Epernay made a winning reappearance in an apprentice race at Carlisle on Monday and escapes a penalty here. There should be more to come now she's got her head in front but CASINO NIGHT is just preferred. Today's apprentice rode her to victory over C&D last September, she's at her best on soft ground and her recent good form points to a big run from Barry Murtagh's mare. Spavento was winning for the first time in 30 starts at Newcastle last time and a follow-up looks unlikely, but the lightly-raced Amtaar may be capable of better on her return to action with Paul Hanagan booked.
Eternal Instinct 80-1 (9-3) Mid-division, outpaced over 2f out, weakened 1f out, last of 10, 28l behind Take It To The Max (9-6) at Hamilton 1m hcp 0-75 (5) gd.
Casino Night 11-2 (8-7) Tracked leading pair, squeezed through to challenge 3f out, ridden 2f out, kept on under pressure final furlong, lost 2nd post, 3rd of 10, 1l behind Take It To The Max (9-6) at Hamilton 1m hcp 0-75 (5) gd.
Salerosa (IRE) 16-1 (8-13) Held up in rear, effort over 2f out, never a factor, 6th of 7, 19l behind Vito Volterra (8-11) at Newcastle 7f hcp 0-75 (5) gf.
Ykikamoocow 16-1 (9-7) Always behind, 9th of 12, 10l behind Aussie Blue (8-11) at Pontefract 1m hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Sep.
Madame Excelerate 11-2 (9-0) Slowly into stride, soon in touch, ridden over 1f out, hung right entering final furlong, kept on one pace, 4th of 9, 6l behind Wishformore (8-4) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-70 (5) pol.
Amtaar 11-2 (8-3) Soon led, ridden and hung left under pressure 1f out, headed inside final furlong, no extra, 2nd of 10, 1 1/2l behind Fighter Boy (8-8) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f mdn stks (5) pol in Mar '10.
Spavento (IRE) 9-1 (9-2) Chased leaders in center, ridden and every chance over 1f out, led inside final furlong, all out, won at Newcastle 1m hcp 0-60 (6) gf beating Dazakhee (9-7) by hd, 14 ran.
Hill Tribe 33-1 (8-7) In touch on outside, ridden 4f out, soon lost place, 13th of 18, 24l behind Fazza (8-8) at Thirsk 1m hcp 0-75 (5) gd.
Many Welcomes 9-2 (9-1) In rear on inner, headway over 1f out, one pace, 4th of 6, 7l behind Hill Tribe (9-3) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Mar.
Child Of Our Time (IRE) 33-1 (10-0) Pushed along to soon lead, ridden and headed 3f out, soon weakened, tailed off, last of 7, 26l behind Easy Terms (9-7) at Redcar 1m 2f fll hcp (5) fm in Apr.
Epernay 4-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, switched left over 1f out, led entering finl furlong, edged right, stayed on, won at Carlisle 1m app hcp (6) gs beating Silly Gilly (8-13) by 2 1/4l, 9 ran.
Mozayada (USA) 22-1 (8-8) Chased leaders, ridden over 3f out, weakened well over 1f out, 17th of 18, 32l behind Fazza (8-8) at Thirsk 1m hcp 0-75 (5) gd.
Lilyannabanana 33-1 (8-4) Chased leaders centre, outpaced 4f out, soon lost place, no danger after, 10th of 11, 13l behind Bidable (9-3) at Chepstow 7f hcp 0-70 (5) gf.