TESTA ROSSA had slipped down the handicap and took advantage at Ayr last time. He remains on a decent mark despite a 4lb rise and can go in again. Staffhoss is similar in that he too has tumbled down the weights and showed a bit more when third on his latest start. Royal Straight landed a double at Ayr back in 2012 but hasn't won since and Ellaal makes more appeal having won three times already this year and drops back down in class for this.
Ellaal 20-1 (9-3) Tracked leaders in 4th, pushed along over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace, 5th of 10, 4l behind Border Bandit (9-9) at Beverley 1m hcp 0-80 (4) gd.
Declamation (IRE) 18-1 (9-4) Disputed 4th until over 3f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 7, 15l behind Hanalei Bay (9-7) at Ayr 1m hcp 0-75 (5) gf.
Act Your Shoe Size 6-1 (9-5) Dwelt, mid-division, faded over 1f out, 6th of 7, 15l behind Mu'ajiza (9-10) at Hamilton 1m flls hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Jun.
Royal Straight 8-1 (9-8) Held up towards rear, headway 4f out, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 7th of 9, 9l behind Bahamian C (9-3) at Hamilton 1m 1f hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Violent Velocity (IRE) 9-1 (9-3) Towards rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, no impression final furlong, 7th of 11, 4l behind Thankyou Very Much (9-7) at Ripon 1m hcp 0-70 (5) gd.
Staffhoss 5-1 (9-12) Close up, pushed along 3f out, headway to chase winner over 1f out, lost 2nd near finish, 3rd of 10, 2 1/2l behind Cono Zur (9-10) at Ayr 1m hcp 0-60 (6) gf.
Testa Rossa (IRE) 5-1 (9-9) In touch, headway under pressure over 1f out, led inside final furlong, ran on, won at Ayr 1m 2f hcp 0-60 (6) gf beating Call Of Duty (9-0) by 1 1/4l, 11 ran.
Jordaura 6-1 (9-4) Dwelt, in rear, soon in touch, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 4th of 6, 14l behind Operateur (8-10) at Hamilton 1m 3f hcp 0-65 (6) gs in Jun.