Lesley's Choice couldn't cope with the return to handicap company in June having won a couple of claimers for the last two legs of a C&D hat trick. A 6lb rise for a victory at Newcastle put paid to Wild Sauce's chance at Chester last time and it remains to be seen if Liberty Island can confirm latest running at Haydock with Thirteen Shivers off a 5lb higher mark. Pea Shooter attempted to make all at the same track earlier this month and very nearly succeeded but SELFARA gets another chance in this. She can be forgiven her latest below par effort over 6f at Ffos Las as she'd recorded a double over today's trip earlier and can return to winning ways here.
Noverre To Go (IRE) 16-1 (9-2) Dwelt, always behind, 13th of 15, 16l behind Kingsgate Choice (9-5) at Ascot 5f hcp 0-90 (3) gf.
Doctor Parkes 14-1 (8-7) Chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 5th of 14, 3l behind Cheviot (9-7) at Haydock 5f hcp 0-100 (2) fm.
Pea Shooter 10-1 (9-1) Led, ridden over 1f out, caught post, 2nd of 16, ns behind Escape To Glory (9-7) at Haydock 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gf.
Thirteen Shivers 15-2 (9-4) In rear and outpaced, headway over 1f out, kepton to chase winner inside final furlong, held near finish, 2nd of 9, 1/2l behind Liberty Island (8-13) at Haydock 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gf.
Clear Praise (USA) 10-1 (9-6) Steadied start, took keen hold and held up in rear, headway on outside over 2f out, ridden and no impression over 1f out, 5th of 8, 7l behind Clear Spring (8-11) at Brighton 6f hcp 0-80 (4) fm.
Liberty Island (IRE) 13-2 (8-13) Mid-division, headway over 2f out, ridden to lead over 1f out, edged left inside final furlong, kept on well, won at Haydock 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gf beating Thirteen Shivers (9-4) by 1/2l, 9 ran.
Knocker Knowles (IRE) 20-1 (8-11) Tracked leader, ridden and lost place over 1f out, one pace final furlong, 5th of 10, 6l behind Barons Spy (9-6) at Bath 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gs.
Selfara 3-1 (9-5) With leaders, led 4f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, soon weakened, 6th of 7, 5l behind Forest Edge (8-10) at Ffos Las 6f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gs.
Wild Sauce 14-1 (9-2) Held up, ridden over 1f out, no impression, 8th of 14, 7l behind Cruise Tothelimit (8-9) at Chester 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gd.
Lesley's Choice 14-1 (9-1) In touch, ridden and outpaced after 2f, last of 10, 19l behind Solemn (9-12) at Sandown 5f hcp 0-85 (4) sft in Jun.
Wooden King (IRE) 14-1 (9-3) Mid-division, headway on inside over 1f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong, outpaced towards finish, 7th of 15, 2l behind Demora (8-5) at Bath 5f hcp 0-80 (4) fm.
Speightowns Kid (USA) 16-1 (8-8) Led, ridden over 2f out, headed over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 8th of 9, 9l behind Delft (9-0) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-85 (4) pol.