MAOI CHINN TIRE has plenty going for him in this. He made it three wins in his last four starts when landing a better race than this at Thirsk a week ago and can shrug off a penalty. La Bacouetteuse hasn't won since picking up this contest last year but is now back on the same mark. He's preferred to last month's Hamilton winner Voice From Above, well beaten in a couple of previous attempts at two miles this year. Strobe may prove best of the rest.
Maoi Chinn Tire (IRE) 9-2 (8-9) Held up mid-division, headway on bit over 3f out, led 2f out, pressed final furlong, held on well towards finish, won at Thirsk 2m hcp 0-70 (5) gf beating Chant (9-7) by 1 1/4l, 10 ran.
La Bacouetteuse (FR) 22-1 (9-7) Went left start, held up in rear, ridden over 4f out, soon beaten, 6th of 8, 13l behind Aleksandar (9-11) at Hamilton 1m 4f hcp 0-75 (5) gd.
Voice From Above (IRE) 17-2 (8-3) Tracked leaders, ridden over 3f out, outpaced over 2f out, stayed on entering final furlong, no impression final 75 yards, 5th of 9, 6l behind Longshadow (9-7) at Musselburgh 2m hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Jun.
Sohcahtoa (IRE) 25-1 (7-11) Towards rear, ridden 3f out, no impression, last of 6, 19l behind Hot Spice (9-2) at Catterick 2m hcp 0-75 (5) gf.
Claude Carter 50-1 (9-9) Mid-division, driven over 2f out, never able to challenge, 8th of 11, 15l behind Queens Park (8-12) at Carlisle 1m 1f mdn stks (5) gf in Jun.
Jim Tango (FR) 20-1 (8-5) Mid-division, hampered on bend over 7f out, ridden and weakened over 2f out, 8th of 14, 14l behind Medieval Bishop (8-7) at Thirsk 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) gd in Jun '13.
Jebulani 20-1 (8-8) Led after 1f, ridden and headed over 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 9th of 12, 12l behind Eilean Mor (8-13) at Ayr 1m 5f app hcp (6) gs.
Strobe 20-1 (7-13) Tracked leaders, went 2nd 8f out, led over 5f out, headed over 2f out, stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 4th of 9, 4 1/2l behind Longshadow (9-7) at Musselburgh 2m hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Jun.