It was heavy ground when Ever Roses scored over the minimum trip at Newcastle a fortnight ago and she faces different conditions here. Cheeky Wee Red makes her handicap debut and may improve, though she needs to if she's to figure, while June's Beverley winner Unwrapit has lost her form since. Hardrock Diamond is making hard work of things at the moment so the vote goes to DELIBERATION. He got off the mark over C&D last week under today's talented apprentice Julie Burke, who boasts an impressive strike rate at this track, and is fancied to defy a penalty.
Deliberation (IRE) 85-40 (9-1) Made all, ridden and edged right over 1f out, ran on, won at Hamilton 6f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) gd beating Tahitian Princess (9-4) by 2 1/4l, 6 ran.
Ever Roses 11-1 (8-1) Chased leaders, headway over 1f out, led inside final furlong, ran on, won at Newcastle 5f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) hvy beating Cool In The Shade (8-5) by 1 3/4l, 5 ran.
Unwrapit (USA) 25-1 (8-10) Always towards rear, 10th of 15, 9l behind Lizzie (9-3) at Thirsk 6f fll hcp (5) gd in Jul.
Cheeky Wee Red 14-1 (8-9) Held up in touch, went 3rd over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, no impression, 3rd of 9, 6l behind Supercharged (8-12) at Wolverhampton 5f mdn stks (5) pol.
Inca Blue 11-1 (9-1) Held up in touch, pushed along halfway, faded over 1f out, 4th of 6, 11l behind Abidhabidubai (9-0) at Redcar 1m 3yo clm (6) gd.
Hardrock Diamond 9-2 (9-3) Prominent, ridden over 2f out, kept on one pace final furlong, 3rd of 6, 7l behind Edgware Road (9-3) at Hamilton 6f mdn stks (5) gd.
Cri Na Mara (IRE) 50-1 (8-7) Prominent, 3rd on inner halfway, pushed along in 4th 2f out, soon no extra, 10th of 17, 17l behind Obviously (8-12) at Cork 7f mdn stks gf in Jul.
Bygones For Coins (IRE) 25-1 (8-12) With leaders on outer, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 5th of 6, 9l behind Hills Of Dakota (9-3) at Ripon 5f mdn stks (5) gs.