Sudden Impact has had plenty of decent chances to score without success recently so instead we turn to FIVEFOOTNUMBERONE to win this handicap while the ultra-consistent Liberty Ship should run into the prize money once again. The pick is still three pounds above his last winning mark but has an impressive strike rate at this venue having scored twice in three starts. His last two efforts have only been solid at best but with a bit taken off his back this time he could be ready to win again. Sudden Impact has run well the last twice, only finding a potentially smart sort too good last time but he continues to be beaten racing off of marks lower than his last winning rating. Liberty Ship has found one too good on each of his last three starts and off a similar mark again he should run his race once more and Nomoreblondes is another to consider off a competitive rating. This handicap looks a little tight with Fivefootnumberone the percentage pick.
Legal Eagle (IRE) 9-2 (9-12) Always prominent, strong challenge final 2f, edged left inside final furlong, not quicken towards finish, 3rd of 9, 1 1/4l behind Red Rosanna (8-8) at Haydock 5f hcp 0-80 (4) gd.
Sudden Impact (IRE) 13-2 (9-11) Led, ridden and headed over 1f out, stayed on same pace, 2nd of 9, 1 1/2l behind Crimea (9-5) at Hamilton 5f hcp 0-80 (4) gf.
Foxy Music 8-1 (9-4) Towards rear, weakened over 1f out, last of 7, 6l behind Impressible (9-0) at Chester 5f hcp 0-90 (3) gf in Jun.
Steelcut 11-4fav (9-6) Tracked leader, outpaced when edged left 2f out, soon ridden, weakened and eased final furlong, last of 8, 15l behind Sir Nod (8-11) at Carlisle 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Jun.
Red Rosanna 7-2 (8-7) Tracked winner, ridden over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 5th of 8, 3l behind Glamorous Spirit (8-6) at Chester 5f 3yo hcp 0-95 (3) gf.
Fivefootnumberone (IRE) 11-2 (8-13) In rear, pushed along over 3f out, hard ridden from over 1f out, edged left, stayed on inside final furlong, never troubled leaders, 6th of 9, 4 1/2l behind Red Rosanna (8-8) at Haydock 5f hcp 0-80 (4) gd.
Liberty Ship 4-1fav (9-2) Tracked leaders, led approaching final furlong, headed inside final furlong, kept on, 2nd of 9, 1 1/4l behind Baybshambles (8-11) at Beverley 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gf.
Nomoreblondes 8-1 (10-8) Stumbled and unseated rider start, in a race won by Buy On The Red (10-5) at Leicester 5f (5) gf in Jun, 17 ran.
Garstang 7-1 (9-5) With leaders, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 9, 3 1/2l behind Feelin Foxy (9-8) at Doncaster 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gs.
Prospect Court 18-1 (9-12) Always behind, 9th of 10, 19l behind Kargan (9-5) at Ayr 7f hcp 0-70 (5) gd.