After a promising debut effort Michael Bell's HORSERADISH looks the pick in this maiden leaving Hounds Ditch and debutante True To Form scrapping for minor honours. On his first outing the selection found just one too good beating some fair types in the process. We may have just the one start to go on but it seems to set the standard and given it came on good to soft ground this surface should suit. Hounds Ditch only beat one home on his opening gambit but he wasn't beaten far and should come on for the run. True To Form will probably be better as an older horse and should need further in time to be seen at his best. That said this won't take a great deal of winning so any market support would be interesting. Phoenix Rose and Marjolly have only been solid so far so in a poor maiden where you can leave your notebooks at home we choose Horseradish as likely winner.
Atherton (IRE) 33-1 (9-3) Held up mid-division, headway over 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, last of 9, 11l behind Armour (9-3) at Wolverhampton 6f 2yo mdn auc stks (5) pol.
Marjolly (IRE) 20-1 (9-0) Slowly into stride, in touch, pushed along over 2f out, soon weakened, 6th of 7, 15l behind Ongoodform (9-3) at Yarmouth 6f 2yo mdn (5) gf.
Hambleton 16-1 (9-3) Dwelt, always rear division, 8th of 11, 20l behind Mister Manannan (9-3) at Pontefract 5f 2yo mdn (4) gd in Apr.
Horseradish 14-1 (8-11) Slowly into stride, towards rear, headway over 2f out, stayed on well inside final furlong, took 2nd near finish, 2nd of 19, 1/2l behind Jeannie Galloway (8-4) at Ayr 6f 2yo mdn aut (5) gs.
Amenable (IRE) 20-1 (8-9) Chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened well over 1f out, 13th of 19, 14l behind Jeannie Galloway (8-4) at Ayr 6f 2yo mdn aut (5) gs.
Hounds Ditch 12-1 (8-11) Slowly into stride, in rear and outpaced, kept on final furlong, never on terms, 4th of 5, 3 1/2l behind Morgans Choice (8-11) at Ffos Las 5f 2yo mdn aut (4) gd.
True To Form (IRE) Rock Of Gibraltar colt out of Truly Yours.
House Of Rules 25-1 (8-12) Chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, no impression final furlong, 6th of 13, 7l behind Distinctive (8-12) at Redcar 6f 2yo mdn aut (5) gf in Aug.
Goodison Goal (IRE) 50-1 (8-5) Slowly away, behind, some headway over 1f out, never a factor, 7th of 11, 10l behind Hunting Tartan (9-3) at Chepstow 7f 2yo mdn (5) gd.
Bombay Mist 100-1 (8-7) Slowly into stride, outpaced, last of 9, 26l behind King's Approach (9-3) at Leicester 5f 2yo mdn aut (5) gf in Apr.
Cookie Galore 13-2 (8-4) Keen, tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened 1f out, 8th of 13, 4 1/2l behind Bathwick Gold (9-3) at Leicester 6f 2yo mdn aut (5) gf.
Lady Brickhouse 40-1 (8-12) Slowly into stride, in touch, pushed along halfway, soon struggling, last of 7, 24l behind Ongoodform (9-3) at Yarmouth 6f 2yo mdn (5) gf.
Phoenix Rose (IRE) 20-1 (8-4) Led, hard ridden and headed 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 7th of 11, 6l behind San Cassiano (8-9) at Kempton 6f 2yo mdn auc stks (5) pol.
Usquaebach 17-2 (8-12) Mid-division, ridden and switched left halfway, soon driven, headway entering final furlong, soon hung left, ran on towards finish, 3rd of 13, 3/4l behind Watch Chain (8-5) at Southwell 5f 2yo hcp 0-65 (6) fbs in Aug.