It can pay to adhere to the old adage of following the mare in form and side with HANSOMIS here, while Glasshoughton and Maison Dieu are respected. The selection hit form at Redcar last month and has since won back-to-back handicaps over this trip at Carlisle. Fast ground suits and an extra 6lbs will make it tougher, but with nothing else in such fine fettle we will side with her. Glasshoughton is now well below his last winning mark and has plenty of solid form at this track and over this trip. If Michael Dods can get him back to some sort of form he will win more handicaps but he may have to wait for other days. Maison Dieu won over course and distance from a 4lb lower mark last summer and he looks very likely to take a hand here but the handicapper has exposed his limits and the frame looks his most likely return. Mr Lu will want a strong pace to bring his stamina into play and he didn't run badly over the trip at Hamilton last time, but with little else making appeal we will take Hansomis to score.
Glasshoughton 12-1 (8-7) In rear, ridden halfway, never on terms, 6th of 9, 4l behind Rasaman (8-10) at Thirsk 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in May.
Prospect Court 11-1 (8-12) Behind, stayed on from over 1f out, one pace, 6th of 12, 6l behind Angus Newz (9-13) at Carlisle 5f hcap (4) sft in Jun '08.
Just For Mary 10-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, 9th halfway, ridden 2f out, kept on same pace from over 1f out, 8th of 25, 6l behind Mountain Coral (9-8) at Curragh 6f hcp 0-75 gd.
Hansomis (IRE) 9-2fav (9-5) Prominent, ridden to lead over 1f out, stayed on well, won at Carlisle 6f hcp 0-60 (6) gf beating Wiltshire (9-9) by 1 1/4l, 14 ran.
Mr Lu 7-1 (8-9) Soon chasing leaders, one pace final furlong, 4th of 8, 2 1/2l behind Tangerine Trees (9-1) at Hamilton 6f hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Maison Dieu 5-2fav (9-10) Held up, ridden along and headway 2f out, one pace final furlong, 4th of 10, 10l behind Red Cape (9-13) at Catterick 6f hcp 0-65 (6) gd.
Obe One 50-1 (10-8) Held up, ridden 2f out, stayed on over 1f out, 9th of 15, 5l behind Argentine (11-8) at Hamilton 6f (6) gf.
Seafield Towers 100-1 (9-3) Mid-division, ridden and outpaced over 2f out, soon weakened, 9th of 11, 11l behind Blue Tomato (9-2) at Musselburgh 5f sell stks (6) gf in May.