Spiekeroog and Blue Top both started favourite last time. The latter fared better, finishing third at Ripon but that was only a seller. PETELLA came right back to form at Doncaster last week in an apprentice's race and escapes a penalty here. Jacob Butterfield takes a further 7lb off George Moore's mare and it will be no surprise if she posts a quick follow-up. Light The City is probably fairly handicapped at present and could run into a place but it's difficult to make a serious case for many of the others.
Spiekeroog 7-2fav (9-3) Raced freely in touch, joined leader halfway, led over 4f out, 5 lengthes clear over 3f out, headed over 1f out, faded, 5th of 12, 8l behind Miss Macnamara (8-13) at Catterick 2m hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Swift Encounter (IRE) 9-1 (9-5) Mid-division, ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace, 5th of 12, 5l behind Valantino Oyster (8-12) at Ripon 1m 4f hcp 0-70 (5) gd.
Petella 11-2 (8-6) Held up towards rear, good headway over 2f out, led over 1f out, kept on well, won at Doncaster 1m 7f app hcp 0-70 (5) gf beating Bounty Seeker (9-9) by 1l, 7 ran.
Light The City (IRE) 5-1 (8-10) Prominent, ridden over 3f out, weakened over 2f out, 8th of 9, 34l behind Tenhoo (9-11) at Haydock 1m 4f app hcp 0-70 (5) gs.
Blue Top 7-2fav (9-2) Tracked leader, led over 2f out, hard ridden and headed over 1f out, one pace, 3rd of 11, 1 1/4l behind Chankillo (9-2) at Ripon 1m 4f sll hcp 0-60 (6) gd.
Uncut Stone (IRE) 8-1 (9-1) Headway to lead after 3f, reminders and headed 6f out, soon lost place, behind over 3f out, rallied final furlong, 4th of 8, 14l behind Forrest Flyer (9-7) at Ayr 1m 7f hcp 0-60 (6) gd.
Miss Mysterious (FR) 8-1 (8-6) With leader, led after 1f, ridden and headed 3f out, kept on same pace under pressure final 2f, 3rd of 8, 11l behind Sally Friday (8-2) at Redcar 1m 6f hcp 0-65 (6) gf in May.
Shirls Son Sam 16-1 (8-6) Raced keenly, held up in last pair, headway on outside over 2f out, soon challenged and every chance, kept on until ridden and one pace in 4th inside final furlong, 4th of 9, 6l behind Enchanted Garden (9-5) at Newcastle 2m hcp 0-65 (6) gd.
Rolen Sly 80-1 (8-9) Slowly away, always behind, 6th of 11, 8l behind Chankillo (9-2) at Ripon 1m 4f sll hcp 0-60 (6) gd.
Dimashq 25-1 (8-2) Held up in rear, outpaced over 3f out, soon ridden, kept on same pace final 2f, never near leaders, 5th of 8, 15l behind Sally Friday (8-2) at Redcar 1m 6f hcp 0-65 (6) gf in May.
Hal Of A Lover 28-1 (9-0) Close up, ridden and weakened over 4f out, last of 9, well behind Vexillum (8-12) at Yarmouth 1m 6f hcp 0-58 (6) gd in Aug.
Roc Fort 100-1 (10-0) In touch, weakened 4f out, 7th of 11, 34l behind Hawk High (8-11) at Catterick 1m 4f mdn stks (5) gs in May.