A few of these have a shout but ALASKAN BULLET makes most appeal. A close-up third in a blanket finish at Ayr last week, he can race off the same mark in this lesser grade. Bunce beat a couple of these when scoring over track and trip last time but has been raised 6lb and Jofranka looks to have stronger claims on her latest fifth at the track. Captain Royale found Bunce too good earlier but posted a better effort at Ripon recently and should be in the mix with a similar effort.
Jofranka 15-2 (8-12) Chased leaders, headway under pressure over 1f out, short of room inside final furlong, eased, 5th of 9, 1 3/4l behind Rothesay Chancer (8-9) at Musselburgh 5f hcp 0-85 (4) sft.
Alaskan Bullet (IRE) 20-1 (8-7) Dwelt, in rear, headway 2f out, chased leaders over 1f out, ridden to challenge and every chance inside final furlong, just held, 3rd of 9, hd behind Burning Thread (9-9) at Ayr 5f hcp 0-95 (3) gf.
Gottcher 33-1 (9-8) Chased leaders, ridden on outside over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 12, 20l behind Bunce (9-4) at Musselburgh 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gs.
Mister Manannan (IRE) 25-1 (9-11) Dwelt, held up towards rear, 11th of 12, 6l behind Adam's Ale (9-11) at Ripon 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gd.
Midnight Dynamo 33-1 (9-4) Always behind, outpaced over 2f out, 10th of 11, 10l behind Hay Chewed (8-12) at Ayr 5f fll lst stks (1) gf.
Bunce (IRE) 8-1 (9-4) Mid-division, switched right and effort over 1f out, ran on to challenge inside final furlong, led towards finish, won at Musselburgh 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gs beating Algar Lad (10-0) by nk, 12 ran.
Captain Royale (IRE) 16-1 (9-10) Led, pushed along over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, kept on, 2nd of 12, 1 1/4l behind Adam's Ale (9-11) at Ripon 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gd.
Perfect Blossom 8-1 (9-7) Chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace, no impression, 4th of 7, 5l behind Hannahs Turn (9-7) at Haydock 5f flls hcp 0-75 (5) gf.
Gran Canaria Queen 12-1 (9-7) Tracked leaders, not clear run and lost place over 2f out, switched right and effort over 1f out, no impression inside final furlong, 5th of 12, 5l behind Bunce (9-4) at Musselburgh 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gs.