Eijaaz was winning for the eighth time at this track when landing a similar event over C&D last month. He beat higher rated horses on that occasion and could go close to recording his third straight win in this contest. However, the weight-for-age allowance of CROFTAMIE gives her every chance if forgiven a below par effort on soft ground last time. Mark Johnston's filly can score here with a repeat of her earlier sixth in a decent maiden on the Polytrack. Chookie Hamilton looks best of the remainder dropped in class as the rest have a stack to find at the weights.
Chookie Hamilton 16-1 (9-6) Always towards rear, 6th of 7, 29l behind Lady Bluesky (9-6) at Ayr 1m 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Jul.
Eijaaz (IRE) 11-2 (9-8) Towards rear, pushed along 4f out, headway entering final 2f, led inside final furlong, idled near finish, won at Catterick 1m 4f clm stks (6) sft in Jul beating Zaplamation (9-3) by 1/2l, 8 ran.
Cathcart Castle 14-1 (9-2) Towards rear and pushed along, ridden over 2f out, never dangerous, 7th of 13, 10l behind Mac Tiernan (9-2) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Jul.
Dimashq 33-1 (9-6) Held up towards rear, headway on outer over 6f out to chase leaders, ridden over 2f out, soon weakened, last of 11, 47l behind Stormy Morning (9-11) at Musselburgh 1m 5f am hcp (0-70) (4yo+) (5) gd.
Lava Steps (USA) 17-2 (8-2) Soon led, clear after 3f, increased lead 10f out, ridden and headed over 3f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 9, 14l behind Nay Secret (7-11) at Thirsk 2m hcp 0-70 (5) gs in Jun.
Rapturous Applause 17-2 (8-11) Held up, ridden 3f out, headway over 1f out, no impression final furlong, 6th of 9, 9l behind Stansonnit (9-7) at Ripon 1m 4f sll hcp 0-60 (6) gd in Jun.
Croftamie 9-2 (9-2) Tracked leaders in 3rd, ridden over 2f out, soon weakened, 5th of 6, 16l behind Alsahil (9-4) at Hamilton 1m 3f hcp 0-75 (5) sft in Jul.