Fredricka ran well on her handicap debut at Catterick but it was fast ground when Tinsill won at Redcar last time. Argent Touch is 14lb higher than his win at Southwell in January after a string of placed efforts and the less-exposed handicap debutants make more appeal. Fujin is one of the latter group after making the frame at Musselburgh while Misstemper has been placed in all three starts on the all-weather. But LUCKY TIMES went close in soft ground at Catterick during the week and Mel Brittain's filly gets the nod to go one better today.
Fujin 5-1 (9-5) Tracked winner, ridden halfway, pressed winner over 1f out, kept on one pace final furlong, 3rd of 7, 4l behind Noble Asset (9-5) at Musselburgh 5f mdn stks (5) gd in May.
Argent Touch 7-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, soon pushed along, ridden halfway, kept on same pace final furlong, 4th of 5, 6l behind Razin' Hell (8-12) at Southwell 5f hcp 0-85 (4) fbs in Mar.
Misstemper (IRE) 12-1 (9-0) Led, ridden and headed over 1f out, kept on one pace, lost 2nd near finish, 3rd of 10, 3l behind Penny Drops (9-0) at Lingfield 6f 3yo mdn fll (5) pol in May.
Tinsill 10-3fav (9-7) Soon off the pace in rear, good headway over 1f out, ridden and ran on inside final furlong to lead close home, won at Redcar 5f 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) gf in May beating Raise A Billion (8-7) by nk, 11 ran.
Fredricka 7-1 (9-4) Awkward leaving stalls, soon chasing leaders, ridden halfway, led and hung left approaching final furlong, headed and not quicken inside final furlong, 2nd of 10, 1 1/4l behind Gulland Rock (9-3) at Catterick 5f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) gd in Apr.
Lucky Times 12-1 (9-0) Chased winner, ridden over 1f out, kept on and held towards finish, 2nd of 6, 1 1/4l behind Naivasha (8-11) at Catterick 5f 3yo mdn aut (6) sft in May.
Little Briar Rose 50-1 (8-10) Led until over 3f out, soon lost place, last of 9, 20l behind Scarborough (9-0) at Nottingham 5f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Apr.
Narborough 7-1 (8-7) Awkward start, held up in rear, headway over 1f out, not able to get on terms, 5th of 9, 3 1/2l behind Groundworker (9-6) at Goodwood 5f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) sft in May.
By Rights 20-1 (9-2) Took keen hold in touch towards rear, ridden over 3f out, never a factor, 6th of 9, 15l behind Shades of Silk (8-4) at Southwell 6f hcp 0-60 (6) fbs in May.
Traditionelle 7-1 (9-5) Prominent, led over 2f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 9, 7l behind Shades of Silk (8-4) at Southwell 6f hcp 0-60 (6) fbs in May.
Lady Mai (IRE) 11-2 (9-2) Chased leaders, every chance 2f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong, 4th of 11, 1 1/4l behind Tinsill (9-7) at Redcar 5f 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) gf in May.
Dancing Juice 8-1 (8-0) Dwelt headway to track winner after 1f, ridden halfway, weakened final furlong, 4th of 5, 12l behind Scarborough (8-4) at Southwell 5f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) fbs in Apr.
Paradise Child 14-1 (8-4) Led, ridden and headed 2f out, weakened final furlong, 5th of 7, 21l behind Crystalized (8-9) at Brighton 6f stks 0-55 (6) gd in May.
Paparima (IRE) 66-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders, led 4f out, hung left and headed over 2f out, soon weakened, last of 6, 38l behind We'll Shake Hands (9-5) at Haydock 6f 2yo mdn (5) gd in Aug.