TIDAL RUN won a similar event at Brighton under today's amateur last time and is a winner over this longer trip. She gets the vote just ahead of Gold Rules who is reunited with his winning partner but has recorded all of his victories so far over shorter trips. The latter had a below par Tinseltown behind at Beverley earlier but Brian Rothwell's charge was more like his old self at Haydock last time while Call Of Duty scored over today's distance at the same track recently and makes more appeal than last month's 1m2f winner Pertuis.
Tidal Run 7-4fav (10-5) Tracked leader until 6f out, stayed in 3rd place, went 2nd again over 2f out, led well over 1f out, came clear final furlong, won at Brighton 1m 2f ladies hcp 0-70 (5) gd beating Iguacu (9-5) by 3 1/2l, 7 ran.
Gold Rules 3-1 (10-1) Held up in rear, headway 2f out, ridden over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, 3rd of 9, 3/4l behind The Lock Master (9-13) at Haydock 1m 2f hcp 0-70 (5) gd.
Maneki Neko (IRE) 14-1 (9-0) Held up towards rear, headway on inside 4f out, went 3rd over 1f out, stayed on to press for 2nd inside final furlong, 3rd of 11, 1 1/2l behind George Adamson (9-1) at Thirsk 1m 4f hcp 0-80 (4) gd in May '11.
Tinseltown 11-1 (9-5) Led, ridden over 2f out, headed inside final furlong, eased briefly close home, 4th of 9, 1l behind The Lock Master (9-13) at Haydock 1m 2f hcp 0-70 (5) gd.
Rub of The Relic (IRE) 13-2 (8-13) Disputed 2nd, driven 3f out, ridden and lost place 2f out, weakened final furlong, 6th of 9, 6l behind King Of Windsor (10-1) at Ayr 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) gf.
Call of Duty (IRE) 15-8 (9-3) Tracked leaders and keen, challenged over 2f out, soon led, ridden over 1f out, soon pressed, just held on, won at Haydock 1m 4f app hcp (5) gd beating Dancing Primo (9-7) by shd, 5 ran.
Al Furat (USA) 8-1 (9-3) Very slowly away, soon ridden and looked reluctant, in rear, never near leaders, 9th of 13, 20l behind Kalk Bay (9-12) at Redcar 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) gd.
Pertuis (IRE) 40-1 (8-11) Held up towards rear, headway over 2f out, not clear run and switched right over 1f out, stayed on to lead final 75 yards, won going away, won at Pontefract 1m 2f ladies hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Jul beating Shaloo Diamond (10-6) by 1 1/4l, 11 ran.