HANDSOME STRANGER has failed to figure in a couple of handicaps of late but sluiced up by 10 lengths in a Yarmouth seller before that. He's taken to make the most of today's weight concessions coupled with an apprentice's allowance and go in again. Matraash has the beating of Delightful Sleep on today's terms though less than a length separated that pair at Wolverhampton earlier in the year and Richard Hughes takes over the reins on the latter today. Neither Hilden nor Youmaysee have shown any worthwhile form as of yet and are easily overlooked.
Delightful Sleep 8-1 (11-0) Held up in rear, headway over 1f out, never on terms, 6th of 13, 4 1/2l behind City Ground (11-7) at Lingfield 1m 2f am hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Jun.
Matraash (USA) 20-1 (9-6) Behind, headway when not clear run over 4f out, switched right over 3f out, headway over 2f out, kept on well, nearest finish, 3rd of 10, 4 1/2l behind Yorksters Prince (8-11) at Redcar 1m 2f Claiming Stakes (0-75) (3yo+) (6) gf in Jun.
Hilden 100-1 (9-8) Slowly into stride, always behind, 13th of 15, 26l behind Pomology (8-10) at Windsor 1m 2f mdn stks (5) gd in Jun.
Handsome Stranger (IRE) 40-1 (7-8) Dwelt, held up mid-division and keen, headway over 3f out, ridden over 2f out, kept on inside final furlong, 3rd of 7, 4 1/2l behind Paris Rose (9-2) at Newmarket 1m 2f hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Jun.
Youmaysee 14-1 (8-1) Tracked leaders, took keen hold, took false step, leapt into air and unseated rider over 8f out, in a race won by Curl (8-1) at Warwick 1m 3f 3yo sll (6) gf, 6 ran.