A tricky finale and VENTURA SANDS is no more than a token selection, though should confirm Haydock running in July with Dr Red Eye on better terms. Linda Perratt often finds a winner at her local track so Retreat Content is one for the short-list as he won over a longer trip here in June. Last Destination won at Beverley and Musselburgh before failing in better company on the Polytrack, while Scottish Lake and Henry's Gift have been edging closer to that elusive first victory but William Haigh has yet to show much on turf and Qubuh still looks too high in the weights.
Qubuh (IRE) 8-1 (9-0) Towards rear, no impression from 2f out, 7th of 8, 14l behind Crystal Morning (8-13) at Tipperary 1m 1f 3yo hcp 50-80 gf in Apr.
Last Destination (IRE) 13-2 (9-2) In touch, effort on inside over 2f out, weakened well over 1f out, 8th of 10, 11l behind Point Du Jour (9-3) at Kempton 1m 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Aug.
Dr Red Eye 12-1 (11-0) Mid-division, headway over 2f out, soon ridden, weakened inside final furlong, 7th of 16, 14l behind Invincible Hero (11-5) at Doncaster 1m stks 0-70 (5) gd.
William Haigh (IRE) 11-2 (9-6) Held up in touch, outpaced over 3f out, rallied over 1f out, closing on front pair when hampered inside final furlong, not recover, 3rd of 6, 1 3/4l behind Caledonia Prince (7-12) at Southwell 1m Apprentice Handicap (0-75) (3yo) (5) fbs in Aug.
Ventura Sands (IRE) 10-1 (9-0) Held up in 6th, ridden 2f out, never able to challenge, 4th of 8, 13l behind Sangar (8-9) at Ripon 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) sft in Aug.
Retreat Content (IRE) 3-1fav (8-8) Raced wide mid-division, lost place 6f out, last of 8, 13l behind All For You (8-13) at Ayr 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Aug.
Cosmic Moon 9-1 (8-13) Close up, ridden over 3f out, weakened 1f out, 6th of 8, 10l behind All For You (8-13) at Ayr 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Aug.
Scottish Lake 9-2fav (9-3) Held up towards rear, headway over 2f out, chased leaders over 1f out, stayed on to 2nd inside final furlong, no chance with unchalleged winner, 2nd of 11, 5l behind Talent Scout (9-7) at Carlisle 1m hcp 0-65 (6) gd in Aug.
Old English (IRE) 20-1 (8-11) Ponied to start, rearing in stalls, in touch in 5th, weakened 3f out, eased when no chance final furlong, tailed off, last of 8, well behind Watts Up Son (8-4) at Carlisle 7f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) sft.
Maz 22-1 (8-12) Chased leaders, lost 3rd over 4f out, soon weakened, 7th of 13, 23l behind Blaise Chorus (8-12) at Kempton 1m 2f mdn fll (5) pol in Aug.
Golden Blaze 25-1 (8-7) Took keen hold, soon close up, ridden and weakened 3f out, last of 11, 33l behind Ingleby Exceed (9-2) at York 1m 3yo app hcp 0-80 (4) gs in Jul.
Monel 11-2 (8-13) Raced keenly, tracked leaders, effort inside final 2f, soon ridden, chased leading pair when hampered and lost place inside final furlong, kept on towards finish, just failed to regain 3rd, 4th of 5, 3l behind Ted's Brother (9-7) at Newcastle 7f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) sft in Aug.
Henrys Gift (IRE) 11-2 (9-3) Led, ridden and headed over 1f out, stayed on same pace, 2nd of 6, 3 1/2l behind Smart Violetta (8-9) at Hamilton 1m 1f 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) gd in Aug.
Goninodaethat 6-1 (8-6) Tracked leading pair, headway over 2f out, ridden to lead inside final 2f, edged left over 1f out, headed inside final fiurlong, kept on, 2nd of 12, 1/2l behind Catallout (8-13) at Musselburgh 7f all hcp 0-70 (5) gd.