Even though this won’t take much winning, last week’s course and distance winner Star Citizen looks vulnerable under a penalty and on quicker ground. PAVERS PRIDE has rediscovered some his zest since switching to Paul Midgley. He’s found only one too good at Beverly and Hamilton and can go one better today. Shesadabber is on a hat-trick after back-to-back victories at Hamilton and has shown a clear liking for ground with some give but another Hamilton winner, Lady Celia, has only been raised 2lb and still has some scope.
Pavers Pride 11-8fav (9-0) Awkwardly away and slowly into stride, well off the pace in last pair, headway over 1f out, strong run inside final furlong, not reach winner, 2nd of 10, 1/2l behind Shesadabber (8-5) at Hamilton 5f hcp (6) gs in Jun.
Shesadabber 5-6fav (9-6) Disputed lead early, hit front when ridden entering final 2f, kept on strongly approaching final furlong and eased down final strides, won comfortably, won at Hamilton 5f hcp (6) sft in Jul beating Corton Lass (9-1) by 2l, 5 ran.
Star Citizen 22-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, switched right over 1f out, just pushed along and ran on inside final furlong, led final 50 yards, cosily, won at Ayr 5f hcp (6) sft in Jul beating Somewhere Secret (9-7) by 1/2l, 9 ran.
Lady Celia 8-1 (8-5) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, closed 1f out, led inside final furlong, ran on, won at Hamilton 5f hcp (5) sft in Jun beating Manolith (9-8) by nk, 5 ran.
Grandma 2-1fav (9-9) Prominent, went second 4f out, pushed along 2f out, kept on inside the final furlong, 3rd of 7, 3 3/4l behind Glamorous Force (9-1) at Leicester 5f hcp (6) gf in Jun.
Beignet (IRE) 33-1 (9-5) Chased leaders, lost place over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 7, 10 1/2l behind Bal Mal (10-2) at Musselburgh 5f hcp (6) gd in Jun.
Summer Heights 18-1 (9-3) Bumped start, outpaced and behind, some late headway, no chance, 5th of 7, 5 3/4l behind Bal Mal (10-2) at Musselburgh 5f hcp (6) gd in Jun.
Lord Of The Glen 5-1 (9-5) Tracked leaders, ridden over 1f out, kept on, no impression with front pair inside final 100 yards, 3rd of 13, 2 1/4l behind Sharrabang (9-10) at Newcastle 6f hcp (7) pol in Feb.
Corton Lass 4-1 (9-1) Reared exiting stalls but soon recovered to race keenly on outside in midfield, shaken up 2f out, moved into second entering final furlong, kept on close home but outpaced by winner, 2nd of 5, 2l behind Shesadabber (9-6) at Hamilton 5f hcp (6) sft in Jul.