Course and distance winner Argaki has been a revelation of late, improving from frustrating maiden to useful handicapper in the making after two wins and two seconds from his last four outings. The Strategic Prince gelding should be competitive once more despite a 6lb penalty and provides Keith Dalgleish with a strong hand as the handler also fields Corton Lad, another course and distance winner who has found form of late. However, the pair are hard to split and LORD FRANKLIN gets the nod as he'll prove a tough nut to crack if allowed a soft lead. He has struck up a fine rapport with Jason Hart and should be a leading player despite a 7lb rise for an ultra-game Leicester win latest. Old boy Dhaular Dhar showed a spark of previous days last time for Jim Goldie and it's good to see him finding some form.
Prince Jock (USA) 16-1 (8-12) Rear of mid-division on inner and 9th halfway, ridden along and no extra under 2f out, 12th of 14, 13l behind Slipper Orchid (9-3) at Naas 7f hcp gf in Jun.
High Resolution 25-1 (9-2) Dwelt raced wide in rear, ridden 2f out, kept on final furlong, not trouble leaders, 5th of 9, 2 3/4l behind Argaki (7-11) at Ayr 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) gf.
Lord Franklin 15-8fav (9-6) Tracked leaders, led approaching 2f out, hung left inside final furlong, ridden and ran on, won at Leicester 1m hcp 0-65 (6) gf beating Sacred Square (9-5) by hd, 13 ran.
Ralphy Boy (IRE) 7-1 (9-8) Led early, tracked leaders, ridden inside final 2f, stayed on into 3rd inside final furlong, no chance with front pair, 3rd of 6, 6l behind Silver Rime (9-11) at Hamilton 1m hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Argaki (IRE) 9-2 (9-1) Tracked leaders, effort 2f out, went 2nd 1f out, soon no chance with winner, kept on same pace, held on for 2nd near finish, 2nd of 6, 4l behind Special Meaning (9-2) at Hamilton 1m 3f hcp 0-75 (5) gf.
Corton Lad 15-8fav (9-5) Soon led, driven over 1f out, ridden inside final furlong, kept on until headed and no extra towards finish, 2nd of 6, nk behind Silver Rime (9-11) at Hamilton 1m hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Dhaular Dhar (IRE) 33-1 (8-10) Tracked leaders, pushed along over 3f out, ridden over 1f out, stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 3rd of 8, 2l behind Seattle Drive (9-9) at Newcastle 1m hcp 0-85 (4) gs in Jun.