Imperial Lucky has run well in similar company in her last two starts and is entitled to be thereabouts again but may once more have to settle for a minor role with preference for First Among Equals, who gets the vote ahead of Spitzensparkes. The last mentioned has not looked to be the easiest of conveyances but this could well be her level and she has to be respected dropped into a seller for the first time, although John Quinn's filly may be better over the minimum trip. Nigel Tinkler's Dancing Edge has claims on the pick of his form but is held by the selection on running last time and of more interest may be Kevin Ryan's once-raced Kayrati, especially if the market speaks in her favour. The fitting of blinkers may make a difference to Tim Easterby's Holy Blessing, while Horsefair Dancer showed signs of ability in this grade at Catterick on her most recent start. The vote though goes to First Among Equals, who has run well in better races than this and now drops to a more realistic level.
Dancing Edge 7-1 (8-8) Dwelt, held up, ridden and headway over 1f out, kept on final furlong, never dangerous, 5th of 14, 8l behind Angus Newz (8-10) at Haydock 6f 2yo mdn clm (6) gf in Jun.
Rievaulx Rebel 16-1 (8-8) Towards rear, never dangerous, 10th of 13, 14l behind Snake Skin (8-7) at Beverley 7f 2yo sll (5) gd.
Holy Blessing (IRE) 9-1 (8-6) Mid-division, switched left and ridden over 2f out, never dangerous, 9th of 13, 12l behind Snake Skin (8-7) at Beverley 7f 2yo sll (5) gd.
Horsefair Dancer 8-1 (8-6) Chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, one pace final furlong, 5th of 11, 3l behind One Trick Pony (8-11) at Catterick 5f 2yo sll (6) gf.
Imperial Lucky (IRE) 7-2 (8-7) Chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, stayed on under pressure to go 2nd inside final furlong, not reach winner, 2nd of 11, 3/4l behind One Trick Pony (8-11) at Catterick 5f 2yo sll (6) gf.
Kayrati 20-1 (8-9) Outpaced behind, effort over 1f out, not much room inside final furlong, one pace, 6th of 8, 3l behind Welcome Approach (8-11) at Musselburgh 5f 2yo mdn aut (5) gf.
Spitzensparkes (IRE) 16-1 (8-9) Dwelt and always behind, 10th of 11, 10l behind Mujood (9-5) at Pontefract 6f 2yo hcp (4) gf.
First Among Equals 14-1 (8-3) Held up, headway halfway, ridden over 1f out, ran on well inside final furlong, 3rd of 14, 1 1/2l behind Angus Newz (8-10) at Haydock 6f 2yo mdn clm (6) gf in Jun.