PONTY ACCLAIM began the season on a 9lb higher mark. She's been running well without success for most of this year, including when a decent third to Doc Hay at Ascot a fortnight ago. The latter had earlier beaten today's rivals Move In Time and Kingsgate Choice and Tim Easterby's filly can come out best on that line of form. Bosun Breese finished just ahead of last year's winner Verinco at York last time but the latter is fancied to go close again today off her current mark while Arctic Feeling has strong claims on his latest nose defeat in testing ground at Ayr. Jedward's form has tailed off of late but Capone was returning from a lay-off at Doncaster last time and could figure on only his second start for a new yard.
Ponty Acclaim (IRE) 16-1 (8-7) Bumped start, chased leaders, switched right to challenge over 1f out, soon ridden, kept on same pace, 3rd of 9, 1 3/4l behind Doc Hay (8-12) at Ascot 5f Listed stks 3yo (1) sft.
Move In Time 33-1 (8-8) Slowly into stride, pushed along to lead stand side group and overall leader, ridden and hung left and headed entering final furlong, weakened last 100 yards, 16th of 20, 7l behind Doc Hay (8-11) at Doncaster 6f hcp (2) gd in Sep.
Kingsgate Choice (IRE) 20-1 (8-7) Tracked leaders far side group, ridden and no extra inside final furlong, 9th of 20, 4 1/2l behind Doc Hay (8-11) at Doncaster 6f hcp (2) gd in Sep.
Ancient Cross 12-1 (9-5) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 6th of 11, 3 1/2l behind Pearl Blue (9-1) at York 5f hcp 0-95 (3) sft.
Shoshoni Wind 14-1 (9-2) Tracked leaders, challenged 2f out, soon ridden, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 8, 8l behind Another Wise Kid (8-9) at Ayr 5f hcp 0-95 (3) hvy.
Bosun Breese 40-1 (9-3) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, soon beaten, 9th of 11, 5l behind Pearl Blue (9-1) at York 5f hcp 0-95 (3) sft.
Verinco 14-1 (9-4) Led, ridden and headed over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 10th of 11, 6l behind Pearl Blue (9-1) at York 5f hcp 0-95 (3) sft.
Capone (IRE) 20-1 (9-5) Dwelt, towards rear, headway entering final furlong, soon ridden, kept on, 7th of 16, 2 1/2l behind Amadeus Wolfe Tone (9-2) at Doncaster 6f hcp 0-90 (3) gd in Sep.
Arctic Feeling (IRE) 7-2 (8-10) Chased leaders, lost place over 4f out, headway over 3f out, led 2f out, headed towards finish, ran on, just held, 2nd of 8, ns behind Another Wise Kid (8-9) at Ayr 5f hcp 0-95 (3) hvy.
Burning Thread (IRE) 33-1 (8-9) Chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace, 4th of 6, 2 1/2l behind Kool Henry (8-1) at Beverley 5f cond Stakes (3) gs in Sep.
Flash City (ITY) 8-1 (9-7) Led, headed over 1f out, faded inside final furlong, 7th of 11, 6l behind Whozthecat (9-2) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Sep.
Jedward (IRE) 12-1 (8-5) Raced stand side, chased leaders, ridden and every chance over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 8th of 16, 7l behind Face The Problem (9-7) at Haydock 5f hcp 105 (2) hvy in Sep.
Partner (IRE) 7-1 (9-4) Tracked leaders, took keen hold, not clear run over 2f out, ran on inside final furlong, went 2nd close home, 2nd of 11, 1 3/4l behind My Son Max (9-0) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Waseem Faris (IRE) 16-1 (9-0) In touch, effort over 1f out, kept on same pace, 5th of 15, 5l behind Gladiatrix (8-2) at Bath 5f hcp 0-85 (4) sft.
Even Stevens 12-1 (9-4) Chased leader under stand side rail, ridden and every chance over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 10th of 15, 7l behind Gladiatrix (8-2) at Bath 5f hcp 0-85 (4) sft.