YKIKAMOOCOW was fancied to make a winning return at Ayr last month on the evidence of the betting and she ran well to finish a close-up fifth. She gets the vote to return to winning ways with that run under her belt. Indian Giver could go close back on a soft surface after a couple of decent efforts on fast ground while Copperwood isn't out of this if back to his best. Strong Man has something to prove over today's longer distance and Master Of Dance still looks a shade high in the weights.
Ykikamoocow 7-2fav (9-7) Tracked leader, ridden to lead narrowly over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, no extra, 5th of 6, 1 1/2l behind Social Rhythm (8-7) at Ayr 1m fll hcp 0-70 (5) gf in May.
Copperwood 9-2 (10-0) Chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 5th of 9, 5l behind Viking Warrior (9-10) at Catterick 7f hcp 0-70 (5) sft.
Master Of Dance (IRE) 10-1 (9-6) Tracked leaders, not clear run over 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 13, 7l behind Le Chat D'or (9-4) at Newcastle 1m hcp 0-70 (5) sft.
Strong Man 20-1 (8-11) Chased leaders, led over 2f out, headed and edged right over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 15, 10l behind Fazza (9-2) at Thirsk 1m hcp 0-75 (5) sft in May.
Ellies Image 16-1 (8-13) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 6th of 11, 8l behind Sairaam (9-0) at Leicester 7f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in May.
De Lesseps (USA) (9-2) 10th of 15, 11l behind Egotist (9-2) at Deauville(FR) 1m 1f 3yo stk hvy in Oct.
Indian Giver 11-2 (9-2) Held up towards rear, pushed along and headway on outer over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 4th of 9, 2 1/4l behind Spavento (9-9) at Hamilton 1m fll hcp (5) gf.
Mangham (IRE) 28-1 (8-13) Prominent 5f, last of 13, well behind Le Chat D'or (9-4) at Newcastle 1m hcp 0-70 (5) sft.
Izzet 25-1 (8-7) Mid-division, headway 2f out, driven and kept on same pace from over 1f out, no impression, 6th of 14, 7l behind Eeny Mac (8-0) at Beverley 1m hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Purkab 9-1 (8-13) Held up mid-division, ridden 2f out, one pace final furlong, 4th of 8, 14l behind Smart Step (9-0) at Hamilton 1m 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) sft in Sep.