SERGEANT PINK has plenty of winning form on soft ground over jumps and, though he only won a ladies' race by a neck at Carlisle on Monday, can defy a penalty turned out quickly here with Emma Sayer taking off 5lb. Madrasa looks the danger as he's won three times over this trip, though all of those victories have come at Redcar. None of the others have shown much so far this year but Authentication was well backed over 1m4f here in the spring.
Madrasa (IRE) 3-1 (8-7) Held up in rear, pushed along over 4f out, soon outpaced, kept on final furlong, went 4th towards finish, 4th of 8, 5l behind Longshadow (9-5) at Newcastle 2m hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Jul.
Mafeteng 40-1 (8-8) Keen led 2f, close up, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 9th of 10, 24l behind Precision Strike (8-7) at Haydock 1m 6f hcp 0-80 (4) gs in Jul.
Gioia Di Vita 16-1 (9-3) Led narrowly, headed over 3f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 10, 22l behind Evervescent (9-2) at Haydock 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) gs in Jul.
Musikhani 10-1 (9-5) Held up mid-division, ridden and weakened 2f out, 10th of 12, 26l behind Hot Spice (9-4) at Redcar 1m 6f hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Jun.
Sergeant Pink (IRE) 22-1 (9-2) Raced keenly, made all, pushed along over 2f out, ridden inside final furlong, stayed on gamely close home, won at Carlisle 1m 3f ladies hcp 0-70 (5) gd beating Thackeray (9-7) by nk, 15 ran.
Authentication 7-2fav (8-11) Tracked leaders, ridden over 3f out, weakened over 2f out, 12th of 15, 38l behind Kathlatino (9-2) at Newcastle 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) sft in May.
Thundering Cloud (IRE) 50-1 (8-8) Held up towards rear, pushed along over 3f out, soon weakened, last of 9, 17l behind Maiden Approach (9-1) at Redcar 1m flls hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Jul.