Pindora's latest fourth at Redcar was a better effort and she wouldn't need much more here. Just Duchess also hinted at improvement last time while Reach The Beach was second over course and distance on her latest outing, but has been raised 3lb for her efforts. WILLIAM HOGARTH (NAP) was a promising hurdler a few years ago but hasn't won since 2011. He was beaten less than a length over 1m at Beverley two weeks ago, however, and should be good enough to end his losing run in this.
Reach The Beach 7-1 (8-11) Raced wide towards rear, headway over 2f out, ridden to press winner from over 1f out, unable to quicken inside final furlong, 2nd of 6, 1 1/2l behind Lochalsh (8-12) at Ffos Las 1m 4f hcp 0-65 (6) gs.
Just Duchess 14-1 (8-5) Tracked leaders on outside, went 2nd over 3f out, ridden to lead 2f out, headed over 1f out, soon carried slightly left, lost 2 places inside final furlong, soon weakened, 5th of 10, 3 1/2l behind Grayswood (9-7) at Ffos Las 1m 6f hcp 0-60 (6) gs.
William Hogarth 5-1 (9-4) Held up in rear, ridden 2f out, stayed on inside final furlong, went 2nd close home, unable to reach winner, 2nd of 11, 3/4l behind Think (9-9) at Beverley 1m am hcp 0-65 (6) hvy.
Richo 14-1 (8-7) Very slowly away, raced wide in rear, ridden 3f out, never near leaders, 6th of 12, 12l behind Zinnobar (8-9) at Lingfield 1m 4f hcp (6) pol.
Pindora (GER) 33-1 (8-0) Chased leaders, pushed along over 3f out, hung left and stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 4th of 11, 6l behind Chivers (9-0) at Redcar 1m 6f hcp 0-65 (6) gs.