Apolskapart went well on his first start for Michael Smith when third in a Market Rasen handicap and is respected whilst Definite Maybe jumped and travelled impressively when third at Uttoxeter in the style of a horse open to notable improvement. He was half a length behind the reopposing Dr Dalwhinny on that occasion but it would not surprise if placings were reversed here. The latter obviously remains of interest and it was tempting to row in with Definite Maybe but the choice is SMART RULER to post a success for the local Moffatt yard. He's been going well in handicap company and looks sure to give a solid account reverting to maiden ranks. Macarthur still has abilty but is a light of former days when landing the 2008 Hardwicke Stakes for Ballydoyle.
Apolskapart (IRE) 16-1 (11-10) Jumped left, led, ridden 2 out, headed flat, stayed on, 3rd of 11, 1l behind Strongly Suggested (11-10) at Market Rasen 2m 3f nov hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in May.
Daniel's Dream 150-1 (9-7) Took keen hold, led 2nd, headed before 6th, lost place soon after, well beaten when mistake 3 out, tailed off, 7th of 8, well behind Granaruid (10-13) at Hexham 2m 4f amat hcp hdl (4) gd in Jun.
Definite Maybe (IRE) 7-2 (11-0) Led, driven 2 out, joined last, soon headed and ridden, kept on same pace in 3rd flat, 3rd of 9, 4l behind Bittersweetheart (10-7) at Uttoxeter 2m NH mdn hdl (5) gf in Jun.
Macarthur 10-1 (11-0) Held up mid-division, headway before 2 out, went 3rd before last, soon chased winner, kept on and no impression, 2nd of 14, 12l behind Professeur Emery (11-0) at Stratford 2m mdn hdl (5) gd.
Smart Ruler (IRE) 14-1 (11-0) Held up in rear, headway approaching 3 out, went 2nd after last, stayed on, unable to trouble winner, 2nd of 8, 3 1/2l behind Lisbon (10-9) at Cartmel 2m 1f mdn hdl (5) gf in May.
Solo Jugadores 12-1 (11-0) Hampered 1st, held up in mid-division, headway 7th, weakened before 2 out, 4th of 10, 34l behind Benefit Of Youth (10-11) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f 4yo mdn stks (5) gf.
Swing Hard (IRE) 14-1 (10-12) Tracked leader, weakened before 2 out, 4th of 11, 18l behind Howwoulduno (10-12) at Hexham 2m nh nov hdl (4) gd in Jun.
Dr Dalwhinny 9-1 (10-2) Prominent, led 3 out, headed approaching last, stayed on same pace, 3rd of 5, 6l behind Sky Khan (10-4) at Uttoxeter 2m 4yo nov stks (4) gf.
Bow Fiddle (IRE) 100-1 (10-5) Towards rear, headway from 2 out, one pace and no impression, 5th of 11, 19l behind Howwoulduno (10-12) at Hexham 2m nh nov hdl (4) gd in Jun.