SHIFTING STAR is taken to maintain both his and his stable's momentum and claim this sprint handicap, with Noverre To Go, Angus Newz and Imperial Guest the likely contenders. Noverre To Go has run well on both his starts this season and looks progressive. He was placed in what looked a solid Ascot handicap last time, and can go well again here. Angus Newz ran well here last time, and though seven, a reproduction of that effort can see him go close, while Imperial Guest's win at Brighton has worked out well and he should not be discounted. Shifting Star was a good second at Newbury recently, and remains well treated, surprisingly being dropped a pound. The yard had a good winner at Sandown on Thursday, and Shifting Star can gain a deserved success.
Himalya (IRE) 13-2 (9-4) Prominent, ridden and weakened inside final furlong, 8th of 13, 8l behind Ingleby Lady (8-8) at York 6f hcp 0-105 (2) gf.
Ancien Regime (IRE) 16-1 (9-1) Prominent, led halfway, headed over 2f out, soon weakened, 19th of 20, 25l behind Royal Rock (9-1) at Ascot 6f Grp 3 (1) gs in Oct.
Nota Bene 16-1 (9-5) Tracked leaders, weakened well over 1f out, 12th of 13, 26l behind Ingleby Lady (8-8) at York 6f hcp 0-105 (2) gf.
Run For The Hills 12-1 (9-11) Held up in touch, effort over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 9, 3l behind Parisian Pyramid (8-13) at Goodwood 6f hcp 0-100 (2) gd.
Copper Dock (IRE) 14-1 (9-7) Slighty hampered start, rear, ridden into 8th 1f out, kept on final furlong, 5th of 11, 6l behind Cosmic Breeze (7-11) at Navan 5f hcp 60-100 gf.
Noverre To Go (IRE) 12-1 (9-2) Chased leaders, kept on under pressure inside final furlong, 3rd of 15, 2 1/4l behind Medicean Man (8-12) at Ascot 6f hcp 0-95 (3) gf.
Matsunosuke 20-1 (9-4) Held up mid-division, weakened over 1f out, last of 16, 16l behind Lenny Bee (8-8) at Beverley 5f hcp 0-95 (3) gd in Apr.
Shifting Star (IRE) 8-1 (8-7) In touch, headway to lead over 1f out, ridden and narrow advantage when edged left 1f out, kept on under pressure until no extra and headed final 50 yards, 2nd of 13, 1/2l behind Rileyskeepingfaith (9-1) at Newbury 6f hcp 0-100 (2) gf.
Imperial Guest 6-1 (9-4) Held up in rear, headway over 1f out, ridden to lead inside final furlong, won at Brighton 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Apr beating Kerrys Requiem (9-3) by 1 1/4l, 7 ran.
Billy Red 14-1 (9-1) Led until 2f out, weakened 1f out, last of 8, 10l behind Thebes (9-2) at Wolverhampton 6f 4yo hcp 0-95 (3) pol in Feb.
Angus Newz 33-1 (8-3) Led, ridden over 2f out, headed 1f out, edged right and stayed on under pressure, 3rd of 23, 2l behind Hawkeyethenoo (8-1) at Newmarket 6f hcp (2) gs.
Filligree (IRE) 14-1 (8-13) Behind, outpaced over 3f out, driven and kept on final 2f, never troubled leaders, 6th of 10, 6l behind Damika (9-0) at Thirsk 6f hcp 0-90 (3) gf.