Linda Perratt runs three but Sabratha was engaged to run here yesterday and Retreat Content was some way off his best at Hamilton last time. Royal Straight makes most appeal of the trio but is 11lb higher than October's win at Musselburgh while Botham is preferred to his stablemate Another Joe but fast ground is a worry for him. There was little between VENTURA SANDS and Fieldgunner Kirkup when third and fourth respectively at Beverley last time, but the former is a C&D winner and an apprentice's 5lb claim should ensure he comes out best of that pair once again - he gets the nod.
Silverware (USA) 14-1 (9-2) Bumped leaving stalls, chased leaders on inside, lost place over 2f out, last of 12, 10l behind Ongoodform (9-3) at Lingfield 7f hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Fieldgunner Kirkup (GER) 9-1 (9-4) Dwelt, held up mid-division, headway over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 4th of 14, 2 1/2l behind Al Muheer (9-7) at Beverley 7f hcp 0-75 (5) gs.
Ventura Sands (IRE) 8-1 (9-3) Tracked leaders, took keen hold, ridden entering final furlong, kept on, 3rd of 14, 1 3/4l behind Al Muheer (9-7) at Beverley 7f hcp 0-75 (5) gs.
Botham (USA) 5-1 (9-7) Raced wide, held up towards rear, pushed along over 2f out, kept on inside final furlong, 4th of 8, 5l behind Copperwood (8-13) at Hamilton 1m hcp 0-75 (5) gs.
Another For Joe 8-1 (9-4) Pulled hard in mid-division, lost place over 2f out, 11th of 16, 17l behind Abriachan (9-2) at Newmarket 1m hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Aug.
Sabratha (IRE) 33-1 (9-6) Held up in rear, ridden 2f out, never near leaders, 7th of 12, 6l behind Northern Fling (9-8) at Musselburgh 1m hcp 0-70 (5) gs.
Royal Straight 11-4 (9-2) Slowly away, in rear, ridden over 2f out, one pace and no impression, 6th of 8, 11l behind Indian Giver (8-8) at Hamilton 1m hcp 0-65 (6) sft.
Heezararity 5-1 (9-11) Off the pace towards rear, ridden on outside 3f out, stayed on inside final furlong, never nearer, 4th of 10, 2l behind Imprimis Tagula (10-0) at Lingfield 7f Ladies Handicap (0-75) (4yo+) (5) pol.
Retreat Content (IRE) 16-1 (9-6) Held up towards rear, ridden along over 1f out, stayed on to take 3rd inside final furlong, one pace, 3rd of 8, 9l behind Indian Giver (8-8) at Hamilton 1m hcp 0-65 (6) sft.