Operateur steps up in trip under a penalty having won his last couple of starts at this venue. But LATIN REBEL has less than a length to find with the former on latest running and is taken to come out best this time on much better terms. Henpecked won at Ayr last month but something went amiss at the same track last week while Isdaal hasn't won since 2012 and looked no closer to doing so over track and trip last time. Travis County and Yourholidayisover have both won over hurdles recently, though Sergeant Pink is rated higher than over jumps.
Operateur (IRE) 4-1 (9-0) Tracked leader, ridden 3f out, stayed on to lead inside final furlong, won at Hamilton 1m 3f hcp 0-65 (6) sft beating Latin Rebel (9-2) by 1/2l, 5 ran.
Henpecked 5-2 (9-3) Towards rear, ridden over 4f out, soon struggling, eased from 3f out, tailed off, last of 9, well behind Thecornishcowboy (9-7) at Ayr 1m 2f hcp 0-65 (6) sft.
Travis County (IRE) 33-1 (10-2) Slowly into stride, held up towards rear, pushed along on inside 4f out, soon no headway and struggling, last of 11, 13l behind San Cassiano (10-13) at York 1m 2f am hcp 0-80 (4) gs in May.
Isdaal 14-1 (8-7) Held up in touch, ridden 3f out, no impression, 5th of 7, 7l behind Saved By The Bell (9-6) at Hamilton 1m 4f hcp 0-70 (5) gd in May.
Latin Rebel (IRE) 9-2 (9-2) Led, ridden 3f out, headed inside final furlong, 2nd of 5, 1/2l behind Operateur (9-0) at Hamilton 1m 3f hcp 0-65 (6) sft.
Sergeant Pink (IRE) 25-1 (8-3) Led, headed after 2f, ridden over 2f out, soon weakened, 7th of 9, 29l behind Jan Smuts (9-4) at Newcastle 2m hcp 0-70 (5) gd in May.
Yourholidayisover (IRE) 9-2 (10-3) Held up in rear, headway over 2f out, soon chasing leaders, faded final furlong, 3rd of 8, 11l behind Haymarket (10-9) at Beverley 1m 2f am hcp 0-60 (6) gf in Sep.
Strobe 66-1 (8-12) Tracked leaders, effort over 3f out to 2f out, soon ridden, weakened over 1f out, 10th of 13, 22l behind Hawdyerwheesht (9-5) at Musselburgh 1m 4f hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Sep '12.
Rare Coincidence 50-1 (9-2) Took keen hold, soon led and clear, headed over 2f out, faded, 5th of 6, 9l behind Rocky Two (9-8) at Musselburgh 1m 5f am hcp 0-65 (6) gf in May.