More of the entries arrive in good form for this second division and some of the fancied horses have also been more fortunate in the draw. North Central hails from a yard in top form and scored over 6f here last month and Dhhamaan ran very well over the C&D a month ago behind Powerful Presence. However, Ruth Carr's charge had no answer to VIKING WARRIOR at Thirsk three weeks ago and though the latter has been raised 4lb it doesn't look enough to prevent a follow-up. Lady Excel has been steadily dropping in the weights and led for a long way over a mile at Pontefract last time.
North Central (USA) 5-1 (9-3) Prominent, took keen hold, not much room 2f out, hung left over 1f out, unable to quicken inside final furlong, 5th of 11, 3l behind Gemma's Delight (8-9) at Chester 1m hcp 0-70 (5) sft in Jun.
Whispered Times (USA) 18-1 (9-5) Towards rear, headway on outer entering final furlong, ridden and kept on one pace, 5th of 12, 2 1/2l behind Frequency (10-0) at Ayr 7f hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Viking Warrior (IRE) 9-1 (9-0) Chased leader, ridden over 2f out, led and hung left over 1f out, stayed on well, won at Thirsk 7f hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Jun beating No Quarter (9-4) by 1/2l, 12 ran.
Dhhamaan (IRE) 10-3fav (9-2) Soon led, ridden and headed over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 4th of 12, 3 1/2l behind Viking Warrior (9-0) at Thirsk 7f hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Jun.
Lady Excel (IRE) 20-1 (9-0) Led, ridden over 1f out, soon headed, no extra inside final furlong, 4th of 10, 2 3/4l behind Qeethaara (10-0) at Pontefract 1m fll hcp (5) gf in Jun.
Peter Tchaikovsky 66-1 (9-5) Led, ridden well over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, no extra, 5th of 12, 3 1/2l behind Justcallmehandsome (9-6) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Jun.
Hot Rod Mamma (IRE) 12-1 (9-13) Chased leaders, ridden 2f out, kept on one pace, 7th of 14, 8l behind Hayek (10-3) at Hamilton 6f am hcp 0-60 (6) gd in Jun.
Isle of Ellis (IRE) 20-1 (10-6) Chased leaders, one pace and no impression when carried left inside final furlong, 7th of 15, 5l behind Hambleton (10-2) at Redcar 6f Amateur Maiden Handicap (0-65) (4yo+) (6) gf in May.
Moon Lightning (IRE) 25-1 (8-8) In touch on outside, ridden and effort 2f out, weakened final furlong, 6th of 11, 4l behind Blue Charm (8-7) at Southwell 7f hcp (0-55) (6) fbs in May.
Future Gem 66-1 (7-11) Dwelt, towards rear, ridden over 1f out, soon hung right, never dangerous, 8th of 10, 8l behind Ridley Didley (9-7) at Musselburgh 5f hcp 0-65 (6) gd in Jun.
Flyjack (USA) 40-1 (8-3) Fly jumped start, took keen hold in touch, ridden and weakened over 3f out, last of 10, well behind Without Equal (8-13) at Hamilton 1m 4f app hcp 0-60 (6) gd in Jun.
Handicraft (IRE) 15-2 (8-2) Tracked leaders, effort to challenge on outside 3f out, lost place when not much room over 2f out, soon weakened, 8th of 9, 43l behind Blue Cossack (8-12) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Mar.