LAKEMAN is no more than a token choice in a low grade handicap. He showed signs of a return to form on his latest start at Catterick and will relish the slow ground. Marino Prince will also handle any cut and he produced a better effort over a shorter trip at Wolverhampton on Monday, while Yorksters Prince was well beaten back in handicap company last week having won a Redcar seller before that. They All Laughed is back on a winning mark and Yossi could figure on his best all-weather form.
Royal Deal 20-1 (9-9) Mid-division, lost place over 3f out, soon behind, stayed on inside final furlong, never nearer, 7th of 13, 11l behind La Bacouetteuse (8-13) at Newcastle 1m 2f app hcp 0-60 (6) gd.
Lakeman (IRE) 20-1 (8-12) Held up in touch, headway over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace, 3rd of 7, 3 1/2l behind Eijaaz (9-1) at Catterick 1m 4f Claiming Stakes (0-75) (3yo+) (6) gd.
Alhaque (USA) 4-1 (9-9) In touch, ridden halfway, plugged on one pace, 4th of 9, 9l behind What About Now (8-8) at Brighton 1m 4f sell hcp 0-55 (6) gf.
Marino Prince (FR) 14-1 (8-9) Dwelt, held up towards rear and keen, headway over 1f out, kept on, 4th of 13, 2 3/4l behind Cane Cat (9-3) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Yorksters Prince (IRE) 7-1 (9-5) Tracked leaders, outpacd over 2f out, soon ridden, kept on same pace under pressure final furlong, no impression, 6th of 13, 8l behind La Bacouetteuse (8-13) at Newcastle 1m 2f app hcp 0-60 (6) gd.
Evelith Regent (IRE) 40-1 (9-4) Held up, ridden and weakened 3f out, soon behind, last of 9, 37l behind Broctune Papa Gio (8-12) at Redcar 1m hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Jul.
Yossi (IRE) 33-1 (8-11) With leader, every chance over 3f out, weakened well over 1f out, 12th of 15, 36l behind Betteras Bertie (9-1) at Pontefract 1m 2f hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Jul.
They All Laughed 33-1 (8-4) Held up towards rear, ridden over 2f out, never dangerous, 9th of 16, 14l behind Soprano (8-11) at Thirsk 2m hcp 0-65 (6) gs.
Carmela Maria 100-1 (8-2) Always in rear, 11th of 12, 28l behind Harvey's Hope (9-8) at Redcar 1m 6f app hcp 0-70 (5) gs in Jul.
Doberdan (USA) 50-1 (7-13) Led, headed over 10f out, prominent, weakened 3f out, 12th of 13, well behind Neptune Equester (9-0) at Carlisle 2m 1f mdn hcp 0-65 (6) gd in Jul.
Mayan Flight (IRE) 10-1 (8-12) With leader, left in lead after stable bend, ridden and headed 2f out, one pace and held when hampered entering final furlong, 6th of 10, 9l behind Barnum (8-13) at Beverley 1m 4f 3yo sll hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Jul.
Ocean Bluff (IRE) 14-1 (8-4) Chased leaders, 6th halfway, ridden over 2f out, soon no impression, no extra from over 1f out, 10th of 14, 13l behind Sadler's Mark (9-9) at Down Royal 1m 2f hcp 47-65 gd in Jul.