The current form of the Michael Bell yard is a slight concern but the Newmarket handler rarely wastes a trip this far north and OILINDA looks his best chance of a winner this evening. She won a maiden at HQ last season and didn't get the run of a race in her latest run in a handicap on the Rowley Mile course. Lady Artiste's recent fourth at Salisbury is the best recent form on offer and she is a big danger but Argaki and stable companion Corton Lad, who is now blinkered, look to have a bit to find at the weights and Lady Margaeux hasn't sparkled so far this year.
Argaki (IRE) 14-1 (8-9) Close up, ridden 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 7th of 8, 16l behind Mister Pagan (10-0) at Ayr 1m 6f mdn stks (4) gd.
Corton Lad 13-2 (9-6) Held up mid-division and keen, ridden over 3f out, one pace from over 1f out, 6th of 8, 11l behind Alcaeus (9-6) at Hamilton 1m 3f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) gd in May.
Lady Artiste (IRE) 10-1 (8-9) Went left start, recovered to track leader after 1f, led over 3f out until 3f out, lost 2nd over 2f out, 4th and one pace inside final furlong, 4th of 6, 8l behind Contradict (8-7) at Salisbury 1m 2f 3yo fll hcp 0-85 (4) gs in May.
Lady Margaeux (IRE) 18-1 (9-2) Stumbled start, held up, ridden over 2f out, never in contention, 7th of 9, 13l behind Naaz (8-11) at Redcar 1m 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gs in May.
Oilinda 14-1 (9-3) Keen in touch, not clear run over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 7th of 12, 8l behind Auction (9-5) at Newmarket 1m 3yo fll hcp 0-75 (5) gd in May.