MANATEE BAY has made progress with every run and was having just his fifth start when scoring here last week. There's more to come from Dandy Nicholls' charge and a 6lb penalty is more than taken care of by his rider's claim. Sophie's Beau isn't the most consistent of performers but bounced back at Catterick last time under Danielle Mooney whose' claim will be a major bonus. Rock Canyon has only won twice in 41 starts, both times on this track, and he went very close to making it three on his penultimate start. Hills Of Dakota ran very well here last week but is better over an extra furlong nowadays.
Frognal (IRE) 12-1 (9-0) Started slowly, outpaced in rear, never dangerous, 6th of 9, 7l behind Excellent Jem (8-10) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Tuibama (IRE) 17-2 (8-12) Chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 9th of 15, 5l behind Beau Mistral (9-3) at Redcar 5f hcp 0-70 (5) gd.
Hills Of Dakota 10-1 (9-12) Prominent, ridden and every chance over 1f out, kept on one pace, 2nd of 11, 1 3/4l behind Mysterious Wonder (8-10) at Hamilton 6f hcp 0-65 (6) gs.
Pitt Rivers 66-1 (8-13) Always towards rear stands side group, 17th of 20, 12l behind Boris Grigoriev (9-4) at Ayr 5f hcp 0-70 (5) sft.
Manatee Bay 11-4 (8-3) Went right start, tracked leaders, ridden to lead when edged left entering final furlong, ran on, won at Hamilton 5f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gs beating Teetotal (9-0) by 2l, 5 ran.
Fol Hollow (IRE) 22-1 (9-3) Mid-division, ridden over 1f out, soon weakened, 6th of 12, 3l behind Captain Royale (9-12) at Musselburgh 5f hcp 0-65 (6) gf.
Sophie's Beau (USA) 33-1 (8-4) Chased leaders, pushed along well over 1f out, disputing close 2nd over 1f out, ran on to lead post, won at Catterick 5f hcp 0-60 (6) sft in Aug beating Prigsnov Dancer (8-0) by ns, 13 ran.
Red Roar (IRE) 16-1 (8-7) Chased leaders 3f, weakened halfway, last of 10, 11l behind Ambitious Icarus (9-6) at Newcastle 5f hcp 0-65 (6) gs.
Distant Sun (USA) 16-1 (8-3) In rear, pushed along halfway, soon ridden, headway entering final furlong, nearest finish, 5th of 9, 1 3/4l behind Pull The Pin (8-8) at Hamilton 5f hcp 0-65 (6) gs.
Flow Chart (IRE) 12-1 (8-12) Slowly into stride, outpaced, plugged on inside final furlong, never a threat, 6th of 10, 8l behind Father Fred (9-8) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp (6) pol.
Rock Canyon (IRE) 5-1 (9-2) Towards rear, ridden and stayed on final furlong, never nearer, 5th of 11, 6l behind Mysterious Wonder (8-10) at Hamilton 6f hcp 0-65 (6) gs.
Musical Strike 66-1 (8-2) Mid-division on inside, pushed along and weakened over 2f out, last of 11, 15l behind Gaelic Wizard (8-10) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.