The three-year-old Derbyshire had three runs in soft-ground maidens last season and, though he showed little, there should be more to come this campaign. Saturday's Musselburgh winner Cara's Request has been declared a doubtful runner and that may have left the way open for ELLIES IMAGE, who hadn't won since 2011 when arriving here last month but had dropped to a very lowly mark as a consequence and had no trouble gaining the sixth victory of her career. She's been raised 6lb but Paul Hanagan is a positive booking and she's taken to go in again. Monel, who started favourite that day, was beaten around five lengths into third and looks held but Tortoise won so easily at Newcastle from today's rival Vosne Romance that even an 8lb rise shouldn't prevent a big effort.
Beckermet (IRE) 20-1 (8-7) Behind, ridden over 1f out, stayed on well final furlong, 3rd of 12, 5l behind Johnny Cavagin (9-5) at Catterick 7f hcp 0-80 (4) sft in May.
Cara's Request (AUS) 5-2fav (8-12) Made all, soon clear, increased lead over 3f out, pushed out, unchallenged, won at Musselburgh 7f hcp 0-70 (5) gd beating Hellbender (8-2) by 5l, 9 ran.
Fabled City (USA) 17-2 (9-0) In touch, ridden 3f out, weakened final furlong, 7th of 9, 12l behind Cara's Request (8-12) at Musselburgh 7f hcp 0-70 (5) gd.
Funding Deficit (IRE) 8-1 (9-5) Prominent, took keen hold, ridden over 2f out, no extra final 100 yards, 4th of 7, 6l behind Outlaw Torn (9-2) at Musselburgh 1m hcp 0-65 (6) gf in May.
Monel 11-8fav (9-7) In touch in mid-division, headway 2f out, ridden over 1f out, stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 3rd of 10, 4 1/2l behind Ellies Image (8-6) at Ayr 7f hcp 0-60 (6) gs in May.
Derbyshire (IRE) 6-1 (9-5) In rear, ridden and some headway 2f out, no impression after, 6th of 9, 11l behind Love Tangle (9-5) at Nottingham 1m 2yo mdn (5) sft in Nov.
Ellies Image 18-1 (8-6) Held up in rear, headway on outside over 1f out, led well inside final furlong, ran on, won at Ayr 7f hcp 0-60 (6) gs in May beating Hellbender (8-12) by 3 1/2l, 10 ran.
Vosne Romanee 5-2fav (9-6) Keen, in touch in rear, headway to track leader over 3f out, ridden and every chance over 2f out, kept on one pace, 2nd of 8, 4 1/2l behind Tortoise (8-4) at Newcastle 1m 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) sft in May.
Spirit Of Alsace (IRE) 14-1 (8-4) Reared start and slowly away, towards rear, ridden over 2f out, kept on final furlong, nearest finish, 3rd of 7, 4 1/2l behind Sleeper Class (8-0) at Ayr 6f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gs in May.
Incurs Four Faults 4-1 (8-12) Tracked leaders, switched left over 2f out, ridden and kept on same pace final furlong, 6th of 10, 6l behind Remember Rocky (8-9) at Hamilton 1m 1f hcp 0-60 (6) gd in May.
Tortoise 9-1 (8-4) Close up, every chance over 2f out, led over 1f out, ridden and ran on, won at Newcastle 1m 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) sft in May beating Vosne Romanee (9-6) by 4 1/2l, 8 ran.