JO'BURG is clear of his rivals on official ratings and better off with Extraterrestrial than when beating Richard Fahey's nine-year-old by three-quarters-of-a-length at Doncaster on the last occasion he was dropped into a seller. It's difficult to oppose David O'Meara's charge as the three-year-old Plunder couldn't justify favouritism in a weaker claimer at Leicester when last seen and last year's winner, Moheebb, has changed stables since and appears to have gone backwards. King Pin did win a similar contest over course and distance in the spring but has a bit to find at the weights today, though is still preferred to hurdler Super Collider of the others.
Jo'burg (USA) 10-1 (9-7) Dwelt, held up in rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, weakened entering final furlong, last of 7, 11l behind Ingleby Angel (9-11) at Redcar 1m hcp 0-85 (4) gf.
Paramour 9-2 (9-10) Held up, pushed along on inside 3f out, never on terms, last of 8, 18l behind Silverware (9-10) at Beverley 7f Claiming Stakes (0-75) (3yo+) (6) gf.
Super Collider 1-4fav (9-3) Made all, quickened over 1f out, soon clear, ran on well, won at Lingfield 1m 2f mdn stks (5) pol in Jan '11 beating Bull Five (9-3) by 5l, 5 ran.
Extraterrestrial 14-1 (8-13) Took keen hold in mid-division, pushed along over 3f out, headway over 1f out, sttayed on same pace, 6th of 16, 7l behind Robert The Painter (9-13) at Ripon 1m hcp 0-90 (3) gd.
Moheebb (IRE) 9-1 (8-13) Slowly away, always behind, 9th of 10, 10l behind Lochiel (8-11) at Newcastle 1m 6f hcp 0-70 (5) gs.
King Pin 22-1 (9-5) Soon hampered, in rear, never a factor, 8th of 11, 15l behind Dream Walker (8-7) at Newcastle 7f hcp 0-75 (5) gs.
Plunder 2-1fav (8-11) Tracked winner, ridden over 2f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 4th of 9, 3l behind Claude Greenwood (8-5) at Leicester 7f 3yo clm (6) gd in May.
Whispered Times (USA) 28-1 (9-0) Raced centre, tracked leaders, effort over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 9th of 10, 8l behind Who's Shirl (9-5) at Newcastle 7f hcp 0-75 (5) gf.
Mishhar (IRE) 8-1 (9-8) Close up, led over 2f out, soon headed, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 6th of 9, 16l behind Save The Bees (10-1) at Newcastle 1m 2f app hcp 0-60 (6) gs.