LONGSHADOW came unstuck bidding for a hat-trick in better company than this at Beverley. He gets another chance back in this grade. But Miss Macnamara now looks in the handicapper's grip having landed a double at Catterick earlier. Rayadour's win at Ripon came on heavy ground but the inconsistent Jan Smuts is good enough to figure on a going day. Madrasa escapes a penalty for winning an apprentice's race at Redcar last week and should go well.
Flying Power 7-1 (9-2) Prominent, ridden over 2f out, soon beaten, weakened over 1f out, 9th of 13, 8l behind Poetic Verse (9-0) at Doncaster 1m 4f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Jun.
Bowdler's Magic 11-1 (9-4) Held up, ridden over 2f out, never on terms, eased well inside final furlong, last of 6, 8l behind Sir Frank Morgan (9-7) at Catterick 2m hcp 0-85 (4) gf.
Longshadow 4-1 (9-0) Held up towards rear, ridden over 1f out, weakened entering final furlong, 4th of 6, 9l behind Stopped Out (9-9) at Beverley 2m hcp 0-85 (4) gd.
Miss Macnamara (IRE) 13-2 (9-1) Tracked winner until 6f out, stayed on one pace final 2f, 3rd of 6, 5l behind Sir Frank Morgan (9-7) at Catterick 2m hcp 0-85 (4) gf.
Renegotiate 14-1 (9-11) Towards rear, pushed along over 5f out, weakened over 3f out, tailed off, 9th of 10, 26l behind Mallory Heights (8-11) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Aug.
Rayadour (IRE) 6-1 (9-2) Tracked leader, led over 10f out, ridden over 2f out, ran on, gamely, won at Ripon 2m hcp 0-75 (5) hvy in Jun beating Rumble Of Thunder (9-8) by nk, 5 ran.
Jan Smuts (IRE) 17-2 (9-3) Sweating, held up in last trio, pushed along 4f out, ridden and beaten over 2f out, 6th of 8, 17l behind Longshadow (8-13) at Thirsk 2m hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jun.
Madrasa (IRE) 9-4fav (9-11) Held up towards rear, ridden over 2f out, headway over 1f out, led inside final furlong, held on well, won at Redcar 1m 6f app hcp 0-70 (5) gd beating Underwritten (8-12) by 1l, 6 ran.