Elaine Burke had a decent chance of landing today's feature but her entry here, Ursula, has struggled over this trip in the past and has been regularly beaten in claimers recently. Cut The Cackle is in good form and was second off her new mark at Brighton while Miss Ellany and Emeralds Spirit are both recent winners, though the latter has a penalty to carry for last week's victory at Thirsk. NO POPPY is no stranger to carrying big weights and has the ground in her favour today. She went down with all guns blazing behind Act Your Shoe Size on her latest start at Thirsk and can go one better here. Dubious Escapade disappointed at Leicester earlier this month but still looks the pick of the remainder.
No Poppy (IRE) 16-1 (8-13) Held up in touch, went 3rd over 1f out, ridden and every chance inside final furlong, just held close home, 2nd of 8, shd behind Act Your Shoe Size (8-7) at Thirsk 1m flls hcp 0-130 (3) gs.
Miss Ellany (IRE) 2-1 (8-9) Tracked leader, led 2f out, ridden and ran on strongly final furlong, comfortable, won at Beverley 7f mdn stks (5) gs beating Gladsome (9-5) by 6l, 7 ran.
Emeralds Spirit (IRE) 6-1 (9-6) Tracked leaders, pushed along over 2f out, led 1f out, kept on well, won at Thirsk 7f hcp 0-70 (5) gs beating Horatio Carter (9-12) by 1 1/2l, 10 ran.
Ursula (IRE) 3-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders, led over 1f out, soon ridden, headed inside final furlong, kept on, 2nd of 6, 3/4l behind Zomerlust (9-6) at Redcar 6f clm stks (6) sft in May.
Cut The Cackle (IRE) 7-1 (9-13) Held up in touch, headway on inside 3f out, driven and went 2nd over 1f out, never able to challenge, 2nd of 7, 2 1/4l behind Comadoir (9-0) at Brighton 7f hcp 0-65 (6) gf.
Dubious Escapade (IRE) 8-1 (8-12) Held up, headway over 2f out, ridden and kept on one pace, 6th of 13, 12l behind Lady Loch (8-11) at Leicester 7f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gs.
Hold The Star 10-1 (8-7) Chased leader until halfway, went 2nd again 3f out until ridden over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 8th of 12, 10l behind Chambles (8-8) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Dolly Royal (IRE) 10-1 (8-12) Towards rear, headway 2f out, staying on when not much room inside final furlong, soon switched left, kept on to chase winner towards finish, always held, 2nd of 9, 2l behind Pitkin (10-4) at Carlisle 6f hcp 0-60 (6) gs.
Last Supper 6-1 (8-12) Tracked leader, driven and headway over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 6th of 13, 11l behind Unex Annigoni (9-3) at Doncaster 7f 3yo mdn (5) sft.