held up in rear, headway over 1f out, no impression
slowly into stride, mid-division, weakened over 2f out
tracked leaders, effort over 2f out, faded final furlong
mid-division, headway over 2f out, chased leaders over 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong
chased leaders, effort over 2f out, weakened over 1f out
led until over 2f out, stayed on same pace
in touch, headway over 2f out, soon ridden to challenge, no extra closing stages
tracked leader, every chance over 2f out, led over 1f out, ridden out
went left start, prominent, lost place over 2f out
prominent, led over 2f out, headed over 1f out, no extra
held up in rear, headway over 2f out, chased leaders over 1f out, soon weakened
in touch, weakened over 2f out
dwelt, behind, headway over 2f out, chased leaders over 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong
held up towards rear, under pressure over 2f out, never dangerous
behind, headway over 1f out, ran on inside final furlong, no chance with winner
Jim Goldie has a good record in this and runs four with STAR CRACKER preferred. The latter had stablemate Brendan back in fourth when scoring at Newcastle recently and remains 8lb lower than when beaten a neck in last year’s renewal. Ruth Carr is mob-handed with five runners and Paul Hanagan partners Loulin, who has yet to win but slips further down the weights and makes more appeal than stable companion Cupid's Arrow. Mr Shelby has placed over the minimum trip at Musselburgh the last twice but the Irish raider Tai Sing Yeh has only won a maiden so far though is another sliding down the handicap along with Ninjago.
Ninjago 25-1 (9-7) Dwelt in touch, headway over 2f out, weakened approaching final furlong, 13th of 16, 7 3/4l behind Thornaby Nash (9-3) at Thirsk 7f hcp (6) gd in Apr.
Red Cymbal 20-1 (9-2) Held up, pushed along in mid-division 2f out, never troubled leaders, 6th of 11, 6l behind Everkyllachy (8-9) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp (5) pol in Apr.
Jessie Allan (IRE) 25-1 (9-3) Held up, headway over 1f out, never nearer, 11th of 17, 9 1/4l behind Lucky Beggar (9-7) at Thirsk 6f hcp (6) gf in Apr.
Havana Go 8-1 (8-9) Towards rear, outpaced halfway, soon beaten, last of 11, 10l behind Spirit Of Wedza (9-7) at Hamilton 5f hcp (5) gf in May.
Raffle King (IRE) 9-2 (9-6) Chased leader, ridden 2f out, not quicken final furlong, 4th of 10, 2 1/4l behind Red Invader (9-7) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp (6) pol in Apr.
Mr Shelby (IRE) 13-2 (9-6) Prominent, ridden to lead approaching final furlong, headed inside final furlong, lost 2nd close home, 3rd of 13, 3/4l behind Boudica Bay (9-6) at Musselburgh 5f hcp (6) gf in May.
Cupid's Arrow (IRE) 11-1 (9-3) Tracked winner, driven over 2f out, ridden inside final furlong, never pace to challenge, lost place inside final 110 yards, 4th of 12, 2 3/4l behind Olaudah (9-2) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp (6) pol in Apr.
Tadaany (IRE) 22-1 (8-9) Chased leaders, ridden inside final 2f, never able to challenge, weakened inside final furlong, 10th of 14, 7 3/4l behind Kentuckyconnection (9-5) at Newcastle 6f hcp (6) pol in Apr.
Tai Sing Yeh (IRE) 12-1 (9-2) Held up towards rear, pushed along 2f out and some headway in 9th 1f out, ridden and kept on well inside final furlong, 6th of 14, 1 3/4l behind Bellick (9-4) at Dundalk 6f hcp pol in Mar.
Loulin 11-1 (9-3) Led over 1f, chased leader every chance 2f out, chased winner inside final furlong, well held, lost 2nd close home, 3rd of 13, 4l behind Space War (8-9) at Southwell 6f hcp (6) pol in May.
Star Cracker (IRE) 13-2 (8-12) With leader, led narrowly over 2f out, headed inside final 2f, ridden to lead again inside final furlong, edged left, kept on well, won at Newcastle 5f hcp (6) pol in Apr beating Someone Exciting (9-2) by 1 1/4l, 10 ran.
Brendan (IRE) 5-1 (9-2) Raced keenly, held up behind, outpaced over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, ran on inside final furlong, just failed for 3rd, nearest finish, 4th of 10, 2 1/4l behind Star Cracker (8-12) at Newcastle 5f hcp (6) pol in Apr.
Racquet 16-1 (8-13) Chased (easy) winner, pushed along halfway, lost 2nd and no extra inside final furlong, 5th of 11, 5 1/4l behind Red Stripes (9-3) at Southwell 5f hcp (6) pol in May.
Joey Boy (IRE) 12-1 (9-6) Behind, outpaced 3f out, ridden 2f out, never involved, weakened final furlong, last of 15, 18 1/2l behind Ascot Dreamer (8-12) at Redcar 6f hcp (6) gf in Apr.
Thorntoun Lady (USA) 10-1 (8-11) Always towards rear, last of 10, 7 3/4l behind Mi Capricho (9-7) at Musselburgh 7f hcp (6) gf in May.
Firsteen 12-1 (8-10) Slowly into stride, mid-division, never dangerous, 10th of 14, 14 3/4l behind Kodi Dream (9-0) at Redcar 1m hcp (6) gf in May.
The Bull (IRE) 9-1 (9-3) Mid-division, ridden and outpaced over 2f out, switched outside and kept on inside final furlong, never nearer, 6th of 12, 3 1/2l behind Olaudah (9-2) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp (6) pol in Apr.