Sunnyside Tom has found a new lease of life of late and acts under conditions but conceding over a stone to FLYING VALENTINO won't be easy and the Ian Williams' mare is preferred. The yard saddled a well backed winner in a similar race on Monday and market support would increase our confidence, but even without it Flying Valentino's recent form, feather-weight and form at stiff tracks earns her the vote. Sunnyside Tom acts well at the track and won't mind which way the ground goes, all of which may see him take second ahead of Wigwam Willie. He's not won for a while but relishes cut in the ground and stays the trip well. Kashimin represents a yard with a fine record in these races while Applaude wasn't far behind Sunnyside Tom last time.
Sunnyside Tom (IRE) 6-5fav (9-9) Made all, ridden over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, won at Redcar 1m 1f clm stks (6) gf beating Muftarres (9-1) by 1 1/2l, 4 ran.
Wigwam Willie (IRE) 11-1 (9-7) Held up in rear, outpaced 3f out, soon beaten, last of 5, 17l behind Tepmokea (9-1) at Ripon 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Jun.
Just Five (IRE) 10-1 (9-4) Chased leaders early, mid-division, ridden over 3f out, headway and hung right over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 8th of 11, 8l behind Sunnyside Tom (9-12) at Carlisle 1m clm stks (6) gd in Jul.
Applaude 7-2 (8-9) Tracked leaders in 3rd, ridden inside final furlong, kept on same pace, 3rd of 4, 3 1/2l behind Sunnyside Tom (9-9) at Redcar 1m 1f clm stks (6) gf.
Finsbury 11-2 (9-3) Started slowly, held up in last pair, headway on inside over 2f out, no impression over 1f out, 6th of 9, 5l behind Applaude (9-3) at Musselburgh 1m 1f 4yo sell stks (6) gd in Jul.
Kashimin (IRE) 13-8fav (8-13) Led, ridden and headed over 2f out, switched right just inside final furlong, rallied final 50 yards, held near finish, 2nd of 5, 3/4l behind Island Chief (8-9) at Ayr 7f clm stks (5) gd.
Strevelyn 50-1 (8-11) Held up towards rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 5th of 9, 3 1/2l behind Miami Gator (8-13) at Hamilton 1m Classified Claiming Stakes (0-65) (3-4yo) (6) gd in Jul.
Flying Valentino 13-2 (8-3) Held up, headway 2f out, ridden and ran on to join winner near finish, just failed, 2nd of 8, shd behind Orpenindeed (9-1) at Epsom Downs 7f clm stks (5) gd in Jul.