Plenty of these are struggling for form but that comment doesn't apply to Botham, who has won his last two starts including one over C&D last time. However, both victories came with some cut in the ground and he may need the rains to arrive to land his hat-trick. THINKING is still improving and he makes more appeal. Tim Easterby's four-year-old ran out a cosy winner at Musselburgh recently and can confirm running with fourth-placed Northern Flyer in the process of following up. Hits Only Jude makes most appeal of the remainder.
Barliffey (IRE) 14-1 (9-7) Held up towards rear, headway on outer over 7f out, went 2nd over 5f out until over 4f out, weakened from 3f out, eased over 1f out, last of 8, 43l behind Amazing King (9-7) at Musselburgh 1m 4f hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Jun.
Social Rhythm 9-1 (8-6) Dwelt, in rear, never dangerous, last of 6, 26l behind Pravda Street (8-10) at Ayr 7f hcp 0-85 (4) gs in Jun.
I'm Super Too (IRE) 15-2 (9-6) Raced keenly tracking leaders, ridden and weakened well over 2f out, 13th of 14, well behind Easy Terms (8-13) at Ripon 1m 2f hcp 0-70 (5) gd in May.
Raleigh Quay (IRE) 6-1 (9-1) Behind, ridden over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 6th of 9, 18l behind Mont Ras (9-0) at Pontefract 1m hcp 0-75 (5) gf in May.
Royal Straight 25-1 (8-7) Held up, headway over 1f out, soon switched right, kept on, not troubled leaders, 6th of 12, 5l behind Rosbay (8-10) at Newcastle 1m 2f hcp 0-80 (4) gf in May.
Botham (USA) 9-2 (9-5) Towards rear, headway on inner over 2f out, led over 1f out, ran on strongly to draw clear inside final furlong, pushed out, won at Hamilton 1m hcp 0-65 (6) sft in Jun beating Bentley (9-6) by 5l, 10 ran.
Thinking 9-4fav (9-11) Tracked leaders and keen, ridden 1f out, led inside final furlong, kept on well, won at Musselburgh 1m hcp 0-65 (6) gd in Jun beating Glenluji (9-10) by 1 1/4l, 11 ran.
Jaldarshaan (IRE) 13-2 (8-13) Dwelt, mid-division, headway and ridden to chase leaders 2f out, kept on same pace, 5th of 13, 5l behind Fazza (9-5) at Carlisle 1m hcp 0-70 (5) gs in Jun.
Hits Only Jude (IRE) 4-1 (8-12) Prominent, ridden to chase winner over 1f out, kept on same pace, no impression, 2nd of 8, 2 1/4l behind Command Marshal (9-1) at Warwick 1m 3f hcp 0-65 (6) gd in Jun.
Honest And True (IRE) 14-1 (9-6) Soon mid-division, 7th early, no impression from under 2f out, 12th of 16, 12l behind Balladiene (9-1) at Gowran Park 1m hcp 50-70 gd in May.
Northern Flyer (GER) 16-1 (10-0) Tracked leader, ridden to challenge 2f out, hung right inside final furlong, no extra, 4th of 11, 4 1/2l behind Thinking (9-11) at Musselburgh 1m hcp 0-65 (6) gd in Jun.
Abernethy (IRE) 14-1 (8-6) Held up mid-division, headway over 3f out, weakened entering final furlong, last of 8, 11l behind Retreat Content (8-12) at Ayr 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) gs in Jun.