Military Call won over a mile at Ayr last month, but he only runs to his best when he feels like it and is unproven over today's trip anyway. LA BACOUETTEUSE scored on his seasonal debut at Newcastle earlier this month and followed up at Carlisle on Thursday - he can defy a 6lb penalty and land his hat-trick. Freda's Rose was winning for the first time on her belated seasonal debut over a mile on soft ground here recently, while Petomic and Hits Only Jude would figure on their best form but can't be relied on to produce it.
Petomic (IRE) 15-2 (9-8) Slowly into stride, held up, took keen hold, reminders and headway over 3f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 6th of 11, 2 1/4l behind Roman Ruler (8-6) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f app hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Hits Only Jude (IRE) 15-2 (10-9) Chased leaders, ridden 2f out, no extra inside final furlong, 5th of 9, 6l behind Freda's Rose (9-3) at Beverley 1m am hcp 0-65 (6) sft.
Military Call 5-1 (9-2) Held up, headway over 2f out, no impression final furlong, 5th of 12, 10l behind Invincible Hero (9-11) at Ayr 1m hcp 0-65 (6) gd.
Herrera (IRE) 12-1 (10-0) Held up in touch, effort halfway, weakened 3f out, last of 7, 18l behind James Pollard (10-3) at Pontefract 1m 2f am hcp 0-75 (5) gf.
Rub of The Relic (IRE) 13-2 (9-2) Tracked leaders, niggled along and lost place over 5f out, weakened over 2f out, 6th of 9, 13l behind Patavium (11-0) at Catterick 1m 4f am hcp 0-75 (5) gs.
La Bacouetteuse (FR) 7-2fav (9-7) Held up towards rear, headway on inside over 1f out, strong run between horses to lead final 100 yards, comfortably, won at Carlisle 1m 3f hcp 0-65 (6) gd beating Politbureau (9-4) by 1l, 14 ran.
Fama Mac 25-1 (9-6) Tracked leaders and keen, ridden over 3f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 9, 33l behind Lunar Promise (9-5) at Beverley 1m 2f hcp 0-60 (6) gf in Jun.
Freda's Rose (IRE) 33-1 (9-3) Dwelt, soon chased leaders, led over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, headed narrowly inside final furlong, rallied to regain lead post, won at Beverley 1m am hcp 0-65 (6) sft beating Nolecce (10-13) by hd, 9 ran.
Desert Nova (IRE) 20-1 (8-12) Led, headed over 6f out, kept on same pace final 2f, 5th of 9, 2 1/2l behind Border Abby (8-10) at Newcastle 1m 2f app hcp 0-60 (6) gs in Jul.
Bold Indian (IRE) 40-1 (9-6) Chased leaders on outer, ridden over 1f out, weakened entering final furlong, 10th of 11, 12l behind Obara d'Avril (8-11) at Beverley 1m 2f ladies hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Jul.
Penderyn 100-1 (8-13) With leader, under pressure over 2f out, soon weakened, 8th of 12, 30l behind Nordic Sky (9-3) at Pontefract 1m 3yo & 4yo mdn (5) gf in Jul.
Royal Composer (IRE) 10-1 (8-10) Tracked leaders, reminders and lost place 6f out, ridden over 3f out, soon behind, last of 9, 14l behind Ferney Boy (8-13) at Beverley 1m 4f hcp 0-65 (6) sft.
Convitezza 50-1 (8-8) Chased leader until over 2f out, soon weakened, last of 13, 22l behind Silly Gilly (9-3) at Carlisle 1m hcp 0-65 (6) gd.