North Central finally came good at Catterick last Friday and should go well here, despite the extra. But the top weight has a bit to find to overturn Ayr running with Eilean Eeve and we prefer another penalised runner, HAMBLETON. He had Hayek, King Bertolini and Isle Of Ellis behind when landing a similar contest at Redcar eight days ago and Bryan Smart's lightly-raced four-year-old is arguably still well treated, with Serena Brotherton's presence in the saddle another plus. Dower Glen, a winner at Musselburgh last month, and Wolverhampton specialist Almaty Express could prove best of the rest.
North Central (USA) 5-1 (9-11) With leader, ridden to lead over 1f out, kept on well, won at Catterick 6f hcp 0-65 (6) gf beating Baybshambles (9-10) by 1 1/2l, 10 ran.
Ivestar (IRE) 28-1 (10-5) In rear, ridden 2f out, ran on inside final furlong, not reach leaders, 3rd of 13, 2 3/4l behind Downhill Skier (10-5) at Wolverhampton 6f am hcp 0-55 (6) pol in Jan.
Two Turtle Doves (IRE) 8-1 (8-11) Tracked leaders, ridden and every chance over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 9, 11l behind Klynch (9-3) at Carlisle 6f hcp 0-65 (6) gs in May.
Cross of Lorraine (IRE) 10-1 (10-7) Outpaced in rear, hung right and headway on wide outside over 1f out, never on terms, 5th of 10, 4l behind Sands Of Dee (10-13) at Musselburgh 5f am hcp 0-60 (6) gs in Oct.
Dower Glen 7-1 (9-9) Chased leaders, ridden and weakened final furlong, 6th of 11, 7l behind Needy McCredie (9-2) at Carlisle 5f hcp 0-60 (6) gs in May.
Hayek 15-2 (10-6) Slight lead, narrowly headed inside final 3f, kept on under pressure inside final furlong, 3rd of 15, 2 1/2l behind Hambleton (10-2) at Redcar 6f Amateur Maiden Handicap (0-65) (4yo+) (6) gf in May.
Secret City (IRE) 7-1 (8-13) Prominent, ridden over 2f out, lost place over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, eased, 8th of 11, 12l behind Pelmanism (9-6) at Carlisle 6f hcp 0-65 (6) gs in May.
Almaty Express 12-1 (9-3) Led, ridden clear well over 1f out, ran on, headed and no extra well inside final furlong, 2nd of 13, 1 3/4l behind Charlietoo (8-8) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp (0-55) (6) pol in May.
Hambleton 7-1 (10-2) Always prominent, ridden over 2f out, led inside final furlong, ran on, won at Redcar 6f Amateur Maiden Handicap (0-65) (4yo+) (6) gf in May beating Karate Queen (9-11) by 1 3/4l, 15 ran.
Hot Rod Mamma (IRE) 10-1 (9-3) Towards rear, hampered well over 1f out, never dangerous, 9th of 10, 11l behind North Central (9-11) at Catterick 6f hcp 0-65 (6) gf.
Zeruth (IRE) 10-1 (9-8) Rear of mid-division, no impression from halfway, 13th of 20, 17l behind Lovestoned (8-0) at Naas 6f hcp 47-65 gf in Jul.
King Bertolini (IRE) 40-1 (10-3) Slowly into stride, towards rear, headway towards far side over 2f out, stayed on inside final furlong, unable to reach leaders, 4th of 15, 2 3/4l behind Hambleton (10-2) at Redcar 6f Amateur Maiden Handicap (0-65) (4yo+) (6) gf in May.
Eilean Eeve 25-1 (8-11) Dwelt, behind, headway over 1f out, ridden inside final furlong, kept on to take 3rd final 50 yards, 3rd of 14, 4l behind Beckermet (8-10) at Ayr 6f hcp 0-60 (6) gs in May.
Ya Boy Sir (IRE) 20-1 (8-8) Dwelt, mid-division, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 13th of 14, 28l behind Beckermet (8-10) at Ayr 6f hcp 0-60 (6) gs in May.
Adam De Beaulieu (USA) 4-1fav (9-6) Led stands side group, ridden and by that group 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 12th of 14, 24l behind Tombellini (8-13) at Newcastle 7f hcp 0-60 (6) gf in May.
Isle of Ellis (IRE) 20-1 (10-6) Chased leaders, one pace and no impression when carried left inside final furlong, 7th of 15, 5l behind Hambleton (10-2) at Redcar 6f Amateur Maiden Handicap (0-65) (4yo+) (6) gf in May.