Choc' A 'Moca scrambled home at Redcar four weeks but may have trouble following up off a 4lb higher mark. Shillito was three lengths adrift that day but is 6lb better off now and Hab Reeh is normally consistent, though disappointed when favourite at Haydock earlier this month. SLIM CHANCE has been running well in better company and has been dropped a pound since her latest fourth at Beverley. A winner over 5f here last month, she is only a couple of pounds higher now and can defy top weight.
Slim Chance (IRE) 7-1 (8-12) Held up in rear, headway entering final furlong, ran on, nearest finish, 4th of 12, 4l behind Margrets Gift (9-1) at Beverley 5f fll hcp (5) gd.
Hab Reeh 5-2fav (9-3) Held up, ridden over 2f out, soon beaten, 7th of 8, 7l behind Borough Boy (8-7) at Haydock 6f hcp 0-70 (5) gs.
Choc'a'moca (IRE) 12-1 (9-3) Chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, led inside final furlong, held on gamely, all out, won at Redcar 6f hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Jul beating Red Shadow (8-7) by ns, 15 ran.
Shillito 5-2 (9-6) Chased leaders, ridden 2f out, stayed on to take 2nd inside final furlong, no impression with winner, 2nd of 8, 5l behind Clubland (10-0) at Thirsk 6f all hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
The Strig 14-1 (9-13) Held up in rear, ridden and no impression 2f out, 9th of 14, 9l behind Liliargh (9-3) at Thirsk 6f ladies hcp 0-60 (6) gs.
Bix (IRE) 66-1 (8-13) Very slowly away and lost many lengths, no chance after, last of 6, 13l behind Fast Finian (9-2) at Hamilton 6f clm stks (6) gd in Jul.
One Kool Dude 22-1 (8-7) Chased leaders, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 9th of 13, 7l behind Armelle (8-1) at Newcastle 6f hcp 0-65 (6) gs.
Thewestwalian (USA) 33-1 (9-1) Prominent, ridden and lost place over 2f out, 11th of 14, 10l behind Liliargh (9-3) at Thirsk 6f ladies hcp 0-60 (6) gs.