Royal Straight has been placed over shorter trips here of late but previous failures at middle-distances temper enthusiasm. Ebony Express scored in similar company at Musselburgh recently and should go well though Special Meaning looks to have stronger claims. The latter won a classified event over 1m4f at Newmarket last time and should make another bold bid raised only 2lb. ARGAKI carries a penalty for his recent win at Ayr but that came in better company than this and Keith Dagleish's charge can make it three in a row having been successful in a maiden at this track earlier.
Indepub 14-1 (8-7) Tracked leader, ridden and effort 2f out, soon lost place, weakened final furlong, 9th of 10, 19l behind Whispering Warrior (9-7) at Newcastle 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) gs in Jun.
Spes Nostra 3-1 (8-7) Led, ridden and headed 2f out, weakened final furlong, last of 6, 7l behind Classic Colori (9-7) at Musselburgh 1m 1f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Jun.
Royal Straight 3-1 (9-6) Slowly into stride, held up, ridden and headway from 2f out, stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 3rd of 5, 2 3/4l behind Limit Up (9-4) at Hamilton 1m hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Jun.
Ebony Express 9-4 (9-4) Led early, tracked leaders, ridden to lead over 2f out, clear inside final furlong, stayed on, won at Musselburgh 1m 4f hcp 0-65 (6) gd in Jun beating Circle Of Angels (8-13) by 2 1/4l, 5 ran.
Special Meaning 4-5fav (9-0) Made all, hard ridden over 2f out, stayed on strongly, won at Newmarket 1m 4f 3yo stk 0-70 (5) gf in Jun beating Aficionado (9-0) by 1 3/4l, 5 ran.
Argaki (IRE) 4-1 (7-11) Tracked leaders, led over 1f out, ridden and ran on, won at Ayr 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) gf beating Reset City (9-3) by 1 3/4l, 9 ran.
Eric The Grey (IRE) 9-4 (8-7) Tracked leader, driven to challenge over 3f out, soon no impression, weakened final furlong, 2nd of 3, 6l behind Royal Skies (9-12) at Musselburgh 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Jun.