efforts. Even if reproducing that today this may not be enough to beat some smart opponents. Kazbow gets a tentative nod to win.
Kazbow (IRE) 6-4fav (9-6) Tracked leader, led narrowly over 3f out, ridden and edged left inside final furlong, just prevailed, won at Haydock 1m 6f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in May beating My Mate Max (9-6) by hd, 6 ran.
My Mate Max 11-4 (9-6) Led, headed narrowly over 3f out, pressed winner after, ridden and every chance when short of room and bumped inside final furlong, rallied near finish, 2nd of 6, hd behind Kazbow (9-6) at Haydock 1m 6f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in May.
Twist Again (IRE) 3-1fav (9-6) Mid-division of main group, lost place over 6f out, ridden and headway on outer from 3f out, soon chased leaders, went 4th briefly over 1f out, no extra final furlong, 7th of 13, 10l behind Hollins (9-4) at York 2m 2f hcp 0-80 (4) gf in May.
Hallstatt (IRE) 16-1 (8-12) Held up towards rear, no chance when badly hampered on rail over 2f out, not recover, last of 11, 14l behind Outrageous Request (9-0) at Sandown 1m 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gd.
Saga de Tercey (FR) 11-2fav (9-8) Chased leaders in chasing group, ridden over 2f out, weakened well over 1f out, 5th of 13, 17l behind Deauville Flyer (9-6) at York 2m hcp 0-90 (3) gd.
Bollin Greta 7-2fav (9-3) Tracked leaders, headway on outside to challenge over 2f out, ridden and every chance over 1f out, kept on under pressure until no extra towards finish, 2nd of 8, 1l behind Ubi Ace (9-4) at Ripon 1m 4f hcp 0-75 (5) gd.