After a winning seasonal debut we think INGLEBY LADY come on for the run and take this top Sprint Handicap with Hamish McGonagall and Masamah likely to be in close order. Having signed off last season with a narrow defeat in the Ayr Bronze Cup the pick returned from 238 days away to win a pretty decent looking York contest. That takes her to a career high mark but she is unexposed and should be fitter for that first run back. Hamish McGonagall has been progressive in three runs this term culminating in a comfortable win last time. In the main he's struggled off marks this high in the past but there are one or two efforts that offer hope and there's every chance he is now a better horse. Masamah also won well on his seasonal return getting the better of the one we've just mentioned. He's only been beaten once over this trip but he might be getting a little high in the handicap. Lenny Bee also found success on his first start of the season and is entitled to come on from that while Hotham is more than capable if on a going day. A tough race this but Ingleby Lady looks the one.
Hamish McGonagall 7-2fav (9-1) With leader, led just over 2f out, ridden and ran on well inside final furlong, won at York 5f hcp 105 (2) gf in May beating Ziggy Lee (8-3) by 1 1/4l, 16 ran.
Hogmaneigh (IRE) 14-1 (9-10) In rear, ridden halfway, never troubled leaders, 12th of 20, 5l behind Kaldoun Kingdom (8-13) at York 6f hcp 105 (2) gd in Oct.
Ingleby Lady 6-1fav (8-8) Tracked leaders, ridden to lead over 1f out, soon edged right, kept on well, won at York 6f hcp 0-105 (2) gf in May beating Baldemar (8-4) by 3/4l, 13 ran.
Valery Borzov (IRE) 16-1 (9-0) Towards rear, pushed along over 1f out, kept on same pace, 5th of 7, 4l behind Prime Defender (9-0) at Haydock 6f cond Stakes (2) gf in May.
Masamah (IRE) 9-1 (8-6) Made all, ridden over 1f out, stayed on well final furlong, won at Chester 5f hcp 0-105 (2) gd in May beating Hamish Mcgonagall (8-8) by 2 1/4l, 13 ran.
Striking Spirit 5-1fav (8-13) Went right start, chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong, 4th of 13, 4l behind Rileyskeepingfaith (9-1) at Newbury 6f hcp 0-100 (2) gf in May.
Green Manalishi 9-2 (8-11) Chased leaders, ridden and effort over 1f out, weakened quickly inside final furlong, 12th of 13, 11l behind Masamah (8-6) at Chester 5f hcp 0-105 (2) gd in May.
Roker Park (IRE) 4-1 (8-12) Held up in touch, ridden halfway, weakened over 1f out, 8th of 9, 10l behind Buachaill Dona (9-1) at Newcastle 5f hcp 0-105 (2) gf in Apr.
Cheveton 12-1 (9-5) Held up towards rear, pushed along 2f out, no impression, eased inside final furlong, last of 16, 19l behind Hamish Mcgonagall (9-1) at York 5f hcp 105 (2) gf in May.
Lenny Bee 4-1 (8-8) Tracked leaders, led over 1f out, ridden inside final furlong, stayed on well, won at Beverley 5f hcp 0-95 (3) gd in Apr beating Tajneed (8-6) by 1 1/2l, 16 ran.
Sea of Leaves (USA) 20-1 (9-2) Mid-division, pushed along over 2f out, ridden and headway over 1f out, one pace, 4th of 9, 3 1/2l behind Beyond Desire (8-7) at Haydock 6f fll lst stks (1) gf in May.
Hotham 20-1 (9-1) Raced center, held up, headway 2f out, stayed on to go 3rd inside final furlong, 3rd of 13, 1 3/4l behind Damika (9-1) at Newcastle 6f hcp 0-90 (3) gf in May.
Tony The Tap 16-1 (9-2) Outpaced and always behind, 9th of 10, 7l behind Captain Carey (8-11) at Chepstow 5f hcp 0-95 (3) gf in May.
Ziggy Lee 10-1 (8-3) Hampered start, held up towards rear, headway over 1f out, ran on inside final furlong, not reach winner, fell soon after finish, 2nd of 16, 1 1/4l behind Hamish Mcgonagall (9-1) at York 5f hcp 105 (2) gf in May.
The Nifty Fox 10-1 (9-2) Towards rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, stayed on towards finish, just held, 2nd of 11, hd behind Five Star Junior (9-7) at Ayr 5f hcp 0-90 (3) gf in May.
Fantasy Explorer 33-1 (8-5) Intouch, ridden over 2f out, weakened 1f out, 19th of 23, 13l behind Hawkeyethenoo (8-1) at Newmarket 6f hcp (2) gs in May.
River Falcon 12-1 (8-7) Half fly leapt leaving stalls, in rear, switched left entering final furlong, ran on, never nearer, 9th of 16, 4l behind Hamish Mcgonagall (9-1) at York 5f hcp 105 (2) gf in May.