Allnecessaryforce veered violently left out of the stalls at Haydock and crashed through the rails. His only victory came on heavy ground and he would probably need more rain to get competitive. Beat The Tide was beaten a long way when third to Ambleside at Ripon on Saturday and is another who enjoys plenty of give while Chant ran poorly at Hamiliton on his hat-trick bid. ESTEAMING easily landed a York handicap on soft ground in May and, though he hasn't progressed as expected, has been racing on quicker going. Today's conditions should be in his favour and he can return to winning ways, though Grey Blue could pose a threat as he looked a nice prospect when comfortably landing a Beverley maiden last year and hasn't had much racing subsequently.
Esteaming 8-11fav (9-7) Chased leaders, took closer order over 3f out, ridden to challenge over 1f out, stayed on strongly inside final furlong, never reached winner, 2nd of 5, 1/2l behind Bushel (9-7) at Ripon 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gd.
Allnecessaryforce (FR) 9-2 (9-5) Veared badly left soon after start, refused to race, in a race won by Ambleside (8-13) at Haydock 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gd, 4 ran.
Beat The Tide 6-1 (9-6) Took keen hold tracking leader, every chance 2f out, ridden and lost 2nd over 1f out, one pace and no chance with leading duo, 3rd of 4, 9l behind Ambleside (9-7) at Ripon 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gd.
Grey Blue (IRE) 12-1 (9-4) Led, pushed along 2f out, headed over 1f out, soon weakened, 7th of 9, 14l behind Theodore Gericault (9-7) at Pontefract 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gf in May.
Chant (IRE) 9-2 (8-5) Tracked leaders in 3rd, ridden over 2f out, one pace inside final furlong, 7th of 8, 8l behind Hawdyerwheesht (9-6) at Hamilton 1m 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Jul.