A low grade handicap and none of these inspire much confidence. NATURES LAW scored over track and trip off a 6lb higher mark last season and she gets a speculative vote to bounce back in this. Locky Taylor attempts this longer trip for the first time having gone close at Hamilton and Gambino also made the frame over 6f last time. Toboggan Star has won a poor maiden at Southwell and Clumber Place went within a head of victory at Musselburgh back in May. Surround Sound looks best of the rest.
Surround Sound 3-1fav (9-8) Held up towards rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, kept on to take 3rd inside final furlong, 3rd of 9, 3 1/2l behind World Record (9-8) at Beverley 1m hcp 0-70 (5) gd.
Toboggan Star 16-1 (8-13) Held up, headway over 2f out, soon ridden, beaten over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 9th of 10, 8l behind Inyordreams (9-6) at Doncaster 6f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gs in May.
Clumber Place 20-1 (8-4) Led until 2f out, chased leaders, weakened inside final furlong, 9th of 14, 8l behind Red Paladin (9-4) at Doncaster 7f hcp 0-75 (5) gd.
Gambino (IRE) 15-2 (8-12) Tracked leaders, took keen hold, ridden 2f out, went 2nd inside final furlong, no impression on winner and dropped to 3rd close home, 3rd of 10, 3 1/2l behind Dream Ally (9-9) at Hamilton 6f hcp 0-60 (6) gf.
Locky Taylor (IRE) 33-1 (9-7) Led 1f, prominent, hung right over 3f out, stayed on inside final furlong, held close home, 3rd of 11, 3/4l behind Rock Canyon (9-0) at Hamilton 6f hcp 0-65 (6) gd.
Natures Law (IRE) 7-1 (8-7) Tracked leaders, ridden halfway, weakened over 1f out, 9th of 10, 12l behind Goninodaethat (9-1) at Ayr 6f hcp 0-75 (5) gs.
New Lease Of Life 14-1 (8-4) Tracked leaders, ridden over 3f out, soon lost place, 7th of 8, 8l behind Gran Canaria Queen (9-3) at Carlisle 6f app hcp (5) gf.
Viking Warrior (IRE) 9-2 (9-3) Pressed leader, took keen hold, hanging left and beaten from over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 10, 10l behind Iceblast (9-10) at Catterick 7f hcp 0-65 (6) gf.
Royal Duchess 50-1 (8-1) Towards rear stand side, ridden over 2f out, headway over 1f out, chased winner inside final furlong, kept on and held towards finish, 2nd of 13, 1 1/2l behind Rise To Glory (9-0) at Ayr 6f hcp 0-65 (6) sft in Oct.
Mystical King 33-1 (8-3) Raced wide tracked leaders, ridden over 3f out, weakened 2f out, 10th of 12, 24l behind Eilean Mor (8-13) at Ayr 1m 5f app hcp (6) gs.