This week the Riu Palce Meloneras Handicap at Pontefract saw CASTLES IN THE AIR raised 8lb to 102 as a result of his win. INTERNATIONALDEBUT was left on the same mark so will surely go close off 89 soon, THEBES in 4th was dropped a 1lb and has since won over 7f on the AW. off the others behind BALDEMAR down 1lb to 90, HOTHAM down 1lb to 88 and MARINE BOY down 2lb to 96.
The Investec Capital Markets Handicap at Epsom saw FATHOM FIVE win his 2nd race at the course having won the same race last year off a 2lb higher mark as a result he was raised 3lb to 94. Those that ran well behind were INDIAN TRAIL and HOLBECK GHYLL who have both been left on the same marks. RIEVAULX WORLD was dropped 3lb to 89 and HOH HOH HOH 2lb to 90 and both of those are capable of showing better from in due course. HOH HOH HOH was running off 104 last season and finished 3rd to Borderlescott and Captain Gerard in the 5f City Wall Stakes at Chester in July off level weights being beaten 1 1/2 lengths on going described as Good to Firm.
STONEACRE LAD has been dropped a further 4lb to 69, having been rated 100 at the begining of 2009, although the stable remains in dire form.