Rule Maker is likely to be in warm order for his handicap bow but with him not obviously thrown in preference is for the on form LOVEINTHESAND while course and distance winner Daring Dream also has claims. A winner of a maiden on his first start of the year the pick impressed when making a handicap debut last time when only held a neck by Chambers at Thirsk. That form has started to work out so he can score despite a mark rise. Rule Maker was impressive when getting off the mark after taking on a step down in distance so while he should be capable off this rating it looks best to wait and see if it's correct at the likely prices. Daring Dream won over course and distance in a similar race two starts ago but he now looks in the grip of the assessor after being well held last time. Hail Bold Chief was less than a length away from winning on his last run and off the same rating should go close as should Bin Shamardal after a much improved run last time out. An interesting race that can go the way of Loveinthesand.
Silver Rime (FR) 22-1 (9-5) Tracked leaders, raced center from over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, one pace, 5th of 16, 3 1/2l behind Camerooney (8-9) at Carlisle 1m hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Jun.
Espero (IRE) 25-1 (9-4) Mid-division, raced stands side and not much room over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, soon weakened, 8th of 16, 12l behind Camerooney (8-9) at Carlisle 1m hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Jun.
Rule Maker 5-2 (9-3) Tracked leader, led 5f out, ridden over 2f out, in command over 1f out, stayed on well, won at Windsor 1m 3yo mdn (5) gf in Jun beating Give Your Verdict (9-3) by 1 1/2l, 12 ran.
Jewelled Dagger (IRE) 9-1 (9-10) Chased leaders, raced stands side over 2f out, soon not much room, soon ridden, weakened and eased inside final furlong, 10th of 15, 10l behind Ailsa Craig (9-3) at Carlisle 1m hcap (4) gf in Jun.
Bin Shamardal (IRE) 11-1 (9-6) Tracked leaders, ridden 3f out, stayed on same pace, 6th of 12, 3l behind Dolphin Rock (9-3) at Haydock 1m 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gs in Jun.
Daring Dream (GER) 3-1 (9-8) In touch in mid-division, headway 5f out, led 2f out, soon ridden, headed inside final furlong, no extra, 4th of 9, 4l behind Gritstone (9-6) at Hamilton 1m 1f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Jun.
Loveinthesand (IRE) 8-1 (9-7) In rear, lost action 6f out, outpaced 3f out, ran on to go 2nd post, 2nd of 6, nk behind Chambers (8-8) at Thirsk 7f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Jun.
Talk of Saafend (IRE) 8-1 (9-7) Held up towards rear, headway over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace, 5th of 9, 4 1/2l behind Gritstone (9-6) at Hamilton 1m 1f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Jun.
Hail Bold Chief (USA) 10-1 (9-4) Soon led, ridden inside final 2f, headed well inside final furlong, 2nd of 6, 3/4l behind Killing Moon (9-7) at Hamilton 1m 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jun.