Eric The Grey, Layline and St Ignatius are all recent winners over 1m4f with something to prove over today's trip. The latter beat A SOUTHSIDE BOY at Hamilton last month but Jim Goldie's charge had gone close over course and distance before that and is fancied to turn the tables in this. Calculated Risk is 7lb higher than when scoring on the Flat last term but has improved over hurdles since then while Lochiel has a shout back over today's trip having found the 2m at Musselburgh too far last time.
Layline (IRE) 10-1 (9-4) Went right start, tracked leader, led over 2f out, driven clear final furlong, kept on well, won at Ffos Las 1m 4f hcp 0-70 (5) hvy beating Candyman Can (8-9) by 1 1/2l, 11 ran.
St Ignatius 15-2 (9-4) Tracked leaders, went 2nd 9f out, led 4f out, ridden and headed over 2f out, chased winner, rallied towards finish, just failed, 2nd of 12, shd behind Royal Peculiar (9-9) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Calculated Risk 5-4fav (9-6) Held up in touch, outpaced over 2f out, never able to challenge, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 9, 9l behind Corton Lad (9-2) at Hamilton 1m 3f hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Aug.
Lochiel 7-1 (10-0) Held up in touch, challenged over 2f out, led over 1f out, soon headed, no extra, 5th of 8, 10l behind Diyala (10-0) at Musselburgh 2m hcp 0-65 (6) gf.
Key Gold 3-1 (9-7) Tracked leaders, pushed along and weakened over 2f out, 5th of 10, 8l behind Lochiel (8-11) at Newcastle 1m 6f hcp 0-70 (5) gs in Aug.
A Southside Boy (GER) 4-1 (9-9) Held up in rear, pushed along 5f out, ridden over 3f out, headway 1f out, went 3rd inside final furlong, stayed on, 3rd of 7, 1 3/4l behind St Ignatius (9-7) at Hamilton 1m 4f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Aug.
Forrest Flyer (IRE) 16-1 (9-13) Led, ridden and reminders over 9f out, headed 4f out, weakened over 1f out, 7th of 8, 17l behind Diyala (10-0) at Musselburgh 2m hcp 0-65 (6) gf.
Hunters Belt (IRE) 18-1 (10-2) Close up, lost place and dropped to rear 9f out, headway 3f out, kept on same pace final 2f, 6th of 11, 13l behind Sula Two (10-13) at Ripon 1m 4f ldy hcp 0-65 (6) sft in Jun '12.
Eric The Grey (IRE) 5-1 (8-5) In touch, headway 3f out, ridden and soon chased leader, ran on to lead near finish, won at Thirsk 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) sft beating Picalily (9-0) by 1/2l, 7 ran.
Woodstock (IRE) 3-1fav (9-5) Held up in rear, ridden 4f out, headway on outside 2f out, led inside final furlong, held on well, won at Beverley 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) gd in Aug beating Noosa Sound (8-2) by nk, 9 ran.
Grand Diamond (IRE) 12-1 (8-9) Towards rear, headway over 2f out, no extra final furlong, 6th of 10, 10l behind Discay (10-0) at Musselburgh 1m 4f hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Vittachi 5-4fav (8-12) Tracked leaders, ridden and not clear run 2f out, soon switched right, driven and stayed on hear finish, 4th of 7, 1 1/4l behind Dean Iarracht (8-12) at Newcastle 1m 4f hcp 0-65 (6) gs.
Kingarrick 11-1 (9-7) Soon held up in last pair, ridden and struggling 4f out, tailed off, last of 7, 29l behind Torero (9-8) at Catterick 2m sell stks (6) sft in Aug.
Latin Rebel (IRE) 8-1 (8-12) Keen in touch, ridden 2f out, kept on, not trouble leaders, 5th of 7, 2 1/2l behind Dean Iarracht (8-12) at Newcastle 1m 4f hcp 0-65 (6) gs.
Attansky (IRE) 11-2 (8-7) Tracked leader, led 4f out, headed over 2f out, no extra final furlong, 4th of 9, 6l behind Spats Colombo (8-3) at Redcar 1m 6f hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Aug.