It's hard to be confident about any of these with the likes of Pastoral Prey and Lady Calantha thoroughly exposed. The latter pair are still weighted to beat Mr Khan and Myjestic Melody but SHADY MCCOY has more scope. David Barron's charge should have done better at Redcar last time but a debut eighth at Newbury reads well in this company and he gets the speculative vote. True That and Royal Duchess are other lightly-raced sorts open to improvement.
Mr Khan 40-1 (8-4) Always behind, weakened over 2f out, last of 8, 31l behind Jebel Tara (8-7) at Musselburgh 7f hcp 0-65 (6) sft in May.
Myjestic Melody (IRE) 25-1 (7-13) Soon led, headed over 5f out, ridden over 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 9, 10l behind Running Reef (9-7) at Musselburgh 7f hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Jun.
Alfred The Great Proclamation gelding out of Synergie.
Babylon Candle 25-1 (8-12) Chased leaders, ridden and weakened over 1f out, last of 9, 17l behind Lothian Countess (8-4) at Redcar 5f 2yo mdn aut (5) gf in Apr '12.
Pastoral Prey 12-1 (9-1) Towards rear, headway over 1f out, ridden inside final furlong, soon not much room, one pace, 5th of 9, 2 1/2l behind Secret Advice (9-3) at Hamilton 5f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Jun.
Shady Mccoy (USA) 7-2 (9-5) Tracked leader, ridden and every chance over 1f out until inside final furlong, no extra, 4th of 9, 6l behind Jubilee Dancer (9-0) at Redcar 6f 3yo mdn aut (5) gf in May.
Time For Crabbies (IRE) 22-1 (9-2) Slowly into stride, held up in rear, headway over 1f out, soon no impression, 5th of 7, 13l behind Gold Beau (9-5) at Redcar 6f mdn auc stks (5) gf in Jun.
True That (IRE) 12-1 (9-5) Chased leading pair, ridden over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 6th of 9, 18l behind Strictly Silca (9-0) at Ripon 6f 3yo mdn (5) gf in Jun.
Cantara 33-1 (8-9) Slowly into stride, behind, lost touch final 4f, 15th of 16, 25l behind Natures Law (9-0) at Redcar 6f fll mdn stks (5) gf in May.
Lady Calantha 150-1 (8-9) Chased leaders on outside, outpaced over 4f out, stayed on from over 1f out, 3rd of 8, 3 1/2l behind Rapscallion Deep (9-5) at Ripon 6f 3yo mdn (5) gd in May.
Royal Duchess 8-1 (8-12) Chased leading trio, effort on outside and keeping on same pace when bumped final 100 yards, 5th of 8, 6l behind Size (9-11) at Musselburgh 7f mdn stks (5) gf in May.
Star Request 12-1 (9-6) Always towards rear, last of 14, 8l behind Rocket Ronnie (9-2) at Hamilton 1m 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) gf in Jun.