Sam Sharp was due to run at Sandown yesterday while The Osteopath was a little disappointing under favourable conditions at Haydock on Wednesday and Levitate filled to build on a couple of seconds at Newcastle last month. SHE'S A CHARACTER likes to get her toe in as she proved here on her reappearance. Taking into account Shane B Kelly's claim, she's effectively a pound lower today and can bounce back from subsequent disappointments. Invincible Hero's latest fourth at Carlisle wasn't a bad effort and he's a lot more consistent than the majority of his rivals. He hasn't raced on going this soft before but will be in the firing-line if handling it. St Oswald has Fallon in the saddle but his best form is on the Fibresand.
Prince Of Burma (IRE) 12-1 (9-5) Slowly into stride, held up in rear, headway over 2f out, stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 6th of 13, 3 1/2l behind Oriental Scot (9-0) at Haydock 1m hcp 0-90 (3) gf in May.
Sam Sharp (USA) 7-2fav (9-5) Held up in last pair, not clearest of runs and switched right to outside entering final 2f, stayed on strongly inside final furlong, went 2nd post, unable to reach winner, 2nd of 12, 3/4l behind Ree's Rascal (9-1) at Newbury 1m hcp 0-85 (4) gf in May.
Levitate 9-1 (8-11) Prominent, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 6th of 9, 14l behind Capaill Liath (9-2) at Newcastle 7f hcp 0-90 (3) sft in May.
One Scoop Or Two 33-1 (9-0) Led early, tracked leader, lost place quickly over 2f out, soon weakened and behind, tailed off, last of 13, well behind Imperial Djay (9-9) at Chester 1m hcp 105 (2) sft.
She's A Character 10-1 (9-1) Held up in rear, driven over 3f out, soon no impression, 6th of 7, 14l behind Madam Macie (9-5) at Carlisle 1m flls hcp 0-130 (3) gf.
Invincible Hero (IRE) 11-4fav (9-7) Raced freely and prominent, ridden to challenge over 2f out, soon hung right, kept on same pace, 4th of 10, 2 3/4l behind Oratory (8-13) at Carlisle 1m hcp 0-80 (4) gf.
Lockantanks 5-1 (9-10) Tracked leaders, ridden and effort on outside over 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 5th of 8, 4 1/2l behind Flameoftheforest (9-7) at Chester 7f Classified Claiming Stakes (0-80) (3yo+) (4) sft.
The Osteopath (IRE) 6-1 (9-1) Chased leaders, driven along and weakened over 2f out, 5th of 7, 6l behind Postscript (8-10) at Haydock 1m hcp 0-85 (4) gs.
St Oswald 4-1 (9-7) Held up, effort 2f out, led over 1f out, soon ridden, headed near finish, 2nd of 6, nk behind Fluctuation (9-0) at Southwell 7f hcp 0-75 (5) fbs in Mar.
Vito Volterra (IRE) 14-1 (9-4) With winner, every chance over 1f out, soon ridden, weakened inside final furlong, 9th of 10, 13l behind Polish World (9-6) at Newcastle 7f hcp 0-85 (4) fm in May.
Ingleby Exceed (IRE) 14-1 (9-3) Mid-division, weakened over 2f out, 18th of 20, 14l behind Alfred Hutchinson (8-11) at York 1m app hcp 0-80 (4) gf in May.
Icy Blue 8-1 (8-9) Took keen hold in last trio, stayed on to 4th 2f out, no impression, 4th of 7, 5l behind Postscript (8-10) at Haydock 1m hcp 0-85 (4) gs.
Collateral Damage (IRE) 5-1 (8-12) Held up towards rear, pushed along halfway, headway over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 7th of 8, 13l behind Fastnet Storm (8-11) at Carlisle 1m hcp 0-80 (4) gf.