Maximum Risk has been threatening to get his head back in front while Available Angel finished just in front of Almost An Angel when that pair filled the places at Leicester. Cully and Shem step up in trip for their handicap debuts but a chance is taken on COVERT MISSION. Without a win in seven outings in Ireland, the half-brother to a Listed winner over today’s trip is fitted with first-time cheekpieces on his debut for James Ferguson and we may not have seen the best of him yet.
Cully 6-1 (8-11) Tracked leaders, ridden and every chance 2f out, kept on same pace, 4th of 9, 8 1/4l behind Dulla Bhatti (9-2) at Hamilton 6f stks (5) gf in Jun.
Jianzi (IRE) 9-1 (9-4) Held up in mid-division, pushed along over 2f out, no impact from over 1f out, 6th of 10, 7 1/2l behind Helm Rock (9-6) at Carlisle 7f hcp (5) sft in May.
Hear Me Roar (IRE) 33-1 (8-12) Always towards rear, 8th of 10, 3 3/4l behind Annandale (9-6) at Newcastle 1m (5) pol in Nov.
Covert Mission (FR) 5-1 (9-8) Tracked leaders, 5th halfway, ridden and not clear run over 1f out, no impression under 1f out, kept on one pace, 7th of 15, 3 1/2l behind Princess Sela (9-12) at Gowran Park 7f hcp sft in May.
Ginato (IRE) 50-1 (9-5) Close up, pushed along and weakened over 1f out, 12th of 15, 10 1/2l behind Truth In Jest (8-13) at Thirsk 6f hcp (6) gf in Jun.
Almost An Angel 20-1 (9-2) Led, pushed along and headed over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, stayed on one pace, 3rd of 13, 3l behind Elvic (9-7) at Leicester 7f hcp (6) gf in Jun.
Maximum Risk (IRE) 5-1 (9-4) Soon led, pushed 2f out, ridden when headed inside final furlong, kept on well, 2nd of 11, 1 1/4l behind Bawaady (9-6) at Beverley 7f hcp (6) sft in May.
Autumn Aurora (IRE) 25-1 (8-8) Held up towards rear, pushed along over 4f out, no impression, last of 9, 13 1/2l behind Celtic Empress (9-2) at Hamilton 1m hcp fll (5) gs in May.
Royal Guard (GER) 14-1 (8-3) Keen held up, pushed along over 2f out, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 6th of 7, 19l behind Arctic Emperor (9-7) at Haydock 1m hcp (5) hvy in May.
Bite Ya Legs 10-1 (8-9) Raced wide held up, pushed along and headway approaching final furlong, nearest finish, 6th of 14, 3 1/4l behind Acquisitor (9-0) at Catterick 7f hcp (6) gf in Jun.
Shem (IRE) 16-1 (9-5) Mid-division on inside, pushed along halfway, soon outpaced and weakened, 10th of 11, 6 1/2l behind Cuban Breeze (9-3) at Wolverhampton 6f (5) pol in Sep.
Carribean Queen 80-1 (8-11) Towards rear, never on terms, 13th of 15, 11 1/2l behind Truth In Jest (8-13) at Thirsk 6f hcp (6) gf in Jun.
Bazzy 12-1 (8-3) Slow into stride, towards rear, never on terms, 9th of 11, 11 1/2l behind Tellmeyourstory (9-3) at Carlisle 7f hcp fll (5) gd in Jun.
Available Angel 50-1 (8-3) Keen prominent, ridden over 1f out, stayed on to go 2nd close home, 2nd of 13, 2 1/2l behind Elvic (9-7) at Leicester 7f hcp (6) gf in Jun.