The last three winners have been returned 20/1, 11/1 and 50/1. A three-year-old was successful a year ago and Catallout will be fancied to continue the trend after her short-head defeat over the C&D earlier this month tough a 5lb rise looks a bit harsh. Chookie Avon likes some cut in the ground as it was when he scored over the trip at Musselburgh in October. Paul Hanagan is an eye-catching booking and he should go well but it's EMERALDS SPIRIT who looks the one to be on. John Weymes' filly looked as though she was running into form with a couple of good efforts last month and confirmed the opinion when runner-up to Blues Jazz on ground with plenty of give at Ayr Tuesday. Jaldarshaan has been going well over a mile recently and her only success to date came over this trip at Kempton in December.
Jaldarshaan (IRE) 7-2fav (9-8) Towards rear, headway 2f out, ridden and stayed on to go 3rd inside final furlong, nearest finish, 3rd of 12, 7l behind Invincible Hero (9-11) at Ayr 1m hcp 0-65 (6) gd.
Chookie Avon 9-2 (9-0) Mid-division, ridden halfway, not troubled leaders, 4th of 7, 5l behind Benny The Bear (8-4) at Ayr 7f hcp 0-70 (5) gd.
Tombellini (IRE) 5-1 (8-8) Pushed along and soon led, ridden and headed over 1f out, weakened entering final furlong, 6th of 8, 7l behind Night Trade (9-5) at Catterick 6f hcp 0-75 (5) gf.
Emeralds Spirit (IRE) 11-2 (9-4) With leader, led after 2f, ridden over 2f out, headed well inside final furlong, 2nd of 9, 3/4l behind Blues Jazz (9-12) at Ayr 7f hcp 0-65 (6) gs.
My Name Is Bert 8-1 (9-7) Led over 1f, prominent, lost place over 2f out, 8th of 10, 5l behind Fortunate Bid (9-7) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Jul.
Prices Lane 33-1 (9-0) Towards rear, some headway over 2f out, never on terms, 7th of 14, 25l behind Clever Omneya (9-4) at Southwell 7f hcp 0-60 (6) fbs.
Blue Noodles 28-1 (9-4) Mid-division, headway over 2f out, kept on inside final furlong, 4th of 13, 3l behind Escape Artist (9-4) at Thirsk 1m sell hcp 0-65 (6) gs.
Boga (IRE) 25-1 (9-7) Held up in touch, weakened over 1f out, 13th of 16, 12l behind Newbury Street (9-13) at Carlisle 6f ladies hcp 0-60 (6) gf.
Catallout (IRE) 9-1 (8-13) Held up in touch, ridden and headway over 1f out, led final furlong, caught close home, 2nd of 13, shd behind One Of Twins (8-3) at Catterick 7f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) gd.
Chardonnay Star (IRE) 25-1 (9-7) Mid-division, soon pushed along, ridden over 2f out, soon lost place, 14th of 16, 12l behind Newbury Street (9-13) at Carlisle 6f ladies hcp 0-60 (6) gf.
Ellies Image 40-1 (8-10) Tracked leaders, ridden to chase leader 4f out, led briefly over 1f out, soon weakened, 9th of 10, 12l behind Muftarres (9-8) at Thirsk 7f hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Jul.
Uddy Mac 28-1 (8-4) Chased leaders, ridden to challenge over 2f out, kept on under pressure inside final furlong, never a threat, 3rd of 12, 6l behind Downhill Skier (9-8) at Thirsk 6f all hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Jul.
Fair Bunny 18-1 (8-11) Dwelt, towards rear, ridden and headway 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 3rd of 10, 5l behind Northern Bolt (9-10) at Catterick 6f hcp 0-60 (6) sft in Jul.
Spin A Wish 40-1 (8-1) Tracked winner, ridden over 2f out, kept on one pace, 3rd of 4, 3 1/2l behind Auto Mac (9-2) at Beverley 7f 3yo clm (5) gf in Jul.
Whats For Pudding (IRE) 40-1 (8-5) Chased leaders in 4th, ridden over 1f out, no extra, 3rd of 7, 8l behind Night Trade (8-11) at Leicester 7f 3yo & 4yo sll (6) gf.