Azrag won the 2013 renewal off today's mark for a different yard. Simon Walker was on board last year but he rides recent Lingfield winner Sweetheart Abbey today. Mick Easterby regularly wins these events and TAPIS LIBRE contributed with three victories last year, two of those under Joanna Mason. The partnership look set to strike again having slipped 8lb down the weights this season. St Ignatius is capable at this level and has won for an amateur before while Spin Cast was successful under today's rider at Carlisle last year.
Anton Dolin (IRE) 50-1 (10-2) Towards rear, well behind final 4f, hanging left over 2f out, 11th of 12, 27l behind Arabian Beauty (9-10) at Catterick 1m 4f am hcp 0-75 (5) gd.
Azrag (USA) 16-1 (9-4) Led, headed over 7f out, in touch, lost place and behind 4f out, last of 7, 17l behind Mick Duggan (9-7) at Lingfield 2m hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Sweetheart Abbey 6-4fav (9-4) Took keen hold, held up in rear, not clearest of runs over 2f out, good headway between horses over 1f out, quickened to lead inside final furlong, soon ridden clear, ran on well, won at Lingfield 1m 4f hcp 0-70 (5) pol beating Kindlelight Storm (9-7) by 1 1/4l, 6 ran.
Tapis Libre 14-1 (10-4) Tracked leaders on outside, ridden 2f out, no extra inside final furlong, 7th of 15, 5l behind Sergeant Pink (9-2) at Carlisle 1m 3f ladies hcp 0-70 (5) gd.
Spin Cast 9-1 (10-6) Chased winner until over 3f out, chased leaders, ridden and weakened over 2f out, 12th of 15, 17l behind Sergeant Pink (9-2) at Carlisle 1m 3f ladies hcp 0-70 (5) gd.
Angus Glens 10-1 (10-5) Took keen hold tracking leader, led over 4f out, ridden and headed 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 5th of 10, 10l behind Victor's Bet (10-9) at Newbury 1m 2f am hcp 0-70 (5) gs.
St Ignatius 33-1 (7-13) Keen tracked leader until over 4f out, weakened 2f out, last of 7, 20l behind Ethics Girl (8-8) at Epsom Downs 1m 4f hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Jul.
Star Of Namibia (IRE) 20-1 (8-9) Chased leaders, led entering final 3f, ridden and headed over 2f soon lost 2nd under pressure, chased leading pair until weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 18, 6l behind Perfect Summer (9-5) at Doncaster 1m 4f app hcp 0-70 (5) gd in May.
Summerling (IRE) 100-1 (8-10) Chased leader, pushed along and weakened over 2f out, 5th of 14, 14l behind Fiery Sunset (8-10) at Lingfield 1m 4f mdn stks (5) pol in Jul.
Snow Dancer (IRE) 16-1 (8-10) Held up, ridden over 2f out, never on terms, 7th of 11, 8l behind Always Resolute (8-8) at Haydock 1m 2f hcp 0-70 (5) gd.
Ogaritmo 7-1 (9-12) Slowly away, in rear, headway over 5f out to chase leaders, ridden and every chance over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 6th of 7, 9l behind Soundbyte (9-11) at Nottingham 1m 6f am hcp 0-65 (6) gf.
Oly'roccs (IRE) 6-1 (8-10) Held up, never dangerous, 11th of 13, 18l behind Flipping (9-2) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-60 (6).