On soft ground, low numbers tend to do best on the straight course here in big fields and Besty, already placed twice at the track this year, appears to have the plum draw in stall one. Made In The Shade was third at Musselburgh after winning a Beverley seller while Cross Of Lorraine hinted at a revival at Carlisle last time. But the vote goes to ANJOMARBA, who is rarely beaten far on Polytrack or Turf and is now 8lb lower than when successful over the trip at Folkestone in August. Of those with a double-figure draw, Trending and the luckless Fama Mac could come out best as Gracie's Gift beat little of note at Southwell last month.
Lizzie (IRE) 4-1 (10-9) Went right start, chased leaders, ridden 2f out, switched right inside final furlong, kept on, not pace to challenge, 6th of 13, 2 1/2l behind Cut The Cackle (10-6) at Hamilton 6f am hcp 0-60 (6) gd.
Besty 6-1 (9-8) Mid-division, headway over 1f out, soon edged left and ridden, chased winner inside final furlong until no extra and lost 2nd place towards finish, 3rd of 15, 3 1/2l behind Tuibama (9-2) at Thirsk 5f hcp 0-65 (6) gs.
Anjomarba (IRE) 6-1 (9-10) With leader, led after 1f, ridden over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, no extra, 5th of 14, 1 3/4l behind Danzoe (9-10) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-60 (6) gd.
Beachwood Bay 5-1 (9-7) Held up in touch, headway to chase leading pair inside final 4f until ridden 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 7th of 10, 6l behind Lady Mango (9-3) at Chepstow 6f hcp 0-60 (6) gs.
Cross of Lorraine (IRE) 28-1 (9-10) Chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, chased winner inside final furlong until towards finish, always held, 4th of 9, 3 1/2l behind Pitkin (10-4) at Carlisle 6f hcp 0-60 (6) gs.
Bond Blade 3-1fav (9-1) Raced wide, in touch in rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, kept on one pace inside final furlong, 4th of 8, 2 3/4l behind Elhamri (9-7) at Southwell 6f hcp 0-60 (6) fbs in Mar.
Pilgrim Dancer (IRE) 10-1 (9-8) Dwelt chased leaders, effort halfway, driven and kept on one pace final furlong, 3rd of 4, 3l behind Ingleby Arch (9-8) at Southwell 6f sell stks (6) fbs in Feb.
Fama Mac 5-2fav (8-10) Tracked leaders in 4th, ridden halfway, chased winner inside final furlong, stayed on towards finish, 2nd of 6, 1l behind Red Roar (9-7) at Carlisle 5f hcp 0-70 (5) gs.
Mark Anthony (IRE) 10-1 (9-0) Slowly into stride, towards rear, headway 2f out, went 3rd inside final furlong, stayed on, no impression on front pair, 3rd of 12, 5l behind Pitkin (9-5) at Pontefract 6f hcp 0-70 (5) gd.
Glenlini 7-1 (8-10) Behind, outpaced over 3f out, ridden over 1f out, switched outside entering final furloong, kept on, never reached leaders, 5th of 7, 7l behind Da'quonde (9-9) at Musselburgh 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gs.
Ypres 20-1 (8-8) Slowly into stride, in rear and outpaced, 5th of 6, 6l behind M J Woodward (7-12) at Southwell 5f 2yo hco 0-75 (5) fbs in Dec.
Novalist 8-1 (8-10) Chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 4th of 9, 5l behind Caramelita (9-3) at Folkestone 6f hcp 0-65 (6) sft.
Gracie's Gift (IRE) 9-2 (8-6) Chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, led inside final furlong, held on well, won at Southwell 6f hcp 0-60 (6) fbs in May beating Bookiesindex Boy (9-2) by 1 1/4l, 9 ran.
Trending (IRE) Evensfav (8-12) Steadied start, held up behind leaders, pushed along halfway, stayed on inside final furlong, went 3rd post, not pace to challenge, 3rd of 7, 1 1/4l behind Seventeen Seventy (9-2) at Chepstow 5f 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) gs.
Made In The Shade 7-2 (8-12) Chased winner, ridden 2f out, kept on one pace inside final furlong, 3rd of 8, 1 3/4l behind Koolgreycat (9-4) at Musselburgh 5f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) gf in May.
Fair Bunny 4-1 (8-12) Propped and slowly into stride, joined leaders over 3f out, ridden halfway, edged right and weakened final furlong, 6th of 7, 7l behind Sophie's Beau (8-2) at Beverley 5f hcp 0-65 (6) gs.
Charles Parnell (IRE) 25-1 (8-11) Slowly onto stride, behind, headway over 2f out, soon no impression, 5th of 13, 10l behind Mary's Pet (8-12) at Southwell 6f hcp (0-55) (6) fbs in May.
Fairy Mist (IRE) 9-2 (9-4) Led, headed over 6f out, led again over 2f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 7th of 10, 10l behind King Of Paradise (8-9) at Hamilton 1m hcp 0-60 (6) gd.
Ingleby Angel (IRE) 33-1 (8-3) Slowly into stride, led after 2f, headed 3f out, ridden over 1f out, soon weakened, 8th of 12, 8l behind Mick Slates (8-1) at Doncaster 7f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gs.
Majestic Breeze (IRE) 10-1 (8-2) Dwelt and went right start, in rear, pushed along over 3f out, no impression, 6th of 9, 6l behind Lupin Pooter (9-4) at Ayr 5f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gf in May.