ILLUSTRIOUS PRINCE went close off today's mark over 6f at Pontefract last week. Declan Carroll's charge had landed a double over today's trip in July and can return to winning ways in this. Strong Man's latest second over track and trip is misleading as he was beaten seven lengths and Just The Tonic has yet to win off a mark as high as today's after scoring at Carlisle on her latest start. Ted's Brother failed to cope with a 6lb rise last time having beaten Jebel Tara at Hamilton earlier in the month.
Orbit The Moon (IRE) 20-1 (9-3) In rear and outpaced, never a factor, last of 10, 30l behind Big Johnny D (9-2) at Redcar 7f hcp 0-85 (4) gf.
Jebel Tara 25-1 (9-3) Took keen hold, held up in 5th, pushed along over 2f out, weakened soon after, 7th of 8, 13l behind Classic Punch (9-13) at Beverley 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) gf.
Illustrious Prince (IRE) 5-1 (9-8) In touch, ridden over 4f out, headway halfway, led over 1f out, headed towards finish, 2nd of 11, 3/4l behind Showboating (9-9) at Pontefract 6f hcp 0-75 (5) gf.
Strong Man 20-1 (9-11) Led, ridden and headed over 1f out, one pace and no chance with winner, 2nd of 11, 7l behind Dream Walker (8-7) at Newcastle 7f hcp 0-75 (5) gs.
New Leyf (IRE) 20-1 (9-3) Held up in touch, pushed along and outpaced over 3f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 7th of 13, 8l behind Green Park (8-12) at Thirsk 7f hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Jun.
Just The Tonic 8-1 (9-11) In touch, headway over 1f out, led inside final furlong, ran on well, won at Carlisle 6f ladies hcap (5) gs beating Rigolleto (10-0) by 1 3/4l, 8 ran.
Ted's Brother (IRE) 3-1 (9-10) Held up towards rear, pushed along over 2f out, never dangerous, 6th of 7, 11l behind Circuitous (9-12) at Ayr 7f hcp 0-70 (5) gd.
Mutafaakir (IRE) 3-1 (9-8) Mid-division on inside, headway over 1f out, ridden and stayed on to 3rd inside final furlong until no extra towards finish, 5th of 11, 2l behind Solar Spirit (9-11) at Catterick 6f hcp 0-75 (5) sft.
Who's Shirl 25-1 (8-10) Towards rear, outpaced halfway, kept on final furlong, 3rd of 10, 6l behind Big Johnny D (9-2) at Redcar 7f hcp 0-85 (4) gf.
Apache Rising 12-1 (8-5) Chased leader until pushed along over 2f out, faded inside final furlong, last of 7, 9l behind Romantic Settings (8-9) at Musselburgh 1m 1f 3yo hcp 0-90 (3) sft in May.
Whispered Times (USA) 8-1 (9-12) Tracked leaders, pushed along and weakened over 1f out, 10th of 12, 16l behind Throwing Roses (7-13) at Thirsk 1m sell hcp 0-65 (6) gs.
Andiamo Via 17-2 (8-12) Tracked leaders, ridden and weakened over 2f out, last of 11, 23l behind Fieldgunner Kirkup (8-13) at Newcastle 7f hcp 0-75 (5) sft in Jun '12.