Everything points to a big run from RED CAPE with Leonid Glow and the unexposed Beat Baby amongst others that could take a hand. Ruth Carr has her horses in good order and it would be no surprise if Red Cape has had this race as his target given that he landed this prize last year. He was racing from a 10lb lower mark on that occasion but has proved competitive from higher marks than today's in the interim and ran his best race for some time under this jockey at Epsom last time. Discanti will find this easier than the race that he contested last time and runs this track well but he'll need a career best to score from his current perch as will Leonid Glow who is yet another with sound form claims. Beat Baby has far more to prove than that trio but there was plenty to like about his performance in a Hamilton maiden although it wasn't the strongest of races and the handicapper appears to have erred on the side of caution. Cases can be made for a good many more as one would expect but Red Cape is taken to complete a famous double.
Hamoody (USA) 9-1 (8-12) Raced center, chased leaders, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 10th of 13, 12l behind Damika (9-1) at Newcastle 6f hcp 0-90 (3) gf in May.
Discanti (IRE) 12-1 (8-7) Mid-division, ridden 2f out, no impression, 12th of 16, 5l behind Hamish Mcgonagall (9-1) at York 5f hcp 105 (2) gf in May.
Wotashirtfull (IRE) 4-1fav (9-2) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, no impression, 5th of 8, 4 1/2l behind Captain Carey (9-0) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Apr.
Red Cape (FR) 25-1 (8-1) Close up on outside, ridden on outside and effort 2f out, no impression inside final furlong, 8th of 16, 2l behind Flipando (9-4) at Epsom Downs 6f hcp 0-100 (2) gf.
Turnkey 14-1 (8-8) Towards rear stands side group, headway over 1f out, led stand side group inside final furlong, no chance with far side winner, 6th of 16, 9l behind Bond City (8-13) at Ripon 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Apr.
Leonid Glow 11-4 (9-7) Held up, headway over 1f out, soon chased winner, ridden and unable to quicken, lost 2nd near finish, 3rd of 7, 1 1/4l behind Tangerine Trees (9-6) at Hamilton 6f hcp 0-80 (4) gf.
Legal Eagle (IRE) 10-3fav (8-8) Led early, chased leader, ridden to lead over 1f out, edged left inside final furlong, held on well, won at Catterick 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gf beating Turn Me On (9-0) by 1/2l, 7 ran.
Waveband 33-1 (9-1) Led until over 2f out, weakened well over 1f out, 9th of 10, 22l behind Dafeef (9-2) at Salisbury 7f 3yo hcp 0-100 (2) gs in May.
Beat Baby (IRE) 9-2 (9-0) Crossed over to lead on rail after 1f, ridden and in command over 1f out, unchallenged, won at Hamilton 6f mdn stks (5) gd in May beating Antarctic Desert (9-0) by 5l, 9 ran.
Indian Skipper (IRE) 5-1 (9-6) Slowly into stride, in rear, headway and switched left over 1f out, ran on to go 2nd near finish, not reached winner, 2nd of 7, nk behind Tangerine Trees (9-6) at Hamilton 6f hcp 0-80 (4) gf.
Steelcut 16-1 (8-13) Made all on rail, hung left from 1f out, soon ridden and kept on strongly, won at Sandown 5f hcp 0-80 (4) gd beating Ajjaadd (9-0) by 2 1/4l, 11 ran.
Gap Princess (IRE) 6-1 (9-4) Tracked leaders, ridden to lead inside final furlong, kept on, just held on, won at Catterick 6f hcp 0-80 (4) gf in May beating Green Park (9-9) by nk, 6 ran.
Just Sam (IRE) 3-1fav (9-1) Led, ridden over 2f out, headed final furlong, one pace close home, 5th of 9, 3 1/2l behind Apache Ridge (9-4) at Carlisle 6f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in May.
Mandalay King (IRE) 5-1 (9-1) Mid-division, ridden and one pace final furlong, 4th of 9, 2 1/2l behind Apache Ridge (9-4) at Carlisle 6f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in May.
Cornus 6-1 (9-9) Held up, ridden over 2f out, kept on, not troubled leaders, 6th of 9, 5l behind Cape Melody (10-0) at Leicester 6f hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Captain Scooby 20-1 (9-1) Mid-division, ridden halfway, no impression final furlong, 8th of 9, 10l behind Apache Ridge (9-4) at Carlisle 6f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in May.