CHARLES PARNELL has failed to score on the all-weather this year but three of his five wins on turf have come at this track. Simon Griffiths' charge hinted at a return to form last time and gets the nod in this modest company. North Central may improve dropping down a grade today and Tongalooma is better than his comeback run suggests, while Beckermet occasionally threatens to get his head back in front without actually doing so. It's hard to make a case for any of the remainder, though Mission Impossible won on soft ground back in 2009 and has been lightly raced since.
Charles Parnell (IRE) 16-1 (8-7) Started slowly, behind, headway on inside over 2f out, stayed on inside final furlong, unable to reach winner, 2nd of 10, 1 1/4l behind Clear Ice (9-4) at Southwell 6f hcp 0-60 (6) fbs.
North Central (USA) 10-1 (8-2) Slowly into stride, behind and soon outpaced, ridden over 2f out, stayed on inside final furlong, never nearer, 6th of 11, 6l behind Sharp Shoes (8-1) at Hamilton 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gd.
Caldermud (IRE) 40-1 (9-4) Always towards rear, 10th of 14, 8l behind Saturn Way (9-4) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-65 (6) pol.
Drive Home (USA) 16-1 (9-7) Switched and raced farside group, behind and ridden over 2f out, soon weakened, 7th of 14, 13l behind Tombellini (8-13) at Newcastle 7f hcp 0-60 (6) gf.
Distant Sun (USA) 20-1 (8-13) Dwelt, always behind, last of 13, 8l behind Sharp Shoes (9-2) at Hamilton 5f app hcp (6) gd.
Beckermet (IRE) 7-2fav (8-13) Held up towards rear, headway on outside over 1f out, stayed on to 3rd inside final furlong, no chance with leading duo, 3rd of 13, 5l behind Dhhamaan (9-2) at Thirsk 7f hcp (6) gd.
Whatyouwoodwishfor (USA) 14-1 (9-11) Showed good speed in centre, in touch, edged left and ridden 2f out, soon lost place, weakened final furlong, 10th of 11, 17l behind Blues Jazz (8-11) at Hamilton 6f Selling Handicap (0-60) (3-5yo) (6) gd.
Tongalooma 33-1 (9-0) Slowly into stride, always behind, last of 10, 16l behind We'll Deal Again (9-5) at Newcastle 5f hcp 0-60 (6) gf in Apr.
Ya Boy Sir (IRE) 14-1 (9-2) Led, hard ridden and headed over 1f out, faded, last of 8, 20l behind Silvanus (9-7) at Musselburgh 5f hcp 0-60 (6) gd in Apr.
Bahamian Jazz (IRE) 16-1 (9-4) Chased leaders, ridden 3f out, weakened inside final 2f, 10th of 13, 15l behind Dhhamaan (9-2) at Thirsk 7f hcp (6) gd.
Big Slick (IRE) 22-1 (8-13) Pushed along in mid-division, weakened over 2f out, 8th of 15, 3 1/2l behind Ingleby Star (9-7) at Newcastle 5f hcp 0-60 (6) gd in Apr.
Eilean Eeve 100-1 (9-6) Led until over 1f out, faded final furlong, 4th of 8, 9l behind Hunza Dancer (8-10) at Musselburgh 7f mdn stks (5) gd in Apr.
Mission Impossible 66-1 (8-13) Held up, ridden 4f out, never near leaders, 9th of 10, 18l behind Boy The Bell (9-2) at Southwell 6f hcp (0-55) (6) fbs.
Classlin 80-1 (7-13) Towards rear stands side group, ridden over 1f out, never dangerous, 10th of 19, 9l behind Mango Music (9-6) at Ayr 5f hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Sep.
Lady Lube Rye (IRE) 33-1 (8-8) Prominent, outpaced over 3f out, hung left and beaten from over 2f out, 7th of 10, 7l behind We'll Deal Again (9-5) at Newcastle 5f hcp 0-60 (6) gf in Apr.
Lambrini Lace (IRE) 40-1 (8-6) Awkward start, held up in rear, headway halfway, soon tracking leaders, under pressure over 2f out, soon weakened, eased, last of 9, well behind No Complaining (8-11) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-50 (7) pol in Dec.
Baraconti (IRE) 20-1 (8-8) Led, headed over 4f out, in touch, ridden inside final 2f, weakened final furlong, 8th of 11, 10l behind Penrod Ballantyne (9-0) at Southwell 7f hcp (0-55) (6) fbs in Jan.