Eland Ally is starting to look well handicapped and his fifth at Redcar was a big step up on a couple of dismal efforts last year. Ashpan Sam was placed twice over 6f last month while Cats Eyes was third at Beverley 12 days ago and makes more appeal than the frustrating Dorback. BOXING SHADOWS may be happier back over 5f and can make the most of his weight-for-age allowance with Archie Stevens struggling for form at present.
Ashpan Sam 8-1 (9-1) Chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, stayed on to take 3rd inside final furlong, no impression with front pair, 3rd of 13, 3l behind Klynch (9-7) at Thirsk 6f hcp 0-90 (3) sft in May.
Cats Eyes 12-1 (9-4) Tracked leaders, ridden inside final 2f, ran on well inside final furlong, just held towards finish, 3rd of 9, 3/4l behind Black Annis Bower (8-10) at Beverley 5f fll hcp (0-75) (5) gf.
Eland Ally 66-1 (9-3) Towards rear, ridden over 1f out, headway entering final furlong, stayed on, 5th of 12, 2 1/4l behind Above Standard (9-5) at Redcar 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in May.
Dorback 18-1 (9-2) Chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, every chance 1f out, soon edged right, stayed on same pace, 4th of 12, 5l behind Rebecca Romero (9-4) at Salisbury 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gf.
Boxing Shadows 12-1 (9-1) Chased leaders, effort when hung left over 1f out, never able to challenge, 3rd of 8, 4l behind Tatlisu (8-9) at Leicester 6f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gd.
Archie Stevens 10-1 (8-11) Tracked leaders and keen, ridden over 1f out, soon weakened, 9th of 10, 14l behind Shore Step (9-0) at Haydock 6f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gf.