Amenable loves a testing surface and scored on the Fibresand at Southwell last week. But he might get found out here under a penalty and Ann Stokell also runs Polytrack winner Profile Star. Paul Midgley is another trainer who is double-handed but Haajes is starting to look a light of former days and Adam's Ale has been struggling to get his head in front lately, though did beat Holy Angel on worse terms over 6f here last year. A market check is advised on BORIS GRIGORIEV after a break but it's interesting that Mick Easterby has booked Graham Gibbons to ride as the same jockey was on board when he scored at Ayr in September in a better race than this- the five-year-old gets the nod.
Amenable (IRE) 9-2 (9-2) Raced keenly, chased leaders, went 2nd inside final 2f, led over 1f out, came clear final furlong, won at Southwell 6f hcp 0-60 (6) fbs beating Novalist (8-6) by 4l, 10 ran.
Boris Grigoriev (IRE) 10-1 (9-4) Towards rear stands side, headway over 2f out, led over 1f out, kept on, won at Ayr 5f hcp 0-70 (5) sft in Sep beating Go Go Green (9-6) by nk, 20 ran.
Haajes 11-1 (9-2) Off the pace towards rear, headway on outside halfway, ridden inside final 2f, weakened over 1f out, 6th of 11, 6l behind Captain Royale (8-13) at Ripon 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gd in May.
Mister Manannan (IRE) 22-1 (9-7) Dwelt, chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 9th of 11, 11l behind Keep It Dark (9-2) at Catterick 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gd in May.
Holy Angel (IRE) 11-1 (8-10) Held up, ridden over 2f out, not clear run over 1f out or inside final furlong, went 4th towards finish, never dangerous, 4th of 9, 5l behind Mon Brav (8-10) at Catterick 6f hcp 0-85 (4) sft.
Adam's Ale 9-4fav (9-3) In touch, headway and staying on when badly hampered inside final furlong, soon recovered and went 3rd, kept on, 3rd of 11, 2l behind Captain Royale (8-13) at Ripon 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gd in May.
Emjayem 7-1 (9-5) Awkwardly away in rear, kept on final furlong, nearest finish, 5th of 8, 7l behind Ladweb (9-0) at Nottingham 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in May.
Captain Royale (IRE) 11-1 (10-1) Raced stand side, held up in touch, headway over 1f out, led that group inside final furlong, no chance with far side, 5th of 15, 2 1/4l behind M J Woodward (8-6) at Carlisle 5f hcp 0-70 (5) gd in May.
Ypres 28-1 (9-2) Chased leaders, ridden and weakened over 2f out, 6th of 14, 8l behind Bachotheque (8-13) at Carlisle 6f hcp 0-80 (4) gd in May.
The Strig 50-1 (9-11) Raced stand side, outpaced, headway over 1f out, soon weakened, 14th of 15, 11l behind M J Woodward (8-6) at Carlisle 5f hcp 0-70 (5) gd in May.
Boxing Shadows 5-1 (8-12) Awkward leaving stalls, took keen hold and held up towards rear, pushed along over 2f out, keeeping on same pace but no chance when hampered entering final furlong, 7th of 11, 6l behind Captain Royale (8-13) at Ripon 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gd in May.
Profile Star (IRE) 14-1 (8-7) Held up, ridden and effort 2f out, no impression on leaders, 4th of 7, 8l behind Harrogate Fair (8-7) at Leicester 5f hcp 0-75 (5) hvy in May.
Chosen One (IRE) 14-1 (9-4) With winner, ridden 2f out, faded inside final furlong, 5th of 13, 8l behind Fathom Five (8-7) at Catterick 5f app hcp 0-60 (6) sft in May.