It is difficult to choose between the two runners from Jim Goldie's stable in Blown It and Music Festival with marginal preference for the latter who has been in better form of late. Schoolboy Champ is only 1lb higher than when scoring over the minimum trip at Ffos Las recently but is probably better over five furlongs, while Tracy Waggott's Captain Royale now seems too high in the handicap after a consistent spell. Dianne Sayer's Call Of Duty has been running well of late and has claims but is not certain to appreciate the drop in trip, while Linda Perratt's Berbice could probably do with some help from the handicapper. The vote then goes the way of CHEYENNE RED from the yard of Michael Dods, who has his runners in better form now, and he looks worth siding with over a trip that suits, especially having been dropped a few pounds by the handicapper.
Argentine (IRE) 7-2fav (8-12) Mid-division, headway over 1f out, every chance and ridden inside final furlong, kept on towards finish, 3rd of 9, 1 1/2l behind Captain Scooby (8-10) at Hamilton 5f hcp 0-80 (4) gs.
Berbice (IRE) 20-1 (8-7) Dwelt, soon pulled hard im mid-division, edged right after 1f, headway over 1f out, soon one pace, 3rd of 14, 4 1/2l behind Cara's Request (8-8) at Musselburgh 7f hcp 0-80 (4) gd.
Blown It (USA) 33-1 (8-8) Outpaced towards rear stands side group, ridden well over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, no impression, 8th of 17, 6l behind Hazelrigg (9-3) at Ayr 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gd.
Cheyenne Red (IRE) 6-1 (9-6) Chased leaders, outpaced 2f out, ridden and lost place over 1f out, weakened final furlong, last of 10, 12l behind Verinco (8-9) at Hamilton 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Aug.
Dubai Hills 6-1 (8-11) With leaders, ridden and lost place over 1f out, one pace final furlong, 7th of 13, 6l behind Ginger Ted (9-6) at Newcastle 6f hcp 0-80 (4) gs in Aug.
Schoolboy Champ 15-8fav (9-7) Raced towards center, tracked leader, ridden and every chance over 1f out, came stand side and joined leader 1f out, driven to lead final strides, won at Ffos Las 5f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) gd in Aug beating Vilnius (8-12) by hd, 4 ran.
Call Of Duty (IRE) 7-2fav (8-13) Slowly into stride, soon led, ridden over 1f out, headed last strides, 2nd of 10, hd behind Ours (9-1) at Beverley 7f hcp 0-75 (5) gd.
Two Turtle Doves (IRE) 20-1 (11-1) Mid-division, headway over 4f out, soon ridden, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 11, 14l behind Clumber Place (10-11) at Chester 7f am hcp 0-70 (5) gs.
Captain Royale (IRE) 9-1 (8-9) Led narrowly, ridden 1f out, soon hard pressed, headed and not quicken final 100 yards, 2nd of 9, 1 1/2l behind Northern Bolt (8-13) at Newcastle 5f clm stks (6) sft.
Music Festival (USA) 7-1 (8-6) Held up mid-division, headway over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, led inside final furlong, kept on, won at Ayr 6f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Aug beating Monte Mayor One (8-8) by nk, 8 ran.
Tabiet 25-1 (9-0) With leaders, ridden 2f out, soon weakened, eased entering final furlong, last of 18, 15l behind Sea Salt (9-1) at Redcar 6f hcp 0-65 (6) gf.
Amoureuse 4-1fav (7-13) Led, headed approaching 2f out, ridden and no extra inside final furlong, 5th of 15, 4 1/2l behind Oondiri (9-1) at Beverley 5f 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) gf in Aug.