Having returned a losing favourite on both previous starts, BAHEEJA finally came good at Thirsk last week when winning a maiden. She wasn't disgraced on her earlier handicap debut at Newbury and can follow up now she's got her head in front. Jack Of Diamonds opened his account over 6f here last month and should make another bold bid. He's preferred to Adranian, second in a claimer at this track last time, and Lucky Money, who has disappointed in both starts so far this season. Excellent Jem posted a better effort at Yarmouth recently and could make the frame.
Jack Of Diamonds (IRE) Evensfav (9-3) In touch, headway on outside over 3f out, ridden 2f out, went 2nd inside final 2f, led over 1f out, driven entering final furlong, ran on well (hand timed), won at Lingfield 6f mdn auc stks (6) pol in Jul beating Ginger Monkey (9-3) by 1 1/4l, 12 ran.
Adranian (IRE) 9-1 (9-1) Led early, pressed winner, ridden and every chance from over 1f out, held near finish, 2nd of 7, nk behind Ziefhd (8-6) at Lingfield 6f 3yo clm stks (6) pol in Jul.
Baheeja 2-1fav (8-11) Tracked leaders, ridden to lead over 1f out, readily, won at Thirsk 7f 3yo fll stks (5) gd beating Gold Show (9-0) by 1 3/4l, 10 ran.
Lucky Money 6-1 (9-6) Slowly into stride, towards rear and pushed along, soon chased leaders, raced far side from over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 6th of 12, 13l behind Mick Slates (7-12) at Catterick 7f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) sft in Jul.
Shamrocked (IRE) 5-1 (9-6) Tracked leaders, effort well over 2f out, faded over 1f out, 7th of 12, 9l behind Jungle Bay (9-10) at Lingfield 7f hcp 0-75 (5) gf.
Excellent Jem 18-1 (9-0) In touch, headway under pressure over 1f out, driven and stayed on inside final furlong, went 2nd close home, unable to reach winner, 2nd of 15, 1/2l behind Mrs Greeley (9-13) at Yarmouth 7f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Jul.
Al's Memory (IRE) 4-1 (9-4) Chased leaders, effort well over 1f out, kept on well, no chance with winner, 2nd of 8, 2l behind Shena's Dream (9-4) at Lingfield 7f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jul.
Silence Is Easy 12-1 (8-12) Chased leading pair, went 2nd 3f out, ridden 2f out, lost 2nd and weakened well over 1f out, 8th of 10, 16l behind Flexible Flyer (9-3) at Warwick 7f 3yo mdn (5) sft in Apr.