TINSILL (NAP) scored over track and trip last week and a 6lb penalty is negated by Anna Hesketh's allowance. He should make another bold bid as this looks no tougher. Red Forever finished closer at Ayr recently, with previous Musselburgh winner Scoreline behind, while the drop back in trip should suit Shades Of Silk who attempted to make all over 6f at Haydock last time but just failed. Lucky Times has been placed over the minimum trip and may prove best of the rest.
Tinsill 10-1 (9-1) In rear, headway and edged left over 1f out, soon ridden, led inside final furlong, kept on well, won at Newcastle 5f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gs beating Rozene (9-6) by 3/4l, 5 ran.
Scoreline 7-2 (9-7) Soon chasing leaders, ridden 2f out, edged left and one pace over 1f out, no impression, 4th of 6, 3 1/2l behind Autumn Tide (7-13) at Ayr 5f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) gs.
Red Forever 13-2 (9-2) Raced freely, led, edged left and headed 2f out, stayed on, went 2nd close home, 2nd of 6, 3/4l behind Autumn Tide (7-13) at Ayr 5f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) gs.
Fuel Injection 22-1 (8-2) Chased leaders, pushed along halfway, weakened over 1f out, hung left and not much room inside final furlong, 6th of 9, 8l behind Innocently (9-4) at Ripon 5f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gd.
Shades of Silk 9-2 (9-1) Led, ridden over 1f out, headed and edged right final 75 yards, ran on, just held, 2nd of 10, shd behind Fantasy Justifier (9-6) at Haydock 6f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gs.
Fujin 8-1 (9-2) Raced wide in touch, ridden when weakened over 1f out, last of 8, 13l behind Kommander Kirkup (9-2) at Thirsk 5f 3yo & 4yo mdn (5) gf.
Lucky Times 16-1 (8-10) Dwelt always in rear, last of 13, 14l behind Sartori (9-1) at Ripon 6f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Jul.
Captain Gee 7-2 (9-5) Led, ridden over 1f out, headed 1f out, weakened towards finish, 5th of 8, 4l behind Kinkohyo (9-0) at Wolverhampton 5f 2yo mdn auc stks (6) pol in Dec.
Singing Star (IRE) 18-1 (7-12) Dwelt, behind, stumbled and unseated rider over 1f out, in a race won by Wimboldsley (8-2) at Redcar 6f hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Jul, 12 ran.