Jordaura has struggled off higher marks since landing a double in May over longer trips but Call Of Duty makes a quick reappearance after Monday's third at Carlisle and Tectonic was beaten only a head at this track last week. The latter is facing a tougher task today, however, so a chance is taken that stablemate JOSHUA THE FIRST is ready to the make the most of his slide down the weights with Jason Hart's 5lb claim also in his favour. Wellingrove is another to consider back in a handicap company.
Jordaura 9-1 (9-7) In rear, headway 2f out, never nearer, 5th of 9, 11l behind Tenhoo (9-11) at Haydock 1m 4f app hcp 0-70 (5) gs.
Royal Straight 33-1 (9-1) Slowly into stride, held up in rear, ridden over 3f out, well beaten over 1f out, last of 7, 23l behind Staff Sergeant (9-7) at Musselburgh 1m hcp 0-70 (5) gd in May.
Joshua The First 11-4 (9-7) Chased leaders, switched left over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, stayed on to take 3rd well inside final furlong, no impression, 3rd of 7, 5l behind Tony Hollis (8-1) at Musselburgh 7f hcp 0-65 (6) gf.
Moheebb (IRE) 20-1 (9-0) Mid-division, driven over 1f out, kept on same pace, never reached leaders, 7th of 14, 3 1/2l behind Never Forever (9-5) at Newcastle 1m hcp 0-70 (5) gd.
Wellingrove (IRE) 4-1 (8-9) Tracked leader, led 8f out, ridden and joined 2f out, headed under pressure over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 4th of 7, 5l behind Isis Blue (9-0) at Salisbury 1m 2f 3yo stk 0-70 (5) gd in May.
Call of Duty (IRE) 5-1 (8-10) Held up towards rear, pushed along over 1f out, soon headway, edged right inside final furlong, kept on, 3rd of 9, 1l behind Hydrant (8-9) at Carlisle 1m 1f hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Tectonic (IRE) 85-40fav (9-7) Held up mid-division, headway over 3f out, ridden to lead inside final furlong, kept on and headed post, 2nd of 13, hd behind Lord Franklin (9-2) at Hamilton 1m hcp 0-60 (6) gf.
Inca Chief 50-1 (9-0) Mid-division, pushed along halfway, ridden and hung left from over 2f out, plugged on one pace and no impression final furlong, 6th of 11, 7l behind Dhhamaan (8-12) at Thirsk 7f hcp 0-60 (6) gf.