Dansili Dutch won under today's apprentice at Hamilton last time and is up 5lb but Staffhoss ended a long losing run when successful at Musselburgh and remains well treated on his best form. He makes more appeal than the frustrating Ewell Place, third over track and trip last month. But PADDY'S ROCK is one of the least exposed and was beaten less than a length at Hamilton last time. Luke Leadbitter's allowance could make the difference in this and he gets the vote.
Dansili Dutch (IRE) 9-2 (9-2) Broke well, held up in rear, ridden 4f out, headway on outside over 2f out, went 2nd over 1f out, led well inside final furlong, stayed on well, won at Hamilton 1m app hcp 0-60 (6) gf in Jul beating Rocky's Pride (8-7) by 1 3/4l, 9 ran.
Ewell Place (IRE) 4-1 (8-12) Led, headed over 2f out, weakened 1f out, last of 8, 13l behind Hanalei Bay (9-10) at Hamilton 1m hcp 0-75 (5) gd.
Staffhoss 9-2 (8-13) Close up, ridden to lead over 1f out, held on well, won at Musselburgh 1m 1f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jul beating Ellaal (9-7) by 1 1/4l, 7 ran.
Echo Of Lightning 7-4fav (9-4) Chased winner, ridden 3f out, kept on one pace, lost two places inside final furlong, 4th of 8, 5l behind Rasselas (9-9) at Carlisle 1m app hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jun.
Helen's Armada (IRE) 8-1 (9-7) In touch, ridden over 3f out, kept on final furlong, not trouble leaders, 5th of 8, 2 1/2l behind Her Red Devil (8-7) at Hamilton 1m 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) gd in Jul.
Haidees Reflection 100-1 (9-7) Led, ridden 2f out, headed over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 3rd of 8, 11l behind Free Rein (8-12) at Newcastle 7f fll mdn stks (5) gf in Jun.
Paddy's Rock (IRE) 5-1 (8-10) Dwelt, in rear, ridden 3f out, ran on final furlong, not reach leaders, 3rd of 8, 1/2l behind Her Red Devil (8-7) at Hamilton 1m 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) gd in Jul.
Gadobout Dancer 11-1 (9-6) Tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, soon every chance, weakened final furlong, 10th of 11, 12l behind Diddy Eric (9-8) at Newcastle 1m 2f app hcp 0-60 (6) gs.
Elusive Gent (IRE) 16-1 (8-12) Soon chased leaders, 4th halfway, ridden in 3rd 2f out, no impression over 1f out, kept on same pace, 5th of 15, 4 1/2l behind Tahaf (9-3) at Bellewstown 1m hcp 47-65 gd in Jul.
Notts So Blue 33-1 (7-11) Tracked leaders, ridden and no impression 2f out, stayed on towards finish, 5th of 7, 2 1/2l behind Porthos Du Vallon (9-6) at Ayr 1m 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Jul.