Scarlet Prince posted a woeful effort when sent off favourite over C&D last time. He'd won a maiden seller at Thirsk before that with Little Red Minx beaten four lengths and the latter has since gone close at this track. Baileys Over Ice finished further back in the same race at Thirsk so a tentative vote goes to LADY MANDY. She's not been beaten far in a couple of handicaps this year and today's greater test of stamina may see her in a better light. Vexillum won at Yarmouth earlier this month but is another to disappoint on his latest start.
Scarlet Prince 2-1fav (9-1) Held up in touch, took keen hold, dropped into mid-division, outpaced over 4f out, kept on to take 4th 2f out, one pace and no impression, 4th of 8, 14l behind Dr Irv (8-0) at Redcar 1m 6f hcp 0-60 (6) gf.
Vexillum (IRE) 7-1 (8-8) Took keen hold, held up in last trio, some headway over 3f out, driven and weakened over 2f out, 7th of 10, 19l behind Suzi's A Class Act (10-0) at Salisbury 1m 6f hcp 0-70 (5) gs.
Asteroid Belt (IRE) 7-1 (8-4) Prominent, ridden over 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 7th of 12, 19l behind Passion Planet (9-5) at Newcastle 1m 6f hcp 0-70 (5) gd.
Little Red Minx (IRE) 11-4 (8-1) Tracked leaders, led over 3f out, headed inside final furlong, no extra towards finish, 2nd of 7, 1/2l behind Dean Iarracht (9-7) at Redcar 1m 6f hcp 0-60 (6) gf.
Sweet Fairnando 8-1 (8-9) Tracked leader, ridden over 3f out, kept on same pace, 3rd of 8, 4l behind Dr Irv (8-0) at Redcar 1m 6f hcp 0-60 (6) gf.
Baileys Over Ice 8-1 (8-7) Mid-division, ridden over 2f out, one pace, 5th of 13, 5l behind Scarlet Prince (8-12) at Thirsk 1m 4f 3yo mdn sll (5) gd.
Lady Mandy 11-4 (9-3) Held up in rear, pushed along 4f out, ridden 2f out, headway over 1f out, kept on, 4th of 8, 3l behind Quiet Appeal (9-7) at Kempton 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Apr.
Roughlyn 33-1 (8-7) Held up mid-division, ridden over 2f out, headway over 1f out, one pace, 4th of 11, 10l behind Melodrama (9-7) at Kempton 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Istan Star (USA) 25-1 (8-7) Led, headed over 9f out, in touch, weakened over 1f out, 6th of 11, 16l behind Foster's Road (9-7) at Nottingham 1m 6f 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) gd.
Medecis Mountain 100-1 (8-12) Dwelt, held up mid-division, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 7th of 10, 13l behind Ever Fortune (9-3) at Redcar 7f mdn auc stks (5) gf.
Captain Baldwin 28-1 (7-13) Towards rear, ridden over 1f out, never dangerous, 5th of 8, 9l behind Penang Pegasus (8-8) at Ayr 1m 2f hcp 0-60 (6) gf.
Royal Gig 80-1 (8-2) Held up towards rear, behind over 5f out, tailed off, 10th of 11, well behind Foster's Road (9-7) at Nottingham 1m 6f 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) gd.