SUNNYSIDE TOM came out best at the weights despite finishing second in similar company at Carlisle last month. Lee Topliss' 3lb claim make his task that much easier and he can confirm running with Academy Blues. Charlie Cool scored at York last month, but was beaten when odds-on in a claimer before that, while Frognal should also be thereabouts judged on his run at Epsom last month. The remainder will struggle to get involved on today's terms with recent Polytrack runner-up Nicholas Pocock making most appeal of those.
Charlie Cool 10-1 (9-3) Tracked leaders, pushed along over 3f out, ridden over 1f out, weakened entering final furlong, 8th of 15, 7l behind Markazzi (9-4) at Haydock 1m hcp 0-95 (3) gd.
Academy Blues (USA) 10-1 (9-9) Raced keenly, tracked leaders on inside, effort when not much room over 1f out and inside final furlong, kept on, no extra towards finish, 4th of 8, 1 3/4l behind Solar Spirit (9-0) at Carlisle 1m clm stks (6) gd in Jul.
Sunnyside Tom (IRE) 4-1fav (9-10) Led, ridden over 1f out, headed entering final furlong, no extra inside final furlong, 4th of 11, 6l behind Hot Rod Mamma (9-2) at Carlisle 1m Ladies Handicap (0-85) (4yo+) (4) gd.
Frognal (IRE) 9-1 (9-11) In rear, ridden and no impression over 2f out until ran on inside final furlong, not reach leaders, 3rd of 9, 3l behind George Baker (9-8) at Leicester 7f hcp 0-80 (4) gf.
Bonnie Prince Blue 14-1 (8-11) Tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, kept on same pace under pressure final furlong, no impression, 4th of 9, 10l behind Bolodenka (9-0) at Beverley 7f Claiming Stakes (0-75) (3yo+) (6) sft.
King Bertolini (IRE) 25-1 (8-6) Held up in rear, headway over 1f out, soon hung left, never on terms, 6th of 10, 7l behind Whats For Pudding (8-6) at Musselburgh 7f hcp 0-65 (6) sft.
Nicholas Pocock (IRE) 3-1 (9-7) Raced keenly, tracked leaders, went 2nd 2f out, ridden and effort over 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 2nd of 8, 1 1/2l behind Empress Leizu (9-2) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f sell stks (6) pol.
Meandmyshadow 16-1 (8-8) Tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, stayed on to go 2nd over 1f out, no chance with winner, 2nd of 9, 8l behind Bolodenka (9-0) at Beverley 7f Claiming Stakes (0-75) (3yo+) (6) sft.
Boga (IRE) 16-1 (9-2) Held up, headway over 2f out, never able to trouble leaders, 6th of 11, 6l behind Whats For Pudding (8-0) at Catterick 7f hcp 0-60 (6) gs.
Bubber (IRE) 14-1 (8-10) Slowly away mid-division, ridden and weakened 2f out, 10th of 12, 18l behind Invincible Hero (9-11) at Ayr 1m hcp 0-65 (6) gd.