A low grade but difficult handicap to unravel. David O'Meara is having a very good season so Spahi will be fancied after a good run behind Fossgate here though that was over 1m4f and this may be on the short side. Ay Tay Tate lost his maiden tag in very easy fashion at Carlisle but couldn't quite manage a follow-up under a penalty at Beverley three days later. He still runs under a penalty and should be involved in the finish though PATTERN MARK, who won a division of this from just 4lb lower a year ago, should be ready for a repeat after just two runs this season. The lightly-raced Maxi Moo was heavily backed here last month but found the mile too sharp and should do better over today's trip.
Ay Tay Tate (IRE) 9-4fav (9-8) Led, ridden and head inside final furlong, kept on same pace, 2nd of 9, 2 1/2l behind Lunar Promise (9-5) at Beverley 1m 2f hcp 0-60 (6) gf.
Amical Risks (FR) 12-1 (8-3) Held up in rear, switched to outside 6f out, lost touch over 4f out, 6th of 7, 37l behind Hit The Switch (8-5) at Southwell 1m 3f hcp 0-75 (5) fbs.
Prime Circle 25-1 (9-0) Dwelt, behind, headway on outer 2f out, one pace, 6th of 13, 6l behind Classic Descent (8-10) at Ripon 1m hcp 0-65 (6) gs.
Spahi (FR) 4-1 (8-13) Held up towards rear, headway 3f out, chased winner over 1f out, ridden to challenge inside final furlong, not quicken, 2nd of 12, 3/4l behind Fossgate (8-9) at Newcastle 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) gd in May.
Richo 11-1 (9-0) Slowly away, in rear, some headway 3f out, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 6th of 8, 11l behind Botham (9-1) at Ayr 1m app hcp 0-55 (6) gs.
Dandarrell 9-1 (8-1) Held up towards rear, headway on inner over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, weakened entering final furlong, 6th of 9, 12l behind Ay Tay Tate (8-5) at Carlisle 1m 1f hcp 0-70 (5) gs.
Child Of Our Time (IRE) 66-1 (8-0) Slowly away in rear, headway 3f out, no impression after, 4th of 6, 10l behind Moody Tunes (9-0) at Hamilton 1m 1f 4yo sell stks (6) gs.
Pattern Mark 4-1 (8-13) Slowly into stride, in rear, effort over 2f out, never dangerous, 6th of 11, 15l behind Guga (8-12) at Nottingham 1m 2f hcp 0-65 (6) gf in May.
Barton Bounty 25-1 (10-0) Always towards rear, 9th of 13, 12l behind Dimashq (9-0) at Ripon 1m 4f ldy hcp 0-65 (6) gs.
Catawollow 16-1 (8-0) Mid-division, ridden over 2f out, staying on when not much room over 1f out, one pace after, 9th of 13, 9l behind Nolecce (8-2) at Newcastle 1m hcp 0-65 (6) gd in Sep.
Weetfromthechaff 14-1 (8-11) In touch, ridden 3f out, no impression final furlong, 5th of 16, 5l behind Miss Blink (8-9) at Newcastle 1m 2f hcp 0-60 (6) gf in Apr.
Hair of The Dog 66-1 (8-4) Took keen hold, led, ridden over 2f out, headed over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 8th of 10, 10l behind Ghufa (9-4) at Musselburgh 1m 5f hcp 0-65 (6) gd.
Maxi Moo (IRE) 11-8fav (8-13) In rear in center, ridden halfway, kept on, never a factor, 6th of 14, 16l behind Spavento (9-2) at Newcastle 1m hcp 0-60 (6) gf in May.
Dane Cottage 5-1 (8-0) Held up in rear, ridden over 2f out, never nearer, 6th of 11, 10l behind Black Coffee (9-4) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-68 (6) pol in Jan.
Carnival Dream 11-1 (7-13) Mid-division, pushed along and headway over 3f out, ridden over 2f out, weakened 1f out, 4th of 6, 6l behind Media Stars (8-5) at Redcar 1m 2f hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Pictures (IRE) 25-1 (8-4) Slowly into stride, in rear, outpaced on outside over 3f out, never dangerous, 10th of 12, 13l behind Nolecce (9-7) at Kempton 1m 2f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Mar.
Amongst Amigos (IRE) 25-1 (8-3) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, ridden and weakened over 3f out, 10th of 15, 11l behind Stylish Bid (8-13) at Ballinrobe 1m 1f hcp gf in May '08.