Neither Pitkin, who was completing a hat-trick over 6f here nine days ago, nor Best Trip are being allowed to rest on the laurels. But the former has it prove over this shorter trip and, like Brian Ellison's in-form five-year-old, carries a penalty today. So does Red Roar, only seventh on soft ground at Haydock on Saturday, but Comptonspirit hinted at a revival at Beverley at the start of the month and a case can also be made for Berberana and old-stager Haajes at the weights. It may be worth giving another chance to JACK LUEY, who has been knocking on the door for a while now and, on his favoured soft ground, can gain a deserved victory in this finale.
Amenable (IRE) 25-1 (8-8) Chased leaders, ridden halfway, weakened over 2f out, 13th of 16, 16l behind Lui Rei (9-7) at Epsom Downs 6f hcp 0-100 (2) gf.
Berberana (IRE) 16-1 (9-3) Tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, soon weakened, last of 8, 6l behind Taajub (9-7) at Lingfield 5f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Feb.
Jack Luey 13-8fav (9-7) Led on rail, narrowly headed over 1f out, pressed winner until no extra final 150 yards, lost 2nd post, 3rd of 7, 1 1/4l behind Cardinal (9-1) at Sandown 5f hcp 0-80 (4) sft.
Haajes 18-1 (8-13) Towards rear, headway 2f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong, 6th of 17, 6l behind Judge 'n Jury (9-8) at York 5f hcp 0-95 (3) sft.
Mandalay King (IRE) 25-1 (9-4) Mid-division, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 8th of 15, 16l behind Klynch (9-6) at York 6f hcp 0-80 (4) sft.
Comptonspirit 20-1 (9-1) Tracked leaders on inside, driven 2f out, ridden and kept on inside final furlong, not reach winner, 3rd of 9, 1 1/2l behind Caranbola (9-7) at Beverley 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gf.
Pitkin 5-2fav (10-4) Made all, ridden inside final furlong, stayed on well, won at Carlisle 6f hcp 0-60 (6) gs beating Dolly Royal (8-12) by 2l, 9 ran.
Red Roar (IRE) 6-1 (9-9) Chased leaders centre, outpaced 2f out, no impression from over 1f out, 7th of 10, 5l behind First In Command (9-6) at Haydock 5f hcp 0-75 (5) sft.
Best Trip (IRE) 4-1 (9-5) Mid-division, headway over 2f out, came to stands' side rail, led well over 1f out, ran on well, won at Warwick 7f hcp 0-70 (5) sft beating Mata Hari Blue (9-13) by 2 1/2l, 10 ran.