Imperial Legend and Lost In Paris look high enough in the weights now and Oil Strike is 5lb higher than last month's victory at Thirsk. He's been beaten since when behind third-placed Midnight Dynamo over track and trip and the latter has leading claims in this. Secret Advice landed a lower grade handicap over course and distance last month but SHARAARAH was only beaten a head by Angus Og at Thirsk last week. Racing off the same mark today, David O'Meara's filly looks capable of going one better and rates the selection.
Imperial Legend (IRE) 9-4fav (9-12) Raced wide towards rear, ridden and headway over 1f, no impression final furlong, 4th of 8, 3l behind Red Baron (9-6) at Musselburgh 5f hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Jul.
Lost In Paris (IRE) 9-1 (8-11) Slowly into stride, outpaced in rear, never on terms, 12th of 20, 6l behind Tidal's Baby (7-13) at Goodwood 5f hcp 0-90 (3) gs in Jul.
Oil Strike 11-2 (8-9) Held up in rear, driven and headway over 1f out, no impression and one pace inside final furlong, 7th of 13, 5l behind Noodles Blue Boy (8-11) at Musselburgh 5f hcp 0-90 (3) gd.
Silvanus (IRE) 14-1 (8-11) Raced stands' side, chased leaders, hard driven to challenge over 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 5th of 15, 2 1/4l behind Cheviot (9-5) at Ripon 5f hcp 0-95 (3) gd.
Perfect Blossom 150-1 (9-0) Fly jumped start mid-division, weakened over 1f out, 10th of 12, 21l behind Artistic Jewel (9-4) at Pontefract 6f fll lst stks (1) gf.
Midnight Dynamo 25-1 (8-13) Held up in rear, switched right over 2f out, headway soon after, switched right again entering final furlong, ran on, 3rd of 13, 1 1/2l behind Noodles Blue Boy (8-11) at Musselburgh 5f hcp 0-90 (3) gd.
Sharaarah (IRE) 12-1 (9-2) Dwelt, in rear, headway over 1f out, ridden and every chance inside final furlong, kept on to take 2nd place towards finish, 2nd of 6, hd behind Angus Og (8-10) at Thirsk 5f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gs.
Rothesay Chancer 20-1 (8-12) Mid-division, ridden and lost place 3f out, well beaten over 1f out, last of 13, 16l behind Noodles Blue Boy (8-11) at Musselburgh 5f hcp 0-90 (3) gd.
Secret Advice 4-1 (9-7) Tracked leader, led over 2f out, edged left and headed over 1f out, ridden and one pace final furlong, 5th of 10, 4l behind Green Monkey (9-2) at Doncaster 5f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gd.
Modern Lady 7-1 (9-2) Led, ridden over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, no extra, 3rd of 8, 2l behind Amelia Jay (8-4) at Ayr 5f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) gd.
Lizzy's Dream 4-1 (9-6) Slowly away, behind, headway over 1f out, ran on under pressure inside final furlong, went 3rd final stride, nearest finish, 3rd of 12, 3l behind Royal Bajan (9-10) at Ayr 5f hcp 0-65 (6) gd.