Economic Crisis and NASHARRA won their respective divisions of a handicap over track and trip last week. The former beat Greenhead High and should confirm superiority despite a penalty but the latter has won off higher marks in the past so Kevin Ryan's charge gets the vote. Masked Dance has a bit to find in this judged on an earlier defeat by Greenhead High and Fairy Wing looks in the handicapper's grip now after landing a double at Southwell earlier this year.
Economic Crisis (IRE) 14-1 (9-7) Tracked leader, led over 1f out, clear inside final furlong, kept on strongly, won at Hamilton 6f hcp 0-70 (5) sft beating Greenhead High (9-3) by 2 1/2l, 9 ran.
Nasharra (IRE) 7-2 (9-5) Dwelt, in touch on outer, ridden and headway over 1f out, soon led, kept on well, won at Hamilton 6f hcp 0-70 (5) sft beating Mandalay King (9-3) by 1 3/4l, 6 ran.
Masked Dance (IRE) 6-1 (8-7) In touch, ridden halfway no impression, 4th of 6, 7l behind Elusive Hawk (9-6) at Southwell 6f hcp 0-75 (5) fbs in Apr.
Fairy Wing (IRE) 8-1 (9-2) Led 1f, prominent, led over 2f out, soon headed, one pace final 100 yards, 4th of 7, 4l behind Dashwood (9-2) at Chepstow 7f hcp 0-75 (5) gd.
Decent Fella (IRE) 8-1 (9-4) Dwelt towards rear, ran on final furlong, not reach leaders, 6th of 11, 3l behind Dark Lane (8-10) at Chepstow 5f hcp 0-70 (5) gd.
Ambitious Icarus 10-1 (9-3) Held up in rear, pushed along over 2f out, no impression, 9th of 12, 12l behind Mr Mo Jo (9-0) at Catterick 5f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Apr.
Greenhead High 5-1 (9-3) Led, ridden and headed over 1f out, no extra, 2nd of 9, 2 1/2l behind Economic Crisis (9-7) at Hamilton 6f hcp 0-70 (5) sft.
Black Douglas 16-1 (9-6) In touch, ridden and every chance over 2f out, edged left over 1f out, soon weakened, 10th of 15, 9l behind See The Storm (8-7) at Yarmouth 6f hcp 0-60 (6) hvy in Oct.