PETOMIC doesn't strike one as an obvious candidate to follow up after only scoring by a head at Hamilton last week and carrying a penalty here. But such is the paucity of serious challengers, he's taken to do just that. Crocodile Bay wasn't that far away at Thirsk last time despite finishing fifth but has never won over further than a mile, while Spavento won at Newcastle last month but hasn't figured in four starts off a higher mark since. Rosbertini has slipped down the weights and showed a bit more last time, however, and Machir Bay may do better having finished a disappointing favourite here on his latest start.
Petomic (IRE) 11-1 (8-11) In rear, ridden over 2f out, headway over 1f out, soon switched left, driven and stayed on to lead post, won at Hamilton 1m 1f hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Jun beating Just Five (9-6) by hd, 5 ran.
Mangham (IRE) 20-1 (9-3) Held up mid-division and keen, headway over 1f out, one pace, 4th of 9, 10l behind Ay Tay Tate (8-5) at Carlisle 1m 1f hcp 0-70 (5) gs in Jun.
Spavento (IRE) 4-1 (9-8) In rear, ridden over 2f out, stayed on from over 1f out, never dangerous, 6th of 10, 6l behind Qeethaara (10-0) at Pontefract 1m fll hcp (5) gf in Jun.
Wind Shuffle (GER) 8-1 (10-7) Led and keen, headed over 9f out, weakened well over 1f out, 8th of 13, 11l behind Dimashq (9-0) at Ripon 1m 4f ldy hcp 0-65 (6) gs in Jun.
Let's Face Facts 8-1 (9-7) Towards rear, outpaced 4f out, kept on from over 1f out, no impression, 4th of 8, 12l behind Casino Night (9-5) at Hamilton 1m 1f fll hcp (5) sft in Jun.
Dean Iarracht (IRE) 14-1 (8-5) Held up, ridden over 3f out, not trouble leaders, 8th of 11, 15l behind Quanah Parker (9-7) at Newcastle 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) gs in Jun.
Crocodile Bay (IRE) 33-1 (8-10) Towards rear, hampered over 2f out, headway over 1f out, stayed on under pressure inside final furlong, never nearer, 5th of 11, 1 1/4l behind Pelmanism (9-9) at Thirsk 7f hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Jun.
Bunacurry 125-1 (8-10) Dwelt, held up in touch, ridden and weakened over 1f out, last of 6, 19l behind Moody Tunes (9-13) at Carlisle 1m 1f clm stks (6) gs in Jun.
Rosbertini 33-1 (8-12) Dwelt, held up towards rear, ridden over 1f out, stayed on final furlong, 5th of 11, 6l behind Thinking (9-11) at Musselburgh 1m hcp 0-65 (6) gd in Jun.
Machir Bay 11-4fav (8-10) Led, headed over 3f out, ridden over 2f out, kept on same pace, 4th of 8, 4l behind Botham (9-1) at Ayr 1m app hcp 0-55 (6) gs in Jun.
Captain Peachey 150-1 (9-1) Mid-division on outside, driven and outpaced 3f out, never on terms, 8th of 12, 16l behind Fremen (9-3) at Musselburgh 1m 1f clm stks (6) gd in Sep.
Pictures (IRE) 50-1 (8-8) Mid-division, weakened 3f out, 10th of 17, 13l behind Dane Cottage (8-8) at Newcastle 1m 2f hcp (6) gs in Jun.
Grethel (IRE) 50-1 (8-7) Dwelt, held up towards rear, ridden over 2f out, no impression, 5th of 6, 7l behind Granny Mcphee (8-7) at Chester 1m 2f clm stks (5) sft in Jun.