Amateurs' races can be deceptive but there was no denying the authority with which GIOVANNI JACK won at Musselburgh last week and a 6lb penalty should be easily brushed aside if in the same kind of mood. Jan Smuts is a strong stayer at this sort of level and should ensure a good gallop but the lightly-raced maiden Arcamante looks to have more of a chance. Karl Burke's three-year-old hasn't been beaten far in staying events at Sandown and Goodwood recently and, with further progress likely, can ensure the selection doesn't have everything his own way. Miss Macnamara completed a course and distance double in May and has been unable to handle the weight rise but she's now dropped to just 2lb higher so isn't without a chance with Kevin Stott's claim a bonus.
Miss Macnamara (IRE) 10-1 (10-7) Chased leaders on wide outside, pushed along over 3f out, ridden and not quicken over 1f out, no impression final furlong, 6th of 15, 5l behind Sergeant Pink (9-2) at Carlisle 1m 3f ladies hcp 0-70 (5) gd.
Jan Smuts (IRE) 9-1 (10-7) Mid-division, headway 6f out, chased leaders soon after, went 3rd over 2f out, ridden and every chance over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong but not pace of winner, 3rd of 13, 5l behind Point The Toes (10-2) at Carlisle 2m 1f ladies hcp 0-70 (5) gd.
Giovanni Jack 9-4fav (10-13) Mid-division in touch, tracked leaders over 3f out, led 2f out, ridden clear over 1f out, stayed on well, comfortably, won at Musselburgh 1m 6f am hcp 0-65 (6) gf beating Geanie Mac (10-3) by 5l, 9 ran.
Dhaular Dhar (IRE) 16-1 (8-3) Keen early, held up behind, ridden and stayed on into mid-division inside final furlong, never nearer, 8th of 12, 9l behind Frontline Phantom (8-10) at Doncaster 1m 2f app hcp (5) gd.
Arcamante (ITY) 7-2 (9-7) Dwelt in rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, stayed on to go 3rd inside final furlong, 3rd of 8, 1 3/4l behind Frederic Chopin (9-1) at Goodwood 2m 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gd.
Superciliary 16-1 (9-6) Chased leaders, pushed along 3f out, weakened over 2f out, 8th of 13, 25l behind Taste The Wine (9-6) at Chepstow 2m hcp 0-60 (6) sft in May.
Danceintothelight 9-1 (9-9) Chased leaders, went 2nd 13f out until led 12f out, pushed laong over 3f out, headed over 2f out, weakened quickly, 8th of 13, 33l behind Point The Toes (10-2) at Carlisle 2m 1f ladies hcp 0-70 (5) gd.