SEA SALT is nominated in the hope that some of the forecast rain falls on Town Moor; Sea Crest, Divertimenti and Arjemis are others that could figure prominently in a trappy start to the evening. Ronnie Barr's charge has struggled on recent outings but that has seen his handicap mark drop to the level from which he was last successful and it's interesting that his trainer has engaged the services of in-form apprentice Dale Swift. He has won on quick ground but his best efforts have been with cut in the ground and he could be interesting from a high draw if the rains arrive. Sea Crest has been performing consistently and is entitled to go well but he is still a maiden after nineteen starts and it'd be a brave man that would back him to open his account in a race as competitive as this. Divertimenti does most of his racing on the all-weather but is effective on grass and comes here in form as does Arjemis who may be a little better than her recent form figures suggest as she's been struggling to land a blow from off the pace at Catterick. She can go well in an open race but a chance, with one eye on the heavens, is taken on Sea Salt.
Dickie Le Davoir 18-1 (8-12) In rear and outpaced, never dangerous, 5th of 6, 7l behind Mister Hardy (9-12) at Hamilton 6f clm stks (6) gs.
Cutting Comments 6-1 (9-12) In touch, short of room and hampered over 3f out, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 7th of 11, 12l behind The Bear (9-9) at Ayr 5f hcp 0-65 (6) gd.
Arjemis 5-1 (9-9) Slowly into stride, held up towards rear, ridden over 2f out, headway over 1f out, one pace, 4th of 10, 4 1/2l behind Dhhamaan (8-11) at Catterick 7f hcp 0-65 (6) gf.
Sea Salt 16-1 (9-9) Tracked leaders, took keen hold, ridden over 2f out, soon weakened and not much room, 11th of 12, 15l behind Imperial Djay (9-9) at Thirsk 7f hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Jun.
Desert Falls 40-1 (8-2) In touch on stands side rail, driven and lost place over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 10, 18l behind Red Cape (8-10) at Doncaster 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Jun.
Fuzzy Cat 5-1 (8-12) Slowly into stride, behind, driven along on outside over 2f out, no impression, 9th of 14, 19l behind Westwood (9-5) at Southwell 6f hcp 0-70 (5) fbs.
Sea Crest 5-1 (8-12) Towards rear, headway to chase leaders over 1f out, lost place inside final furlong, 4th of 8, 8l behind Chushka (9-6) at Ripon 6f mdn hcp 0-70 (5) gd.
Divertimenti (IRE) 5-1fav (8-12) Prominent, led after 1f, ridden and headed over 1f out, stayed on same pace, 3rd of 13, 3 1/2l behind Athaakeel (9-8) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Double Carpet (IRE) 8-1 (9-0) Pressed leader, ridden and every chance over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 11th of 13, 11l behind Romantic Queen (9-3) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Cheery Cat (USA) 5-1 (9-1) In touch on inside, ridden over 1f out, faded entering final furlong, 6th of 8, 6l behind Arjemis (9-6) at Catterick 6f hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Jun.
Port Ronan (USA) 18-1 (8-13) Mid-division, headway over 1f out, soon ridden, kept on same pace, 6th of 13, 4l behind Hitches Dubai (9-8) at Beverley 5f hcp 0-60 (6) gf.
High Window (IRE) 40-1 (9-5) Towards rear, never dangerous, 10th of 16, 10l behind Fashion Icon (9-10) at Doncaster 5f am hcp 0-65 (6) gf.
Bouggie Daize 17-2 (10-0) Towards rear, headway over 3f out, kept on final furlong, 5th of 13, 6l behind Joe Packet (9-7) at Chepstow 6f mdn hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Jun.
Perlachy 16-1 (8-8) In rear, ridden over 1f out, no impression, 4th of 5, 5l behind Atlantic Beach (9-1) at Beverley 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gf.
Danum Dancer 28-1 (9-11) Towards rear, ridden over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, never dangerous, 8th of 16, 6l behind Ryedane (9-7) at Beverley 5f hcp 0-65 (6) gd in Jun.
Nimmy's Special 25-1 (8-6) Slowly away, always outpaced in rear, last of 10, 24l behind Bishopbriggs (8-11) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp (0-55) (6) pol in Jan.