Irish raider JUST FOR MARY came here last week and ran well behind Mata Hari Blue. He'll be more at home in the conditions than most and gets the nod. Boucher Garcon was inconvenienced by the draw when narrowly beaten by Shawkantango at Newcastle but has since run poorly at Nottingham and Derek Shaw's charge can confirm the form. Select Committee has seven career victories to his credit but almost all have been on fast ground while Bosun Breeze is another likely to be unsuited by the conditions. Fama Mac is racing over the minimum trip for the first time but he loves testing going and has dropped to a very lowly mark despite running well at Thirsk last Saturday, though he's out of the handicap here.
Boundaries 9-1 (9-0) Prominent, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 7th of 9, 5l behind Captain Dimitrios (9-3) at Musselburgh 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gs.
Mandalay King (IRE) 28-1 (8-8) Towards rear on outside, moderate late headway, never involved, 6th of 13, 13l behind Thunderball (9-7) at Ripon 6f hcp 0-85 (4) sft.
Shawkantango 7-2 (9-6) Taken to post early, held up in touch, headway 2f out, driven inside final furlong, ran on, just failed, 2nd of 8, shd behind Dispol Grand (8-11) at Nottingham 5f hcp 0-65 (6) sft.
Select Committee 9-2 (9-7) Prominent, ridden over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 4th of 13, 2 1/4l behind Forever's Girl (9-2) at Redcar 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Oct.
Just For Mary 7-1 (8-11) Behind, headway towards stands side 2f out, stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 4th of 9, 2 1/2l behind Mata Hari Blue (9-3) at Ripon 5f app hcp 0-70 (5) sft.
Liberty Ship 7-1 (9-4) Tracked leaders, effort and hung left over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 5th of 7, 5l behind Bouncy Bouncy (9-2) at Yarmouth 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gs.
Bosun Breese 14-1 (9-0) Led, headed 2f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 5th of 12, 6l behind Captain Scooby (8-5) at Hamilton 5f hcp 0-80 (4) sft in Sep.
Sir Geoffrey (IRE) 13-2 (9-6) Slight lead, ridden and hung right to far side over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, weakened near finish, 5th of 9, 2 3/4l behind Mata Hari Blue (9-3) at Ripon 5f app hcp 0-70 (5) sft.
Highland Warrior 6-1 (8-11) Took keen hold, chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 3rd of 9, 2l behind Mata Hari Blue (9-3) at Ripon 5f app hcp 0-70 (5) sft.
Boucher Garcon (IRE) Evensfav (8-13) Led, ridden 2f out, headed and no extra inside final furlong, 6th of 8, 7l behind Dispol Grand (8-11) at Nottingham 5f hcp 0-65 (6) sft.
Fama Mac 9-1 (8-7) Mid-division, outpaced over 2f out, ridden and headway when edged left over 1f out, stayed on to chase leading pair inside final furlong, no impression, 3rd of 15, 5l behind Half A Crown (8-6) at Thirsk 6f hcp 0-70 (5) sft.