Not an easy race to assess with so many newcomers and the vote goes to TINKERTOWN to land the prize, with Local Singer and Land Bank interesting opponents. The selection returns to the scene of a narrow defeat here last time out, when just failing to get up and beat Bay Of Fires over 6f. The step up to 7f will give Paul Cole's charge that extra little bit of time he needs to get home in front today, and the yard has a formidable record when raiding this far north to add to our confidence. Local Singer looks a leading player again after finishing just behind our pick in that same race here earlier in the month and given that he can also find improvement for this longer trip he is surely not going to be far away. Land Bank is related to Wing Commander, a two-year-old winner over this distance, and he may prove better than stablemates Bollin Harry and Anddante, though the last-named has some invaluable experience to call upon. Of the other newcomers, Mutajare and Next Edition are likely to do better with age and preference is for Tinkertown.
Anddante (IRE) 11-1 (9-3) Led far side group until ridden and headed over 1f out, no extra well inside final furlong, 6th of 15, 7l behind Move In Time (9-3) at Newcastle 6f 2yo mdn aut (6) gd in May.
Bollin Harry Val Royal colt out of Bollin Dolly.
Downtown Boy (IRE) 66-1 (9-3) Slowly away, soon chasing leaders far side, weakened over 2f out, last of 15, 37l behind Move In Time (9-3) at Newcastle 6f 2yo mdn aut (6) gd in May.
Finnker (IRE) 7-1 (8-11) Went badly left start, outpaced and hung left over 2f out, 5th of 8, 10l behind Excelebration (8-12) at Doncaster 6f 2yo mdn aut (5) gf.
Goodmanyourself 50-1 (9-3) Slowly into stride, ran green and outpaced towards rear, never dangerous, 8th of 10, 15l behind Imperialistic Diva (8-12) at York 5f 2yo mdn (3) gd.
Land Bank Iceman gelding out of Southern Psychic.
Local Singer (IRE) 9-2 (9-3) Mid-division on outside, pushed along over 3f out, headway under pressure over 1f out, ran on inside final furlong, 3rd of 16, hd behind Bay Of Fires (8-12) at Redcar 6f 2yo mdn aut (5) gd.
Mutajare (IRE) Cadeaux Genereux colt out of Bona Dea.
Next Edition (IRE) Antonius Pius colt out of Starfish.
Tinkertown (IRE) 4-1 (9-3) Always prominent, pushed along 3f out, ridden and edged right 2f out, edged right and pressed winner well inside final furlong, just held, 2nd of 16, shd behind Bay Of Fires (8-12) at Redcar 6f 2yo mdn aut (5) gd.
Carrauntoohil (IRE) Marju filly out of Tashyra.