Jo'burg was easy to back in a claimer at Newcastle on Monday and never looked like winning. He'd need to bounce back quickly from that setback to figure in this much stronger race and we prefer ACT YOUR SHOE SIZE. He was conceding 9lb to Hot Rod Mamma at Hamilton in June when the subsequent course and distance winner was only fourth. The four-year-old clearly didn't stay 1m4f at Newcastle last time and can recapture the winning thread. Talent Scout likes it here but is possibly too high in the handicap at present and Silver Rime has gone up a further 4lb since winning at Ayr, though still isn't badly treated on his old form. Tellovoi is another climbing the weights after winning at Chester but is still preferred to the out-of-form King Torus and Shadowtime.
Tellovoi (IRE) 28-1 (8-10) Mid-division, headway on outer approaching final furlong, ran on to lead close home, won at Chester 1m hcp 0-95 (3) gd beating Chosen Character (9-5) by 1/2l, 11 ran.
Jo'burg (USA) 5-2fav (9-13) Tracked leader stands side, ridden over 2f out, kept on same pace, no chance with leaders final furlong, 5th of 9, 10l behind Extraterrestrial (9-7) at Newcastle 1m clm stks (6) gs.
Talent Scout (IRE) 9-2 (9-7) With leader and keen, every chance 2f out, ridden over 1f out, no extra and lost 3rd place towards finish, 4th of 7, 9l behind Robert The Painter (9-8) at Beverley 1m hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Jul.
King Torus (IRE) 33-1 (9-9) Slowly away, always behind, 15th of 16, 23l behind Robert The Painter (9-13) at Ripon 1m hcp 0-90 (3) gd.
Act Your Shoe Size 7-2 (9-6) Tracked leading pair, ridden over 2f out, soon lost place and behind, last of 4, 15l behind Livia's Dream (9-3) at Newcastle 1m 4f fll hcp (0-85) (4yo+) (4) gf in Jul.
Hot Rod Mamma (IRE) 7-2 (10-0) Slowly into stride, held up in last pair, headway on inside over 2f out, went 3rd inside final furlong, stayed on well in closing stages, went 2nd post, 2nd of 7, 1/2l behind Nemushka (9-10) at Ripon 1m 2f flls hcp 0-80 (4) gd.
Silver Rime (FR) 7-2fav (10-0) Held up in touch on inside, smooth headway on outside 2f out, went 2nd soon after, led over 1f out, ran on well, ridden out, won at Ayr 1m hcp 0-75 (5) gd beating Star Links (9-11) by 1 3/4l, 9 ran.
Shadowtime 11-1 (9-7) Towards rear, pushed along and weakened over 1f out, last of 7, 14l behind Robert The Painter (9-8) at Beverley 1m hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Jul.