Spread Boy is penalised for his short-head victory at Carlisle and a follow-up looks unlikely. BURNWYND BOY came unstuck in this grade here last time but beat Goninodaethat over track and trip in May and is 4lb better off now. He also holds Whats For Pudding on the form book and can bounce back today. Chookie Royale, third over 6f last time, has won over this trip on Polytrack while Hills Of Dakota would have claims on last year's form but Gracie's Gift tends to reserve his best for the Fibresand nowadays and Strong Man has yet to win on Turf and disappointed at Wolverhampton earlier this week.
Hills Of Dakota 10-3 (9-0) Prominent, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 11th of 13, 13l behind Spinatrix (9-9) at Ayr 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Jul.
Chookie Royale 8-1 (9-12) Took keen hold, chased leaders, pushed along halfway, outpaced 2f out, ridden edged left and rallied over 1f out, kept on to 3rd close home, 3rd of 7, 6l behind Sovereign Street (9-12) at Ayr 6f hcp 0-70 (5) sft in Jul.
Strong Man 4-1 (9-13) Keen tracked leader, pressed leader 2f out, weakened final furlong, 8th of 11, 9l behind Climaxfortackle (9-12) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Goninodaethat 4-1 (9-4) Chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, soon weakened, 8th of 9, 16l behind Florio Vincitore (9-1) at Musselburgh 7f hcp 0-70 (5) sft in Jul.
Spread Boy (IRE) 10-1 (9-9) Tracked leaders, challenged 2f out, led inside final furlong, held on, won at Carlisle 6f ladies hcp 0-60 (6) sft beating Distant Sun (10-2) by shd, 16 ran.
Burnwynd Boy 14-1 (8-9) Rear of mid-division, pushed along and headway over 2f out, soon ridden, weakened 2f out, 6th of 10, 11l behind Chosen Character (9-2) at Ayr 7f hcp 0-75 (5) sft in Jul.
Gracie's Gift (IRE) 7-1 (8-9) Behind and outpaced, ridden and headway over 2f out, soon chased leaders, kept on same pace under pressure final furlong, no impression, 4th of 9, 2 1/2l behind Salik Tag (9-9) at Southwell 6f hcp 0-70 (5) fbs in Jul.
Carrie's Magic 9-1 (8-11) Slowly in to stride, raced centre, soon chasing leaders, ridden along halfway, weakened inside final 2f, 9th of 11, 14l behind Fear Nothing (9-6) at Newcastle 5f hcp 0-60 (6) gf in Jul.
Whats For Pudding (IRE) 10-1 (8-4) Pushed along towards rear, ridden over 2f out, soon weakened, 9th of 13, 19l behind It's A Mans World (8-7) at Thirsk 7f hcp 0-70 (5) gf.