There's not much between Hamoody and Lexi's Hero on official ratings but the former arrives in much better form having won a seller at Hamilton last time. He should be in the mix once again though RED CAPE is just preferred. Ruth Carr's charge doesn't have that much to find with the top weight on today's terms and turned over the higher rated Fathsta over 6f here last week. Today's shorter trip is no problem and he gets the vote with the rest of the field facing a tough task at the weights.
Hamoody (USA) 5-2 (9-4) Went slightly right and bumped rival start, tracked leaders, switched right over 1f out, led inside final furlong, ran on, won at Hamilton 5f sell stks (6) gd in Jun beating Red Cape (9-4) by 1 3/4l, 6 ran.
Lexi's Hero (IRE) 16-1 (9-2) Slowly into stride, behind, moderate late headway, never involved, 9th of 15, 12l behind Lucky Numbers (9-7) at Chester 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Jun.
Red Cape (FR) 7-4 (9-6) Made all, ridden out, won at Catterick 6f sell stks (6) gf beating Fathsta (9-0) by 3/4l, 5 ran.
Ivestar (IRE) 18-1 (9-6) Raced wide in touch, ridden halfway, weakening when bumped over 1f out, 9th of 10, 9l behind Choc'a'moca (9-10) at Beverley 5f hcp 0-60 (6) gf.
Captain Royale (IRE) 6-1 (9-11) Chased leaders on inside, pushed along well over 1f out, keeping on same pace when rider eased up briefly at half furlong marker, soon no extra, 11th of 12, 6l behind Bondi Beach Boy (9-9) at Beverley 5f app hcp 0-60 (6) gd in Jun.
Lichen Angel 20-1 (9-0) Dwelt, mid-division, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 9, 9l behind Funding Deficit (9-5) at Beverley 5f mdn stks (5) gf.