OPERATEUR is the obvious selection given he arrives on the back of a hat-trick of course wins. He's a winner without a penalty having landed an apprentice's race last week and most of today's opposition are struggling for form. Edas may prove best of them despite an eight length defeat here last week given Harrison's Cave, Silver Tigress and Jebulani all finished last on their latest outings. Grethel and Hunting Tower were tailed off over jumps last time so the way looks clear for Ben Haslam's charge to land a four-timer.
Hunting Tower 5-1 (8-10) Held up, wide and headway 3f out, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 6th of 8, 15l behind Story Writer (9-7) at Lingfield 2m hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Aug.
Harrison's Cave 14-1 (8-9) Chased leader, weakened 2f out, last of 11, 22l behind Caledonia (8-2) at Musselburgh 2m hcp 0-85 (4) sft.
Operateur (IRE) 3-1 (9-5) Held up in touch, headway to lead over 1f out, kept on well inside final furlong, won at Hamilton 1m 4f app hcp 0-60 (6) gd beating Isdaal (8-11) by 4l, 7 ran.
Edas 40-1 (9-4) Held up, ridden 3f out, never nearer, 5th of 10, 8l behind Aldwick Bay (9-12) at Haydock 1m 4f ladies hcp 0-70 (5) sft in May.
Silver Tigress 11-1 (9-2) Tracked leaders until lost place over 2f out, last of 7, 44l behind Ballyheigue (9-4) at Musselburgh 1m 6f am hcp (0-70) (4yo+) (5) gf in Apr.
Jebulani 40-1 (8-9) Chased leaders, pushed along halfway, ridden over 4f out, weakened over 3f out, tailed off, last of 9, well behind Waving (9-8) at Wolverhampton 1m 6f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Feb.
Grethel (IRE) 80-1 (9-2) In rear, never on terms, 6th of 11, 10l behind Anne's Valentino (9-7) at Musselburgh 2m am hcp 0-65 (6) gd in May.