West Leake Hare can effectively race off a lower mark with an apprentice's claim taken into account after scoring in better company at Catterick last Saturday. He's preferred to Ptolemy who can race off the same mark as when successful at Thirsk on his latest start. SIZE is another recent winner and Richard Fahey's charge makes most appeal as he landed the odds in good style in a maiden over 7f here last time and there looks plenty more to come from him. This is tougher than Rawaafed's recent victory in a Hamilton claimer and Music Festival looks a bigger threat on the back of his latest placed effort at Ayr.
Silver Rime (FR) 20-1 (9-5) Held up in rear, ridden 3f out, well held over 1f out, 6th of 7, 22l behind Staff Sergeant (9-7) at Musselburgh 1m hcp 0-70 (5) gd in May.
West Leake Hare (IRE) 7-1 (8-3) Held up in mid-division, headway over 2f out, every chance over 1f out, led inside final furlong, stayed on well, won at Catterick 7f hcp 0-80 (4) gf beating Robert The Painter (8-13) by 1/2l, 11 ran.
Rawaafed (IRE) 3-1 (9-10) Held up in rear, headway over 3f out, ridden over 2f out, led inside final furlong, kept on towards finish, won at Hamilton 1m 1f clm stks (6) gd in May beating Chloe's Image (8-2) by 3/4l, 7 ran.
Thatcherite (IRE) 12-1 (9-1) Dwelt in rear, ridden over 2f out, headway under pressure entering final furlong, kept on towards finish, 4th of 10, 7l behind Ingleby Angel (9-12) at Thirsk 1m hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Ted's Brother (IRE) 12-1 (9-1) Behind stands side, weakened 2f out, last of 14, 41l behind Day Of The Eagle (9-6) at Newcastle 7f hcp 0-70 (5) gd.
Size (IRE) 8-13fav (9-11) Slowly into stride, towards rear, steady headway 3f out, went 2nd ran green and edged left over 1f out, ridden to lead inside final furlong, well on top in closing stages, won at Musselburgh 7f mdn stks (5) gf in May beating Pastoral Prey (9-3) by 4 1/2l, 8 ran.
Ptolemy 7-2fav (9-6) Slowly into stride, mid-division on outside, switched right and headway 2f out, hung left and led well inside final furlong, ran on, won at Thirsk 7f hcp 0-60 (6) gf beating Maggie Mey (8-12) by nk, 10 ran.
Music Festival (USA) 7-2fav (8-9) Slowly away towards rear, headway 2f out, edged right approaching final furlong, kept on one pace, 3rd of 11, 2 3/4l behind Mac Tiernan (9-4) at Ayr 1m 1f app hcp 0-60 (6) gd.
Cabal 22-1 (8-9) Held up towards rear, headway over 2f out, every chance over 1f out, kept on one pace inside final furlong, 3rd of 11, 5l behind Maybeme (8-8) at Ripon 1m 2f fll hcp 0-70 (5) gd.
Lil Sophella (IRE) 8-1 (9-0) Prominent, led over 2f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 5th of 11, 10l behind Barton Bounty (9-4) at Ayr 1m 2f hcp 0-60 (6) gd.
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.