C&D winner HERE NOW AND WHY looks capable of scoring off today's mark judged on his latest close-up second at Hamilton. He had Lees Anthem, Drumpellier and Cayman Fox behind on that occasion and Ian Semple's charge should go one better. It was soft ground when Sandwith won at Hamilton a fortnight ago and he wouldn't want the ground to dry out any further though he still looks the biggest threat to the selection with the likes of You'relikemefrank and Missile Attack arriving in poor form.
You'relikemefrank 25-1 (9-5) Raced keenly, tracked leaders, ridden and effort on outside over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 8th of 9, 8l behind Captain Dimitrios (9-13) at Wolverhampton 6f hacp 0-70 (5) pol in Mar.
Sandwith 5-1 (9-0) Broke well, made all, ridden over 1f out, soon edged left, kept on, won at Hamilton 5f app hcp (6) sft beating Da'quonde (9-5) by 1/2l, 8 ran.
Here Now And Why (IRE) 11-4fav (9-4) Tracked leaders, ridden over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, went 2nd close home, no chance with winner, 2nd of 14, 3/4l behind Dotty Darroch (8-12) at Hamilton 5f hcp 0-60 (6) gs.
Cayman Fox 22-1 (8-4) Led to start, led, and keen, ridden 1f out, headed inside final furlong, weakened towards finish, 5th of 9, 2 3/4l behind Breezolini (8-13) at Hamilton 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gs.
Missile Attack (IRE) 10-1 (9-4) Slowly into stride, headway on wide outside to chase leaders 4f out, ridden and weakened 2f out, 8th of 10, 13l behind Almaty Express (9-5) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Distant Sun (USA) 33-1 (8-8) Always in rear, 9th of 10, 11l behind Mercers Row (9-5) at Musselburgh 5f hcp 0-65 (6) gs.
Lees Anthem 16-1 (9-2) Behind, headway to chase leaders over 1f out, ridden inside final furlong, no extra, 5th of 14, 4l behind Dotty Darroch (8-12) at Hamilton 5f hcp 0-60 (6) gs.
Myjestic Melody (IRE) 9-1 (8-12) Dwelt, mid-division, ridden over 1f out, faded inside final furlong, 7th of 10, 9l behind Work Shy (8-12) at Wolverhampton 5f mdn stks (5) pol in Oct.
Amno Dancer (IRE) 16-1 (8-7) Held up towards rear, soon in rear, ridden over 1f out, one pace and no impression, 5th of 6, 8l behind Crimson Knot (9-0) at Hamilton 6f hcp 0-70 (5) sft.
Drumpellier (IRE) 25-1 (8-2) Chased leaders, every chance over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 8th of 14, 5l behind Dotty Darroch (8-12) at Hamilton 5f hcp 0-60 (6) gs.