Oldjoesaid is a rare winner nowadays although he remains well handicapped on his best form despite a 6lb rise for a recent success at Catterick. Da'Quonde has been raised 9lb for his runaway victory over C&D a fortnight ago but that looked the weaker division as LIBERTY ISLAND recorded a faster time when beating Silvanus a length earlier on the same card. Ian Semple's charge is taken to follow up here on that basis. The Nifty Fox could prove best of the remainder as Missile Attack, Sandwith and Come On Dave all have plenty to find with the principals on recent running.
Da'quonde (IRE) 9-4fav (9-9) Made most, driven over 1f out, ridden and quickened clear inside final furlong, stayed on well, won at Musselburgh 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gs beating Missile Attack (8-9) by 4 1/2l, 7 ran.
Oldjoesaid 13-8fav (10-0) Went right start, chased leading trio, headway over 1f out, ridden to lead inside final furlong, ran on, won at Catterick 5f hcp 0-70 (5) gs beating Chosen One (8-13) by 2l, 5 ran.
Liberty Island (IRE) 4-1 (9-11) Always prominent stands side, led over 1f out, soon ridden, stayed on well final furlong, won at Musselburgh 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gs beating Silvanus (9-10) by 1l, 9 ran.
Sandwith 7-2 (9-5) Disputed lead, ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace, no chance with winner inside final furlong, lost 2nd near finish, 3rd of 7, 5l behind Da'quonde (9-9) at Musselburgh 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gs.
The Nifty Fox 22-1 (8-11) In rear, not clear run 2f out, soon ridden and switched left, not pace to challenge, 8th of 10, 7l behind Julius Geezer (9-2) at Hamilton 6f hcp 0-80 (4) gd.
Blown It (USA) 14-1 (9-6) Settled towards rear, headway halfway, soon chasing leaders, effort when hampered inside final furlong, weakened, last of 8, 8l behind Lucky Dan (9-7) at Carlisle 6f hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Missile Attack (IRE) 12-1 (8-9) With leaders, effort 2f out, ridden inside final furlong, stayed on to go 2nd near finish, no chance with winner, 2nd of 7, 4 1/2l behind Da'quonde (9-9) at Musselburgh 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gs.
Come On Dave (IRE) 11-4 (9-3) Chased leaders, ridden 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 4th of 5, 7l behind Oldjoesaid (10-0) at Catterick 5f hcp 0-70 (5) gs.