Staff Sergeant finished last on his return from a lay-off and is 5lb higher than when scoring here in May. Ralphy Boy is upped the same amount having beaten the re-opposing Border Bandit a neck over track and trip last time while Dance For Georgie remains on an 8lb higher mark than when last winning at Brighton. Joshua The First will be winning off his current mark soon but another chance goes to stablemate JEANNIE GALLOWAY on only her second start over today's distance with an apprentice's 3lb claim helping her cause.
Staff Sergeant 7-1 (9-3) Raced wide prominent, ridden 2f out, weakened approaching final furlong, last of 10, 18l behind Fazza (8-9) at Pontefract 1m hcp 0-80 (4) gd.
Jeannie Galloway (IRE) 11-2 (9-10) Held up, took keen hold, headway 2f out, went 2nd inside final furlong, stayed on, 2nd of 9, 1 1/2l behind Just Paul (8-7) at Musselburgh 7f hcp 0-75 (5) gd.
Ralphy Boy (IRE) 8-1 (8-13) Led, headed over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on to regain lead last 100 yards, won at Musselburgh 1m hcp 0-70 (5) gd beating Border Bandit (8-11) by nk, 8 ran.
Dance For Georgie 11-4fav (9-8) Prominent, led over 3f out, headed over 2f out, rallied over 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 3rd of 9, 1l behind True Pleasure (9-3) at Carlisle 1m hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Joshua The First 25-1 (9-6) Keen led early, tracked winner until over 4f out, ridden over 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 7, 5l behind Save The Bees (9-8) at Carlisle 1m 1f hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Border Bandit (USA) 9-2 (8-11) Tracked leader, led over 2f out, ridden entering final furlong, headed last 100 yards, kept on, 2nd of 8, nk behind Ralphy Boy (8-13) at Musselburgh 1m hcp 0-70 (5) gd.
Violent Velocity (IRE) 5-1 (10-2) Held up, ridden and headway over 2f out, ridden and every chance from over 1f out, led briefly entering final furlong, kept on one pace final furlong, 2nd of 8, 1 1/4l behind Aerodynamic (10-9) at Beverley 1m am hcp 0-65 (6) gf.
Dhaular Dhar (IRE) 7-1 (11-0) Towards rear, ridden over 1f out, kept on, never dangerous, 5th of 17, 4 1/2l behind Eeny Mac (11-3) at Redcar 1m am hcp 0-65 (6) gd in Jul.