A tricky handicap in which Nomoreblondes is likely to be popular having landed a couple of C&D victories in May, since when she's been absent. Up 9lb for those two successes, she is clearly a major consideration along with Almond Branches, an easy winner of a six-runner handicap here in July on soft ground. However, good ground is no problem and another progressive run is anticipated but the choice is JAMESWAY on his second start since moving to Ruth Carr. He has contested much better races than this during the current campaign and performed creditably in all, notably in Class 2 and 3 grade at Epsom. He's a fair shout to concede the weight to the aforementioned rivals if reproducing that standard here.
Master Rooney (IRE) 8-1 (9-8) Led, ridden and headed 2f out, weakened entering final furlong, last of 8, 19l behind Bedloe's Island (8-12) at Redcar 5f hcp 0-90 (3) gd in May.
Jamesway (IRE) 8-1 (9-0) Keen tracked leaders, ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace, 3rd of 4, 6l behind Magical Macey (9-0) at Thirsk 5f cond Stakes (4) gs in Jun.
Lost In Paris (IRE) 14-1 (8-9) Tracked leaders, pushed along over 2f out, weakened entering final furlong, last of 9, 9l behind Silvanus (9-3) at Pontefract 5f hcp 0-95 (3) sft.
Nomoreblondes 16-1 (8-12) Chased leaders, ridden to lead 1f out, pressed inside final furlong, kept on gamely, just held on, won at Catterick 5f hcp 0-80 (4) gf in May beating Bronze Beau (9-10) by nk, 11 ran.
Almond Branches 12-1 (9-1) In rear, ridden and headway on outer over 1f out, soon led and clear, comfortable, won at Catterick 5f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) sft beating Blue Shoes (8-9) by 5l, 6 ran.
Wicked Wilma (IRE) 25-1 (8-6) Close up on outer, ridden over 1f out, weakened entering final furlong, last of 8, 11l behind Cruise Tothelimit (8-11) at Haydock 5f hcp 0-80 (4) gs.
Mey Blossom 6-1 (9-1) Held up towards rear, ridden over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, no impression, 5th of 12, 6l behind Ryedane (8-12) at Wolverhampton 6f app hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Nov.