VICTOIRE DE LYPHAR steps up a grade after a further 8lb rise for landing a hat trick with a victory at Redcar. But Ruth Carr's charge wasn't unduly troubled to beat subsequent winner Johnny Cavagin last time and he's worth sticking with. Life Partner hasn't progressed as expected after winning over track and trip in August while Majestic Moon scored at Goodwood in the same month and has looked in the handicapper's grip since. Czech It Out is upped in class and Hillbilly Boy is preferred back over his best trip.
Victoire De Lyphar (IRE) 11-4 (10-2) Held up in touch, led over 1f out, pushed out, comfortably, won at Redcar 7f hcp 0-85 (4) sft beating Johnny Cavagin (9-5) by 1 1/4l, 10 ran.
Tamayuz Star (IRE) 20-1 (9-2) Raced centre, in touch over 4f, 18th of 21, 12l behind Goldream (8-10) at Newmarket 6f hcp (2) gf.
Life Partner (IRE) 12-1 (9-7) Held up, took keen hold, headway over 3f out, challenged 2f out, no impression and lost 2nd towards finish, 3rd of 8, 3 1/2l behind Best Of Order (9-6) at Doncaster 7f hcp 0-95 (3) hvy.
Pearl Ice 9-1 (8-8) Chased leaders stands side, outpaced 2f out, never on terms, weakened final furlong, 15th of 16, 16l behind Fast Shot (8-2) at Ripon 6f hcp 0-105 (2) gd in Apr.
Spiritual Star (IRE) 33-1 (8-11) Towards rear stands side, ridden 2f out never dangerous, 17th of 25, 13l behind Gabriel's Lad (9-8) at Ascot 7f hcp (4yo+) (2) gs.
Majestic Moon (IRE) 4-1 (9-7) 2nd of 6, 1 3/4l behind Just Paul (8-8) at Musselburgh 7f hcp 0-90 (3) gs.
Hillbilly Boy (IRE) 4-1fav (9-0) Led near side trio and well up with pace of centre group, pushed along to lead overall over 2f out, ridden and edged right over 1f out, headed and not pace of winner inside final furlong, 2nd of 15, 3 1/2l behind Blessington (9-0) at Ascot 6f hcp 0-95 (3) gd.
Czech It Out (IRE) 6-1 (9-5) Held up in touch, closed over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, led inside final furlong, headed near finish, 2nd of 6, shd behind Red Refraction (9-5) at Goodwood 7f hcp 0-85 (4) gs.