Had the ground not been as heavy then top weight Judicious would have had every chance in this. Amazing Blue Sky returned to winning ways over this trip on soft ground at Haydock while Eshaab won on the heavy at Pontefract last month and should be thereabouts along with fellow three-year-old Party Line, who is now blinkered. Brian Ellison runs three in this with Hakuna Matata re-routed having been denied a start here yesterday. Union Island looks to have his fair share of weight but RED INCA still looks fairly treated despite having been raised 4lb for his second at Ayr. He doesn't always find much once he hits the front but that may not be as much of an issue as normal on this ground.
Judicious 9-4fav (9-5) Held up towards rear, headway over 2f out, went 3rd over 1f out, chased winner entering final furlong, kept on towards finish, 2nd of 8, nk behind Full Toss (8-10) at Ayr 1m 2f hcp 0-80 (4) gf in May.
Union Island (IRE) 33-1 (9-1) Led for 2f, chased leaders, chased winner over 3f out, driven over 1f out, held final furlong, lost 2nd close home, 3rd of 17, 2l behind Lexi's Boy (9-4) at Carlisle 1m 3f hcp 0-85 (4) sft.
Amazing Blue Sky 6-4fav (9-7) Soon led, driven over 2f out, headed narrowly over 1f out, soon ridden, rallied to regain lead inside final furlong, kept on towards finish, won at Haydock 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) sft beating Mighty Clarets (8-10) by 1 1/4l, 6 ran.
Robert The Painter (IRE) 20-1 (9-4) Prominent, pushed along over 4f out, ridden over 2f out, no extra last 100 yards, 5th of 17, 3 1/2l behind Edmaaj (9-1) at York 1m 1f hcp 0-80 (4) sft.
Red Inca 7-2fav (8-7) Held up mid-division, headway over 2f out, led over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, kept on, 2nd of 9, nk behind Cool Macavity (9-2) at Ayr 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) gs.
Waltz Darling (IRE) 33-1 (8-8) Always behind, never a factor, 15th of 19, 45l behind Sam Nombulist (8-8) at York 7f hcp 0-95 (3) sft.
Hakuna Matata 2-1fav (9-7) Slowly into stride, mid-division, headway over 3f out, ridden and every chance from over 1f out, held close home, 2nd of 13, 3/4l behind Le Chat D'or (9-4) at Newcastle 1m hcp 0-70 (5) sft.
Tiger Webb 66-1 (9-10) Prominent, weakened over 3f out, 18th of 19, well behind Crackentorp (10-13) at York 1m 4f ladys hcp 0-95 (3) sft.
Eshaab (USA) 13-2 (9-7) Held up in touch, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 10th of 11, 35l behind Forget Me Not Lane (9-2) at Pontefract 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gd.
Valantino Oyster (IRE) 12-1 (9-0) Held up in rear, pushed along over 4f out, struggling over 3f out, some late headway, no chance, 6th of 8, 13l behind Cosmic Moon (8-4) at Newcastle 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) sft.
Media Stars 18-1 (8-2) Close up, ridden over 3f out, weakened over 2f out, 10th of 11, well behind Gala Casino Star (8-13) at Redcar 1m 2f hcp 0-70 (5) sft.
Party Line 7-1 (9-1) Tracked winner ridden 3f out, kept on same pace final 2f, 4th of 5, 5l behind Choisan (9-2) at Ripon 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) sft.