Act Your Shoe Size won this off a much higher mark last year but arrives in woeful form as she bids for a repeat. Mu'Ajiza won a maiden race at Beverley last time but has struggled off today's higher mark in handicaps before. FLYCATCHER posted her best effort so far when returning an easy winner at Thirsk last week and the Fahey filly is taken to defy a penalty with a similar effort in this. Pigeon Pie went close when third here last month but Hala Hala was well beaten despite making the frame at Nottingham.
Patrona Ciana (FR) 11-1 (9-6) Held up towards rear, ridden over 1f out, no impression, 6th of 7, 9l behind Martinas Delight (8-11) at Haydock 1m 2f hcp 0-80 (4) gs.
Mu'ajiza 3-1 (9-8) Mid-division, headway going well 2f out, led over 1f out, soon edged right, clear inside final furlong, readily, won at Beverley 7f mdn stks (5) gs beating Laftah (8-12) by 4l, 11 ran.
Flycatcher 13-8fav (8-5) Took keen hold tracking leaders, led over 3f out, driven clear final furlong, ran on strongly, won at Thirsk 1m flls hcp 0-130 (3) gf beating Oddysey (9-9) by 3l, 5 ran.
Act Your Shoe Size 20-1 (9-4) Held up in last pair, never on terms, 7th of 8, 22l behind I'm Super Too (8-8) at Hamilton 1m hcp 0-75 (5) gs in May.
Hala Hala (IRE) 33-1 (9-1) Chased leaders in 3rd, ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace and just held on for 3rd place near finish, 3rd of 6, 10l behind Native Heart (8-11) at Nottingham 1m 3yo fll hcp 0-85 (4) sft.
Spavento (IRE) 17-2 (8-7) Always in rear, last of 6, 18l behind Bartack (9-4) at Musselburgh 1m 1f hcp 0-80 (4) sft.
Pigeon Pie 8-1 (8-13) Led 1f, tracked leader, ridden 2f out, every chance inside final furlong, not quicken close home, 3rd of 10, 3/4l behind Push Me (9-13) at Hamilton 1m fll hcp (5) gd in May.
Helen's Armada (IRE) 7-1 (9-3) Tracked leaders, ridden and effort over 2f out to 1f out, lost place inside final furlong, 7th of 9, 4 1/2l behind Porthos Du Vallon (9-0) at Hamilton 1m 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gd.