An apprentice handicap ends racing here in South Yorkshire and we expect SALEROSA to take the honours at the main expense of Comrade Cotton and Silly Gilly. The remainder have little on offer in the way of good, consistent form so a market check is advised. The selection was a winner of a mile contest at Beverley last time and her stamina should come into play again here and see her to victory. The four year old filly has been in great form this year and now looks to have found her stride. Comrade Cotton was also a winner last time and has been progressive so far this year. Things may be more difficult for the five-year-old today but a run anything like her last should see her take the runner-up spot at least. Betteras Bertie did well to finish third last time but his slow starts are to be of a concern and although he does well to make up ground late on, a finish among the minors seems the best connections can hope for. For the winner we are happy to return to Salerosa who is tipped to complete a quick-fire double.
Salerosa (IRE) 5-1fav (8-8) Held up, headway over 3f out, driven over 1f out, ran on to lead well inside final furlong, kept on, won at Beverley 1m hcp 0-70 (5) gd beating Networker (8-10) by shd, 14 ran.
Comrade Cotton 3-1 (8-7) In touch, lost place and dropped to last 7f out, steady headway from over 2f out, led narrowly 1f out, pushed out, won at Leicester 1m 4f app hcp 0-60 (6) gf beating Monaadi (8-11) by 1/2l, 7 ran.
Ermine Grey 14-1 (8-8) Towards rear, headway on outer over 2f out, stayed on final furlong, 5th of 14, 2 3/4l behind Salerosa (8-8) at Beverley 1m hcp 0-70 (5) gd.
Silly Gilly (IRE) 9-2fav (8-6) Tracked leaders, ridden along 2f out, driven to lead inside final furlong, ran on, won at Thirsk 7f hcp (6) gf beating Ace Of Spies (9-2) by nk, 13 ran.
Pharaohs Justice (USA) 33-1 (8-6) In rear, never near leaders, 8th of 11, 6l behind Shaded Edge (8-10) at Lingfield 7f hcap (6) pol in Mar.
Betteras Bertie 9-4 (9-2) Started very slowly, behind, headway over 3f out, chased leaders over 1f out, never able to challenge, 3rd of 10, 7l behind General Tufto (8-4) at Southwell 1m hcap (6) fbs in Feb.
Sion Hill (IRE) 16-1 (8-6) Chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 9th of 14, 10l behind Misplaced Fortune (9-0) at Nottingham 6f app hcp 0-60 (6) fm.
Bright Falcon 125-1 (10-4) In rear, stayed on from well over 1f out, 7th of 16, 5l behind Ergo (10-13) at Hamilton 1m hcp 0-70 (5) gd.
Slip Star 100-1 (7-11) In touch, ridden along over 2f out, one pace until weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 12, 5l behind Bere Davis (8-11) at Thirsk 1m hcp 0-75 (5) gf.
Shosolosa (IRE) 40-1 (9-0) Held up in rear, effort over 3f out, never dangerous, 7th of 12, 28l behind Umverti (9-0) at Pontefract 1m 2f (5) gd.
Aggbag 8-1 (8-10) Close up, ridden over 2f out, went 3rd over 1f out, no extra close home, 4th of 12, 2 1/4l behind Forbidden (8-13) at Nottingham 1m app hcp 0-60 (6) fm.
Flashy Max 33-1 (8-9) Tracked leader, ridden over 2f out, soon beaten, 15th of 16, 20l behind Lytton (8-8) at Beverley 7f hcp 0-60 (6) gf in Apr.
Private Soldier 13-8fav (8-11) Pressed leader, ridden and every chance over 2f out, weakened well over 1f out, 10th of 11, 14l behind Aggbag (8-4) at Wolverhampton 7f hcap (6) pol in Feb '08.
Amber Ridge 33-1 (8-4) Tracked leader to well over 4f out, stayed in touch until weakened over 1f out, 8th of 9, 12l behind Full Victory (8-13) at Bath 1m hcp 0-70 (5) gs.
Jay Gee Wigmo 28-1 (8-9) Held up towards rear, effort 3f out, soon no impression, 9th of 15, 7l behind Annes Rocket (8-2) at Warwick 1m app hcp 0-60 (6) gf.
Kielty's Folly 6-1 (8-7) Chased leaders, one pace final furlong, 5th of 12, 7l behind Stateside (8-4) at Ayr 1m 1f hcp 0-60 (6) gd.
Jord (IRE) 11-4 (8-10) Led, ridden 2f out, soon joined, headed entering final furlong, no extra final 100 yards, 3rd of 6, 3l behind Bookiebasher Babe (8-4) at Southwell 1m fll hcp (4) fbs in Apr.
Mays Louise 33-1 (8-10) Slowly into stride, always behind, 11th of 12, well behind Amber Moon (8-10) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-50 (6) pol in Mar.
Carnival Fair 50-1 (9-9) Held up towards rear, ridden 3f out, weakened from well over 1f out, 8th of 9, 20l behind Gilded Age (8-9) at Newcastle 1m 4f 3yo & 4yo mdn (5) gf in Apr.
Stoneacre Donny (IRE) 100-1 (7-11) Always behind, 10th of 11, 11l behind Andrasta (7-11) at Hamilton 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gd.