INKERMAN is yet to rediscover some of the form he showed for David Wachman so Jamie Osborne has sensibly dropped him into plating company for the first time and with Richard Hughes aboard, he can make his match fitness count. Tee It Up Tommo progressed up the handicap during the winter with the assessor responding accordingly. Connections find their hand forced to run in claimers and with an absence after a below par showing at Kempton to overcome, the market is likely to tell us plenty. Harry Bosch won a handicap at Bath off a mark of 77 though he has been well held on two subsequent starts. Stormbound has it to do on official ratings but he arrives into this assignment in winning form and any runner from the Paul Cole yard has to be respected at this level.
Stormbound (IRE) 11-4 (8-13) Chased leaders on inside, pushed along 3f out, ridden over 2f out, chased leader over 1f out, hard ridden inside final furlong, led final strides, won at Bath 1m hcp 0-70 (5) fm in Jun beating Not Rigg (8-8) by hd, 9 ran.
Harry Bosch 10-1 (9-9) Led after 1f, hung left and headed 2f out, short of room and bumped over 1f out, soon eased, last of 6, 32l behind Mindurownbusiness (8-13) at Epsom Downs 1m hcp 0-85 (4) gf.
Tee It Up Tommo (IRE) 3-1 (9-2) Tracked leaders in 3rd, staying on when not much room inside final furlong, no extra after, last of 7, 4l behind Tigers Tale (9-7) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Mar.
Inkerman (IRE) 8-1 (10-0) Held up in rear, effort over 1f out, never dangerous, 6th of 9, 6l behind Bountybeamadam (9-13) at Chepstow 1m hcp 0-75 (5) gf.
Dividend Dan (IRE) 3-1fav (9-9) Disputed lead until ridden over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 7th of 10, 12l behind Indus Valley (9-8) at Lingfield 7f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Jun.
Speedy Rio (IRE) Captain Rio gelding out of Love Sonnet.
Nothing Special 4-1 (9-3) Tracked winner 1f, tracked leaders, ridden to press winner over 1f out, no impression inside final furlong, lost 2nd post, 3rd of 9, 2l behind Look On By (9-6) at Hamilton 1m hcp 0-60 (6) sft in Jun.
Planet Rock 66-1 (8-10) Held up in last pair, behind from halfway, tailed off, 6th of 7, 49l behind Potentate (9-3) at Chepstow 1m mdn stks (5) gf in Jun.