STEEL CITY BOY had gone close over track and trip before winning easily at Warwick last time. He gets the nod back on this surface ahead of Itsthursdayalready, who may struggle off a 5lb higher mark after scoring here last time. Recent Yarmouth winner Miss Polly Plum could figure on her debut on this surface, but Accamelia couldn't follow-up her C&D victory when disappointing here last time. Clear Ice remains in the handicapper's grip but has place claims judged on his best form.
Itsthursdayalready 11-4fav (9-2) In touch, headway to lead over 1f out, ridden out, won at Southwell 6f hcp (0-55) (6) fbs beating Kheley (8-12) by 4l, 9 ran.
Clear Ice (IRE) 3-1fav (7-13) Prominent centre, lost place over 1f out, gradually weakened inside final furlong, 8th of 11, 7l behind Sharp Shoes (8-1) at Hamilton 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gd.
Steel City Boy (IRE) 8-1 (8-7) With leader, led over 3f out, ridden over 1f out, edged right inside final furlong, ran on, won at Warwick 6f hcp 0-65 (6) gf beating Defector (9-7) by 3l, 12 ran.
Accamelia 9-2 (9-6) Mid-division, outpaced before halfway, headway over 2f out, chased leaders over 1f out, never on terms, 6th of 13, 10l behind Lindoro (8-12) at Southwell 6f hcp 0-60 (6) fbs in Mar.
Northern Bolt 7-1 (9-2) Towards rear, early reminders, soon tracked leaders, pushed along over 2f out, soon ridden, weakened over 1f out, 6th of 7, 9l behind Klynch (8-7) at Hamilton 6f hcp 0-70 (5) gd.
Real Diamond 8-1 (8-13) Held up mid-division, weakened over 1f out, last of 11, 16l behind Collect Art (9-6) at Catterick 6f app hcp (6) gf in Apr.
Charles Parnell (IRE) 8-1 (9-2) Slowly into stride, in rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, never nearer, 7th of 10, 6l behind Boy The Bell (9-2) at Southwell 6f hcp (0-55) (6) fbs.
Miss Polly Plum 25-1 (8-7) Made all, ridden clear over 1f out, unchallenged, won at Yarmouth 6f Handicap (0-58) (4yo+) (6) gf beating This Ones For Eddy (8-11) by 2 1/2l, 11 ran.
Piste 33-1 (8-13) Mid-division, headway halfway, driven over 2f out, soon no impression, 11th of 12, 18l behind Northern Flyer (9-1) at Catterick 7f hcp 0-60 (6) gf in Sep.
Ridgeway Sapphire 33-1 (7-13) Behind, soon pushed along, switched right to outside halfway, still plenty to do when hung left and switched right again 1f out, strong run inside final furlong, finished fast, 4th of 15, 1 1/4l behind Emiratesdotcom (8-13) at Bath 6f hcp 0-55 (6) fm in Jul.
Du Plessis 14-1 (8-10) Mid-division stands side group on outer, ridden over 2f out, weakened well over 1f out, 13th of 14, 31l behind Tombellini (8-13) at Newcastle 7f hcp 0-60 (6) gf.
Flow Chart (IRE) 100-1 (8-7) In rear, ridden and some headway over 3f out, no impression final 2f, 6th of 10, 6l behind Boy The Bell (9-2) at Southwell 6f hcp (0-55) (6) fbs.