MUSH MIR had begun to disappoint on Polytrack but a switch to this surface proved a wise move and he can defy a double penalty. Jim Boyle's charge had Calculating behind when winning over 1m4f here before following up over C&D last week. He beat Rosewood Lad last time and the latter had proved too good for today's rival Delorain before that. Stadium Of Light still looks too high in the weights while King In Waiting hasn't raced since June last year and William's Way has done all his recent winning in amateur races.
William's Way 4-1fav (11-0) Held up in rear, ridden well over 3f out, soon beaten, 10th of 14, 15l behind Squad (10-6) at Lingfield 1m 4f am hcp (0-70) (5) pol.
Mush Mir (IRE) 9-4 (10-1) Made all, soon clear, steadied pace and came back to main group halfway, quickened pace and soon clear again over 3f out, unchallenged, won at Southwell 2m hcp 0-65 (6) fbs beating Rosewood Lad (9-9) by 3l, 7 ran.
Stadium Of Light (IRE) 13-8fav (8-5) Held up towards rear on inside, headway farside over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on, one pace, 3rd of 6, 4l behind Trans Sonic (9-4) at Southwell 1m 3f clm stks (6) fbs in Jan.
Calculating (IRE) 7-2 (8-9) In touch, ridden 4f out, driven to go 3rd over 1f out, kept on one pace, 3rd of 6, 7l behind Mush Mir (8-13) at Southwell 1m 4f hacp 0-70 (5) fbs.
King In Waiting (IRE) 10-3 (8-9) Tracked leader, ridden and lost place well over 1f out, kept on same pace, 3rd of 11, 5l behind Miss Keck (9-1) at Ripon 2m hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Jun.
Delorain (IRE) 9-4 (9-0) Mid-division, switched to outer over 4f out, headway to go 3rd over 3f out, ridden and outpaced from 2f out, 3rd of 9, 11l behind Rosewood Lad (9-3) at Wolverhampton 2m hcp 0-60 (6) pol.