Nine Iron ended last season with a victory over a shorter trip here but course winner Bain's Pass didn't appear to get home over today's distance at Beverley last week. Rainford Glory threw in a bad one last time having won at Kempton before that and Lucky Mountain's recent placed efforts at Southwell are misleading as he was beaten out of sight on both occasions. It would be no surprise to see World Map improve on her handicap debut but NO TRUTH also has plenty of scope. She landed a maiden over track and trip on her reappearance and Charlie Hills' filly gets the nod to follow up in this.
Nine Iron (IRE) 10-3 (9-4) Tracked leaders, headway on outside 2f out, ridden to lead 1f out, edged left inside final furlong, held on under pressure near finish, won at Wolverhampton 1m 1f 2yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Oct beating Open Letter (9-7) by nk, 11 ran.
No Truth (IRE) 11-10 (8-2) Made all, ridden over 1f out, soon edged right under pressure, stayed on well, won at Wolverhampton 1m 4f mdn stks (5) pol beating Story Writer (9-13) by 1 1/2l, 5 ran.
Bain's Pass (IRE) 7-1 (8-10) Chased leader 2f, prominent on inside, pushed along over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 5, 6l behind Ambleside (9-2) at Beverley 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gf.
World Map (IRE) 16-1 (8-3) In touch, ridden and headway over 1f out, no impression final furlong, 4th of 7, 3 1/2l behind Bishop's Castle (10-0) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f mdn stks (5) pol in Mar.
Jawinski (IRE) 10-1 (9-7) Held up in rear, pushed along over 2f out, kept on to take 4th place towards finish, no impression, 4th of 5, 9l behind Birdy Boy (9-2) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol.
Lucky Mountain 16-1 (8-4) Close up in 4th, ridden and effort 3f out, kept on to go remote 2nd inside final furlong, 2nd of 4, 22l behind Naru (9-7) at Southwell 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) fbs.
Rainford Glory (IRE) 3-1 (9-6) Held up in last pair, never a factor, 6th of 8, 13l behind Inessa Armand (9-4) at Kempton 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Hi Candy (IRE) 50-1 (7-5) Held up, ridden 3f out, kept on final furlong, nearest finsh, 5th of 13, 7l behind Forced Family Fun (8-13) at Nottingham 1m 2f 2yo hcp 0-75 (5) gs in Oct.