Crimson Knot ended a long losing run when beating Weetentherty over 6f here last week. She's no good thing to follow up under a penalty, however, given no less than five of today's rivals finished a close-up second on their latest starts. Angelo Poliziano and Frequency were placed in plating company and Breezolini's good effort came over a longer trip at this track. Bouncy Bouncy was only beaten a head last time and has every chance off the same mark today, however, but FIRST IN COMMAND just failed to peg back the winner at Catterick on his latest start and he's the tentative pick in a wide-open sprint.
Crimson Knot (IRE) 2-1 (9-0) Made all, took keen hold, ridden inside final furlong, kept on well, won at Hamilton 6f hcp 0-70 (5) sft beating Weetentherty (8-4) by 3 1/2l, 6 ran.
Angelo Poliziano 6-1 (9-12) Tracked leader, switched left over 1f out, soon ridden, every chance inside final furlong, pressed winner last 100 yards, kept on, just held near finish, 2nd of 4, hd behind Fol Hollow (9-12) at Redcar 5f sell stks (6) sft.
Bouncy Bouncy (IRE) 10-3 (9-0) Dwelt, chased leaders, soon pushed along, headway over 2f out, led over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, kept on, 2nd of 7, hd behind Gorgeous Goblin (8-12) at Southwell 5f fll hcp (4) fbs.
Frequency 8-1 (9-5) Mid-division, headway over 1f out, soon led, ridden and pressed inside final furlong, headed final 100 yards, just held near finish, 2nd of 7, hd behind Qubuh (8-10) at Hamilton 6f clm (6) gs.
First In Command (IRE) 4-1 (9-7) Chased winner, switched right over 1f out, challenged inside final furlong, ran on, just held, 2nd of 10, shd behind Nomoreblondes (8-13) at Catterick 5f hcp 0-70 (5) gs.
The Nifty Fox 16-1 (8-13) Chased leaders, ridden halfway, soon weakened, last of 17, 13l behind Noodles Blue Boy (9-4) at Thirsk 5f hcp 0-80 (4) gs.
The Bear 28-1 (8-6) Went left start, led far side group, ridden and hung right over 1f out, soon headed, weakened inside final furlong, 13th of 17, 9l behind Hazelrigg (9-3) at Ayr 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Sep '10.
Breezolini 8-1 (9-2) Held up behind, ridden over 1f out, soon headway, kept on well to chase winner inside final furlong, held towards finish, 2nd of 10, 3/4l behind Alive And Kicking (9-4) at Hamilton 6f hcp 0-70 (5) gs.
Vhujon (IRE) 22-1 (9-3) Always towards rear, 11th of 13, 9l behind Powerful Pierre (9-2) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Apr.
Cayman Fox 11-1 (9-7) Led, headed over 1f out, soon weakened, 11th of 14, 7l behind Dotty Darroch (8-12) at Hamilton 5f hcp 0-60 (6) gs.
Weetentherty 6-1 (8-4) In touch, ridden to chase winner inside final furlong, kept on and always held, 2nd of 6, 3 1/2l behind Crimson Knot (9-0) at Hamilton 6f hcp 0-70 (5) sft.