Springheel Jake defied unfavourable terms to win a claimer at Carlisle last time. He has a shout back in a handicap company with an apprentice's 7lb allowance helping his cause but PARTY ROYAL is the more obvious selection. The latter went close to catching Lord Of The Dance in better company at Haydock a week ago and can race off the same mark today. The selection's stablemates Corn Snow and Declamation were both beaten in different races at Newmarket last time and the former drops in class today while Another For Joe also has a shout ahead of the out-of-sorts Viva Ronaldo.
Springheel Jake 5-1 (9-10) Soon led, made rest, ridden over 1f out, held on well, won at Carlisle 1m clm stks (5) gf beating Extraterrestrial (9-1) by 1 1/4l, 7 ran.
Another For Joe 13-2 (8-13) Took keen hold in touch, headway over 3f out, disputing 3rd 2f out, soon ridden, weakened over 1f out, 6th of 12, 6l behind Now My Sun (8-12) at Haydock 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) gf.
Party Royal 12-1 (8-7) Led and set steady pace, ridden over 1f out, headed and not quicken final 100 yards, 2nd of 9, nk behind Lord Of The Dance (8-7) at Haydock 1m hcp 0-90 (3) gd.
Viva Ronaldo (IRE) 14-1 (8-10) Slowly into stride in rear, ridden halfway, never on terms, 9th of 11, 9l behind Powerful Presence (9-6) at Musselburgh 7f hcp 0-85 (4) gf.
Corn Snow (USA) 7-2 (8-8) Took keen hold, led, clear over 5f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, soon weakened, last of 9, 17l behind Monsieur Rieussec (8-10) at Newmarket 1m 3yo hcp 0-90 (3) gf.
Declamation (IRE) 5-1 (9-0) Led, ridden and headed over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 6th of 11, 4 1/2l behind Consign (9-0) at Newmarket 1m 3yo stk 0-75 (5) gf.