With Ingleby Star and Colorus both having to contend with racing under a penalty we take TOY TOP to land the finale. The pick is in decent form and last time she found the re-opposing Ingleby Star just half a length too good. Since then a weight swing in favour of the selection has occurred to the tune of 13lbs, which should be enough to see a reverse of that result. That said Ingleby Star has followed that victory with an impressive runners-up spot under a penalty before scoring last time. Because of that run of form he has an increased mark and a penalty to carry which won't stop him running well but certainly give the edge to the pick. Colorus only just scraped home last time so the penalty allotted to him might be telling while Weet A Surprise is probably still a little high in the handicap. It's a good end to the card and Toy Top should come out on top.
Baybshambles (IRE) 6-1 (9-6) Fly leapt start, behind, ridden halfway, never dangerous, 8th of 12, 7l behind Highland Warrior (8-9) at York 5f app hcp 0-80 (4) gd.
Colorus (IRE) 9-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, challenged off stand rail travelling well 2f out, urged into lead over 1f out, strongly pressed final furlong, always holding on, won at Windsor 5f app hcp 0-75 (5) gd beating Matterofact (9-3) by hd, 11 ran.
Ingleby Star (IRE) 7-4fav (9-2) Always prominent, led over 1f out, driven out, won at Ayr 5f hcp 0-70 (5) gd beating Twosheetstothewind (10-1) by 1 3/4l, 8 ran.
Grudge 9-4 (9-4) With winner, ridden over 1f out, one pace and lost 2nd inside final furlong, 3rd of 8, 2 1/4l behind Princess Charlmane (8-13) at Musselburgh 5f sell stks (6) gd.
Wicked Wilma (IRE) 10-3fav (9-10) With leader, led over 1f out, headed final furlong, kept on, 5th of 9, 4 1/2l behind Twosheetstothewind (9-9) at Ayr 5f hcp 0-65 (6) gf.
Weet A Surprise 8-1 (9-3) Chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, unable to quicken when slightly hampered well inside final furlong, 3rd of 8, 2l behind Keep Dancing (8-12) at Warwick 5f fll hcp (5) gd.
Miss Daawe 14-1 (9-6) Chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 5th of 14, 2l behind Greek Secret (8-11) at Beverley 5f hcp 0-60 (6) gf.
Toy Top (USA) 11-4fav (11-5) Stumbled slightly start, led, ridden and headed inside final furlong, kept on, 2nd of 9, 1/2l behind Ingleby Star (11-5) at Ayr 5f (6) gd.
Blessed Place 9-1 (8-12) Led on stand rail, soon 3 lengths clear, reduced lead 2f out, headed over 1f out, no chance with winner final furlong, kept on well to hold 2nd, 2nd of 12, 3 1/2l behind Sister Clement (8-10) at Newbury 5f hcp 0-70 (5) sft.
Gleaming Spirit (IRE) 25-1 (8-8) Bumped slightly start, pulled hard with leader, ridden over 2f out, soon weakened, last of 10, 18l behind Top Bid (9-2) at Haydock 5f app hcp 0-75 (5) gd.
Fulford 20-1 (8-12) Chased leaders stand's side group, ridden over 2f out, soon weakened, 12th of 17, 22l behind Ace Of Spies (8-10) at Newcastle 6f hcp (6) gf in Apr.