Grams And Ounces has obvious claims but the unexposed trio of Converre, Carnival Time and INSHAALLAH are all of interest and token preference is for the last named. Inshaallah has already had a run in handicap company and that came at Redcar over a mile where he shaped encouragingly in midfield. He is far from certain to see out this longer trip on paper but the way that he saw out his race last time suggests that he may well improve for it and his pilot takes a handy 5lbs off his back. Carnival Time, Edition and Converre are more obvious candidates to improve for this stiffer test of stamina as they have plenty of stamina on the distaff side of their pedigrees and it will be interesting to see if the market offers any encouragement. Grams And Ounces ran on well to open his account over this trip at Ayr and avoids a penalty for that success so is sure to be popular but a chance is taken with Inshaallah.
The Starboard Bow 50-1 (9-0) Took keen hold towards rear, pushed along 4f out, driven on outside and some headway over 1f out, no danger, 6th of 12, 4 1/2l behind Crunched (9-0) at Doncaster 1m 2f 3yo stk 0-70 (5) gd in Jun.
Saxby (IRE) 7-2 (8-11) Went left start, mid-division, headway over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on, 3rd of 9, 5l behind Jupiter Fidius (8-7) at Beverley 7f 3yo clm (5) gf.
Edition 13-2 (9-4) Chased leading trio, pushed along inside final 3f, kept on same pace final furlong, 5th of 11, 4l behind Abhar (8-11) at Windsor 1m 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Epic (IRE) 4-1 (8-6) Took keen hold, chased leaders, pushed along over 3f out, soon lost place, 7th of 8, 20l behind Monkton Vale (9-1) at Pontefract 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) gf.
Grams And Ounces 6-4fav (9-10) Tracked leaders, led 3f out, 3 lengths clear over 1f out, eased near finish, won at Ayr 1m 2f 3yo app hcp 0-65 (6) gd beating Electric City (8-9) by 1 3/4l, 5 ran.
Mary Helen 9-4 (8-8) Held up in rear, not much room and switched right after 1f, headway over 2f out, edged left over 1f out, soon weakened, 5th of 8, 10l behind True Pleasure (8-4) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f 3yo clm stks (6) pol in Jun.
Dandarrell 14-1 (8-10) Chased leaders, led over 2f out until well over 1f out, chased winner until 1f out, stayed on same pace, 3rd of 14, 2 1/2l behind Tomintoul Star (9-0) at Southwell 1m mdn hcp 0-60 (6) fbs.
Carnival Time (IRE) 80-1 (9-0) In touch in 6th, pushed along on inside 4f out, struggling over 2f out, ridden to modest 4th inside final furlong, 4th of 9, 15l behind Munsarim (9-0) at Haydock 1m mdn stks (5) gf.
Converre 66-1 (8-12) Held up towards rear, ridden over 3f out, weakened 2f out, 7th of 12, 23l behind Miss Antonia (8-12) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f mdn auc stks (6) pol.
Inshaallah 16-1 (8-9) In touch, ridden over 2f out, soon lost place, kept on inside final furlong, 6th of 13, 2 3/4l behind Mr Harmoosh (9-4) at Redcar 1m 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) gf in May.