BREEZE OUT is taken to uphold recent form with Lord Samposin and hold off the perpetual second, Grasscutter, in the opener. Lord Samposin always runs well here, and has been churning out some fine efforts recently. He arguably ran his beat race to date last time, at Wetherby. Despite racing just two days earlier at Hexham, Lord Samposin had enough energy to make a real fight of it on the run in, just outpointed close home. He looks a threat. Grasscutter has looked blunt when it comes to the sharp end of races in his career, finishing second on no fewer than five of his eight starts. He has led on a couple of occasions recently over the last but has been outpaced, and he is opposed. Breeze Out has a penalty to carry, having beaten Lord Samposin with some authority over this course and distance. A 7lb penalty brings them closer together but Breeze Out is progressive and can score again.
Breeze Out 15-8fav (11-0) Prominent, ridden to lead 2 out, kept on well from last, won at Hexham 2m 4f mdn hdl (4) gf in May beating Lord Samposin (10-11) by 3 1/2l, 8 ran.
Ballymacduff (IRE) 22-1 (10-5) Led, hit 6th, ridden approaching and headed last, weakened flat, 3rd of 14, 15l behind Any Given Day (10-8) at Kelso 2m 2f nh nov hdl (4) gd in May.
Lord Samposin 15-8fav (10-12) Tracked leader, blundered 3rd, led approaching 6th, ridden and headed approaching last, kept on flat, 2nd of 5, 1 1/2l behind Sam Whiskey (11-9) at Wetherby 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gf in May.
Ballyvesey (IRE) 10-1 (10-12) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, stayed on same pace final furlong, 3rd of 15, 6l behind Get Me Out Of Here (11-2) at Uttoxeter 2m NH flat (6) gs in May.
Rivers Run Free (IRE) 66-1 (10-10) Always towards rear, 10th of 11, well behind Night Orbit (11-0) at Market Rasen 2m 1f mdn hdl (4) gd in May.
Grasscutter (IRE) 13-8 (11-0) Held up, keen, headway 4 out, went 2nd approaching 2 out, 2 challenged, stayed on and always held by winner, 2nd of 10, 1l behind Shut The Bar (10-10) at Bangor 2m 1f NH mdn hdl (4) gs in May.
Whatevertheweather 250-1 (11-0) Jumped badly left 1st and always behind, 12th of 14, well behind First Stream (11-0) at Kelso 2m 2f mdn hdl (5) gd in Mar.