These amateurs' sprint handicaps are notoriously difficult and HERE NOW AND WHY, a frustrating character, is the most tentative of choices. A confirmed hold-up performer, he will need to be treated with kid gloves in trying to weave his way through the field but Serena Brotherton is a most accomplished pilot and can hopefully find the right gaps at the right time. Chosen One is far less complicated and completed a hat-trick earlier in the year. Asked to concede weight all round, he remains in good form and comes here on the back of a good effort behind Red Baron at Musselburgh. Lord Buffhead is interesting as he ran a solid race in midweek when third at Yarmouth and looks to have recaptured form after a couple of disappointments. He should be in the mix with Methaaly also respected.
Chosen One (IRE) 12-1 (8-11) Led early, chased winner, ridden and edged right over 1f out, stayed on, no impression, 2nd of 8, 2 1/4l behind Red Baron (8-13) at Musselburgh 5f hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Jun.
Ryedane (IRE) 33-1 (9-4) Behind, some late headway, never nearer, 5th of 10, 5l behind Sunrise Dance (9-7) at Thirsk 5f hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Jun.
Here Now And Why (IRE) 16-1 (9-0) Held up in mid-division, ridden and headway over 2f out, never on terms with leaders, 5th of 13, 3 1/2l behind Mitchum (9-2) at Newcastle 6f hcp 0-75 (5) gs in Jun.
Bassett Road (IRE) 16-1 (8-4) Led, headed over 2f out, led again and edged right over 1f out, headed entering final furlong, no extra, 8th of 11, 8l behind Sunraider (9-10) at Hamilton 6f hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Jun.
Foreign Rhythm (IRE) 17-2 (10-9) Close up, led over 4f out, headed inside final furlong, weakened towards finish, 4th of 13, 2 1/4l behind Hab Reeh (9-13) at Hamilton 6f am hcp 0-60 (6) gf in Jun.
Methaaly (IRE) 8-1 (9-5) Slowly away, in rear, ridden over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 5th of 9, 3 1/2l behind Noodles Blue Boy (10-7) at Leicester 5f ladies hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Jun.
Distant Sun (USA) 33-1 (8-8) Held up in touch, weakened over 1f out, 7th of 9, 7l behind Imperial Legend (9-11) at Hamilton 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gd.
Lord Buffhead 4-1 (8-12) Mid-division, ridden halfway, short of room and switched right over 1f out, ran on to go 3rd near finish, 3rd of 10, 1 3/4l behind Sir Geoffrey (9-0) at Yarmouth 5f hcp 0-60 (6) gf.
Cayman Fox 50-1 (8-7) Raced keenly, led until 2f out, chased leaders, weakened over 1f out, 8th of 9, 8l behind Imperial Legend (9-11) at Hamilton 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gd.
Black Douglas 11-1 (10-3) Mid-division, pushed along over 1f out, one pace, 8th of 16, 7l behind Adam's Ale (10-12) at Redcar 6f Amateur Maiden Handicap (0-65) (4yo+) (6) gf in May.
Saxonette 25-1 (8-6) Steadied start, held up in rear, headway centre and switched right over 1f out, stayed on under pressure inside final furlong, not pace to challenge, 5th of 11, 1 1/4l behind Pavers Star (8-11) at Musselburgh 5f hcp 0-65 (6) gf in May.
Wicked Wilma (IRE) 14-1 (8-13) Chased leaders on outside, ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 6th of 12, 3 1/2l behind Bondi Beach Boy (9-9) at Beverley 5f app hcp 0-60 (6) gd in Jun.
Isle of Ellis (IRE) 13-2 (8-7) Tracked leaders, ridden inside final 2f, kept on same pace, no impression with front pair, 3rd of 5, 2 1/2l behind A J Cook (9-2) at Redcar 5f mdn hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jun.
Myjestic Melody (IRE) 28-1 (8-13) Prominent, weakened over 1f out, 6th of 11, 17l behind Shady Mccoy (9-5) at Hamilton 6f mdn stks (5) gd.