WOODY BAY goes in search of a hat-trick off a 4lb higher mark after scoring over track and trip and at Leicester. James Given's charge looks to have every chance given his form looks superior to that of The Scuttler's recent victory at Salisbury, where the latter prevailed by only a short-head. Not Rigg has to be forgiven a poor effort at Newmarket last time to be seriously considered while Hellbender has been unable to repeat his earlier form on the Fibresand in a couple of recent starts on Turf.
West End Lad 5-1 (9-3) Chased leaders, under pressure over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 6th of 10, 15l behind Yorksters Prince (8-11) at Redcar 1m 2f Claiming Stakes (0-75) (3yo+) (6) gf in Jun.
Woody Bay 2-1 (9-6) In touch, ridden 3f out, headway and switched left 2f out, stayed on to lead well inside final furlong, won at Leicester 1m 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Jun beating Visit Copenhagen (9-6) by 1 1/4l, 5 ran.
Not Rigg (USA) 14-1 (9-0) Led far side group and overall leader, headed over 2f out, soon weakened, 11th of 12, 25l behind Aussie Reigns (9-7) at Newmarket 1m 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Jun.
Hellbender (IRE) 5-1 (9-10) Chased leaders, weakened over 1f out, 7th of 14, 11l behind Lightning Spirit (9-7) at Brighton 1m hcp 0-55 (6) gf in Jun.
Two No Bids (IRE) 25-1 (9-5) Keen held up, ridden 3f out, never a factor, 8th of 9, 16l behind Tenor (9-4) at Yarmouth 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jun.
The Scuttler (IRE) 10-3 (9-2) Tracked leader, led over 3f out, clear over 2f out, joined well inside final furlong, found extra near finish, won at Salisbury 1m 3yo app hcp 0-60 (6) gf in Jun beating Loraine (9-3) by shd, 12 ran.
Cheers Big Ears (IRE) 7-1 (8-7) Reared start, steadied towards rear, pulled hard, headway over 1f out, ran on, nearest finish, 4th of 13, 2l behind Supa Seeker (8-4) at Warwick 1m app hcp 0-60 (6) gf in Jun.