Micky Hammond won this race last year and ENDLESS CREDIT could be capable of giving the Middleham handler yet another success. The five-year-old was a frustrating customer when trained by Luca Cumani but a change of scenery appears to have done the trick, and he remains potentially well treated at present. Nakeeta dropped a heavy hint at Ayr a fortnight ago though finished last at Doncaster on Thursday and Indian Chief was beaten at Hamilton on the same day. Felix De Vega is stepped up in trip whilst Sea The Skies has questions to answer after a blowout at Thirsk. Satanic Beat hasn't won on the Flat for almost two years but he's shown enough over this trip to make him of interest at the likely odds. Beverley winner, The Tempest, has had fewer opportunities than most.
Nakeeta 8-1 (9-11) Held up mid-division, headway over 1f out, ridden inside final furlong, kept on towards finish, 3rd of 11, 1l behind Corton Lad (9-10) at Ayr 1m 2f hcp (4) gd in Jul.
Sea The Skies 6-4fav (9-2) Slowly into stride, held up in touch, under pressure over 3f out, soon lost place, last of 5, 5l behind Emerahldz (9-7) at Thirsk 1m 4f hcp (3) gf in Jun.
Satanic Beat (IRE) 6-1 (9-7) Tracked leading pair on inside, pushed along over 3f out, lost 3rd over 2f out, soon one pace, no impression, 5th of 7, 2 1/2l behind King Of The Celts (8-8) at Beverley 1m 2f hcp (4) gf in Jun.
Indian Chief (IRE) 6-1fav (9-1) Dwelt, towards rear, headway 3f out, ridden inside final furlong, kept on same pace, 5th of 9, 4 1/4l behind L'inganno Felice (8-7) at Newcastle 1m 2f hcp (4) gd in Jun.
Endless Credit (IRE) 3-1 (9-0) Soon led, ridden and joined from 2f out, headed inside final furlong, kept on, 2nd of 5, 2 3/4l behind Maxwell (8-10) at Newmarket 1m 4f hcp (3) gf in Jul.
The Tempest 3-1 (8-12) Led, headed over 1f out, kept on and held towards finish, 2nd of 4, 1/2l behind Frenzified (8-5) at Doncaster 1m 4f hcp fll (4) gf in Jul.
Felix De Vega (IRE) 5-1 (9-4) Led, ridden 3 lengths clear 2f out, headed inside final furlong, no extra close home, 3rd of 7, 1 1/4l behind Mythical City (9-7) at Chester 1m 2f hcp (4) gf in Jun.
Strait Run (IRE) 25-1 (9-6) Dwelt, switched right start, in rear, never a factor, 8th of 11, 7 1/4l behind Ahoy There (9-7) at Ripon 1m hcp (5) gd in Jul.
Instant Karma (IRE) 12-1 (8-8) Tracked leaders, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 10, 13 1/4l behind Only Orsenfoolsies (8-10) at Hamilton 1m 4f hcp (3) gs in May.