CUPERTINO was set a stiff task in a Class 3 handicap at Haydock last time having won a maiden at Ripon earlier. He'll be more at home in this company and gets the vote. Just Paul had Mowhoob back in third when scoring over 7f here last time and is preferred to course and distance winner Lexington Blue, who is 10lb higher today. Look On By should give another good account after winning at Thirsk but both Snap Music and Natures Law are less exposed and look capable of further progress.
Cupertino 16-1 (8-3) Led, ridden and headed over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 7, 4 1/2l behind Hay Dude (9-7) at Haydock 1m 3yo hcp 0-95 (3) gd.
Argaki (IRE) 6-1 (9-7) Mid-division, outpaced on outside over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 9th of 11, 17l behind Ted's Brother (9-1) at Hamilton 1m hcp 0-75 (5) gd.
Just Paul (IRE) 3-1fav (8-7) Mid-division, headway over 3f out, switched right 2f out, led over 1f out, kept on, won at Musselburgh 7f hcp 0-75 (5) gd beating Jeannie Galloway (9-10) by 1 1/2l, 9 ran.
Mowhoob 12-1 (9-2) Steadied start, held up, headway over 1f out, stayed on, went 3rd close home, 3rd of 9, 4 1/2l behind Just Paul (8-7) at Musselburgh 7f hcp 0-75 (5) gd.
Lexington Blue 2-1fav (9-7) Held up in rear, headway over 1f out, chased winner inside final furlong, never able to challenge, 2nd of 13, 3l behind Angel Cake (9-6) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Snap Music (USA) 15-2 (8-8) In rear and outpaced, ridden and headway over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 4th of 9, 2l behind Rocket Ronnie (9-0) at Thirsk 1m 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gs.
Natures Law (IRE) 10-3fav (9-5) Taken to post early, mid-division, pushed along over 2f out, no impression when hampered approaching final furlong, 11th of 13, 9l behind Diamond Blue (9-10) at Carlisle 6f hcp 0-65 (6) gf.
Bitusa (USA) 20-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, driven 3f out, no impression over 1f out, 8th of 16, 10l behind Look On By (8-1) at Thirsk 1m 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gd.
Look On By 8-1 (8-1) Made all, ridden 2f out, held on well, won at Thirsk 1m 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gd beating Megamunch (8-11) by 1l, 16 ran.