Joe Jo Star could be the proverbial good thing (he is due to rise sharply up the ratings when his new mark kicks in), especially if he dots up Wednesday at Beverley, however there must be a concern on some level over this trip and we will take a chance on the rain arriving as we side with HARRY THE HAWK. Tim Walford's gelding really caught the eye with his finishing effort last time at Newcastle when beaten into second behind Wind Star. The return to 12 furlongs will suit and he can bounce back from a disappointing spell over hurdles this winter. Force Group should improve on his comeback fifth at Doncaster, Realism won a claimer easily at Southwell on Sunday and he is thrown in on his old form, whilst Babilu and Maslak represent trainers who travel a long way for this race. Andorn, Spirit Of Adjisa and Grey Command continue to run well in defeat, whilst Jim Goldie's Grandad Bill is now 4lb lower than his Musselburgh win in October last year. This is hardly the easiest of 'getting out stakes' to end a tricky card, however Harry The Hawk looks to be the one to side with if the forecast rain falls.
Coyote Creek 8-1 (9-4) In touch, led on inside inside final 3f, driven and stayed on final furlong, headed towards finish, 2nd of 13, 1/2l behind Corriolanus (8-1) at Newbury 1m 4f app hcp (5) gs in May.
Force Group (IRE) 11-4 (9-3) Tracked leader, ridden along 3f out, one pace until weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 6, 6l behind Cape Colony (9-2) at Doncaster 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) gs.
Realism (FR) 5-1 (9-4) Held up behind, headway 4f out, ridden to lead 2f out, stayed on well to go clear final furlong, won at Southwell 1m 4f clm stks (5) fbs beating Aureate (9-9) by 6l, 9 ran.
Spirit of Adjisa (IRE) 15-2 (9-4) Slowly into stride, held up, headway over 2f out, ridden to chase winner 1f out, held, 2nd of 9, 1l behind Gloucester (8-12) at Windsor 1m 4f hcp 0-75 (5) gf.
Maslak (IRE) 7-1 (9-3) Chased leaders early, soon pushed along and lost place, behind well over 5f out, 6th of 7, 23l behind Persian Peril (8-11) at Southwell 1m 3f hcp 0-85 (4) fbs in May.
Runswick Bay 50-1 (8-6) Always behind, never a factor, last of 11, 41l behind Tanto Faz (8-9) at Ripon 1m 4yo hcp 0-100 (2) gs in May.
Harry The Hawk 7-2fav (8-9) Held up, ridden and headway over 2f out, stayed on under pressure inside final furlong, to go 2nd towards finish, 2nd of 10, 1l behind Wind Star (9-4) at Newcastle 1m 2f hcp 0-80 (4) gf in May.
Babilu 16-1 (8-10) Chased leaders, ridden one pace and no chance with front pair final 2f, 3rd of 13, 12l behind Corriolanus (8-1) at Newbury 1m 4f app hcp (5) gs in May.
Royal Flynn 100-1 (8-8) Mid-division, effort over 2f out, no impression, 7th of 9, 14l behind Empowered (9-4) at Doncaster 1m 2f app hcp (0-85) (4yo+) (4) gd in May.
Andorn (GER) 22-1 (9-2) Soon led, ridden over 2f out, headed 1f out, kept on, 2nd of 8, nk behind Joinedupwriting (9-1) at Ripon 1m 2f hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Joe Jo Star 4-9fav (8-10) Tracked winner, smooth headway 2f out, driven over 1f out, one pace final furlong, 2nd of 6, 1/2l behind Bollin Freddie (7-10) at Beverley 1m 2f hcp 0-70 (5) fm.
Grey Command (USA) 14-1 (8-8) Led, hard pressed over 2f out, soon ridden, headed well inside final furlong, kept on, 2nd of 9, 1 1/2l behind Dechiper (8-11) at Newcastle 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) gd.
Grandad Bill (IRE) 4-1 (9-10) Held up, smooth headway to track leaders over 3f out, ridden and soon one pace, 3rd of 10, 4 1/2l behind Monte Pattino (8-11) at Musselburgh 1m 6f app hcp (6) gf in May.
Comrade Cotton 20-1 (8-8) Held up in rear, headway on inside over 2f out, never reached leaders, 7th of 12, 10l behind Desert Kiss (9-7) at Kempton 1m app hcp (0-70) (4yo+) (5) pol.