Course and distance winner Ellaal keeps finding a bit more and won his fourth race of the year when making all at Musselburgh just four days ago. He should get his own way up front once again but may inadvertently set the race up for HAIL BOLD CHIEF. The latter went close over track and trip last week on his first start of the year and should be sharper for this. Diddy Eric and Hayek have both won lower grade contests recently but Call Of Duty continued his frustrating run of placed efforts with a second in a claimer here on his latest start.
Ellaal 5-1fav (10-0) Made all, ridden inside final furlong, kept on well, won at Musselburgh 1m hcp 0-70 (5) gd beating Gambino (8-13) by 2 1/2l, 10 ran.
Moccasin (FR) 16-1 (8-7) In rear, ridden over 3f out, never dangerous, last of 11, 23l behind Bishop's Castle (9-7) at York 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Jul.
Call of Duty (IRE) 11-2 (9-11) Held up in touch, headway over 2f out, hung right to far rail well over 1f out, ridden and went 2nd over 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 2nd of 6, 2 1/2l behind Rasselas (9-10) at Carlisle 1m 1f ladies clm stks (5) gd.
Quick Succession (USA) 7-2 (8-12) Tracked leader, lost place and ridden over 2f out, behind final furlong, last of 5, 10l behind Clear Spell (8-12) at Hamilton 1m 3f hcp 0-75 (5) gd.
Hail Bold Chief (USA) 9-4fav (10-2) Held up towards rear, headway on outside 3f out, 3rd 2f out, went 2nd inside final furlong, strong challenge last strides, just failed, 2nd of 9, shd behind Midnight Warrior (9-9) at Carlisle 1m 1f ldy hcp 0-65 (6) gd.
Haidees Reflection 33-1 (8-13) Chased leader until halfway, chased leaders, pushed laong 3f out, ridden 2f out, weakened soon after, 7th of 10, 11l behind Ewell Place (9-13) at Ayr 1m app hcp (6) gs.
Hayek 8-1 (8-8) Held up in last, ridden and no real headway from over 2f out, 7th of 9, 16l behind Dansili Dutch (9-2) at Hamilton 1m app hcp 0-60 (6) gf in Jul.
Diddy Eric 5-1fav (9-8) Towards rear, good headway on outer over 1f out, ran on strongly to lead towards finish, won at Newcastle 1m 2f app hcp 0-60 (6) gs beating Tortoise (9-3) by 3/4l, 11 ran.