An Apprentice Handicap rounds off the card where BILLBERRY seems to have solid enough claims and is given our confidence instead of Tudor Prince and Royal Envoy. Partnered by rising star William Carson the pick is looking to go one better than he did last time when finding a decent sort just too good. Racing off the same mark but stepping down in class he should go well. Tudor Prince is now rated four pounds above his last winning mark but he has been running well under his current burden. He also seems to enjoy himself at this venue and we expect at least a challenge for the prize money. Royal Envoy also has a decent strike rate at this track and is now back to a much more manageable rating so he should also figure while Rosie Says No's last run was too bad to be true and she is another to throw into the mix. A competitive end to the day where Billberry should come out on top.
Bonnie Prince Blue 8-1 (9-5) With leaders, ridden over 1f out, soon weakened, 15th of 19, 15l behind Dancing Maite (9-6) at York 6f hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Jun.
Bel Cantor 14-1 (9-6) Close up, weakened final furlong, 9th of 19, 8l behind Dancing Maite (9-6) at York 6f hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Jun.
Tudor Prince (IRE) 9-1 (9-3) Keen, chased leaders, ridden and stayed on same pace final furlong, 4th of 11, 1 1/4l behind River Kirov (9-9) at Newmarket 6f hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Jun.
Cool Sands (IRE) 16-1 (9-2) Mid-division, ridden halfway, never dangeorus, 12th of 14, 10l behind Hansomis (9-5) at Carlisle 6f hcp 0-60 (6) gf in Jun.
Royal Envoy (IRE) 11-1 (9-8) Held up towards rear, kept on inside final furlong, never going pace to get competitive, 5th of 12, 7l behind Desert Kiss (9-7) at Kempton 1m app hcp (0-70) (4yo+) (5) pol in Jun.
Billberry 9-2 (8-9) In touch, headway to chase winner over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, stayed on under pressure to lead narrowly final 75 yards, headed and no extra near finish, 2nd of 12, shd behind I Confess (9-1) at Lingfield 7f hcp 0-80 (4) pol in Jun.
Grand Honour (IRE) 66-1 (9-6) Held up, never near leaders, 10th of 15, 11l behind Edgeworth (9-1) at Newmarket 1m 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Jun.
Lethal 40-1 (8-8) Tracked leaders, weakened 2f out, 11th of 14, 4 1/2l behind Memphis Man (8-13) at Windsor 6f hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Jun.
Integria 14-1 (9-0) Mid-division, pushed along over 2f out, soon hung left, no further headway, 7th of 15, 13l behind Maswerte (9-7) at Newbury 7f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Jun.
Rosie Says No 10-3fav (9-7) Soon behind and reluctant to race, last of 13, 50l behind Kingsmaite (8-13) at Southwell 6f hcp 0-60 (6) fbs in Jun.
Ejeed (USA) 33-1 (9-8) Mainly in rear and never a factor, 8th of 10, 6l behind Another Try (8-13) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Jun.