Peaceful Rule showed improved form for David Nicholls when chasing home Chain Of Events in a maiden at Redcar but he faces no easy task back in a handicap this evening in a race taken to go to GEORGE ADAMSON, who is marginally preferred to recent Ayr winner That'll Do Nicely. The Nicky Richards-trained gelding won with plenty in hand at Ayr by over four lengths but a 6lb penalty for that success makes this more difficult and he may have to settle for minor honours today. Smirfy's Silver is another that carries a penalty after a win last time having scored readily at Redcar last week but this is a harder race and he has to race off a career high mark. Brian Ellison's Sea Land receives weight from all his rivals and has claims off his low mark but he is no better than plating class and may struggle in this grade. The vote in a decent handicap though goes the way of Alan Swinbank's George Adamson, who has shown progressive form this term with two wins over course and distance and a decent effort when chasing home Highland Love at Beverley last time and he can go one better off a 2lb higher mark today.
That'll Do Nicely (IRE) 2-1fav (8-11) Tracked leader, led over 2f out, clear approaching final furlong, ran on strongly, won at Ayr 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) gf beating Grand Diamond (8-11) by 4 1/2l, 6 ran.
Smirfy's Silver 9-2 (9-7) Made all, ridden over 1f out, soon clear, eased towards finish, won at Redcar 1m 2f hcp 0-70 (5) gf beating Avitus (8-13) by 3 1/2l, 8 ran.
George Adamson (IRE) 15-8fav (9-9) Held up towards rear, headway on inside over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on to chase winner inside final furlong, no impression, 2nd of 10, 1 1/2l behind Highland Love (8-8) at Beverley 1m 2f hcp 0-70 (5) gd.
Country Road (IRE) 22-1 (8-5) Slowly into stride, towards rear, kept on final 2f, no impression, 7th of 15, 8l behind Tropical Bachelor (8-5) at York 1m 4f app hcp 0-80 (4) gd.
Peaceful Rule (USA) 25-1 (9-9) Led after 1f, ridden and headed final furlong, one pace, 2nd of 12, 2 1/4l behind Chain Of Events (9-0) at Redcar 1m 2f mdn stks (5) gf.
Petsas Pleasure 9-1 (9-1) Slowly into stride, held up towards rear, ridden over 1f out, never dangerous, 8th of 10, 9l behind Highland Love (8-8) at Beverley 1m 2f hcp 0-70 (5) gd.
Navajo Joe (IRE) 7-1 (9-3) Raced keenly in touch, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 8th of 10, 20l behind Celtic Step (9-2) at Southwell 1m hcp 0-60 (6) fbs.
Paradise Walk 25-1 (8-10) Tracked leaders, chased winner over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 7th of 10, 7l behind Highland Love (8-8) at Beverley 1m 2f hcp 0-70 (5) gd.
Sea Land (FR) 25-1 (8-11) Held up towards rear, headway on inside over 4f out, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 7th of 11, 7l behind Simple Jim (9-3) at Redcar 1m 6f hcp 0-60 (6) gf.