THE HAPPY HAMMER was well backed last week and he can recoup those losses in the finale. Trained by Eugene Stanford, the gelding gets to try his hand at the same mark of 58 though William Carson replaces Simon Pearce. Via Aurelia got rather worried out of it at Brighton last time out so expect the jockey to make her mind up at an earlier juncture. Imaginary Diva has ran into the places under similar conditions and with George Margarson's yard in better nick, she has to be given obvious claims. Pavement Games won under Kieren Fox at Kempton though this time she gets the Kieren Fallon treatment back on the turf at Yarmouth. Captain Bluebird kept on stoutly at Wolverhampton over five and is worth another go over six furlongs this afternoon.
Stargazing (IRE) 33-1 (9-2) In touch, ridden 2f out, chased winner 1f out, hung right and no extra inside final furlong, 4th of 10, 9l behind Hamloola (9-0) at Yarmouth 7f 3yo fll stks (5) gs in Aug.
Vilnius 4-1fav (9-7) Prominent, hampered and lost place over 2f out, beaten after, 7th of 12, 6l behind Tislaam (9-0) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
The Happy Hammer (IRE) 14-1 (8-9) Behind, headway on inside when not clear run 2f out, switched left to rail over 1f out, stayed on to 2nd inside final furlong, no impression on winner, 2nd of 14, 1 1/2l behind Sermons Mount (9-4) at Bath 6f hcp 0-65 (6) gd.
Clerical (USA) 6-1 (9-6) Chased leaders, ridden and went left 2f out, weakened soon after, 8th of 12, 11l behind The Human League (9-4) at Goodwood 6f all hcp 0-70 (5) sft in Aug.
Just Jimmy (IRE) 16-1 (9-2) Held up rear of mid-division, not clearest of runs over 2f out, headway over 1f out, stayed on to 3rd final 100 yards, not pace to reach leading duo, 3rd of 11, 1 3/4l behind Lutine Charlie (8-12) at Bath 1m hcp 0-65 (6) gd.
Big Boom 16-1 (8-7) Tracked leaders, ridden and weakened 3f out, last of 10, 36l behind Tevez (8-7) at Leicester 7f hcp 0-80 (4) sft in Aug.
Via Aurelia (IRE) 5-2fav (8-12) Raced center, held up, ridden 2f out, no impression, 7th of 12, 11l behind Arctic Lynx (9-3) at Yarmouth 6f mdn stks (5) gs.
Captain Bluebird (IRE) 33-1 (9-0) Towards rear, ridden over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, 3rd of 12, 2 1/2l behind Towy Boy (8-12) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Pavement Games 7-1 (8-2) Held up towards rear, headway over 1f out, led last 50 yards, just held on, won at Kempton 5f hcp 0-60 (6) pol beating Madam Isshe (9-2) by nk, 10 ran.
Imaginary Diva 9-1 (8-4) Raced wide, held up, effort on outside from 2f out, stayed on to 3rd close home, 3rd of 11, 1 1/2l behind Kinigi (8-6) at Bath 5f hcp 0-65 (6) gd.
Double Carpet (IRE) 25-1 (9-5) Mid-division, ridden over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 4th of 12, 4l behind Towy Boy (8-12) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Final Rhapsody 33-1 (8-10) Mid-division, struggling halfway, 11th of 12, 16l behind Dametime (8-12) at Lingfield 6f 3yo flls hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Jun '09.
Major Eradicator (USA) 13-2 (8-13) Started slowly, soon pushed along in 5th towards rear, weakened over 2f out, 8th of 10, 15l behind Miss Kitty Grey (8-8) at Yarmouth 7f hcp 0-60 (6) gd in Jun.
If Only 4-1 (8-12) Chased leaders, raced wide of pack towards far side from halfway, soon hung left and weakened, 3rd of 8, 8l behind Kinigi (8-7) at Brighton 5f hcp 0-52 (6) gf.
Rebecca Romero 10-3 (8-5) Started slowly, soon in touch, headway centre and hung left over 1f out, went 3rd final 100 yards, no impression on leading duo, 3rd of 8, 1 3/4l behind Madam Isshe (8-6) at Bath 5f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) sft in Aug.
Croft Bridge 25-1 (8-11) Chased leader, lost place 2f out, soon weakened, 10th of 12, 12l behind Fasilight (8-3) at Wolverhampton 5f 2yo sell stks (6) pol in Oct.