Brian Ellison had three winners here on Saturday, two of them ridden by Dane O'Neill, who takes the ride on NIKNAD here. The lightly-raced filly has taken time to find her form but gave supporters of the long odds-on Alcaeus a fright at Hamilton and the winner has since completed a hat-trick in better company. Portrait is taking a typical Sir Mark Prescott route in that she had three juvenile runs to get a handicap mark and now runs over a suitable trip. She's bred for this distance so a market watch is advised. Lexi's Dancer is a half-sister to five winners and, after three progressive runs this season, looks ready to make her mark in handicaps. She looks certain to go well while Tahaf could be capable of better as he hasn't looked suited to testing ground in his most recent runs.
Big John Cannon (IRE) 28-1 (9-5) Held up in touch, ridden over 2f out, one pace, 3rd of 6, 13l behind Tinghir (9-5) at Ripon 1m 1f 3yo mdn (5) gs in May.
Bain's Pass (IRE) 4-1 (8-13) With leader, led after 4f, ridden and headed 3f out, kept on same pace, no chance with front pair from over 1f out, lost 2 places near finish, 5th of 10, 14l behind Knight's Parade (9-3) at Chepstow 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) gf.
Duke Of Yorkshire 14-1 (9-1) Led, headed over 3f out, ridden over 2f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong, 3rd of 10, 6l behind Rutherglen (9-7) at Leicester 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) gd in May.
Master Hamilton 100-1 (9-5) Chased leaders, lost place 5f out, kept on same pace under pressure final 2f, no impression, 6th of 12, 5l behind Naru (9-5) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f 3yo mdn stks (5) pol in Jan.
Portrait 100-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders, ridden and weakened over 2f out, 9th of 11, 9l behind Azma (9-0) at Lingfield 1m 2yo mdn fll (5) pol in Dec.
Lexi's Dancer 11-4 (9-0) Tracked leaders, ridden over 1f out, one pace and no impression inside final furlong, 4th of 10, 5l behind Drahem (9-0) at Redcar 7f fll mdn stks (5) gs in May.
Mirth 5-1 (8-13) Chased leaders on outer, led over 8f out, headed over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 6, 11l behind Aficionado (9-5) at Beverley 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gd in May.
Tahaf (IRE) 7-4fav (9-0) Slowly into stride, mid-division, ridden over 2f out, kept on one pace and no impression final furlong, 5th of 10, 17l behind Rutherglen (9-7) at Leicester 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) gd in May.
Attansky (IRE) 10-1 (8-11) Held up in rear, pushed along over 3f out, headway to chase leaders over 2f out, one pace inside final furlong, 5th of 6, 5l behind Aficionado (9-5) at Beverley 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gd in May.
Noosa Sound 50-1 (9-3) In touch, carried wide on bend at halfway, weakened 3f out, 13th of 14, well behind War Lord (9-4) at Thirsk 1m 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) gd in May.
Sugar Coated (IRE) 50-1 (8-7) Dwelt towards rear, ridden halfway, weakened 2f out, 8th of 9, 15l behind Granell (9-5) at Newmarket 1m 3yo mdn (5) gf in May.
Niknad 10-1 (8-8) Tracked leader, led over 3f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, kept on and held towards finish, 2nd of 8, 1l behind Alcaeus (9-6) at Hamilton 1m 3f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) gd in May.