SOLWAY SUNSET is given the nod in preference to Summer Soul and English City in a race lacking in quality. Summer Soul sprang a surprise in a stayers' contest at Newcastle on the Flat and is capable of going well here-he was second in a selling hurdle previously. English City won successive races last season, and has gone up the handicap as a consequence. However, he ran well in defeat at Aintree last time and he too can go well. Solway Sunset is generally very consistent, but she bounced back from a couple of disappointing runs to land a Cartmel contest recently. That was a conditional jockey event so he escapes a penalty, and Solway Sunset can take advantage here.
Los Nadis (GER) 16-1 (10-12) Towards rear, pushed along 4 out, never on terms, 4th of 10, 21l behind South O'The Border (10-11) at Perth 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-140 (2) gd in Apr.
English City (IRE) 14-1 (10-13) Chased leaders, led after 8th, ridden and headed last, weakened final 100 yards, 4th of 11, 9l behind Picot de Say (11-2) at Aintree 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-125 (3) gd.
Baguenaud (FR) 33-1 (10-0) Rear of mid-division, weakened 4 out, tailed off, 18th of 20, well behind Time Electric (11-4) at Gowran Park 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-123 gd in Apr.
Summer Soul (IRE) 5-2 (10-12) In touch, outpaced 4 out, rallied after 2 out, went 2nd last, kept on, 2nd of 13, 12l behind Edas (10-12) at Hexham 2m sell hdl (5) gd.
Solway Sunset 12-1 (11-12) Held up, headway 9th, led 2 out, driven out, won at Cartmel 3m 2f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gd beating Michaels Dream (10-10) by 3 1/2l, 11 ran.
Player (FR) 8-1 (11-7) In touch, mistake 6th, weakened approaching 4 out, 5th of 12, 44l behind Darina's Boy (10-5) at Hexham 3m 1f hcp chs 0-115 (4) gd in Apr.
Sam Patch 14-1 (10-7) Held up, headway and effort on outside approaching 2 out, one pace and no impression approaching last, 4th of 13, 18l behind Quincy Des Pictons (11-0) at Perth 2m 4f mdn hdl (4) gd in Apr.
Tarkani (IRE) 50-1 (10-7) Held up, struggling 8th, tailed off when pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Prince Balthasar (10-8) at Perth 3m hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gd, 10 ran.