Another low-grade sprint in which Partner and FOXY MUSIC both take a massive drop in grade. Both have been contesting good, competitive Class 2 and 3 handicap sprints this term, with the former coming out on top when the pair clashed earlier in the season in a hot Thirsk contest. However, he's shown little since which is concerning whereas Eric Alston's charge has continued to perform with credit on subsequent outings and gets the vote courtesy of greater consistency. No Hubris has place claims whilst the Nicholls team are always to be noted in such contests which brings Crimea and Fol Hollow in the equation.
Partner (IRE) 10-1 (9-11) Always towards rear, 9th of 10, 8l behind Bosun Breese (9-5) at Ayr 5f hcp 0-95 (3) gd in Jun.
No Hubris (USA) 16-1 (9-7) Chased leaders, faded inside final furlong, 7th of 13, 6l behind Spinatrix (9-9) at Ayr 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gd.
Crimea (IRE) 4-5fav (9-4) Rider lost iron briefly leaving stalls, keen in rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, effort inside final furlong, ran on, not reach winner, 2nd of 8, 1/2l behind Jack Smudge (9-4) at Wolverhampton 5f sell stks (6) pol.
Fol Hollow (IRE) 4-1 (9-6) Keen tracked winner until over 3f out, tracked leaders, ridden halfway, hung left over 1f out, carried head high and not run on final furlong, 5th of 10, 4 1/2l behind Red Cape (9-6) at Catterick 6f sell stks (6) sft.
Foxy Music 12-1 (9-12) Led, hard pressed over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, no extra, 5th of 9, 1 1/4l behind Mayoman (9-7) at Ayr 5f hcp 0-95 (3) sft.
What About You (IRE) 16-1 (8-12) Held up towards rear, driven and headway over 2f out, chased leaders over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 7th of 9, 2 3/4l behind Mayoman (9-7) at Ayr 5f hcp 0-95 (3) sft.
Kyzer Chief 8-1 (9-6) Towards rear, ridden and outpaced over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 6th of 11, 8l behind Chosen One (8-3) at Catterick 5f app hcp 0-60 (6) gf in May.
Lady By Red (IRE) 18-1 (8-12) With leader, took keen hold, led after 2f, ridden over 1f out, soon headed, weakened inside final furlong, 8th of 9, 8l behind Amazing Win (9-12) at Carlisle 6f hcp 0-60 (6) gs in Jun.
Mango Music 20-1 (9-5) Towards rear, effort and weakened over 1f out, 9th of 12, 7l behind Sir Geoffrey (9-6) at Doncaster 5f hcp 0-75 (5) sft.