Baron Run carries a penalty for last week's victory at Hamilton where he beat Layla's Hero. He should figure again but GONINODAETHAT is just preferred. The latter was winning for the fifth time at this track when beating Jinky, Opt Out and stablemate Thournton Lady last time and Jim Goldie's charge may not have stopped improving yet. Lightnin Hopkins has tumbled down the weights if back to his best.
Klynch 10-1 (9-7) Raced wide tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, weakened approaching final furlong, last of 6, 11l behind Silver Rime (9-8) at Ayr 7f hcp 0-85 (4) gf.
Lightnin Hopkins (IRE) 7-2 (9-12) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, kept on one pace, 4th of 8, 6l behind Little Shambles (9-6) at Catterick 7f hcp 0-80 (4) gf.
Baron Run 5-2fav (9-8) Soon led, ridden over 1f out, stayed on, just held on, won at Hamilton 6f hcp 0-70 (5) gf beating Layla's Hero (9-6) by ns, 8 ran.
Jinky 2-1fav (9-9) Tracked leaders, ridden to chase winner over 2f out, no impression final furlong, 2nd of 10, 1 1/4l behind Goninodaethat (9-1) at Ayr 6f hcp 0-75 (5) gs.
Salvatore Fury (IRE) 4-1fav (9-13) Tracked leaders, took keen hold, ridden and switched right over 1f out, went 2nd inside final furlong, stayed on, no impression on winner, 2nd of 8, 2l behind Gold Beau (9-7) at Hamilton 6f hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Thorntoun Lady (USA) 13-2 (9-5) Towards rear, ridden over 2f out, never a factor, 7th of 10, 2 1/2l behind Goninodaethat (9-1) at Ayr 6f hcp 0-75 (5) gs.
Take The Lead 15-2 (9-4) Prominent, ridden 2f out, no extra inside final furlong, 7th of 8, 5l behind Sir Geoffrey (8-12) at Catterick 5f hcp 0-70 (5) sft in Jun.
Goninodaethat 25-1 (9-1) Made all, ridden out, won at Ayr 6f hcp 0-75 (5) gs beating Jinky (9-9) by 1 1/4l, 10 ran.
Layla's Hero (IRE) 13-2 (9-6) Slowly into stride, in rear, headway towards stands side over 2f out, challenged well inside final furlong, just failed, 2nd of 8, ns behind Baron Run (9-8) at Hamilton 6f hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Opt Out 16-1 (9-4) Mid-division, ridden and headway over 1f out, kept on one pace, 4th of 10, 1 3/4l behind Goninodaethat (9-1) at Ayr 6f hcp 0-75 (5) gs.
Red Cobra (IRE) 6-1 (9-2) Close up, ridden 2f out, weakened final furlong, 10th of 12, 7l behind Meandmyshadow (9-7) at Carlisle 6f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jun.