Ela Gonda Mou won an equally poor contest when stepping up to 1m2f at Nottingham but led a long way out so the shorter trip shouldn't be a problem. His penalty makes things a little more difficult and in receipt of 4lb EASTWARD HO gets the nod. Jason Ward's charge hasn't had too much racing and his two victories came on Polytrack at the backend of last year but he very nearly made it three at Beverley last time when caught in the dying strides over that stiff 7f. That was only his second run of the year and he looks up to going one better. My Mate Jake will like the going but is better over further while Viking Dancer is still a maiden after 13 starts though he couldn't fall much lower in the ratings.
Ela Gonda Mou 11-2 (9-7) Dwelt, soon tracked leaders, led over 3f out, kept on well inside final furlong, won at Nottingham 1m 2f hcp 0-60 (6) gd beating Barachiel (9-7) by 2 1/4l, 11 ran.
My Mate Jake (IRE) 11-2 (9-7) Tracked leaders, ridden 3f out, no impression final 2f, 4th of 8, 10l behind Matavia Bay (8-6) at Nottingham 1m 2f app hcp (6) gs.
Eastward Ho 6-1 (9-4) Led after 1f, ridden 2f out, driven and joined insided final furlong, headed post, 2nd of 8, shd behind Fenella Fudge (9-5) at Beverley 7f hcp 0-70 (5) gs.
Tukitinyasok (IRE) 11-2 (8-12) Reared stalls, slowly into stride, prominent after 1f, ridden 3f out, soon beaten, 7th of 10, 14l behind Horatio Carter (8-13) at Thirsk 1m hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Sep.
Glendaragh (IRE) 16-1 (8-11) Tracked leaders, ridden in 4th over 3f out, no extra under 2f out, 7th of 8, 19l behind Beauty Express (9-9) at Wexford 1m stks gd in Jul.
Praxios (11-7) 10th of 12, 38l behind Jawaab (11-7) at TurfTV Extras 1m 1f Charity Stakes (3yo +).
Tamara Bay 20-1 (9-4) Led, ridden and headed over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 7, 7l behind Laverre (9-11) at Pontefract 1m 2f fll hcp (5) gf.
Cathcart Castle 12-1 (8-9) Chased leaders, ridden 2f out, weakened final furlong, last of 14, 31l behind Eeny Mac (8-0) at Beverley 1m hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Petrocelli 20-1 (8-10) Held up, never near leaders, 9th of 16, 8l behind Miss Blink (8-9) at Newcastle 1m 2f hcp 0-60 (6) gf in Apr '11.
Tropical Duke (IRE) 20-1 (8-5) Dwelt, mid-division and pushed along, never dangerous, 8th of 14, 38l behind Woteva (8-10) at Newcastle 1m hcp 0-60 (6) sft in May.
Viking Dancer 25-1 (9-0) In touch, ridden over 2f out, kept on final furlong without ever being a threat, 5th of 10, 5l behind King Of Paradise (8-9) at Hamilton 1m hcp 0-60 (6) gd.
Lucky For Some 100-1 (9-4) Chased leaders to over 3f out, soon behind, 7th of 10, 34l behind Calico Cat (9-7) at Thirsk 1m 4f mdn stks (5) gs in May.