HUCKING HERO looks the answer to this puzzle with Orthology and Intikama others to have chances on the official ratings. The selection was a tad disappointing last time out but today's assignment is over a much more appropriate trip and we are hopeful that the cheekpieces will sharpen him up. Orthology finished ahead of the selection last time. A smart juvenile; he found himself particularly at the mercy of the handicapper as he deemed the horse to be rated 84 off the back of three efforts between 1m and 1m2f. Jimmy Quinn rides Intikama and that could be a tip in itself. The filly has shaped with a modicum of promise under a similar surface but will need to produce a much better effort than the one we saw last week. Bromhead was tried in first time tonguestrap last time out and appeared to deliver an improved performance as a consequence. Lady Sorceror is back in the visor she wore at Ayr. A poor effort at Catterick needs to be overlooked. Mile High Lad looks greatly flattered by his BHA rating and judging by his absences between races, probably has issues in relation to the rigours of training. Aidan O'Brien castoff, Hard Ball, has shown little since joining Mick Quinn and an overdue drop in class looks wise on the evidence of his recent efforts in handicaps. Hucking Hero gets the vote in a race of limited betting appeal.
Bromhead (USA) 40-1 (9-5) Chased leaders, ridden to challenge for 2nd 2f out, weakened final furlong, 3rd of 12, 8l behind Extremely So (8-7) at Yarmouth 1m 3f 3yo sll (6) gf.
Bahama Baileys 100-1 (8-4) Behind, made some late headway, never a factor, 9th of 16, 9l behind Spring Goddess (8-12) at Yarmouth 1m clm stks (6) gf.
Cape Roberto (IRE) 22-1 (8-12) Soon outpaced and ridden along, never dangerous, 9th of 11, 14l behind Calmdownmate (8-12) at Southwell 5f sell stks (6) fbs in Dec.
Hucking Hero (IRE) 7-1 (9-3) Slowly away, held up in rear, headway over 2f out, hung right and weakened over 1f out, 6th of 14, 6l behind Sitwell (8-11) at Leicester 1m 4f clm stks (5) gd.
Rose of Coma (IRE) 14-1 (8-7) Mid-division, headway on outside 3f out, chased leaders 2f out, soon ridden, not much room and weakened over 1f out, 4th of 12, 9l behind Extremely So (8-7) at Yarmouth 1m 3f 3yo sll (6) gf.
Hard Ball 25-1 (8-9) Mid-division, pushed along and strugling over 3f out, tailed off, last of 15, well behind Windpfeil (8-4) at Windsor 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gs.
Hidden Door (IRE) 20-1 (8-13) Keen hold, held up, pushed along 3f out, soon beaten, 10th of 13, 21l behind Zaif (9-4) at Brighton 1m 4f app hcp 0-55 (6) gd.
Lady Sorcerer 16-1 (9-3) Keen early, soon pressed leader, lost place over 4f out, soon weakened, tailed off when eased over 2f out, 9th of 10, well behind Elite Land (9-9) at Catterick 1m 6f hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Sep.
Mile High Lad (USA) 14-1 (9-0) Slowly into stride, towards rear and pushed along, eased over 2f out, last of 8, well behind Charging Indian (8-7) at Southwell 1m 3f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) fbs.
Orthology (IRE) 17-2 (8-12) Led, driven along and hung right over 2f out, headed well over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 14, 4 1/2l behind Sitwell (8-11) at Leicester 1m 4f clm stks (5) gd.
Spanish Cross (IRE) 20-1 (9-0) In touch, ridden 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 5th of 11, 6l behind Hector Spectre (9-0) at Brighton 1m 2f Selling Handicap (0-60) (3yo+) (6) gd.
Intikama (IRE) 7-1 (8-7) Mid-division, ridden over 3f out, weakening when stumbled over 2f out, 8th of 12, 15l behind Extremely So (8-7) at Yarmouth 1m 3f 3yo sll (6) gf.