This is a really competitive handicap and narrow preference is for BLUE CHARM over Shadowtime and Glenridding. The selection won with a bit in hand last time at Pontefract when he got the better of This Ones For Eddy. He could still be one step ahead of the handicapper and with trip and ground to suit he can make it back-to-back successes. Shadowtime is a course and distance winner and he went close here last time out when he chased home Sarwin. He is clearly capable of scoring off his current mark and he should go close. Glenridding finished behind Society Music last time but on these terms he is entitled to reverse the form and he may be good enough to claim some place money. Maybe I Wont has a good draw but he ran no sort of race at Yarmouth on Tuesday and he will need to leave that running behind if he to trouble the judge. This looks a good opportunity for Blue Charm who is taken to score again.
Blue Charm 8-1 (9-0) Mid-division, headway on outer over 1f out, ran on final furlong to lead close home, won at Pontefract 1m hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Apr beating This Ones For Eddy (8-11) by hd, 14 ran.
Thunderstruck 50-1 (8-7) Held up, never dangerous, 9th of 12, 16l behind Dark Prospect (9-1) at Leicester 1m 2f hcp 0-80 (4) gd.
Casino Night 28-1 (8-5) Held up, ridden over 2f out, no impression, 7th of 9, 12l behind Sirvino (8-10) at Musselburgh 1m 1f hcp 0-80 (4) gd.
Society Music (IRE) 11-2 (8-13) Never better than mid-division, 7th of 12, 5l behind Bere Davis (8-11) at Thirsk 1m hcp 0-75 (5) gf.
Glenridding 11-1 (9-4) Led, was ridden along 3f out, headed well over 1f, stayed on same pace, 6th of 17, 5l behind Jebel Tara (8-12) at Thirsk 1m hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Apr.
Very Well Red 25-1 (9-2) In touch, ridden over 3f out, weakened final furlong, 9th of 14, 10l behind Blue Charm (9-0) at Pontefract 1m hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Apr.
Shadowtime 5-1 (9-3) Held up, ridden along and headway over 1f out, ran on final furlong, not reach winner, 2nd of 16, ns behind Sarwin (8-13) at Beverley 1m hcp 0-60 (6) gf.
Oskari 6-5fav (9-12) Always prominent, led 3f out, ridden and headed approaching final furlong, not run on, 2nd of 8, 5l behind Miss Glitters (9-7) at Southwell 7f mdn auc stks (6) fbs in Apr.
Kingsholm 20-1 (11-3) Mid-division, effort over 3f out, soon beaten, last of 15, 21l behind Director's Chair (10-8) at Doncaster 1m 2f am hcp (0-70) (4yo+) (5) gd in Mar.
Networker 8-1 (9-4) Took keen hold, held up, headway over 1f out, stayed on, 4th of 12, 4 1/2l behind Sarwin (8-8) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Apr.
Salerosa (IRE) 15-2 (8-6) Held up, headway over 2f, driven to lead briefly 1f out, headed, kept on same pace, 2nd of 10, 5l behind Captain Macarry (9-4) at Beverley 7f hcp 0-75 (5) gf.
Ermine Grey 11-1 (9-1) Mid-division, ridden and no impression over 1f out, kept on one pace, 5th of 14, 4l behind Madam President (9-4) at Kempton 1m 2f hcp 0-65 (6) std in Apr.
Rossini's Dancer 4-1fav (9-4) Prominent, ridden along 3f out, driven and one pace until weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 16, 7l behind Sarwin (8-13) at Beverley 1m hcp 0-60 (6) gf.
Maybe I Wont 8-1 (8-13) Mid-division, ridden and weakened 2f out, 10th of 11, 16l behind Cwm Rhondda (8-10) at Yarmouth 1m 2f hcp 0-60 (6) gf.
Hunt The Bottle (IRE) 14-1 (8-11) Always behind, 13th of 14, 17l behind Outer Hebrides (8-5) at Southwell 6f hcp 0-50 (7) fbs.
Mister Maq 40-1 (8-4) Held up mid-division, effort over 2f out, no impression, 7th of 15, 11l behind McCormack (8-6) at Newcastle 1m 2f app hcp 0-60 (6) gf in Apr.