William Haigh scored on his racecourse debut in May over a mile at Southwell. This is a much different test and he'll be a short enough price to follow-up so a chance is take on HIGH RESOLUTION. He landed a hat-trick at Hamilton last summer and has raced in better company than this since. The return to this lower grade coupled with the 7lb claim of a decent apprentice could see him back in the winners' enclosure. Petsas Pleasure has claims from the bottom of the weights and Mariners Lodge has scope for improvement after nearly three months off the track.
High Resolution 5-1 (9-2) Steadied start, held up, kept on final furlong, not trouble leaders, 5th of 8, 6l behind Munsarim (9-7) at Ayr 1m hcp 0-85 (4) gf.
The Galloping Shoe 20-1 (9-10) Held up in rear, ridden over 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 8th of 9, 21l behind French Hollow (8-12) at Hamilton 1m 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gd.
Khandaq (USA) 9-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened entering final furlong, 5th of 6, 11l behind Pravda Street (8-10) at Ayr 7f hcp 0-85 (4) gs in Jun.
Music Festival (USA) 9-2fav (9-7) Held up in touch, ridden and headway over 1f out, weakened well inside final furlong, 6th of 12, 6l behind Sabratha (8-3) at Ayr 7f hcp 0-75 (5) gs.
William Haigh (IRE) 6-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, chased leader over 3f out, led over 2f out, ridden and joined over 1f out, driven and asserted near finish, won at Southwell 1m mdn auc stks (6) fbs in May beating Hab Reeh (9-0) by 1/2l, 10 ran.
Royal Straight 7-1 (9-3) Slowly away, held up towards rear, kept on from over 2f out, no impression, 7th of 11, 5l behind Persian Peril (9-12) at Ayr 1m 2f hcp 0-70 (5) gs.
All For You (IRE) 6-1 (9-7) Held up in rear, headway over 2f out on outer, ridden over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 4th of 9, 1 3/4l behind Sartingo (9-10) at Ayr 1m 2f hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Mariners Lodge (USA) 11-4fav (9-7) Held up in rear, switched right over 3f out, no impression, stayed on inside final furlong, never dangerous, 6th of 10, 6l behind Close To The Edge (8-8) at Pontefract 6f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Apr.
Petsas Pleasure 9-2 (9-4) Held up in rear, headway over 3f out, ridden and pressing leaders 1f out, stayed on, 3rd of 11, 1 1/4l behind Wiseman's Diamond (8-13) at Ripon 1m hcp 0-70 (5) gd.