BALTIMORE JACK can continue his hot streak at the main expense of Chalice Welcome and Bosamcliff. Tim Walford's 5-year-old is unpenalised for his win in an apprentice handicap at Pontefract earlier in the month and the manner of that success marked him down as one to stay on the right side of. He has trip and ground to suit today and he is put forward as a confident choice. Bosamcliff is interesting here as she is upped in trip which should suit, and she also hails from a yard in decent form. She has won on soft ground but she is better on a faster surface and she has to be on the shortlist. Chalice Welcome is dropped back in distance after winning at Yarmouth last time, but that won't inconvenience him and he is still racing off a competitive mark today, although he does have a penalty for that recent success. It is over two years since Hartshead last ran over this trip but this 10-year-old is not as good as he once was and we are happy to take him on. Course and distance scorer Miss Ferney could go well at a price, but the vote is given to Baltimore Jack.
Active Asset (IRE) 20-1 (9-5) Keen, held up, headway on outer from over 3f out, soon ridden, weakened final furlong, 6th of 10, 9l behind Bolanderi (9-5) at Leicester 1m 2f all hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Chalice Welcome 20-1 (9-0) Soon steadied into mid-division, not clear run, switched right over 2f out, good headway to lead over 1f out, ran on, won at Yarmouth 1m 3f hcp 0-70 (5) gf beating Incendo (9-0) by 1l, 12 ran.
West With The Wind 17-2 (10-1) Tracked leaders, lost place 4f out, weakened over 2f out, 12th of 15, 23l behind Daaweitza (10-11) at Redcar 1m 2f ladies hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Aug.
Eijaaz (IRE) 12-1 (8-13) Slowly into stride, held up in rear, ridden over 1f out, never dangerous, 6th of 8, 7l behind Saga De Tercey (9-10) at Catterick 1m 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Aug.
Hartshead 16-1 (8-6) Missed break, towards rear, pushed along over 3f out, kept on one pace final 2f, 5th of 13, 8l behind Ninth House (8-8) at Thirsk 1m hcp 0-75 (5) sft.
Quince (IRE) 9-2 (9-5) Held up in chasing group, pushed along 4f out, ridden and headway over 1f out, ran on to snatch 2nd post, 2nd of 7, 1/2l behind Buddhist Monk (9-11) at Leicester 1m 2f clm stks (5) gf.
Baltimore Jack (IRE) 11-4fav (9-4) Made all, clear when ridden 1f out, ran on well, won at Pontefract 1m 2f all hcp 0-70 (5) gf beating Astronomical (9-3) by 2 3/4l, 8 ran.
Island Music (IRE) 12-1 (8-10) Behind, ridden over 2f out, never on terms, 6th of 8, 12l behind Kaloni (9-6) at Ripon 1m 2f flls hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Aug.
That'll Do Nicely (IRE) 15-2 (9-13) Held up, kept on final 2f, never nearer, 7th of 14, 12l behind Oddsmaker (8-10) at Musselburgh 1m 4f hcp 0-65 (6) sft in Aug.
Wood Fairy 8-1 (9-8) Mid-division, outpaced over 2f out, never on terms, 11th of 12, 7l behind Morocchius (8-10) at Newcastle 1m hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Aug.
French Art 40-1 (9-6) Held up in rear, headway on outside over 2f out, ridden and kept on final furlong, nearest finish, 6th of 12, 2l behind Morocchius (8-10) at Newcastle 1m hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Aug.
Bosamcliff (IRE) 8-1 (9-0) In touch, driven along 3f out, kept on under pressure inside final furlong, 4th of 12, 2 1/2l behind Magroom (9-6) at Chepstow 1m hcp 0-65 (6) gd.
Grey Command (USA) 5-1 (8-12) Chased leaders, lost place over 5f out, plugged on inside final furlong, no threat, 5th of 8, 7l behind Baltimore Jack (9-4) at Pontefract 1m 2f all hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Miss Ferney 10-1 (8-12) Behind, headway on outside over 2f out, soon no impression, 6th of 12, 8l behind Rosewin (8-9) at Newcastle 1m 4f hcp 0-65 (6) gs.
Slip Star 25-1 (8-1) Chased leaders on inside, ridden over 2f out, soon beaten, 6th of 10, 10l behind Ancient Cross (9-6) at Musselburgh 7f hcp 0-65 (6) gd.