With his yard in form and now down to his last winning mark we take a chance on COMEDY HALL in this handicap at the expense Bated Breath and Ginger Ted. Although disappointing so far this season the pick has been quite highly tried. His run in a similar class to this two starts ago offers hope and now off this rating he has every chance. Bated Breath was a very impressive winner on debut in a race where the form supports his chances. He makes a handicap bow off a mark of 90 and having beaten a horse that has since won a handicap off a rating of 80 he looks fairly treated. Ginger Ted might be better value for his win last time than the margin suggests and with three subsequent winners in behind him that day he should go well. Belinsky also looks fairly treated racing form a revised weight after a score last time but in a tight handicap we look for some value in Comedy Hall.
Bated Breath 5-2 (9-0) In touch, good headway to lead over 1f out, soon in command, pushed clear, comfortable, won at Pontefract 6f mdn stks (5) gd in Apr beating Tagseed (9-11) by 3 1/2l, 15 ran.
Amary (IRE) 25-1 (9-7) In touch, not keen and soon pushed along, struggling on outside over 2f out, soon eased, last of 8, 22l behind Little Garcon (9-3) at Lingfield 6f 3yo hcp 0-90 (3) pol in Apr.
Comedy Hall (USA) 12-1 (8-11) Held up, ridden halfway, no impression, 8th of 9, 9l behind Confessional (8-6) at Southwell 5f 3yo hcp 0-100 (2) fbs in May.
Golden Shaheen (IRE) 5-4fav (9-3) Made all, stayed on well, won at Kempton 7f 2yo mdn stks (4) pol in Oct beating Warning Song (9-3) by 3 1/2l, 9 ran.
Di Stefano 40-1 (8-7) Raced stands side, always in rear, 15th of 17, 15l behind Swilly Ferry (9-1) at Newmarket 6f 3yo hcp 0-105 (2) gd in May.
Ginger Ted (IRE) 40-1 (9-5) Tracked leaders, ridden to join leader 1f out, driven to lead post, won at Hamilton 6f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gd in May beating Flaneur (9-8) by shd, 12 ran.
Ballodair (IRE) 11-1 (9-2) Tracked leaders, ridden and every chance over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 12, 8l behind Ginger Ted (9-5) at Hamilton 6f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gd in May.
Belinsky (IRE) 16-1 (9-4) Made virtually all, ridden inside final furlong, ran on, won at Nottingham 6f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gf in May beating Rainbow Six (8-13) by 1 1/4l, 14 ran.
Emerald Girl (IRE) 15-2 (8-9) Switched left to inside after 1f, took keen hold, tracked leading trio, pushed along over 3f out, ridden on outside and one pace from over 1f out, 4th of 9, 7l behind Madam Macie (9-3) at Haydock 7f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gf in May.
Besty 20-1 (8-13) Tracked leader, led 2f out, ridden over 1f out, headed entering final furlong, kept on, 2nd of 11, 3 1/2l behind Kellys Eye (9-3) at Ripon 6f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gd in May.