Di Stefano comes out bets at the weights but hasn't won for nearly two years now and Jigajig is struggling to get his head back in front after winning three times last year. Highland Warrior scored at Beverley last time and has the best recent form, but has to concede weight to LESLEY'S CHOICE. He bounced back to form when third at Hamilton a week ago and scored over C&D the last time he raced in this grade. Linda Perratt's sprinter gets the nod here with the remainder hard to fancy.
Highland Warrior 20-1 (9-2) Dwelt, in rear, headway over 1f out, ridden to lead inside final furlong, held on well, won at Beverley 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gf beating Clear Ice (8-2) by 3/4l, 11 ran.
Di Stefano 11-1 (8-10) Raced stand side mid-division, effort 2f out, weakened 1f out, 13th of 14, 18l behind Discanti (9-7) at Ripon 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gf.
Jigajig 15-2 (9-3) Tracked leader until pushed along over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace, 4th of 7, 3 1/2l behind Steelcut (9-4) at Wolverhampton 5f clm stks (6) pol.
Lesley's Choice 13-2 (9-1) Disputed lead on stands side rail, ridden and every chance over 1f out, kept on same pace under pressure final furlong, no extra towards finish, 3rd of 11, 2l behind Sharp Shoes (8-1) at Hamilton 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gd.
Mandarin Spirit (IRE) 18-1 (8-11) Behind, ridden over 1f out, never dangerous, last of 11, 10l behind Sharp Shoes (8-1) at Hamilton 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gd.
Sumay Buoy (IRE) 50-1 (8-9) Hampered start, towards rear, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 6th of 9, 9l behind Rio's Girl (9-2) at Hamilton 5f hcp 0-60 (6) gd.
Dower Glen 3-1fav (9-1) Led narrowly, ridden over 1f out, headed entering final furlong, kept on same pace, no extra when lost 3rd post, 4th of 11, 6l behind Blues Jazz (8-11) at Hamilton 6f Selling Handicap (0-60) (3-5yo) (6) gd.