PORTHOS DU VALLON sneaks in off top weight having won a higher grade handicap at Hamilton last week. Bahamian C has three lengths to make up with the former and Keith Dalgleish's charge looks capable of defying a penalty. It's All A Game won in soft ground at Newcastle last month and Picks Pinta makes a quick reappearance after scoring over 6f at Bath on Wednesday, although it didn't look like he stayed 7f earlier let alone today's mile. Neuf Des Coeurs won her maiden over 7f here last year but the selection's stablemate gets first-time blinkers after a poor effort last time.
Porthos Du Vallon 7-2fav (9-0) Mid-division, ridden to chase leaders when switched left and not clear run 2f out, stayed on to lead inside final furlong, ran on, won at Hamilton 1m 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gd beating Light Of Asia (9-7) by 1 3/4l, 9 ran.
It's All A Game 5-2fav (9-2) Raced wide tracked leaders, chased winner 3f out, ridden and kept on one pace, 3rd of 10, 3l behind Goninodaethat (9-6) at Ayr 7f hcp 0-65 (6) sft.
Bahamian C 25-1 (9-0) Mid-division, lost place and towards rear over 3f out, soon ridden, kept on under pressure inside final furlong, never reached leaders, 5th of 9, 3l behind Porthos Du Vallon (9-0) at Hamilton 1m 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gd.
Picks Pinta 3-1 (8-9) Made all, clear over 1f out, ran on well, unchallenged, won at Bath 6f 3yo stk 0-70 (5) fm beating Stroll On (9-0) by 2 3/4l, 4 ran.
Neuf Des Coeurs 12-1 (8-13) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, never on terms, weakened 1f out, 9th of 10, 23l behind Emerahldz (9-2) at Carlisle 1m 3f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Prostate Awareness (IRE) 22-1 (8-7) Led for about 2f, soon lost place and outpaced, kept on from over 1f out, no impression, 7th of 15, 3l behind Tanawar (9-4) at Redcar 1m hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Miss Acclaimed 14-1 (8-0) Prominent when short of room and lost place after 1f, in touch towards rear, outpaced halfway, 7th of 8, 13l behind Red Primo (9-7) at Southwell 7f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) fbs.