Kylnch is back for another try having won this off a 6lb higher mark last year. Bunce has done all his winning in lower grades including his latest start at Musselburgh but three of these are looking to go one better after suffering narrow defeats on their latest starts. King Of Eden steps up in class having gone close over track and trip last week though Elusive George is less exposed and has claims on his second at Leicester. But the vote goes to KHELMAN as he scored over course and distance last month and was beaten only a head back here last time.
Khelman (IRE) 3-1fav (9-4) Chased leaders, ridden and slightly outpaced halfway, effort when switched left inside final furlong, ran on just failed, 2nd of 7, hd behind George Rooke (9-5) at Hamilton 6f hcp 0-80 (4) sft.
Klynch 9-2 (9-1) Dwelt, raced wide, tracked leaders, ridden and hung right 2f out, faded inside final furlong, 6th of 8, 5l behind Sunraider (9-1) at Carlisle 6f hcp 0-80 (4) gd.
King Of Eden (IRE) 4-1 (9-11) Raced almost alone towards stands' side rail, in touch, driven when hung right from well over 2f out, challenged over 1f out, ridden and every chance inside final furlong, just held, 2nd of 10, nk behind Amenable (9-5) at Hamilton 6f hcp 0-75 (5) gd.
Bunce (IRE) 8-1 (9-4) Mid-division, switched right and effort over 1f out, ran on to challenge inside final furlong, led towards finish, won at Musselburgh 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gs beating Algar Lad (10-0) by nk, 12 ran.
Elusive George (IRE) 12-1 (8-5) Held up mid-division, headway 2f out, led inside final furlong, soon headed, kept on and just held close home, 2nd of 10, hd behind Quiet Warrior (9-7) at Leicester 6f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gd.
Bonnie Charlie 15-2 (9-12) Held up, driven over 2f out, some progress final furlong, never on terms, 6th of 8, 5l behind Sir Geoffrey (8-12) at Catterick 5f hcp 0-70 (5) sft.
Funding Deficit (IRE) 8-1 (9-5) Prominent, took keen hold, ridden over 2f out, no extra final 100 yards, 4th of 7, 6l behind Outlaw Torn (9-2) at Musselburgh 1m hcp 0-65 (6) gf in May.