Vito Volterra was an easy enough winner last time out to suggest he can follow up under a revised mark but the ground seems to be turning against him and although fellow last time out winner Betsy will handle these conditions GINGER TED looks better treated and will like the cut in the ground and is given the vote in a tight handicap. With a good strike rate over this trip the selection was held less than a length off this rating last time out and with his best coming in similar conditions his chance is clear. Vito Volterra scored by just over three lengths on fast ground at Pontefract on his last run so while he should be capable of overcoming the disadvantage of having extra weight to carry the ground might be a little soft for him. Betsy has won in similar conditions and looks one of the more likely after a game performance to score last time but is now off a career high mark while Little Scotland is from a yard in form and should go better than on his first couple of handicap runs with some weight removed. A wide open contest but Ginger Ted's soft ground form gives him the nod.
Coolminx (IRE) 25-1 (8-10) Chased leaders, under pressure halfway, soon weakened, 15th of 20, 17l behind Victoire De Lyphar (8-7) at York 6f 3yo hcp 0-105 (2) gd in Jun.
Little Scotland 4-1 (9-7) Prominent, pushed along over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 5th of 9, 4l behind Lowdown (9-7) at Ripon 6f 3yo hcp 0-90 (3) gf.
Colonel Mak 33-1 (8-5) Held up, ridden 2f out, no impression, 7th of 10, 9l behind Side Glance (8-8) at Ascot 7f 3yo hcp (2) gf.
Walvis Bay (IRE) 7-2 (9-4) Hampered start, soon led, headed over 4f out, weakened 1f out, 5th of 10, 7l behind Gramercy (9-7) at Haydock 6f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gd.
Golden Shaheen (IRE) 16-1 (9-5) Chased winner, ridden and lost place over 2f out, stayed on same pace under pressure final furlong, 8th of 19, 10l behind Avenuesnalleyways (9-1) at York 7f hcp 0-85 (4) gf.
Ginger Ted (IRE) 11-1 (9-4) Mid-division, headway 2f out, ridden to press winner over 1f out, not quicken near finish, 2nd of 12, 1/2l behind Tadalavil (8-9) at Ayr 6f hcp 0-80 (4) sft.
Paradise Spectre 20-1 (9-0) In touch in 5th, headway to modest 3rd over 3f out until weakened final furlong, 6th of 9, 18l behind Munsarim (9-0) at Haydock 1m mdn stks (5) gf.
Flaneur 7-2fav (9-0) Mid-division, ridden over 1f out, no impression, 6th of 9, 6l behind Lowdown (9-7) at Ripon 6f 3yo hcp 0-90 (3) gf.
Besty 5-2fav (9-5) Tracked leader, led over 1f out, ridden and joined inside final furlong, driven and found extra near finish, won at Hamilton 6f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gd beating Monte Mayor One (8-7) by 1/2l, 6 ran.
Timeless Elegance (IRE) 5-1 (8-11) Tracked leaders, ridden and every chance over 1f out, kept on same pace, 5th of 8, 2 1/2l behind Ursula (9-6) at Ayr 6f flls hcp 0-85 (4) gd.
My One Weakness (IRE) 20-1 (9-3) Mid-division, ridden when hampered over 1f out, soon no impression, eased inside final furlong, 11th of 12, 7l behind Last Sovereign (10-0) at Chester 6f hcp 0-80 (4) gf.
Vito Volterra (IRE) 3-1 (9-1) Raced keenly, made all, pushed 5 lengths clear 2f out, kept on strongly, eased near finish, unchallenged, won at Pontefract 1m 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gf beating Dutiful (9-7) by 4l, 5 ran.