Classy Anne continues to defy the handicapper but is up a further 6lb after winning at Hamilton last week beating Hazelrigg and Bunce. The last-named had earlier beaten Gowanharry when scoring over track and trip. Master Bond beat Ambitious Icarus at Hamilton last month and an apprentice negates most of a 4lb rise in the weights. The former should go close once again but a chance is taken on POLSKI MAX returning to form. He looks likely to get his preferred softer ground today and is now 6lb lower than when winning a handicap last season. Jinky may prove best of the rest.
Polski Max 9-1 (9-5) Close up, ridden over 1f out, one pace, 7th of 17, 3 1/2l behind See The Storm (8-10) at Redcar 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Jul.
Rothesay Chancer 40-1 (7-10) Raced stands side, always behind, 13th of 15, 11l behind Racy (9-1) at Ascot 5f hcp (2) gf in Jul.
Bunce (IRE) 9-2 (9-7) Tracked leaders, ridden and effort over 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, no impression final 75 yards, 5th of 8, 3 1/2l behind Classy Anne (8-12) at Hamilton 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gd.
Gowanharry (IRE) 7-2 (9-3) Tracked leaders, ridden and every chance over 1f out, kept on one pace, 3rd of 8, 2 3/4l behind Bunce (8-12) at Ayr 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Jul.
Master Bond 11-8fav (9-10) Chased leaders, driven over 2f out, led and edged left inside final furlong, driven out, won at Hamilton 5f hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Jul beating Tom Sawyer (9-6) by nk, 8 ran.
Ambitious Icarus 6-1 (9-12) Held up, pushed along 2f out, edged right over 1f out, effort when not clear run inside final furlong, no impression, 7th of 8, 5l behind Master Bond (9-10) at Hamilton 5f hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Jul.
Perfect Blossom 10-1 (9-6) Dwelt, towards rear and outpaced, kept on from 1f out, 4th of 6, 5l behind Space Artist (9-11) at Musselburgh 5f hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Jul.
Hazelrigg (IRE) 9-1 (9-10) Prominent towards stands' side rail until hung right from 2f out, outpaced over 1f out, behind final furlong, 7th of 8, 7l behind Classy Anne (8-12) at Hamilton 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gd.
Jinky 15-8fav (9-9) Awkwardly away and dwelt start, soon tracked leaders, effort 2f out, soon ridden, stayed on same pace final furlong, no impression, 4th of 6, 2 1/2l behind Gold Beau (9-7) at Ayr 6f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Jul.
Go Go Green (IRE) 16-1 (8-9) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, one pace and no threat from over 1f out, 5th of 10, 6l behind Compton Park (9-13) at Haydock 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gs.
Classy Anne 7-4fav (8-12) With leader, led narrowly 2f out, ridden over 1f out, stayed on well inside final furlong, won at Hamilton 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gd beating Captain Royale (9-3) by 1 1/4l, 8 ran.
Sir Geoffrey (IRE) 11-2 (9-12) Led, ridden and hung left over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, faded, 5th of 8, 5l behind Ichimoku (8-9) at Beverley 5f hcp 0-65 (6) gs in Jun.