ROBIN HOODS BAY just failed to catch Tinshu when sent off a well backed favourite over C&D last time. He didn't get the best of runs on that occasion and can make amends with normal luck in-running. Mia's Boy is back on a winning mark and looks a threat while the betting may give the best clue to Hill Street's chances as he returns to action having won a maiden here back in May when he beat today's rival Viewpoint by three lengths. Trois Vallees and Layline have been winning in lesser company and the latter is rated 14lb higher back on the all-weather while Shamir has a bit to prove over this longer trip and the handicapper refuses to relent with Bancnuanaheireann.
Mia's Boy 5-1 (9-7) Held up in touch, ridden and headway entering final furlong, kept on one pace, 4th of 7, 2l behind Rakaan (8-11) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-95 (3) pol in Nov.
Robin Hoods Bay 10-3fav (9-3) In touch, headway on outer 2f out, ridden to challenge winner inside final furlong, driven and held near finish, 2nd of 8, nk behind Tinshu (9-4) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp (2) pol in Nov.
Bancnuanaheireann (IRE) 9-1 (9-2) Close up, ridden 3f out, weakened final furlong, 6th of 10, 8l behind Farraaj (8-12) at Lingfield 1m 2f Listed stks (1) pol in Nov.
Layline (IRE) 9-2 (8-10) Towards rear, never dangerous, 5th of 8, 14l behind Kay Gee Be (9-1) at Redcar 1m 2f hcp 0-95 (3) hvy in Nov.
Shamir 20-1 (9-0) Mid-division, ridden over 2f out, effort over 1f out, no impression, 7th of 14, 4 1/2l behind Santefisio (8-12) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-95 (3) pol in Nov.
Hill Street (IRE) 4-6fav (9-1) Tracked leader, driven to lead ntering final furlong, ran on well, won at Lingfield 1m mdn stks (5) pol in May beating Viewpoint (9-1) by 3l, 10 ran.
Viewpoint (IRE) 7-1 (9-3) Led after 1f, headed over 6f out, led again over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, no extra, 2nd of 12, 3/4l behind Mawaakef (9-5) at Kempton 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Trois Vallees (USA) 9-2 (9-4) Raced wide tracked leaders, led over 1f out, ridden and ran on, won at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Nov beating Gran Maestro (9-2) by 2 1/4l, 10 ran.