A low draw helps here and Mick Slates has the favoured inside berth but he was a bit disappointing at Ayr on Monday following his victory at Doncaster last month. Liliargh made a promising debut here before landing a Redcar maiden and though beaten a long way on her handicap debut at Carlisle she's better than that. LUCKY MONEY landed a Wolverhampton maiden in September and didn't reappear until last month when a good third to I'm So Glad at Windsor. With that under his belt and another furlong to travel he can get back to winning ways. Mick Channon was responsible for the winner that day and saddles Serene Oasis this time. She won a C&D maiden on soft ground in October and returned to form on fast going at Lingfield at the end of last month and is still reasonably treated. Tortoni has produced two fine efforts recently though both have come on fast going and he was well beaten when last tried in soft conditions while Boots And Spurs has never raced on soft ground.
Boots And Spurs 10-1 (9-2) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, led inside final furlong, no extra close home, 3rd of 10, 2l behind Xinbama (9-1) at Haydock 7f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gf in May.
Tortoni (IRE) 10-3 (9-3) Soon led, headed over 5f out, stayed prominent, ridden over 2f out, carried head high and hung left when taking 2nd 1f out, stayed on, 2nd of 10, 3/4l behind Sir Fredlot (9-3) at Ayr 7f mdn stks (5) gf in Jun.
Liliargh (IRE) 6-1 (9-7) Tracked winner, took keen hold, lost place over 2f out, 6th of 8, 25l behind Dutch Rose (9-5) at Carlisle 7f 3yo fll hcp 0-80 (4) gs in Jun.
Lucky Money 9-4 (9-0) Chased leading pair, outpaced over 1f out, edged left and kept on inside final furlong, always held, 3rd of 5, 2 1/4l behind I'm So Glad (9-0) at Windsor 6f 3yo stk 0-75 (5) sft in Jun.
Serene Oasis (IRE) 33-1 (8-12) Chased leaders, led 2f out, driven over 1f out, stayed on well, won at Lingfield 7f 3yo fll hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Jun beating Miss Cap Estel (9-4) by 1l, 13 ran.
Dubious Escapade (IRE) 11-4 (8-11) Prominent, every chance 2f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong, 4th of 8, 3 1/2l behind No Poppy (9-9) at Carlisle 7f flls hcp 0-80 (4) sft in Jun.
Ebony Clarets 11-1 (8-3) Close up, hampered bend over 4f out, lost place 3f out, 9th of 10, 17l behind Ardmay (8-13) at Haydock 7f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Jun.
Darrow (IRE) 12-1 (9-1) Held up towards rear, switched left and headway over 3f out, soon chasing leaders, effort over 1f out, soon weakened, 9th of 13, 16l behind Stellar Express (9-7) at Nottingham 1m 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gs in Jun.
La Salida 12-1 (9-4) Held up behind, ridden 2f out, never dangerous, 6th of 12, 7l behind Mick Slates (8-1) at Doncaster 7f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gs in Jun.
Zaffy (IRE) 15-2 (9-4) Held up in mid-division, ridden over 3f out, headway over 2f out, stayed on, 5th of 13, 1 1/2l behind Johnny Cavagin (9-5) at Carlisle 7f 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) gf in May.
Mick Slates (IRE) 3-1 (9-4) Chased leaders, effort over 2f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 3rd of 7, 4l behind Oddysey (9-10) at Ayr 7f 3yo app hcp 0-65 (6) sft.
King Laertis (IRE) 50-1 (8-0) Chased leaders, ridden 4f out, weakened from 2f out, 5th of 6, 29l behind King Pin (8-13) at Redcar 7f clm stks (5) sft in Jun.