Alpine Mysteries is a consistent sort but he's upped in class for this and course specialist SAINT THOMAS makes more appeal. He's moving in the opposite direction as this looks easier than his recent tasks at this track and John Mackie's charge can record his fifth win over course and distance today. Cosmic Halo has disappointed since scoring at Doncaster back in May and Maybeme looks a bigger threat having won over a longer trip here on her penultimate start. Strike Force and Bobs Her Uncle may have made the frame on their latest starts but both were well beaten.
Saint Thomas (IRE) 4-1 (8-13) Tracked leader, challenged over 2f out, every chance over 1f out, soon ridden, kept on and no chance with winner, 2nd of 9, 2 1/2l behind Hydrant (8-6) at Beverley 1m 2f hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Jun.
Cosmic Halo 20-1 (9-4) Held up towards rear, headway on outer over 2f out, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 5th of 8, 8l behind Bollin Greta (9-3) at Doncaster 1m 4f flls hcp 0-85 (4) gf.
Strike Force 25-1 (9-4) Tracked winner, ridden 3f out, kept on same pace final 2f, 3rd of 5, 7l behind Hydrant (9-11) at Yarmouth 1m 2f hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Bobs Her Uncle 11-1 (9-1) Tracked leaders in 4th, challenged over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, no extra, 3rd of 7, 10l behind Mankini (9-1) at Doncaster 1m 4f hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Maybeme 10-1 (11-3) Slowly away towards rear, headway over 1f out, kept on same pace, 7th of 12, 8l behind Gucci D'oro (10-7) at Catterick 1m 4f am hcp 0-65 (6) gf.
Alpine Mysteries (IRE) 6-4fav (9-2) Mid-division, headway 5f out, ridden over 2f out, led over 1f out, headed last strides, 2nd of 7, shd behind World Map (9-2) at Bath 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) fm in Jun.