Spirea has obvious claims after landing a Class 5 and a Class 6 handicap this term in four starts, one of which was a course win on soft ground. She steps up a furlong here for the first time but is well respected. Inkerman should go well after being run down late in a similar contest on the Polytrack a week ago whilst Concrete Mac drops into this grade for the first time. Vodka Time has never really fulfilled the promise of early juvenile days and ROUGH CORTE is the choice. Mick Channon's Clodovil filly has her twenty second start in two seasons but seems to thrive on a busy schedule and two of her performances this term particularly stand out - a Nottingham success over Tower Power and a good third to Comanchero at Chester last time. A repeat of either would suffice.
Spiraea 5-1 (9-9) Tracked leaders, shaken up and switched left over 1f out, stayed on well inside final furlong, led close home, won at Warwick 6f hcp 0-70 (5) gd beating Rigolleto (9-7) by hd, 10 ran.
Freddy With A Y (IRE) 10-1 (10-1) Tracked leaders, went 2nd over 3f out, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 9th of 13, 8l behind My Single Malt (9-8) at Chester 1m ldy hcp (4) gf.
Inkerman (IRE) 5-2 (9-3) Held up in 5th, headway on inside 2f out, soon led, ridden over 1f out, kept on, headed near finish, 2nd of 7, 3/4l behind Tee It Up Tommo (9-9) at Lingfield 1m clm stks (6) pol.
Concrete Mac 7-1 (9-7) Led, joined 3f out, headed narrowly halfway, chased leaders, ridden 2f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 4th of 10, 4 1/2l behind Frangipanni (9-3) at Chepstow 7f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jun.
Rough Courte (IRE) 8-1 (9-0) Tracked leader, pushed along over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, led inside final furlong, soon headed, no extra and lost 2nd place near finish, 3rd of 8, 2 3/4l behind Comanchero (8-11) at Chester 1m 3yo app hcp 0-80 (4) gf.
Vodka Time (IRE) 9-4fav (8-8) Held up in touch, driven to chase leaders 3f out, ridden 2f out, stayed on inside final furlong, went 2nd near finish, no chance with winner, 2nd of 8, 6l behind Kalon Brama (8-6) at Leicester 1m 3yo sll (6) gf.