PRECISION STRIKE carries a penalty for last week's win at Doncaster but scored with plenty to spare. The drop back in trip shouldn't be a problem with Connor Beasley's allowance helping his cause. Operateur is also partnered by an apprentice today as he looks to shrug off 6lb extra for winning over track and trip. The latter has the beating of Cabal on collateral form while Latin Rebel makes more appeal than Monday's Ayr runner-up Tropenfeuer on his recent second to Voice From Above over a longer trip here.
Precision Strike 9-2 (8-11) Dwelt, held up in touch, headway over 4f out, chased leader over 2f out, led 1f out, pushed clear, easily, won at Doncaster 1m 7f hcp 0-70 (5) sft beating Colinca's Lad (9-4) by 2 3/4l, 6 ran.
Operateur (IRE) 6-1 (8-10) Chased leaders, led over 2f out, kept on well towards finish, won at Hamilton 1m 3f hcp 0-65 (6) gs beating Call Of Duty (8-4) by 2l, 6 ran.
Latin Rebel (IRE) 9-2 (8-13) Held up towards rear and keen, ridden and kept on from over 1f out, chased winner towards finish, always well held, 2nd of 8, 3 1/2l behind Voice From Above (7-12) at Hamilton 1m 5f hcp 0-65 (6) gs.
Cabal 14-1 (8-10) Towards rear and pushed along, kept on same pace final furlong, 7th of 11, 6l behind Call Of Duty (8-4) at Ayr 1m 2f hcp 0-60 (6) gf in Apr.
Endeavor 22-1 (8-3) Very slowy away, in rear, effort over 1f out, never dangerous, 7th of 8, 18l behind Voice From Above (7-12) at Hamilton 1m 5f hcp 0-65 (6) gs.
Wolf Heart (IRE) 20-1 (8-9) Held up, not clear run 2f out, kept on final furlong, never nearer, 6th of 12, 8l behind Henpecked (9-3) at Ayr 1m 2f hcp 0-60 (6) gs in May.
Tropenfeuer (FR) 5-2fav (8-2) Tracked leader in chasing group, tracked winner 4f out, soon ridden, kept on same pace, 2nd of 7, 8l behind Lysino (9-7) at Ayr 1m 5f hcp 0-65 (6) sft.