A revitalised TAURUS TWINS has won four times this year including a Class 2 sprint at Nottingham last week. This is less competitive despite his penalty and he beat both Gowanharry and Imperial Legend over track and trip earlier in the year. Alaskan Bullet was a losing favourite at Musselburgh last time but had gone very close at this venue before that. He should figure though Bunce has had easier opportunities of late and Cornockle makes more appeal.
Taurus Twins 12-1 (8-12) Made all and virtually solo on stands side rail, ridden over 1f out, held on well, won at Nottingham 5f hcp 0-100 (2) gf beating Megaleka (8-10) by nk, 10 ran.
Imperial Legend (IRE) 16-1 (9-1) Close up, led after 1f, ridden and headed inside final furlong, soon faded, 4th of 10, 2 1/4l behind Line Of Reason (9-9) at York 5f hcp 0-95 (3) gf.
Gowanharry (IRE) 7-2 (8-8) Chased leaders, ridden to challenge over 1f out, short of room inside final furlong, ran on, just failed, 2nd of 9, ns behind Rothesay Chancer (8-9) at Musselburgh 5f hcp 0-85 (4) sft in Jun.
Alaskan Bullet (IRE) 7-2fav (9-9) Held up in rear, headway on outside over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 3rd of 8, 1 1/2l behind Perfect Blossom (9-2) at Musselburgh 5f hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Jun.
Hazelrigg (IRE) 12-1 (9-11) Mid-division, weakened over 2f out, 7th of 12, 8l behind Bispham Green (9-12) at Haydock 5f hcp 0-80 (4) gs in Jun.
Corncockle 12-1 (8-13) In touch in rear, ridden 2f out, headway entering final furlong, stayed on to go 2nd inside final furlong, no chance with easy winner, 2nd of 5, 3l behind Algar Lad (9-2) at Leicester 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Jun.
Midnight Dynamo 5-1 (9-10) In touch, ridden 2f out, no impression, 5th of 6, 11l behind Jinky (9-4) at Ayr 6f hcp 0-75 (5) gf.
Bunce (IRE) 12-1 (9-12) Held up, ridden and headway over 2f out, stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 5th of 8, 2 1/2l behind Baron Run (9-8) at Hamilton 6f hcp 0-70 (5) gf.