Opt Out wasn't beaten that far when fourth at Ayr last week but was engaged to run at the same track yesterday. FINDOG finished even closer at the same meeting when beaten less than length over today's distance. He began the season on an 11lb higher mark and is taken to confirm latest running with Black Douglas and bring a long losing run to an end. Windforpower is usually thereabouts at this level and has won off higher marks on the all-weather.
Opt Out 16-1 (9-4) Mid-division, ridden and headway over 1f out, kept on one pace, 4th of 10, 1 3/4l behind Goninodaethat (9-1) at Ayr 6f hcp 0-75 (5) gs.
Windforpower (IRE) 4-1 (9-11) Chased leaders, ridden and stayed on inside final furlong, 4th of 11, 2l behind Mey Blossom (9-0) at Beverley 5f hcp 0-60 (6) gd.
Findog 18-1 (9-2) In touch, headway approaching final furlong, ran on, not reach leaders, 4th of 12, 3/4l behind Tadalavil (8-8) at Ayr 5f hcp 0-65 (6) gs.
Black Douglas 7-1 (9-2) Towards rear, headway approaching final furlong, soon hung left, ran on, not reach leaders, 5th of 12, 1 3/4l behind Tadalavil (8-8) at Ayr 5f hcp 0-65 (6) gs.
Baltic Spirit (IRE) 9-2fav (9-1) Dwelt always in rear, 11th of 12, 10l behind Tadalavil (8-8) at Ayr 5f hcp 0-65 (6) gs.
Chloe's Dream (IRE) 7-2fav (8-12) Slowly away, pulled hard, soon tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, weakened final furlong, 6th of 9, 7l behind Mandy Layla (9-8) at Hamilton 5f hcp 0-60 (6) gd.
Pavers Star 7-1 (8-11) Chased leader, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 12th of 14, 17l behind Cadeaux Pearl (9-9) at Beverley 5f hcp 0-60 (6) gf.
Wicked Wilma (IRE) 50-1 (8-10) Close up, ridden halfway, weakened over 1f out, 8th of 9, 9l behind Mandy Layla (9-8) at Hamilton 5f hcp 0-60 (6) gd.