True Bond stayed on strongly to score over Beverley's stiff 5f and looks certain to go well despite his big weight. Lord Buffhead and Justine Time fought out the finish of a similar event at Newcastle on heavy ground and there is very little between the pair here but in a wide-open contest PHOENIX CLUBS gets the vote. Paul Midgley's filly had shown a little promise before her best effort to date at Beverley where she was bumped at the start and got no sort of run from the 2f pole. Yearbook and Angel Of Hope are others to consider in an open contest.
True Bond 16-1 (8-11) Outpacedd in touch, ridden and headway on outer over 1f out, led inside final furlong, just held on, won at Beverley 5f 2yo stks (5) sft beating First Phase (9-0) by hd, 6 ran.
Oneniteinheaven (IRE) 5-1 (8-4) Led, headed well over 1f out, soon weakened, last of 6, 14l behind Amadeus Denton (8-9) at Doncaster 5f 2yo mdn aut (5) gd in May.
Duke Of Aricabeau (IRE) 11-4 (9-3) Held up in touch, hampered and lost place over 3f out, rallied on inside to modest 4th inside final furlong, 4th of 10, 9l behind Worth (9-7) at Kempton 6f 2yo hcp 0-70 (5) pol.
Jay Kay 7-1 (8-11) Pressed leader, ridden 2f out, unable to quicken inside final furlong, 3rd of 6, 3l behind Irrational (8-9) at Hamilton 5f 2yo mdn aut (5) gd in Jul.
Fifteentwo 16-1 (9-3) With leaders, effort and weakened over 1f out, 11th of 12, 16l behind O'Gorman (9-3) at Thirsk 5f 2yo mdn (5) gd in Jul.
Phoenix Clubs (IRE) 9-1 (8-4) Dwelt, held up towards rear and keen, headway 2f out, not much room over 1f out, ridden entering final furlong, no extra inside last 100 yards, 3rd of 10, 2 3/4l behind Winter Hill (8-4) at Beverley 5f 2yo flls mdn auc stks (5) gf in Jul.
Justine Time (IRE) 5-1 (9-1) Always prominent, hard driven and effort over 1f out, stayed on strongly inside final furlong, just held, 2nd of 7, shd behind Lord Buffhead (8-9) at Newcastle 5f 2yo hcp 0-65 (6) hvy.
Yearbook 7-1 (8-4) In rear, ridden halfway, not pace to challenge, 4th of 5, 16l behind Pendle Lady (8-4) at Pontefract 6f 2yo flls mdn auc stks (5) gf in Jun.
Angel Of Hope (IRE) 8-1 (8-8) Tracked leaders, hung left when under pressure over 1f out, stayed on well, never able to challenge, 4th of 7, 3 1/2l behind First Fast Now (8-6) at Musselburgh 5f 2yo mdn aut (6) gd.
Lord Buffhead 20-1 (8-9) Held up in touch, headway halfway, soon tracking leaders, led inside final furlong, all out, just held on, won at Newcastle 5f 2yo hcp 0-65 (6) hvy beating Justine Time (9-1) by shd, 7 ran.
Red Shadow 14-1 (8-4) With leaders, ridden to chase winner inside final 2f, kept on same pace, no impression when lost 2nd inside final furlong, 3rd of 11, 4 1/2l behind Key Ambition (8-13) at Beverley 5f 2yo mdn aut (5) sft.
Mantuana (IRE) 4-1 (9-0) Led, headed 3f out, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 6, 13l behind True Bond (8-11) at Beverley 5f 2yo stks (5) sft.