SPIN AGAIN has only raced in lowly grade this year but he's been good enough to land three victories, two modest handicaps and an easy success in a Lingfield claimer last time. He was claimed by John Ryan after that success and his new handler clearly feels that he's worth a shot in this higher grade, so we'll go along with that view at what should be a value-for-money price. Amoya, Barwick and Darcey are all C&D winners and are preferred in that order but McBirney ran a cracking race behind King Zeal at Leicester last time and represents the main danger if repeating that level here. Trip and ground are fine for the Paul D'Arcy inmate.
Amoya (GER) 11-1 (8-11) Made all, ridden and ran on inside final furlong, won at Yarmouth 1m fll hcp (0-85) (4yo+) (4) fm in May beating Viking Rose (8-10) by 2 3/4l, 7 ran.
John Biscuit (IRE) 11-1 (9-1) Took keen hold, chased leaders, ridden and hung left from 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 10th of 12, 9l behind Ree's Rascal (9-1) at Newbury 1m hcp 0-85 (4) gf in May.
Mcbirney (USA) 7-1 (9-1) Close up, headway to chase leader over 2f out, ridden to lead inside final furlong, edged right and headed final strides, 2nd of 8, 1/2l behind King Zeal (8-12) at Leicester 1m 2f hcp 0-80 (4) gs in May.
Barwick 3-1fav (11-0) Held up towards rear, not clearest of runs 3f out, headway over 2f out, went 3rd over 1f out, driven to 2nd inside final furlong, unable to reach winner, 2nd of 12, 4l behind Silken Thoughts (11-1) at Sandown 1m hcp 0-80 (4) hvy in Apr.
Audacious 40-1 (9-5) Led, ridden over 2f out, headed inside final furlong, no extra near finsh, 4th of 8, 2 1/2l behind King Zeal (8-12) at Leicester 1m 2f hcp 0-80 (4) gs in May.
Catchanova (IRE) 15-2 (9-2) Towards rear, ridden and headway approaching final furlong, chased winner briefly inside final furlog, kept on, 3rd of 11, 2 1/4l behind Scottish Glen (9-7) at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-75 (5) pol in May.
Patriotic (IRE) 9-1 (9-2) Tracked leaders stand side, ridden to chase leader 2f out, kept on same pace, 9th of 18, 5l behind Knowe Head (9-4) at Newmarket 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in May.
Darcey 16-1 (8-11) Raced stands side, held up, weakened over 2f out, 12th of 13, 22l behind Trojan Rocket (9-1) at Newmarket 6f app hcp (5) gf in May.
Maz 9-2 (9-4) Tracked leader, led well over 1f out, ran on, readily, won at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Mar beating Polar Auroras (9-0) by 2 3/4l, 8 ran.
Spin Again (IRE) 5-4fav (9-2) In touch, headway 2f out, led 1f out, ridden out, won at Lingfield 7f clm stks (6) pol in May beating Efistorm (9-5) by 3 1/2l, 8 ran.