Six of SHADOWTIME's seven career victories have come on this track and though he's looking a couple of pounds high in the weights he goes so well here than another success looks on the cards. No Dominion went up 7lb for last month's Thirsk victory which looks a bit harsh though he did have Sardanapalus behind. The latter can get closer on these terms and was unlucky in-running at Pontefract subsequently but Copperwood ran a shocker here on Saturday.
Frog Hollow 5-1fav (9-2) Held up towards rear on inside, headway over 1f out, not clear run and switched left inside final furlong, ran on well towards finish, not reach leaders, 6th of 15, 2 1/4l behind Al Muheer (8-13) at Chester 1m hcp 0-85 (4) gd.
Shadowtime 11-1 (9-6) Held up in rear, headway on inner over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on and no impression on winner, 2nd of 9, 3 1/2l behind Pacific Heights (8-12) at Carlisle 1m hcp 0-80 (4) gf in May.
No Dominion (IRE) 5-2 (9-5) Steadied start, pushed along in rear, headway over 3f out, ridden and kept on one pace final furlong, 3rd of 8, 3 1/2l behind The Lock Master (9-7) at Southwell 1m hcp 0-80 (4) fbs in May.
Sardanapalus 7-2fav (9-7) Close up, effort when not clear run over 1f out, rallied inside final furlong, went 3rd near finish, 3rd of 11, 5l behind Hakuna Matata (8-6) at Pontefract 1m hcp 0-75 (5) gd in May.
Copperwood 11-2 (9-7) Prominent on outside, ridden over 2f out, soon lost place, behind final furlong, last of 10, 16l behind Joyful Sound (8-5) at Beverley 1m hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Hayek 10-1 (8-11) Towards rear, headway on inner over 1f out, one pace, 8th of 10, 8l behind Mujaadel (8-12) at Beverley 7f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in May.
Mishhar (IRE) 10-3 (8-10) Held up towards rear, headway on outer over 3f out, weakened final furlong, 7th of 9, 11l behind Just Paul (8-2) at Catterick 7f hcp 0-70 (5) gs in May.