Grams And Ounces was runner-up when trying this trip for the first time at Haydock, whilst Valantino Oyster comes here after winning at Redcar but it could be a battle between the two stepped-up in trip, Miereveld and MUSIC FESTIVAL. The selection has course experience and although disappointing in three maiden starts, moving to Handicap company for the first time and stepped-up in trip we take a tentative each-way look. Sir Mark Prescott often finds the right mark for his handicap contenders and Miereveld could do better with an increased trip and debuting on the turf. Grams and Ounces was much improved last time out with a second and could put in a challenge. Valantino Oyster comes here after a win but this was a very narrow victory and he will need to find more to challenge in this handicap. We gingerly take a risk with Music Festival.
Grams And Ounces 13-2 (8-9) Took keen hold, held up, not clearest of runs on inside over 3f out, soon ridden, stayed on from over 1f out, went 2nd close home, no chance with very easy winner, 2nd of 8, 11l behind Mount Athos (8-11) at Haydock 1m 2f hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Music Festival (USA) 12-1 (9-0) Slowly into stride, soon chasing leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 6th of 8, 12l behind King Of Windsor (9-0) at Ayr 7f mdn stks (5) gf in Jun.
Miereveld 14-1 (8-10) Chased leaders on outside, outpaced 3f out, struggling soon after, 6th of 14, 14l behind Tomintoul Star (9-0) at Southwell 1m mdn hcp 0-60 (6) fbs.
Valantino Oyster (IRE) 7-2fav (8-0) Always prominent, pushed along and switched right well over 3f out, soon ridden, led well over 1f out, wandered in front, held on, won at Redcar 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-55 (6) gd in Jun beating Destiny's Dancer (8-4) by nk, 14 ran.
Electric City (IRE) 33-1 (8-11) Held up, never near leaders, 6th of 10, 8l behind Captain John Nixon (8-7) at Brighton 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Jun.
Woodhouse Mill (IRE) 80-1 (7-13) Raced wide, held up, ridden halfway, weakened over 2f out, last of 7, 30l behind Nurai (8-0) at Pontefract 1m fll hcp (5) gf in Jun.