Shaddaii had shown little prior to scoring at Fontwell in May and, despite a 4lb weight rise, is still 6lb wrong in the weights in this handicap. Wild West and Keep The Cash represent powerful yards but neither impressed last time, though the former will almost certainly have needed his run here. Pollystone failed to follow up her Huntingdon second at Wetherby so we'll stick with MIGHTY CLARETS after the latter got off the mark over 2m here last month. The longer trip is more of a worry than the penalty. Dancing Emily has ability but probably needs some help from the handicapper.
Mighty Clarets (IRE) 2-1 (11-2) Tracked leaders in 3rd, went 2nd before 5 out, led after 4 out, clear before 3 out, stayed on strongly, eased towards finish, won at Worcester 2m hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gf in Jun beating My Lord (11-2) by 14l, 8 ran.
Dancing Emily (IRE) 9-2 (11-12) Held up on outside, effort 3 out, ridden after next, soon weakened, 4th of 7, 31l behind Clouds Of Mist (10-6) at Cartmel 2m 6f nov hcp hdl 0-105 (4) sft in May.
Wild West (IRE) 6-4fav (11-10) Held up in rear, mistake 1st, some headway when blundered 3 out, soon weakened, 12th of 14, well behind Leath Acra Mor (11-7) at Worcester 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gd in Jun.
Keep The Cash (IRE) 11-2 (11-0) Always towards rear, ridden and strugging after 5th, tailed off, 11th of 16, well behind Honour System (11-0) at Newton Abbot 2m 1f mdn hdl (4) gd in May.
Pollystone (IRE) 9-2 (11-0) Led, headed before 3 out, soon weakened, 7th of 12, 48l behind Luci Di Mezzanotte (11-0) at Wetherby 2m mdn hdl (5) gd in May.
Royal Deal 10-1 (10-4) In rear, slow jump and reminder 3rd, struggling 6th, tailed off when pulled up before 9th, in a race won by Blackwell Synergy (11-7) at Southwell 3m hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gd in Jun, 10 ran.
West End Classic (IRE) 50-1 (10-7) In rear, took keen hold and headway into mid-division 3rd, chased leaders before 3 out, kept on same pace, no impression when left 4th and hampered last, 4th of 11, 17l behind Lord Grantham (11-9) at Ffos Las 2m 6f nh nov hdl (4) gd in Jun.
Whatsupjack (IRE) 20-1 (10-7) Raced in last place, closed after 3rd, ridden 5th, weakened before 2 out, 4th of 6, 26l behind Meetings Man (10-12) at Market Rasen 2m 1f sell hdl (4) gd in Jun.
Divine Folly (IRE) 20-1 (10-12) Held up, jumped right and hampered 1st, mistake 2nd, well beaten 3 out, tailed off, 7th of 14, 49l behind Odin (10-12) at Stratford 2m nh nov hdl (4) gf in Jun.
Pirans Car 25-1 (11-5) Held up in rear, reminder after 4th, behind when pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Ahead Ahead (11-12) at Worcester 2m 7f nov hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd in Jun, 16 ran.
Cruising Bye 6-1 (12-0) Hdwy 11; no ex 2 out, 5th of 12, 11l behind War Of The World (12-0) at Meynell & South Staffordshire 2m 4f ptp gd in Jun.
General Girling 50-1 (10-6) Tracked leaders, outpaced after 3 out, kept on from last, no impression, 3rd of 9, 21l behind Marie Deja La (11-10) at Fontwell 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gs in Jun.
Shaddaii (FR) 16-1 (9-11) Mid-division, headway and in touch before 3 out (usual 4 out), challenged last (usual 2 out), ridden to lead narrowly bypassing omitted last, just held on (no time taken), won at Fontwell 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd in May beating Alaccordion (10-5) by shd, 13 ran.
Plug In Baby 20-1 (10-6) Held up in mid-division, lost place 2nd, slipped up on bend before 6th, in a race won by Just Cloudy (11-8) at Newton Abbot 2m 3f nov hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gf in Jun, 13 ran.