Manomine is upped in class having won a low grade handicap at Yarmouth in May and will find this much tougher. The veteran Classic Punch has been practically tailed off on a couple of occasions since scoring at Beverley but Karam Albaari has plummeted down the weights and any strong support for him could prove signifcant. HIT THE JACKPOT has been competing in better company this season and was well supported at Haydock last time. He failed to oblige on that occasion but dropped another 3lb for this, today could be his day.
Halfsin (IRE) 16-1 (9-7) Led, ridden over 2f out, headed over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 8th of 9, 13l behind Niceofyoutotellme (9-5) at Newmarket 1m 2f hcp 0-95 (3) gf in Jun.
Karam Albaari (IRE) 14-1 (9-4) Mid-division, headway on outside over 3f out, challenged 2f out, soon ridden, kept on and every chance until one pace final furlong, 4th of 9, 4l behind Storm King (9-7) at Doncaster 1m hcp 0-90 (3) gd in Jun.
Venutius 28-1 (8-13) Always towards rear, 9th of 10, 18l behind Suits Me (9-1) at Ripon 1m hcp 0-95 (3) gd in Jun.
Hit The Jackpot (IRE) 9-2fav (9-10) Close up, steadily weakened over 1f out, 8th of 9, 5l behind Lord Of The Dance (8-7) at Haydock 1m hcp 0-90 (3) gd in Jun.
Classic Punch (IRE) 33-1 (9-4) Led, headed 3f out, lost place and eased soon after, 15th of 17, 48l behind Warlu Way (9-7) at Carlisle 1m 3f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Jun.
Manomine 9-2 (8-12) Led early, soon regained lead, soon clear, kept on, pushed out, won at Yarmouth 1m 2f app hcp (6) gf in May beating Redoute Star (9-0) by 4l, 7 ran.
Discay 9-2 (9-7) Chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, no extra final furlong, 6th of 11, 13l behind Kingarrick (8-2) at Musselburgh 1m 6f hcp 0-70 (5) sft in May.
Ay Tay Tate (IRE) 11-1 (8-13) Led, headed 2f out, weakened 1f out, 10th of 12, 23l behind Veiled Applause (8-12) at Thirsk 1m 4f hcp 0-75 (5) sft in Apr '12.
Red Eyes 66-1 (9-13) Took keen hold, tracked leaders until lost place 5f out, behind final 4f, 6th of 7, 14l behind Wadacre Sarko (8-13) at Hamilton 1m 4f hcp 0-75 (5) gd.