Yukon Mission is regularly placed off similar marks and it was the same old story when second over track and trip last time. CONFRONTATIONAL is preferred having slid 11lb down the weights since last successful and finishing runner-up at Thirsk last month. He looks set for a return to winning ways though Carlovian also posted a better effort at Nottingham a week ago and Global Humor found only one too good at Ayr. The Retriever is best at Southwell and Building Year is upped in class on his reappearance.
Yukon Mission (IRE) 6-1 (9-6) Led, ridden for effort over 1f out, headed 1/2f out, kept on well, 2nd of 6, 1 1/2l behind Pearl Of Qatar (9-10) at Hamilton 6f hcp (5) gf in May.
Confrontational (IRE) 7-2cfav (9-8) Close up, ridden over 1f out, stayed on to go 2nd close home, 2nd of 12, 1 1/4l behind Highjacked (9-0) at Thirsk 6f hcp (6) gf in Apr.
Starter For Ten 9-2 (9-6) Held up and off the pace, no impression when hung left final 2f, 8th of 11, 5 1/2l behind Susie Javea (9-6) at Southwell 1m hcp (6) pol in Apr.
Iva Reflection (IRE) 18-1 (9-6) Mid-division, ridden 2f out, weakened after 1f out, 13th of 15, 8 1/2l behind Key Look (8-2) at Thirsk 7f hcp (6) gf in Apr.
Global Humor (USA) 11-1 (9-7) Held up in last trio, headway between horses chasing leaders hanging left over 1f out, ridden and kept on inside final furlong, went 2nd final strides, not reach winner, 2nd of 7, 1/2l behind Paddy Power (9-3) at Ayr 6f hcp (6) gf in Apr.
The Retriever (IRE) 15-2 (9-4) Off the pace in mid-division, headway chasing leaders over 2f out, led over 1f out, soon clear, stayed on well, won at Southwell 7f hcp (6) pol in Apr beating Van Dijk (9-7) by 4 1/2l, 13 ran.
Carlovian 14-1 (8-4) Pressed leader in centre, ridden and close up halfway, outpaced 2f out, switched right and ran on final furlong, 3rd of 17, 1/2l behind Leo Davinci (8-12) at Nottingham 6f hcp (6) gs in May.
Building Year (IRE) 40-1 (9-12) Towards rear, headway when not clear run over 1f out, ridden and stayed on to go 2nd towards finish, 2nd of 11, 1 3/4l behind Hard Solution (11-0) at Hamilton 6f hcp (6) gd in Sep.
Grandads Best Girl 40-1 (8-12) Mid-division, ridden over 3f out, never threatened, 7th of 10, 10 1/2l behind Perfect Soldier (9-1) at Musselburgh 7f hcp (6) gd in Apr.
Indiaro 20-1 (9-12) Towards rear, outpaced over 2f out, 10th of 11, 13 1/4l behind Hard Solution (11-0) at Hamilton 6f hcp (6) gd in Sep.