This is an open-looking affair as any of the nine entries could come out on top if reproducing their best form. Thirsk fourth Secret City is running well but now on a career-high mark while course and distance winner Olney Lass is also possibly a shade high in the weights now. ORBIT THE MOON came right back to his best at Redcar last Saturday as he was only beaten half-a-length in a much stronger heat. A repeat of that effort would suffice, though Comrade Bond is another having his sights lowered and is only a pound higher than when scoring over track and trip last summer. Recent course and distance second First Class may be best of the rest.
Comrade Bond 20-1 (8-8) Chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 10th of 12, 10l behind Redvers (9-6) at Haydock 7f hcp 0-90 (3) fm in May.
Orbit The Moon (IRE) 14-1 (8-6) Tracked leaders, every chance over 1f out, kept on same pace, 2nd of 8, 1/2l behind Wannabe King (8-13) at Redcar 7f hcp 0-90 (3) gf.
Evervescent (IRE) 14-1 (9-0) Mid-division, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 12th of 13, 16l behind Yair Hill (9-7) at Thirsk 7f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in May.
Shamahan 5-1 (9-11) In touch, lost place over 2f out, 6th of 11, 18l behind Askaud (9-8) at Leicester 7f hcp 0-80 (4) gd.
Secret City (IRE) 11-1 (9-3) Behind, pushed along halfway, headway when not clear run over over 1f out, ran on, never nearer, 4th of 12, 2 1/4l behind Meandmyshadow (9-9) at Thirsk 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gf.
Woolfall Sovereign (IRE) 14-1 (8-6) Close up on outer, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 8th of 10, 9l behind Out Do (9-5) at Yarmouth 6f hcp 0-90 (3) gf.
Fantasy Gladiator 20-1 (8-8) Steadied start, held up in rear, headway over 3f out, weakened over 2f out, last of 8, 12l behind Kung Hei Fat Choy (9-0) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Jan.
Olney Lass 8-1 (8-10) Raced stand side close up, headway when edged left to centre group over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 5th of 10, 8l behind Relentless Harry (9-3) at Yarmouth 7f hcp 0-70 (5) sft in May.
First Class 16-1 (8-2) Tracked winner, ridden and every chance 2f out, not quicken near finish, 2nd of 11, 1/2l behind Azrael (9-0) at Yarmouth 7f hcp 0-80 (4) gf.