Northside Prince continues to run with credit in defeat but Alan Swinbank's gelding has been the subject of the handicapper's attentions as a consequence. He found NEW HAMPSHIRE too good when they met at Carlisle, and he could well find Tony Coyle's gelding finishing ahead of him again. The four-year-old was sent off at a big price at Doncaster last Saturday and, though two progressive sorts ultimately headed him having set off at a decent clip, he lost nothing in defeat. Party Line looks to have found her form in no uncertain terms, having posted victories at Beverley and Thirsk, while Bridie Belle has run two solid races over a similar trip at York though she struggled to see out 1m6f at Haydock. Tres Coronas is useful on his day though probably needs more cut in the ground.
New Hampshire (USA) 14-1 (8-13) Led, pushed along over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, kept on towards finish, 3rd of 8, 3/4l behind Viking Storm (9-9) at Doncaster 1m 4f hcp 105 (2) gd.
Northside Prince (IRE) 15-2 (9-5) Tracked leader, ridden over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 3rd of 8, 6l behind Sir Graham Wade (9-0) at Pontefract 1m 4f hcp 0-95 (3) gf in Aug.
Art Scholar (IRE) 14-1 (9-11) Close up, ridden over 2f out, kept on same pace, 5th of 10, 6l behind Refractor (9-6) at Kempton 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Judicious 4-1 (9-12) In touch in 4th, ridden and weakened over 2f out, last of 6, 18l behind Carragold (9-3) at Beverley 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Aug.
Bridle Belle 9-2 (9-10) Held up towards rear, headway over 2f out, went 3rd over 1f out, no chance with front pair, 3rd of 9, 6l behind Huff And Puff (9-9) at Haydock 1m 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gf.
Hot Rod Mamma (IRE) 17-2 (8-9) In touch, ridden and no impression 3f out, weakened final furlong, 5th of 7, 22l behind Anton Chigurh (8-6) at Carlisle 1m hcp 0-95 (3) hvy.
Tartan Gigha (IRE) 16-1 (9-8) Held up mid-division, headway 3f out, went 3rd over 2f out, challenged over 1f out, staying on when squeezed for room entering final furlong, no extra, 6th of 10, 4l behind Noble Alan (9-12) at Thirsk 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) gs.
Tres Coronas (IRE) 7-2fav (9-13) Slowly into stride, towards rear, ridden 2f out, headway over 1f out, went 4th inside final furlong, never going pace to threaten, 4th of 9, 9l behind Kalk Bay (9-6) at Beverley 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Aug.
Party Line 7-1 (8-9) Held up mid-division, took keen hold, headway on outer over 3f out, ridden well over 1f out, clear inside final furlong, ran on strongly, won at Thirsk 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) gd beating Granston (9-1) by 4l, 13 ran.
Dark Dune (IRE) 9-1 (9-4) In rear, headway over 1f out, kept on one pace and no impression final furlong, 4th of 7, 7l behind Lady Kashaan (7-13) at Pontefract 1m 4f hcp 0-90 (3) gf in Aug.
Royal Straight 50-1 (9-0) Held up towards rear, headway and hung left over 1f out, soon ridden, one pace inside final furlong, 5th of 13, 5l behind Party Line (8-9) at Thirsk 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) gd.