Linda Perratt's Casino Night is bound to be popular with backers following her win at Hamilton last week but she has a penalty to carry for that success and the third that day BOTHAM is now 8lb better in with her and can reverse the form. Linda Perratt is also represented by Shunkawakhan but he is hard to back on recent form, while Zabeel Tower ran better last time but seems a shade high in the weights at present. Catbells has been running consistently well and should be thereabouts again but preference is for Botham.
Casino Night 9-2 (8-7) Dwelt, took keen hold, soon tracked leader, led over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, held on well towards finish, won at Hamilton 1m 1f hcp 0-70 (5) gs beating Formulation (9-7) by 3/4l, 10 ran.
Shy Glance (USA) 16-1 (8-12) Prominent, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 11th of 12, 16l behind Northside Prince (10-0) at Ayr 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Aug.
Dramatic Jewel (USA) 20-1 (9-10) Held up mid-division in 5th, headway over 2f out, went 3rd over 1f out, one pace, 3rd of 10, 8l behind Sharp Sovereign (9-6) at Hamilton 1m 3f app hcp (6) gs.
Tanforan 12-1 (9-4) Chased leaders over 5f, 9th of 12, 16l behind Mr Money Maker (9-2) at Bath 1m hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Aug.
Botham (USA) 22-1 (8-10) Took keen hold, held up mid-division, ridden over 2f out, headway over 1f out, went 3rd inside final furlong, one pace, 3rd of 10, 2 3/4l behind Casino Night (8-7) at Hamilton 1m 1f hcp 0-70 (5) gs.
Pokfulham (IRE) 50-1 (9-2) Held towards rear, pushed along over 6f out, weakened over 5f out, tailed off over 3f out, 16th of 17, 46l behind Pertemps Networks (9-7) at Ayr 1m 5f hcp 0-70 (5) gd.
Catbells (IRE) 9-1 (9-6) Slowly into stride, held up towards rear, ridden over 2f out, headway when not clear run from over 1f out until switched left entering final furlong, went 3rd towards finish, 3rd of 10, 4 1/2l behind Hurricane Thomas (9-6) at Beverley 1m 2f ladies hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Jul.
Indian Violet (IRE) 15-2 (9-4) Led until headed just inside final 3f, weakened over 2f out, tailed off, last of 10, 42l behind Red Dagger (9-1) at Newcastle 1m app hcp 0-60 (6) gs in Jul.
Zabeel Tower 14-1 (8-12) Tracked leaders on inside, left in lead bend over 4f out, ridden over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, kept on, no extra when lost 2nd near finish, 3rd of 13, 3/4l behind Salerosa (9-10) at Musselburgh 7f hcp 0-65 (6) gd.
Toberogan (IRE) 66-1 (8-8) Always towards rear, last of 13, 16l behind Social Rhythm (8-10) at Ayr 1m hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Oct.
Second Reef 80-1 (8-3) Mid-division, ridden and headway 2f out, ran on inside final furlong to go 2nd near finish, just held, 2nd of 13, nk behind Salerosa (9-10) at Musselburgh 7f hcp 0-65 (6) gd.
Boxer Shorts 66-1 (8-1) Outpaced and always in rear, last of 14, 15l behind Sermons Mount (9-4) at Bath 6f hcp 0-65 (6) gd.
Little Village (IRE) 66-1 (9-0) Always behind, 17th of 19, 30l behind Wade Giles (9-5) at Curragh 1m mdn stks gd in Jun.
Shunkawakhan (IRE) 18-1 (8-10) Chased leaders, driven and outpaced over 2f out, no impression final furlong, 7th of 13, 3 1/2l behind Salerosa (9-10) at Musselburgh 7f hcp 0-65 (6) gd.