RACOON has found a new lease of life this season and is taken as the one to be on here. Argentine and Sir Nod are others who arrive in good form so merit respect, while Tadalavil can be fancied to be sharper after his reappearance and is also worth a second look in the betting. Tradalavil has been around for a while and has never really fulfilled his potential. However, he is nearing a winning mark, so is worth keeping tabs on whatever happens today. Sir Nod has 6lb extra to carry after a confidence boosting win at Carlisle last week. And he is likely to make a bold bid for glory. The Julie Camacho-trained seven-year-old has a good record when he is turned out quickly and shouldn¿t be underestimated. Argentine has a similar recent profile to the selection and has a very good record at this course. However, he is now paying the price with a stiff test at the weights and needs everything to go his way. This is unlikely to happen if Racoon hits the gates running. Even at the age of nine, Racoon retains plenty speed and enthusiasm for racing and, as the Peter Savill-owned gelding is thriving on being kept busy; Ruth Carr's charge is forwarded as the best option in this company.
Argentine (IRE) 9-4fav (9-5) Tracked leaders, ridden over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, 3rd of 5, 1 1/4l behind Rothesay Dancer (9-7) at Hamilton 5f hcp 0-80 (4) gf.
Raccoon (IRE) 5-6fav (9-10) Led, ridden and headed 1f out, no extra final furlong, 3rd of 7, 2l behind Silvanus (9-4) at Musselburgh 5f sell stks (6) gf.
Sir Nod 8-1 (8-11) Tracked leaders, switched left and headway over 1f out, driven to lead inside final furlong, ridden out, won at Carlisle 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gf beating Foxy Music (9-3) by 2l, 8 ran.
Tadalavil 12-1 (9-2) Mid-division, ridden halfway, weakened over 1f out, 8th of 9, 16l behind Le Toreador (9-11) at Ayr 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gf.
Mandalay King (IRE) 7-1 (9-9) Missed break, towards rear, headway under pressure over 1f out, no danger after, 6th of 12, 6l behind Argentine (9-10) at Carlisle 5f hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Kheylide (IRE) 14-1 (10-1) Raced centre, held up, headway and hung badly left over 2f out, driven and hung right over 1f out, kept on final furlong, 4th of 17, 8l behind Buy On The Red (10-5) at Leicester 5f Ladies Handicap (0-70) 3yo+) (5) gf.
Joyeaux 25-1 (8-12) Short of room at start, ridden 2f out, weakened approaching final furlong, 10th of 11, 6l behind River Kirov (9-9) at Newmarket 6f hcp 0-80 (4) gf.
Ursus 28-1 (8-9) Chased leaders far side, kept on final furlong, 3rd of 13, 1 1/2l behind Requisite (9-8) at Ripon 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gs.