FATHSTA is given the vote to supplement his victory in the Coral Sprint Handicap on soft ground over the C&D in October despite being drawn on the opposite side of the track. Dave Simcock's charge is on the same mark today and showed his well-being with a cracking run over 7f at Newmarket last time where he just failed to last out the trip. Hoof It loves this fast track as he showed on his return to action in May. He wasn't quite at his best in the Wokingham last time but back on his favourite terrain looks certain to be involved in the finish. The progressive Entitled won here in May and missed the break on her only subsequent start at Pontefract though an 8lb rise in the weights won't have aided her cause. Ginger Ted loves a bit of cut in the ground and can go well while David O'Meara has had a superb season and his Roker Park is on the short-list as he's won a similar handicap on soft going from this kind of mark in the past.
Hoof It 9-2fav (9-6) Chased far side leaders, led far side group over 1f out, soon headed, one pace, 7th of 25, 7l behind Deacon Blues (8-13) at Royal Ascot 6f hcp 0-110 (2) sft in Jun.
Tajneed (IRE) 16-1 (9-12) Mid-division, ridden over 2f out, headway over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 5th of 14, 2 3/4l behind Quest For Success (9-7) at Hamilton 6f hcp 105 (2) gd.
Mister Hughie (IRE) 33-1 (9-0) Behind, ridden over 1f out, headway entering final furlong, kept on, no impression, 6th of 13, 3 1/2l behind Masamah (9-0) at York 5f Listed stks 3yo (1) gd.
Singeur (IRE) 20-1 (9-2) Held up towards rear, effort and switched sharply right 2f out, soon ridden and no impression, 11th of 19, 11l behind Noble Citizen (8-6) at Ascot 6f hcp (2) gd.
Fathsta (IRE) 18-1 (9-2) Raced far side, mid-division, headway over 1f out, every chance entering final furlong, no extra close home, 3rd of 20, 2 1/2l behind Brae Hill (9-1) at Newmarket 7f hcp (2) gf.
Swilly Ferry (USA) 16-1 (9-8) Mid-division, ridden 3f out, ran on inside final furlong, nearest finish, 5th of 15, 4l behind Piazza San Pietro (9-1) at Haydock 6f hcp 0-95 (3) gf.
Silaah 11-1 (9-9) Chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, weakened final furlong, last of 12, 8l behind Ancient Cross (9-11) at Newcastle 5f hcp 105 (2) gs in Jun.
R Woody 22-1 (8-11) Chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 9th of 19, 9l behind Noble Citizen (8-6) at Ascot 6f hcp (2) gd.
Midnight Martini 7-1 (9-2) Chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, kept on one pace inside final furlong, 6th of 16, 4 1/2l behind Anne Of Kiev (9-6) at Haydock 6f fll lst stks (1) gf in May.
Roker Park (IRE) 10-1 (9-1) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, kept on inside final furlong, 3rd of 14, 2 1/4l behind Quest For Success (9-7) at Hamilton 6f hcp 105 (2) gd.
Favourite Girl (IRE) 6-1 (9-6) Chased leader, challenged 2f out, soon led, ridden over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, soon weakened, 5th of 10, 4l behind Duchess Dora (9-6) at Pontefract 5f hcp 0-95 (3) gf.
Racy 16-1 (8-9) Made most on stands side rail, ridden and egded right from over 2f out, headed inside final furlong, lost 2 places towards finish, 4th of 19, 2 1/4l behind Noble Citizen (8-6) at Ascot 6f hcp (2) gd.
Irish Heartbeat (IRE) 15-2 (8-11) Mid-division, headway over 2f out, soon ridden, stayed on same pace and no impression inside final furlong, 9th of 14, 4l behind Quest For Success (9-7) at Hamilton 6f hcp 105 (2) gd.
Ginger Ted (IRE) 7-1 (8-13) Held up in mid-division, pushed along 3f out, lost place 2f out, eased inside final furlong, last of 14, 8l behind Quest For Success (9-7) at Hamilton 6f hcp 105 (2) gd.
Corporal Maddox 16-1 (9-12) Slowly into stride, towards rear, headway 2f out, edged left and challenged 1f out, soon ridden, kept on and every chance inside final furlong, held near finish, 3rd of 10, 3/4l behind Roker Park (9-9) at Chester 6f hcp 0-90 (3) gd.
Medici Time 10-1 (9-1) Held up towards rear, headway on outside over 2f out, chased leaders and every chance inside final furlong, 4th and held when hampered and snatched up close home, 4th of 11, 1 1/4l behind Medicean Man (9-1) at Ascot 5f hcp 105 (2) gd.
Baby Strange 7-2 (9-3) Tracked leader, ridden over 1f out, led inside final furlong, edged left and headed final strides, 2nd of 6, 3/4l behind Swiss Franc (9-5) at Newmarket 5f hcp 0-95 (3) gs.
Star Rover (IRE) 12-1 (9-10) Towards rear of mid-division, headway 2f out, ridden to challenge when edged left 1f out, stayed on to lead narrowly inside final furlong, headed near finish, 2nd of 10, 1/2l behind Roker Park (9-9) at Chester 6f hcp 0-90 (3) gd.
Befortyfour 14-1 (9-6) In touch in rear, ridden halfway, weakened over 1f out, 5th of 6, 9l behind Swiss Franc (9-5) at Newmarket 5f hcp 0-95 (3) gs.
Entitled 11-4fav (9-11) Dwelt, pushed along towards rear on outer, headway on outer over 1f out, soon ridden, kept on towards finish, 4th of 12, 1 1/4l behind Sioux Rising (9-8) at Pontefract 6f flls hcp 0-130 (3) gf in Jun.