This is a better race than the ones won by Bahamian C at Musselburgh and Hamilton, though George Chaloner's claim will help with a recent weight rise. However, he's never raced on a soft surface before and Ellaal didn't look very happy on the ground last time. Beverley second Rocket Ronnie and the consistent Celtic Sixpence would also have preferred faster going while Mac's Superstar has shown his nest form so far on the Polytrack. HAKUNA MATATA is still 4lb higher than when scoring at Newcastle in April but conditions are in his favour again and there is no reason why he won't go close if breaking smartly from the one stall with Sandra's Diamond preferred to Instant Attraction of the others.
Wannabe King 16-1 (9-9) Towards rear, pushed along over 3f out, never on terms, 8th of 13, 10l behind Dual Mac (8-13) at Redcar 1m hcp 0-85 (4) gs.
Hakuna Matata 8-1 (9-5) Chased leaders, pushed along 3f out, ridden over 1f out, soon weakened, 7th of 13, 9l behind Dual Mac (8-13) at Redcar 1m hcp 0-85 (4) gs.
Mac's Superstar (FR) 8-1 (9-2) In rear, struggling from 2f out, last of 9, 45l behind Liberty Jack (9-1) at Newmarket 7f hcp 0-90 (3) gf in Jul.
Shouranour (IRE) 9-2fav (9-9) Tracked leader, driven over 2f out, soon lost place, weakened 1f out, 9th of 13, 20l behind Dance King (9-7) at Pontefract 1m 2f hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Jul.
Ellaal 2-1fav (10-6) Led, headed over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 3rd of 6, 5l behind Diddy Eric (8-2) at Carlisle 1m 1f hcp 0-70 (5) sft.
Celtic Sixpence (IRE) 3-1 (10-0) Led, ridden over 1f out, headed near finish, 2nd of 3, 1/2l behind Siouxperhero (9-13) at Nottingham 1m hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Jul.
Rocket Ronnie (IRE) 12-1 (9-1) In rear, headway to join winner over 1f out, ridden to lead inside final furlong, headed towards finish, 2nd of 7, nk behind Shadowtime (9-7) at Beverley 1m hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Jul.
Cool Music (IRE) 10-1 (9-2) Held up in mid-division, ridden over 4f out, soon beaten, eased and well behind over 2f out, last of 18, 36l behind Eurystheus (9-4) at York 1m 1f hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Jun.
Instant Attraction (IRE) 9-1 (9-4) Chased leaders, ridden 3f out, driven in 3rd over 1f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong, 3rd of 15, 1 1/4l behind Fieldgunner Kirkup (9-9) at Redcar 7f hcp 0-80 (4) gs.
Sandra's Diamond (IRE) 33-1 (8-10) Led until hung right and headed well over 2f out, soon eased and behind, tailed off, last of 19, 34l behind Extremity (9-0) at Goodwood 1m hcp 0-90 (3) gf in Jul.
Cape Explorer 4-1 (9-6) Chased leaders, pushed along over 3f out, soon lost place, last of 9, 10l behind Oetzi (9-2) at Newcastle 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Jun '13.
Bahamian C 6-1 (9-3) Tracked leader over 1f, stayed handy, switched left over 2f out, edged left from 1f out, led inside final furlong, held on, won at Hamilton 1m 1f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jul beating Call Of Duty (8-5) by nk, 9 ran.
Steel Stockholder 18-1 (9-8) Raced wide in touch, weakened 3f out, 10th of 11, 15l behind Thankyou Very Much (9-7) at Ripon 1m hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Jul.
Icy Blue 14-1 (8-2) Chased leader, led over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, one pace, 4th of 8, 3 1/2l behind Kiwi Bay (9-6) at Pontefract 1m hcp 0-80 (4) gf.