Baltic Brave may do better back over 7f but is 8lb higher than last month's course and distance win. Provident Spirit won on the Rowley course here back in April but has struggled in handicaps subsequently while it was soft ground when Crowdmania finished runner-up over track and trip last week. A maiden winner here, MARMOOM attempted to make all on firm going on his handicap bow but came up short behind the progressive Outback Traveller. He gets another chance on more suitable ground today.
Nezar (IRE) 7-1 (9-5) Steadied start, behind, ridden halfway, soon beaten, 7th of 8, 12l behind Go Far (8-11) at Yarmouth 6f hcp 0-95 (3) gf in Jul.
Baltic Brave (IRE) 10-1 (8-9) Steadied start, took keen hold and held up towards rear, ridden and no response 2f out, never involved, 9th of 11, 18l behind Mange All (8-8) at Ascot 1m 3yo hcp (2) gd in Jul.
Provident Spirit 3-1 (9-1) Soon led, ridden and headed over 1f out, no extra well inside final furlong, 4th of 7, 4l behind Provenance (9-4) at Haydock 1m 3yo hcp 0-95 (3) gd.
Crowdmania 11-2 (8-7) Tracked leader, led over 1f out, ridden and headed inside final furlong, kept on towards finish, 2nd of 4, 1l behind Glorious Empire (9-6) at Newmarket 7f 3yo hcp 0-100 (2) sft.
Jacquotte Delahaye 5-1 (9-3) Dwelt, in rear, pushed along over 4f out, never dangerous, last of 7, 19l behind Sir Guy Porteous (9-7) at Carlisle 7f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Jul.
Marmoom 15-8fav (8-13) Led narrowly overall on stands' side rail, ridden and headed over 1f out, kept on same pace, no extra in 4th inside final furlong, 4th of 7, 5l behind Outback Traveller (9-6) at Newmarket 7f 3yo hcp 0-90 (3) fm.
Amood (IRE) 9-2 (9-1) Held up in last pair in touch, headway on outside over 2f out, ridden and one pace over 1f out, no impression when lost 3rd inside final furlong, 4th of 6, 6l behind Halation (9-2) at Newcastle 1m 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Jun.
Craftsmanship (FR) 7-2 (8-13) In rear, pushed along 4f out, kept on inside final furlong, nearest finish, 4th of 6, 6l behind Crystal Lake (9-6) at Windsor 1m hcp 0-85 (4) gf.