towards rear, headway over 2f out, ridden and every chance over 1f out, no extra and lost 2nd place last 50 yards
dwelt, towards rear, headway over 2f out, kept on to take 2nd place last 50 yards, no chance with winner
reared start, in touch, led over 1f out, stayed on well
in rear, ridden over 1f out, kept on same final furlong
with leader, ridden and weakened 2f out
led, ridden and headed over 1f out, soon weakened, eased when faltered inside final furlong, pulled up
prominent, pushed along over 2f out, weakened over 1f out
NAMWAHJOBO returned to action with a victory in a maiden at Redcar last month. Jim Goldie's colt has plenty of scope for improvement on his handicap debut and gets the nod in a race with question marks hanging over most of his rivals. Strictly Pink has every chance on her best form but is becoming increasingly temperamental, while the likely fast ground is against Tro Nesa. Normandy Maid has done her winning over the minimum trip and Finn's Rainbow prefers the Fibresand.
Strictly Pink (IRE) 8-1 (8-10) Held up in rear, hung left over 2f out, went 4th inside final furlong, never dangerous, 4th of 7, 9l behind Fred Willetts (9-0) at Chester 1m 3yo hcp 0-105 (2) gf.
Tro Nesa (IRE) 8-1 (8-13) Dwelt, behind, headway over 1f out, ridden entering final furlong, kept on towards finish, 2nd of 8, nk behind Mr Optimistic (9-2) at Ayr 6f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gs in May.
Namwahjobo (IRE) 9-4 (9-3) Chased leaders, ridden and switched left over 1f out, led inside final furlong, kept on well, won at Redcar 6f 3yo mdn aut (5) gf in May beating Moral Issue (9-0) by 1 1/4l, 6 ran.
Normandy Maid 9-2 (9-6) Tracked leaders, effort over 2f out, soon weakened, 7th of 10, 13l behind Barkston Ash (9-2) at Ripon 6f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gd in May.
Finn's Rainbow 10-1 (9-7) Mid-division, soon pushed along, weakened halfway, 9th of 10, 22l behind Barkston Ash (9-2) at Ripon 6f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gd in May.
Sweet Cheeks (IRE) 11-10fav (8-8) Raced far side, tracked leaders, led and overall leader halfway, hung left and headed entering final furlong, no extra, 6th of 15, 3l behind Peppercorn Rent (8-3) at Ripon 6f 2yo sll (6) gd in Jul.
Alkhawarah (USA) 16-1 (8-12) Led early, tracked leaders, ridden over 1f out, no extra extra inside final furlong, 3rd of 7, 5l behind Elmaam (8-12) at Beverley 7f fll mdn stks (5) gf in May.