Sunraider has found form with a vengeance this season at the age of six and rates a strong contender in his current mood. However, he'd be 4lb better off in a handicap with SUMMERINTHECITY and that sways matters in favour of the Nicholls inmate. The yard has a good record in claiming contests and are extremely adept at switching charges between such events and handicaps. The selection, a really good fourth in a Class 2 Chester sprint handicap at the weekend, looks the one to beat if repeating that level now. Irish raider Oor Jock landed his sole career success back in 2010 and course and distance winner Hopes N Dreams is a likelier threat despite having plenty to find with Sunraider on running here last time.
Oor Jock (IRE) 20-1 (9-5) Always towards rear and never a factor, ridden after halfway and 10th 1f out, kept on one pace, 9th of 12, 8l behind Abstraction (8-13) at Tipperary 5f hcp gf in Jun.
Summerinthecity (IRE) 5-1 (9-6) Chased winner, ridden 1f out, lost 2 places inside final furlong, 4th of 11, 2 1/4l behind Al's Memory (8-10) at Chester 6f hcp 105 (2) gf.
Sunraider (IRE) 14-1 (9-3) Held up, headway 2f out, ridden and kept on one pace final furlong, 4th of 11, 3l behind Dark Castle (9-3) at Pontefract 6f hcp 0-90 (3) gf.
Hopes N Dreams (IRE) 11-2 (9-10) Chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 7th of 11, 8l behind Sunraider (9-10) at Hamilton 6f hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Jun.
Spread Boy (IRE) 33-1 (8-2) Held up, headway on outer over 3f out, ridden and weakened over 1f out, last of 11, 16l behind Mac Tiernan (9-4) at Ayr 1m 1f app hcp 0-60 (6) gd in Jun.