Michael Bell's yard is showing signs of emerging from the doldrums and The Manx Missile is interesting stepping up to 7f for the first time. Perpetual Ambition is heading in the opposite direction having raced over 1m2f last time and Loucal was competing over 1m when a beaten favourite at Bath earlier this month, though did win over this trip at Catterick in April. We'll take a chance on MR SNOOKS who was doing his best work at this finish over 6f at Nottingham last time. He still has a bit of scope and could go close here if the visor works a second time. Claude Greenwood only won a claimer at Leicester two runs ago and was beaten 10 lengths in a seller here last time.
Perpetual Ambition 33-1 (9-5) Held up in rear, ridden over 2f out, headway over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 4th of 6, 8l behind Boite (9-5) at Pontefract 1m 2f 3yo mdn (5) gf in May.
Clear Loch 12-1 (8-12) Slowly into stride, in rear and in touch, ridden over 2f out, kept on one pace, last of 4, 7l behind Archie Stevens (9-7) at Wolverhampton 6f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Jan.
Marju's Quest (IRE) 8-1 (9-0) Held up, took keen hold, ridden over 2f out, some progess from over 1f out, never in contention, 5th of 9, 6l behind Drahem (9-0) at Yarmouth 1m 3yo stk 0-65 (6) gf.
Claude Greenwood 7-2 (8-13) Led 1f, led again over 5f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, plugged on, 2nd of 8, 10l behind Handsome Stranger (8-7) at Yarmouth 1m 1f 3yo app sll (6) gf.
Loucal 7-4fav (9-6) Held up towards rear, headway and switched right well over 1f out, strong run inside final furlong, went 2nd towards finish, never going pace to reach winner, 2nd of 9, 2 1/4l behind Just A Pound (8-13) at Bath 1m 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) fm.
The Manx Missile 14-1 (9-1) Towards rear, effort over 1f out, never dangerous, 7th of 14, 10l behind Alhaarth Beauty (9-0) at Yarmouth 6f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) gf.
Little Indian 20-1 (9-3) Mid-division, ridden and headway over 3f out, weakened over 2f out, 7th of 10, 14l behind Topamichi (9-7) at Lingfield 1m 1f 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) sft in May.
Mr Snooks 16-1 (8-8) Behind, ridden over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, no impression, 6th of 15, 5l behind Jubilant Queen (9-6) at Nottingham 6f hcp 0-65 (6) gd.
Troy Boy 9-2 (8-11) Dwelt, outpaced in rear, never dangerous, 8th of 9, 9l behind Dream Vale (9-1) at Redcar 5f 2yo hcp 0-65 (6) hvy in Oct.
Red Star Lady (IRE) 50-1 (8-2) Tracked leaders, ridden over 1f out, soon weakened, 8th of 14, 12l behind Maria Montez (9-3) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-60 (6) gf.