Northern Bolt, Bonnie Prince Blue, Royal Blade and Babich Bay were all engaged to run at Hamilton yesterday. The latter would have leading claims if turning up having won easily on his latest start, but a chance is taken on INGLEBY ARCH. He went close at Redcar last time and is 1lb lower than when scoring in heavy ground over C&D last season. Beckermet finished ahead of the selection at this track in July and should be thereabouts again, but Blown It and last year's winner Gracie's Gift have both been below their best of late.
Northern Bolt 16-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, kept on same pace, no chance with leaders inside final furlong, 4th of 10, 7l behind Layla's Hero (9-10) at Newcastle 6f hcp 0-80 (4) sft in Aug.
Ingleby Arch (USA) 4-1fav (8-7) Mid-division, outpaced 3f out, soon ridden, headway under pressure over 1f out, kept on to challenge and every chance inside final furlong, just held, 2nd of 9, nk behind Toby Tyler (9-5) at Redcar 6f hcp 0-75 (5) gd.
Beckermet (IRE) 5-1 (9-3) Chased leader, ridden over 1f out, soon weakened, 9th of 14, 6l behind Keys of Cyprus (8-11) at Ayr 7f hcp 0-75 (5) gs.
Blown It (USA) 10-1 (9-1) Behind centre group, ridden and headway over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 8th of 17, 5l behind Hinton Admiral (9-7) at Ayr 5f hcp 0-70 (5) gs.
Bonnie Prince Blue 20-1 (9-9) Mid-division, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 11th of 16, 14l behind Babich Bay (9-0) at Hamilton 6f hcp 0-65 (6) sft.
Royal Blade (IRE) 9-1 (9-9) Mid-division, driven over 2f out, headway on outside over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, not reached leaders, 4th of 15, 2 3/4l behind Meandmyshadow (9-5) at Ripon 6f app sell stks (6) gd.
Henry Morgan 3-1fav (9-5) Chased leaders stands side, ridden over 2f out, no extra final furlong, 5th of 11, 5l behind Toby Tyler (9-2) at Hamilton 6f hcp 0-70 (5) gd in May.
Berbice (IRE) 20-1 (8-12) Dwelt, behind, not much room over 2f out, one pace final furlong, 8th of 14, 6l behind Keys of Cyprus (8-11) at Ayr 7f hcp 0-75 (5) gs.
Durham Express (IRE) 20-1 (8-6) Led narrowly, headed 3f out, with leader, lost place over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 9th of 10, 11l behind Layla's Hero (9-10) at Newcastle 6f hcp 0-80 (4) sft in Aug.
Babich Bay (IRE) 8-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, ridden to lead over 1f out, drew clear inside final furlong, easily, won at Hamilton 6f hcp 0-65 (6) sft beating Cheyenne Red (8-8) by 7l, 16 ran.
Monel 8-1 (8-11) Held up mid-division, ridden over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 8th of 12, 16l behind Ventura Sands (9-5) at Ayr 1m 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) sft.
Gracie's Gift (IRE) 25-1 (9-2) Towards rear, driven over 3f out, always behind, 12th of 14, 21l behind Scarborough Lily (9-0) at Southwell 7f hcp (6) fbs in Aug.