Crimson Knot wasn't beaten far when third over track and trip last month though it was fast ground. GOWANHARRY landed a double early this season that included a win at Newcastle in soft going and with an apprentice negating most of a subsequent rise in the weights, Michael Dods' charge gets the nod. Black Annis Bower is another recent winner on a fast surface but there was some cut when Alexandrakollontai scored over 6f at Hamilton back in May and he could figure. Jinky should handle the going and looks best of the rest.
Crimson Knot (IRE) 14-1 (9-7) Always towards rear, eased over 1f out, last of 8, 18l behind Red Baron (9-6) at Musselburgh 5f hcp 0-80 (4) gf.
Gowanharry (IRE) 9-4fav (9-6) Led, ridden and headed inside final furlong, kept on same pace, no extra and dropped to 5th towards finish, 5th of 9, 2 3/4l behind Black Annis Bower (8-10) at Beverley 5f fll hcp (0-75) (5) gf in Jun.
Jinky 8-1 (9-2) Mid-division, headway to chase leaders over 2f out, soon ridden and no impression, 4th of 9, 4l behind Alejandro (9-5) at Ayr 7f hcp 0-85 (4) gf.
Breezolini 7-1 (9-7) In rear, ridden and headway over 2f out, no extra well inside final furlong, 7th of 13, 5l behind Mitchum (9-2) at Newcastle 6f hcp 0-75 (5) gs in Jun.
Black Annis Bower 5-1 (9-11) Chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, stayed on same pace final furlong, 5th of 9, 3l behind Sleepy Blue Ocean (9-5) at Nottingham 5f hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Findog 8-1 (8-12) Short of room and dropped to rear soon after start, headway on outer 2f out, ridden to chase winner inside final furlong, no extra towards finish, 2nd of 8, 1 1/2l behind Red Baron (9-6) at Musselburgh 5f hcp 0-80 (4) gf.
Compton Heights 14-1 (9-7) Held up towards rear, ridden over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 5th of 9, 5l behind Dartrix (9-4) at Ayr 6f hcp 0-65 (6) gf.
Alexandrakollontai (IRE) 10-1 (8-9) Dwelt, chased leaders, led over 1f out, kept on well, won at Hamilton 6f hcp 0-65 (6) gs in May beating Captain Royale (9-8) by 1 3/4l, 15 ran.
Distant Sun (USA) 40-1 (9-4) Always towards rear, 8th of 11, 8l behind Ingenti (9-0) at Hamilton 5f hcp 0-60 (6) gf.