Nothing stands out here with Black Dave carrying a penalty after winning his maiden over 7f here last week. Holding Fast is proving difficult to win with while Jordanstown might need this and Vergality Ridge hasn't shown much in two runs here. KATY SPIRIT's course and distance victory last month hasn't worked out but she ran well off a higher mark here subsequently when second to Lager Time and is probably the one to beat again with We Are City, beaten in a seller two runs ago, still looking too high in the weights.
Black Dave (IRE) 5-1 (9-5) Chased leaders, slightly outpaced over 2f out, ridden and rallied on outside over 1f out, driven went 2nd and hung left final 100 yards, led near finish, won at Lingfield 7f 3yo mdn auc stks (6) pol beating Jimmy The Snooze (9-5) by 1l, 9 ran.
We Are City 5-1 (8-9) Took keen hold and soon chased leader until ridden and hung right on bend well over 1f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 7, 9l behind Groove On (9-7) at Wolverhampton 6f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) pol.
Katy Spirit (IRE) 6-1 (9-7) Prominent, chased winner over 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 2nd of 9, 1 1/2l behind Lager Time (9-0) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Jordanstown 7-2 (9-3) Not much room soon after start, always in rear, 5th of 6, 13l behind Strictly Ballroom (8-12) at Musselburgh 5f 2yo mdn (5) sft in Jun.
Vergality Ridge (IRE) 16-1 (9-3) Tracked leaders, under pressure over 2f out, soon weakened, 7th of 8, 13l behind Darkest Night (9-2) at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Holding Fast (IRE) 3-1fav (9-3) Slowly into stride, soon led, ridden inside final 2f, kept on until no extra and headed final stride, 2nd of 11, hd behind Hazard Warning (9-0) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp (0-55) (6) pol.