Noodles Blue Boy has every chance on recent form but further rain could prove a big problem for him and the same goes for Mey Blossom. The latter is at her best here and won this back in 2010, but on fast ground. Course and distance winner Cadeaux Pearl will handle the surface and beat Manatee Bay here last month while Economic Crisis could also go well but has recorded all five wins to date at Hamilton. AMBITIOUS ICARUS does not arrive in the best of form but went very close in testing going on a couple of occasions last season. He gets the vote to bounce back in this.
Ambitious Icarus 10-1 (8-13) Awkwardly away, soon mid-division, ridden over 2f out, well beaten over 1f out, last of 8, 8l behind Master Bond (9-3) at Ayr 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gs.
Ypres 7-1 (9-7) Held up mid-division, ridden and headway over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 4th of 8, 6l behind Poyle Vinnie (9-6) at Pontefract 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gf.
Hazelrigg (IRE) 9-1 (9-10) Prominent towards stands' side rail until hung right from 2f out, outpaced over 1f out, behind final furlong, 7th of 8, 7l behind Classy Anne (8-12) at Hamilton 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gd.
Noodles Blue Boy 16-1 (9-5) Led, ridden and headed inside final furlong, edged right and kept on towards finish, just held, 2nd of 8, ns behind Poyle Vinnie (9-6) at Pontefract 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gf.
Bosham 9-1 (8-10) With leaders, ridden over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 7th of 15, 4 1/2l behind Arctic Feeling (8-13) at York 6f hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Jul.
Economic Crisis (IRE) 6-1 (9-10) Close up, ridden over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 4th of 8, 2 3/4l behind Two Turtle Doves (8-5) at Haydock 5f fll hcp (5) gd.
Mr Mo Jo 20-1 (9-12) Awkwardly away, always behind, outpaced over 2f out, last of 10, 13l behind Majestic Manannan (9-6) at Pontefract 5f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jul.
Manatee Bay 7-2 (9-6) Reared start and very slowly away, eased and took no part, last of 7, 41l behind Slim Chance (9-5) at Carlisle 5f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jul.
Cadeaux Pearl 6-1 (9-2) Always towards rear, 7th of 8, 8l behind Solar Spirit (9-12) at Catterick 6f hcp 0-75 (5) gf.
Mey Blossom 8-1 (8-4) Held up, edged left 2f out, headway over 1f out, not clear run inside final furlong, switched left and stayed on near finish, 4th of 9, 2 1/2l behind Mister Manannan (9-13) at Beverley 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Jul.