prominent, led 4f out, edged right, bumped and headed well over 2f out, no extra well inside final furlong
held up in rear, headway 4f out, went 2nd inside final furlong, kept on, not able to reach winner
soon led, headed over 4f out, weakened over 2f out
led early, always prominent, led and bumped well over 2f out, kept on, ridden out
slowly into stride, held up, outpaced over 2f out
held up, headway 4f out, ridden and weakened over 2f out
prominent early, chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, stayed on inside final furlong, went 3rd close home
Carlitos Spirit hit top form at this time last year and won this race off a 2lb higher mark. It would be no surprise if he left his recent efforts behind and finished thereabouts, but HITS ONLY JUDE gets the vote. He scored over C&D last week and is effectively racing off a 1lb lower mark today with his apprentice's claim taken into consideration. Glenluji has been threatening a return to winning ways and he can go close, but the remainder are all struggling at present though Master Leon has dropped down to a tempting mark.
Hits Only Jude (IRE) 6-1 (9-7) With leaders, pushed along to lead over 2f out, just held on, all out, won at Hamilton 1m hcp 0-70 (5) gd beating Thinking (9-9) by shd, 11 ran.
Glenluji 5-1 (9-2) Half reared start, towards rear, headway towards inside over 1f out, ran on inside final furlong, took 3rd final 75 yards, not pace to reach leading pair, 3rd of 12, 3 1/2l behind Kingswinford (10-2) at Chester 1m ladies hcap (5) gs.
Carlitos Spirit (IRE) 14-1 (8-12) Mid-division, ridden over 3f out, soon beaten, 8th of 11, 7l behind Wiseman's Diamond (8-13) at Ripon 1m hcp 0-70 (5) gd.
Master Leon 11-1 (9-0) Dwelt, always in rear, last of 12, 10l behind Frequency (10-0) at Ayr 7f hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Crocodile Bay (IRE) 11-1 (8-9) In touch, ridden 3f out, not pace to challenge, 6th of 11, 10l behind Spavento (9-4) at Ayr 1m 1f hcp 0-65 (6) gf.
Second Reef 16-1 (8-5) Held up, ridden on outside over 2f out, always in rear, last of 9, 14l behind Drive Home (8-8) at Musselburgh 7f hcp 0-65 (6) gd in Jun.
Spread Boy (IRE) 16-1 (8-10) Held up in touch, ridden well over 1f out, one pace inside final furlong, 7th of 9, 5l behind Shayla (9-13) at Ayr 7f hcp 0-65 (6) gf.