Activate has been running well enough over shorter trips although he has a bit to find with Schmooze on earlier running at Hamilton. The latter also beat today's rival A SOUTHSIDE BOY at the same track in June but Jim Goldie's charge doesn't have much ground to make up and gets the vote as he's expected to be more at home in the likely soft going. The trip and ground are both new to Beat The Tide but it would be no surprise if the son of Black Sam Bellamy proved suited to the conditions and he makes most appeal of the remainder.
Activate 11-10fav (9-8) Led, driven over 2f out, ridden and headed 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 2nd of 5, 2l behind Demolition (8-13) at Redcar 1m 2f clm stks (6) gf.
High On A Hill (IRE) 20-1 (9-5) Always behind, last of 10, 20l behind Kuantan One (9-1) at Ripon 1m 4f hcp 0-80 (4) gf.
Schmooze (IRE) 11-8fav (9-7) Tracked leaders in 3rd and in rear, headway over 3f out, led over 2f out, headed 1f out, not quicken, 2nd of 3, 2 1/4l behind Grand Diamond (8-8) at Ayr 1m 5f hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Embsay Crag 10-1 (10-7) Raced wide in touch, ridden and weakened 2f out, 6th of 11, 7l behind City Ground (10-2) at Beverley 1m 2f ldy hcp 0-65 (6) gf.
A Southside Boy (GER) 9-2 (10-2) Held up, headway over 4f out, led over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, stayed on well, won at Hamilton 1m 5f ldy hcp 0-65 (6) gd in Jun beating Schmooze (10-2) by 1 3/4l, 8 ran.
My Destination (IRE) 22-1 (8-13) Held up towards rear, pushed along and headway over 2f out, one pace final furlong, 6th of 10, 3 1/2l behind Estemaala (9-6) at Thirsk 2m hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Jun.
Alwilda 6-1 (9-1) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, went 2nd inside final furlong, stayed on, no impression on winner, 2nd of 8, 1 3/4l behind Portmonarch (9-4) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) pol.
Beat The Tide 13-2 (8-0) Raced wide tracked leaders, lost place 3f out, 6th of 7, 8l behind Double Discount (9-4) at Haydock 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gf.
Roc Fort 80-1 (8-12) Tracked leaders, lost place over 3f out, weakened 1f out, 8th of 9, 18l behind Yorksters Prince (9-4) at Redcar 1m 1f hcp 0-60 (6) gf.