If Hope For Glory's latest start in a Carlisle claimer could be believed he'd be home and hosed here but he'd shown nothing in his previous starts and it may have been a fluke. ORACLE BOY arrives with a penalty after an easy victory in a minor handicap at Nottingham. This doesn't look much tougher and a quick double looks on the cards. Royal Mizar failed to last 1m4f last time and was beaten in a seller previously but the only course and distance winner in the line-up, the veteran Bold Cross, last won a race a year ago on this track but is 12lb lower so there could be one last victory in him.
Stanlow 3-1 (9-12) Held up in rear, ridden over 3f out, hung left over 2f out, soon well beaten, last of 7, 22l behind Exclusive Contract (8-5) at Windsor 1m 2f 3yo & 4yo sll (6) gf in Jul.
Medal of Valour (JPN) 25-1 (9-9) Hampered start, always behind, 10th of 13, 18l behind Fresh Kingdom (9-1) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Bold Cross (IRE) 33-1 (8-12) Always in rear, 13th of 14, 34l behind Jarlath (9-1) at Newbury 1m 4f hcp 0-70 (5) gd.
Oracle Boy 4-1 (8-11) Ridden away from stalls, soon close up, led over 6f out, clear over 1f out, easily, won at Nottingham 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) gf beating Essanar (8-12) by 5l, 8 ran.
Banreenahreenkah (IRE) 7-1 (9-4) Soon led, clear 9f out until 3f out, headed 2f out, weakened entering final furlong, 7th of 8, 32l behind Unidexter (9-1) at Brighton 1m 4f sell hcp 0-55 (6) gd.
Hope For Glory 80-1 (9-2) Chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, chased winner inside final furlong, kept on and held towards finish, 2nd of 7, 2 1/4l behind The Osteopath (9-5) at Carlisle 1m 1f clm stks (5) sft.
My New Angel (IRE) 25-1 (9-3) Steadied start, held up towards rear, plugged on inside final furlong, never a threat, 5th of 11, 9l behind Emman Bee (9-9) at Brighton 1m hcp 0-60 (6) gf.
Royal Mizar (SPA) 7-2fav (9-5) Tracked leaders, ridden over 3f out, one pace over 1f out, no extra final 100 yards, 4th of 8, 7l behind Unidexter (9-1) at Brighton 1m 4f sell hcp 0-55 (6) gd.
Kristal Hart 18-1 (9-3) Chased leaders, ridden over 3f out, kept on final furlong, 6th of 8, 7l behind Cataria Girl (9-6) at Bath 1m 2f hcp 0-60 (6) fm in Jul.
First Glance 33-1 (8-12) Tracked leaders, hampered soon after start, effort over 2f out, soon weakened, 6th of 12, 5l behind Mosman (9-4) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp (6) pol in Nov.
Surprise Us 8-1 (8-2) Led until 6f out, chased leader until ridden over 3f out, weakened over 2f out, 9th of 10, 15l behind Grayswood (9-7) at Ffos Las 1m 6f hcp 0-60 (6) gs.
Actonetaketwo 33-1 (8-10) Chased winner ridden and hung left over 1f out, soon lost 2nd, weakened final 120 yards, 7th of 12, 2l behind Clapperboard (9-4) at Brighton 7f sell hcp 0-60 (6) gf.
Wannabe Magic 100-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders, ridden when weakened 2f out, 8th of 12, 17l behind Wannabe Yours (9-5) at Nottingham 1m 3yo mdn (5) gf in May.
Earl's Bridge 40-1 (8-7) In touch, ridden over 2f out, no impression from over 1f out, 5th of 13, 17l behind Venus Marina (8-12) at Yarmouth 7f 3yo hcp 0-55 (6) gd.
Urban Sanctuary 17-2 (8-9) Stared very slowly, in rear, ridden over 2f out, some headway on inside rail when not much room inside final furlong, no impression, last of 8, 6l behind Sir Tyto (9-2) at Brighton 1m 2f hcp 0-55 (6) gd.