GABRIAL'S STAR is a winner without a penalty having taken an apprentices' race at Chester in good style only last week. Ryan Moore picks up the ride and the Richard Fahey gelding can go in again. Pilgrims Rest also ran well at Chester and drops down a grade for this while O Ma Lad showed some improvement for his slide down the weights when runner-up at Hamilton last time. Ebony Express failed to cope in Class 2 company on his latest start but today's trip and ground suit ,while Astra Hall is another with claims racing off the same mark as when second at Doncaster earlier this month. Mica Mika seems to prefer the Polytrack nowadays but Frankie's presence on Da Do Run Run suggests a big run from the latter is expected.
Pilgrims Rest (IRE) 40-1 (9-2) Prominent, went 2nd after 1f until 8f out, chased leading pair, pushed along over 3f out, went 2nd again 2f out, ridden and hung left from over 1f out, no impression final furlong, 2nd of 11, 3l behind Stellar Express (9-1) at Chester 1m 2f hcp 0-90 (3) sft.
Bayan Kasirga (IRE) 25-1 (8-9) Dwelt towards rear, never a factor, 8th of 10, 23l behind Beacon Lady (8-9) at Epsom Downs 1m 4f hcp 0-95 (3) gs in Apr.
Warlu Way 28-1 (9-0) Took keen hold, steadied start, held up in rear, moderate headway inside final furlong, never on terms, 6th of 8, 12l behind Silk Sari (9-0) at Doncaster 1m 4f app hcp (0-85) (4yo+) (4) gs.
O Ma Lad (IRE) 9-4fav (8-9) Held up towards rear, headway over 1f out, chased winner entering final furlong, kept on and no impression, 2nd of 7, 3l behind Sirvino (9-7) at Hamilton 1m 5f hcp 0-95 (3) gs.
Ebony Express 12-1 (8-3) Tracked leader, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 11th of 14, 15l behind Sennockian Star (9-1) at Epsom Downs 1m 2f hcp 0-105 (2) gs in Apr.
Astra Hall 9-2 (8-11) Held up in last pair, switched right 4f out, headway over 2f out, stayed on into 2nd inside final furlong, no chance with winner, 2nd of 8, 2 3/4l behind Silk Sari (9-0) at Doncaster 1m 4f app hcp (0-85) (4yo+) (4) gs.
Crackentorp 14-1 (9-9) Steadied start, pushed along and struggling in rear 4f out, eased when no chance final furlong, 7th of 9, 13l behind Sirvino (9-7) at Carlisle 1m 6f hcp 0-90 (3) sft in Sep.
Gabrial's Star 4-1 (9-5) Slowly into stride, held up behind, headway on outside 4f out, led 3f out, ridden and hard pressed over 1f out, stayed on well final furlong, won at Chester 1m 4f app hcp (0-85) (4yo+) (4) sft beating Running Deer (9-5) by 2 3/4l, 9 ran.
Guising 14-1 (9-8) Chased leader, led well over 1f out, ridden and headed inside final furlong, soon faded, 4th of 10, 8l behind Muhtaris (8-10) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Nov.
Freewheel (IRE) 66-1 (8-5) Tracked leaders, hard ridden to challenge over 1f out, weakening when hampered inside final furlong, 6th of 14, 6l behind Elidor (8-12) at Thirsk 1m 4f hcp 0-100 (2) gs in Apr.
Da Do Run Run 20-1 (8-9) Ponied to start, soon led, ridden and headed over 1f out, kept on one pace, 2nd of 10, 7l behind Beacon Lady (8-9) at Epsom Downs 1m 4f hcp 0-95 (3) gs in Apr.
Mica Mika (IRE) 20-1 (8-2) Tracked leader, ridden and every chance entering final furlong, kept on one pace, 3rd of 11, 3 1/2l behind Viewpoint (9-3) at Lingfield 1m 4f app hcp 0-105 (2) pol in Apr.
Ex Oriente (IRE) 33-1 (9-1) Slowly away, always behind, 14th of 16, 30l behind Dark Ruler (8-12) at Doncaster 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) sft in Mar.
Deepsand (IRE) 33-1 (9-6) Towards rear, pushed along halfway, soon outpaced and no chance after, 11th of 16, 17l behind Memory Cloth (8-11) at Haydock 1m 2f hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Apr.
Streets Of Newyork 9-2 (9-0) In rear, ridden over 3f out, never dangerous, 5th of 9, 9l behind Brigadoon (9-5) at Catterick 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) sft in Apr.
Recession Proof (FR) 7-1 (9-2) Tracked leaders, ridden to press winner over 3f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 3rd of 6, 9l behind Tartan Jura (8-12) at Southwell 2m hcp 0-85 (4) fbs in Apr.
Good Speech (IRE) 9-2 (8-7) Led, ridden and headed over 1f out, kept on same pace, 4th of 10, 2 1/4l behind Discay (9-7) at Ripon 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Sep.
Sherman McCoy 4-1 (8-10) Led, ridden and headed over 1f out, kept on towards finish, 2nd of 5, 1l behind War Poet (8-13) at Catterick 1m 4f clm stks (6) gd.