slowly away in rear, ridden and some headway over 1f out, no impression final furlong
close up, ridden 2f out, kept on one pace
led, ridden 2f out, headed over 1f out, driven and still every chance inside final furlong until no extra near finish
raced wide tracked leaders, ridden over 1f out, one pace final furlong
very slowly away soon recovered towards rear, ridden 2f out, never a factor
close up, pushed along over 3f out, ridden 2f out, weakened entering final furlong
tracked leader, pushed along to lead over 1f out, ridden and pressed inside final furlong, asserted near finish
keen raced wide held up, ridden and headway over 1f out, no impression final furlong
More Mischief and Triple Eight have both been raised 6lb for their latest wins at Hamilton. Skiddaw Valleys scored over a shorter trip here last time and is up 4lb. All three step up in class along with recent Thirsk winner Arizona John but Dance King drops down a grade and has a shout on his earlier second at York. But last year's winner CORTON LAD (NAP) won at Ayr earlier in the month and was beaten only a length at Wetherby last time. Racing off a similar mark here, he gets the vote to come out best.
Dance King 4-1 (9-10) Prominent, ridden to challenge well over 1f out, soon weakened, 6th of 7, 11l behind Liberty Red (9-6) at Pontefract 1m 2f hcp 0-90 (3) gd in Jun.
Kiwayu 20-1 (9-11) Dropped out start, held up in rear, headway over 1f out, stayed on from over 1f out, never near leaders, 7th of 17, 4 1/2l behind Barreesh (8-12) at York 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) gd.
Corton Lad 4-1 (9-6) Led, ridden 2f out, headed over 1f out, held towards finish, 4th of 7, 1l behind Altharoos (9-7) at Wetherby 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) gd.
Arizona John (IRE) 13-2 (9-11) Tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, switched right entering final furlong, ran on to lead towards finish, won at Thirsk 1m 4f hcp 0-75 (5) gd beating Deep Blue Diamond (7-9) by nk, 10 ran.
Clear Spell (IRE) 10-1 (10-0) Started very slowly lost many lengths and reluctant to race, tailed off in rear, closer order halfway, never able to recover, 6th of 7, 10l behind More Mischief (8-11) at Hamilton 1m 4f hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Jun.
Triple Eight (IRE) 9-1 (8-13) Tracked leaders, ridden over 3f out, effort 2f out, led over 1f out, clear inside final furlong, stayed on well, won at Hamilton 1m 3f hcp 0-75 (5) gs beating Diddy Eric (8-4) by 4l, 8 ran.
More Mischief 13-8fav (8-11) Tracked leaders in 4th, ridden over 3f out, outpaced over 2f out, rallied chasing leaders over 1f out, 2nd inside final fuirlong, stayed on to lead towards finish, won at Hamilton 1m 4f hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Jun beating Kerrymerry (8-9) by 1/2l, 7 ran.
Skiddaw Valleys 20-1 (9-4) Held up mid-division, pushed along over 3f out, headway over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, went 2nd place towards finish, won at Carlisle 1m 1f hcp 0-70 (5) gd beating Piccadilly Jim (9-9) by shd, 14 ran.