TRIBAL MYTH has returned on form and with an unbeaten record at this track he should continue that in this handicap while Battle Study and Emerald Glade look the dangers. Two wins in three starts is the record for the pick this term and both those scores have come at this track. He was game to hold on last time and has hinted in the past he'll be suited by this step up to a mile. Battle Study only just missed out when 3lbs better off last time when taking on 10 furlongs. He looked a little one-paced that day so we are not convinced he'll benefit for this step back down in distance. Emerald Glade made a very pleasing reappearance when finding just the one too good. He seemed to come on for a step up to this trip and with conditions also in his favour he looks a live one. Banks And Braes is still a maiden after seven starts but now looks handicapped for a better run.
Raleigh Quay (IRE) 10-1 (9-3) Mid-division on outside, outpaced over 2f out, soon weakened, 10th of 13, 33l behind Landowner (9-4) at Pontefract 1m 2yo hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Oct.
Banks And Braes 4-1 (9-1) Tracked leaders, hard ridden to challenge well over 1f out, soon one pace, 3rd of 8, 5l behind Buffett (8-9) at Windsor 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gf.
Robens Rock (IRE) 7-1 (9-3) Hood removed late, soon chased leaders, pushed along 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 5th of 10, 5l behind Dusty Spirit (9-0) at Bath 5f 2yo mdn (5) gd in Oct.
Battle Study (IRE) 10-1 (8-5) In rear, headway on inner over 3f out to chase leaders, ridden and every chance final furlong, not quicken towards finish, 2nd of 7, 3/4l behind Saint Thomas (8-13) at Beverley 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Tribal Myth (IRE) 7-2fav (9-1) Tracked leaders, led 2f out, soon ridden, edged badly right final furlong, held on well, won at Beverley 7f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) gd beating Killing Moon (8-13) by 3/4l, 12 ran.
Emerald Glade (IRE) 12-1 (8-6) Chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, edged left inside final furlong, kept on towards finish, always held, 2nd of 9, 1/2l behind Mighty Clarets (8-10) at Newcastle 1m 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Bubber (IRE) 15-2 (8-4) Tracked leaders, driven and outpaced over 2f out, weakened 1f out, 8th of 11, 10l behind Hathaway (8-8) at Thirsk 1m 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) gf.