This looks a decent opportunity for RESTLESS BAY, who can take the Reg Hollinshead yard into double figures for 2012. He's been performing consistently in handicap company this year and is well suited by race conditions dropped in grade. Julius Geezer actually boasts an official higher rating but his form profile is maddeningly inconsistent, making him impossible to predict. His yard is in good form now, though, after a quiet start to the campaign. Umph looks best of the David Evans' pair while Basle and Finefrenzyrolling are not discounted.
Forty Proof (IRE) 10-1 (8-9) In touch, came towards stand side over 2f out, headway entering final furlong, ridden and kept on same pace, 5th of 9, 2 3/4l behind Prince James (8-8) at Catterick 6f app hcp (6) sft in Apr.
Julius Geezer (IRE) 11-2 (9-7) Pushed along to chase leader, edging left from 4f out, ridden over 1f out, losing place when hampered inside final furlong, 5th of 7, 5l behind Efistorm (9-2) at Windsor 6f clm stks (5) gd.
Restless Bay (IRE) 3-1fav (9-7) Held up in rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, 5th of 11, 2 1/4l behind Jungle Bay (9-6) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Sophie's Beau (USA) 25-1 (8-2) Slowly away, mid-division, headway over 1f out, ridden inside final furlong, kept on to take 2nd towards finish, no chance with winner, 2nd of 11, 2 3/4l behind Chosen One (8-3) at Catterick 5f app hcp 0-60 (6) gf.
Umph (IRE) 7-2fav (9-5) Chased leaders, ridden and went 2nd over 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 8th of 10, 5l behind Kai (8-13) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Basle 9-1 (8-7) Close up on outer, ridden and every chance over 1f out, kept on one pace, 3rd of 6, 2l behind Interakt (9-2) at Yarmouth 6f fll hcp (0-75) (5) hvy.
Finefrenzyrolling (IRE) 7-2 (8-12) Chased leader, challenged 2f out, led over 1f out, ridden and headed inside final furlong, stayed on same pace, 2nd of 5, 1 3/4l behind Jake The Snake (9-6) at Lingfield 6f sell stks (6) pol.
Gypsy Jazz (IRE) 100-1 (8-3) Towards rear, ridden and weakened over 3f out, tailed off, 8th of 9, well behind Sweet Child O'Mine (8-3) at Nottingham 1m cond Stakes (2) hvy in Nov '10.
Porthgwidden Beach (USA) 25-1 (8-7) Pulled hard, chased leaders, saddle slipped over 6f out, eased final 5f, last of 10, 32l behind Toga Tiger (8-4) at Brighton 1m hcp 0-60 (6) gf.