Archers Road won well last time out but the form took a bit of a knock on Wednesday night so we will instead select CAPERCAILLIE to get the better of Goodbye Earl. The selection hails from a yard that do well with their juveniles at this venue, a point highlighted when Capercaillie made a winning racecourse debut here last month. She showed terrific speed that day and she looks a filly with real promise. She is well entered up and she can enhance her reputation here. Archers Road won well at Beverley last time but the horse that finished third in that race was a beaten favourite at Kempton on Wednesday night, albeit by a narrow margin, so there is now a question mark over the strength of the form. Goodbye Earl would have claims on her best form, most notably her fourth in the Lily Angnes at Chester, but she found one too good in a maiden at Haydock last time and she could be vulnerable again. Mr Smithson does have ability and he should win races this season, but he might find this company a little too hot. We will therefore stick with Capercaillie to land the prize.
Archers Road (IRE) 9-4fav (9-4) Held up behind leaders, ridden along 2f out, driven to lead inside final furlong, ran on, won at Beverley 5f 2yo stks (2) gd in May beating Hearts Of Fire (9-2) by 1l, 9 ran.
Dancing Freddy (IRE) 6-4 (9-3) Made all, driven out, won at Nottingham 5f 2yo mdn (5) gd in May beating Key Art (9-3) by 1/2l, 5 ran.
Reignier 5-1 (9-3) Always handy, ridden and led over 1f out, driven out final furlong, won at Musselburgh 5f 2yo mdn (5) gf in May beating Final Ovation (9-3) by 2 1/4l, 11 ran.
Koo And The Gang (IRE) 9-4fav (8-12) Made all, ridden out final furlong, won at Southwell 5f 2yo mdn auc stks (6) fbs in May beating Singeur (9-1) by 3/4l, 14 ran.
Mr Smithson (IRE) 8-1 (8-12) Led, ridden over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, kept on same pace, 2nd of 11, 2 1/2l behind Ceedwell (8-12) at Carlisle 5f 2yo mdn (5) gf in May.
Capercaillie (USA) 9-4 (8-12) With leader, led over 2f out, soon edged left, ridden over 1f out, kept on under pressure final furlong, just held on, won at Musselburgh 5f 2yo mdn (5) gf in May beating Exgray (8-7) by nk, 6 ran.
Dispol Keasha 7-2fav (8-12) Led, ridden over 2f out, headed entering final furlong, soon weakened, 6th of 12, 9l behind Misheer (8-12) at York 5f 2yo fll lst stks (1) gs in May.
Eternal Instinct 6-1 (8-12) In touch, ridden along halfway, weakened over 1f out, 8th of 12, 11l behind Misheer (8-12) at York 5f 2yo fll lst stks (1) gs in May.
North Central (USA) Forest Camp colt out of Brittan Lee.
Goodbye Earl (IRE) 9-1 (8-7) Went right start, led, ridden and headed 1f out, stayed on, 2nd of 9, nk behind Strike Shot (9-3) at Haydock 5f 2yo mdn (5) gd in May.