ARGENTINE scored over 6f at Ayr on Thursday with Insolenceofoffice back in third. Given he's a C&D winner and has won off higher marks before, Ian Semple's charge can follow-up under a penalty. Only a half-length separated Choc'A'Moca and Novalist at Ripon last time and they drop down a grade today while Cruise Tothelimit slips another couple of pound down the weights and will be taking advantage soon. Pinball could prove best of the rest after showing a bit more at Wolverhampton last time.
Argentine (IRE) 12-1 (9-7) Held up towards rear, smooth headway over 2f out, ridden to lead inside final furlong, kept on well, won at Ayr 6f hcp 0-60 (6) gf in May beating Saxonette (9-3) by 3/4l, 9 ran.
Cruise Tothelimit (IRE) 5-1 (8-12) Chased leader, ridden 2f out, kept on one pace, 4th of 10, 5l behind Dispol Grand (8-10) at Nottingham 5f hcp 0-75 (5) sft in May.
Insolenceofoffice (IRE) 5-1 (9-1) Tracked leaders, ridden to lead over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, kept on, 3rd of 9, 1 1/4l behind Argentine (9-7) at Ayr 6f hcp 0-60 (6) gf in May.
Choc'a'moca (IRE) 20-1 (8-10) Led far side group and well on terms, every chance over 2f out, stayed on same pace final furlong, lost 2nd close home, 3rd of 14, 3l behind Bosun Breese (9-2) at Ripon 5f hcp 0-70 (5) gs in May.
Novalist 16-1 (8-7) Raced stand side, chased leaders, effort over 1f out, ran on closing stages, 4th of 14, 3 1/2l behind Bosun Breese (9-2) at Ripon 5f hcp 0-70 (5) gs in May.
Pinball (IRE) 14-1 (9-0) Reared start, towards rear, headway on inside over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, never nearer, 5th of 12, 2l behind Irie Ute (9-4) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp (0-55) (6) pol in May.
Ingenti 18-1 (8-4) Raced far side, chased leaders, every chance over 2f out, lost place over 1f out, 11th of 14, 11l behind Bosun Breese (9-2) at Ripon 5f hcp 0-70 (5) gs in May.
Son Of May 7-2 (8-10) Soon led, ridden 2f out, headed inside final furlong, no extra close home, 6th of 9, 2 1/2l behind Percythepinto (8-10) at Chepstow 7f stks 0-55 (6) gd in May.
Triskaidekaphobia 18-1 (8-5) Not much room and hampered start, in rear, never dangerous, 8th of 11, 10l behind Chosen One (8-3) at Catterick 5f app hcp 0-60 (6) gf in May.
Running Water 33-1 (9-2) Reared start, in rear, headway halfway, weakened final furlong, 7th of 8, 25l behind Point At Issue (8-12) at Redcar 6f All clm stks (6) gf in Apr.