HIGHLAND WARRIOR can gain compensation for supporters in this sprint handicap, with Ryan Style and Ingleby Star others considered. The selection was an impressive Musselburgh scorer last month on good to soft, and only just failed to back that up at the Yorkshire track on going described as it is tonight. A 3lb rise makes it a bit tougher, but on balance this does not look to be as competitive and we will not desert him. Ryan Style went well on his handicap debut at Thirsk over this trip and with that experience a positive he could go very close today. Ingleby Star keeps hitting the post and the crossbar, but has his optimum trip and ground here. However, he has had a few chances from today's mark of 71 and looks likely to find one or two too good. Mandarin Spirit is on a competitive pitch and goes well here, while Bo McGinty is on a good mark but is very expensive to follow, and we'll take both on with the veteran Highland Warrior.
Ryan Style (IRE) 5-1 (8-13) Chased leaders, outpaced 2f out, soon ridden, kept on under pressure final furlong, no impression, 4th of 11, 2 1/2l behind Mullglen (8-11) at Thirsk 5f hcp 0-80 (4) gd.
Highland Warrior 3-1fav (8-2) Behind, headway halfway, chased winner over 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 2nd of 10, 1/2l behind Medici Time (8-11) at Thirsk 5f hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Apr.
Milton of Campsie 11-1 (9-0) With leaders, led halfway, ridden and headed entering final furlong, soon weakened, 8th of 15, 8l behind Averoo (8-4) at Thirsk 6f hcp 0-75 (5) gd.
Ingleby Star (IRE) 2-1fav (8-9) With leader, lost place 2f out, soon outpaced and ridden, rallied to chase winner inside final furlong, always held, 2nd of 8, 2 1/2l behind Cawdor (9-0) at Hamilton 6f clm (6) gd.
Distant Sun (USA) 22-1 (9-0) Behind, ridden 2f out, never dangerous, last of 11, 13l behind Highland Warrior (8-2) at Musselburgh 5f hcp 0-80 (4) gs in Apr.
Mandarin Spirit (IRE) 7-1 (9-0) Led, ridden over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, stayed on same pace, 3rd of 10, 5l behind Top Bid (8-6) at Hamilton 6f hcp 0-70 (5) gd.
Sandwith 18-1 (9-2) Pushed along to chase leaders, no extra final furlong, 5th of 10, 5l behind Igoyougo (9-7) at Musselburgh 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gs in Oct.
Bo McGinty (IRE) 25-1 (8-5) Towards rear, never dangerous, 10th of 15, 10l behind Noodles Blue Boy (9-3) at Beverley 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gf.
The Bear 18-1 (8-9) Led until 2f out, weakened final furlong, 7th of 13, 8l behind Tadalavil (9-2) at Hamilton 6f hcp 0-75 (5) gd.
Commander Wish 18-1 (8-5) Held up in rear, ridden over 2f out, no headway, 10th of 17, 6l behind Ridley Didley (8-11) at Nottingham 5f hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Apr.