It was soft going when SAVE THE BEES registered a cosy three-length win at Ayr last week. Declan Carroll's charge can shrug off a 6lb penalty and go in again up against today's distinctly modest opposition. Amazing Blue Sky won over track and trip on his penultimate start but was well beaten off a higher mark last time while Seldom went close at this venue back in April but never figured at Nottingham when last seen at the track. Ptolomeos and Bollin Billy finished a bit closer last time without looking like winning,
Save The Bees 3-1 (9-4) Made all, ridden over 1f out, pressed over 1f out, kept on well last 100 yards, won at Ayr 1m 1f hcp 0-65 (6) sft in Jul beating Eilean Mor (8-3) by 4l, 9 ran.
Amazing Blue Sky 13-8fav (9-7) Led, ridden and headed over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 7th of 8, 11l behind Barton Bounty (9-2) at Ayr 1m 2f hcp 0-60 (6) gf in Jul.
Seldom (IRE) 4-1 (9-0) Tracked leader, led 6f out, ridden and headed 2f out, kept on one pace, 5th of 10, 10l behind Honoured (9-3) at Nottingham 1m 2f hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Jun.
Mishhar (IRE) 11-1 (9-8) Held up behind, ridden and outpaced on inside 2f out, kept on same pace final furlong, never near leaders, 5th of 8, 9l behind McMonagle (9-5) at Redcar 1m 1f hcp 0-60 (6) gf in Jul.
Bollin Freddie 18-1 (8-5) Held up towards rear, never dangerous, 14th of 15, 25l behind Tribal Myth (8-9) at Beverley 1m 2f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Apr '11.
Euston Square 25-1 (8-13) Slowly into stride, held up in 5th, closed over 5f out, ridden over 2f out, edged right over 1f, no extra inside final furlong, 4th of 7, 5l behind Wellingrove (9-2) at Hamilton 1m 1f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Jul.
Ptolomeos 12-1 (8-2) Slowly away, in rear, effort over 3f out, kept on from over 1f out, chased winner inside final furlong, no impression, 2nd of 11, 4 1/2l behind Mac Tiernan (9-5) at Nottingham 1m 2f hcp 0-60 (6) sft in Jun.
Baraboy (IRE) 20-1 (8-10) In touch, headway over 3f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on, 4th of 9, 13l behind Dream Walker (10-2) at Ayr 1m app hcp 0-60 (6) sft in Jul.
West Beat 25-1 (8-0) Led, saddle slipped after 2f, headed over 3f out, soon beaten, last of 6, well behind Dame Nellie Melba (9-7) at Leicester 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Jul.
Bollin Billy 33-1 (8-2) Close up, headway over 2f out, ridden and kept on one pace from over 1f out, 4th of 8, 4l behind Bahamamay (9-0) at Beverley 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Jul.