Hab Reeh is holding his form well and won an amateurs' race over track and trip last week. He's penalised for that success and ALEXANDRAKOLLONTAI has only been upped 4lb for her recent victory over course and distance. The latter looks to have the stronger form given she beat the re-opposing pair Economic Crisis and subsequent winner Amenable so Alistair Whillans' filly gets the vote on that basis. Ambitious Icarus drops in class and King Of Eden has slipped down the weights but without any noticeable improvement.
Ambitious Icarus 11-4fav (8-4) Chased leaders, outpaced 2f out, ridden 1f out, kept on same pace, never on terms, 8th of 9, 4 1/2l behind Asian Trader (8-5) at Nottingham 5f hcp 0-95 (3) gs.
King Of Eden (IRE) 25-1 (8-9) Reared start, always behind, 12th of 14, 20l behind Dubai Dynamo (9-9) at Chester 1m hcp 0-85 (4) gd.
Economic Crisis (IRE) 4-1 (9-1) Pressed leader, ridden and every chance over 1f out, faded inside final furlong, 5th of 7, 4l behind George Rooke (9-5) at Hamilton 6f hcp 0-80 (4) sft.
Amenable (IRE) 11-1 (8-12) Charged gates and led early, tracked leader, ridden over 1f out, led inside final furlong, headed well inside final furlong, 2nd of 10, 1l behind Tagula Night (9-3) at Sandown 5f hcp 0-80 (4) gd.
Gold Beau (FR) 14-1 (9-2) Mid-division, effort over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 7th of 14, 8l behind Bachotheque (8-13) at Carlisle 6f hcp 0-80 (4) gd in May.
Alexandrakollontai (IRE) 8-1 (8-9) Towards rear, pushed along over 2f out, headway over 1f out, ridden and ran on to lead post, won at Hamilton 6f hcp 0-75 (5) gd in May beating Meshardal (9-0) by shd, 14 ran.
Hab Reeh 6-4fav (10-13) In touch, headway to chased leader over 1f out, led entering final furlong, ran on, won at Hamilton 6f am hcp 0-60 (6) sft beating Amis Reunis (9-7) by 2 3/4l, 14 ran.
Les Gar Gan (IRE) 10-1 (9-3) Took keen hold tracking leaders, went 2nd 4f out until 2f out, soon ridden and weakened, 7th of 10, 8l behind Johara (9-7) at Kempton 6f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Bapak Muda (USA) 14-1 (9-0) Led, under pressure over 2f out, headed over 1f out, faded final furlong, 4th of 6, 2 1/2l behind Mercers Row (9-0) at Carlisle 7f hcp 0-70 (5) gd in May.
Oak Bluffs (IRE) 16-1 (9-1) Towards rear, effort over 1f out, never dangerous, 8th of 12, 5l behind Cadeaux Pearl (9-2) at Catterick 6f hcp 0-65 (6) sft.
Baltic Spirit (IRE) 20-1 (8-12) In rear, ridden 3f out, always behind, last of 8, 7l behind Sir Geoffrey (8-12) at Catterick 5f hcp 0-70 (5) sft.