It's difficult to find something positive to say about any of these. Richo's only win came back in 2008 and he's returning from a six month absence. BOTHAM hasn't won for some time either, but he's been placed here on more than one occasion since his last victory and gets a speculative vote. Amtired may do better dropping down a grade today and Machir Bay showed a bit of improvement last time. Dubai Gem was engaged to run at Warwick yesterday.
Richo 15-2 (9-1) Slowly into stride, behind, good headway over 1f out, stayed on to well held 3rd final 100 yards, 3rd of 12, 6l behind Taurakina (9-2) at Kempton 7f hcp (6) pol in Nov.
Botham (USA) 14-1 (8-6) Held up towards rear, ridden and some headway over 1f out, one pace, 6th of 12, 13l behind Global (9-4) at Musselburgh 1m app hcp (6) gd in May.
Amtired 9-1 (8-2) Tracked leaders, ridden and hung left 2f out, lost place over 1f out, 8th of 9, 6l behind Munsarim (9-7) at Newcastle 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) gf.
Cold Quest (USA) 12-1 (8-6) Held up in rear, some headway 2f out, soon weakened, last of 12, 22l behind Ra Junior (9-2) at Musselburgh 1m hcp 0-65 (6) gd.
Rosbertini 22-1 (8-13) Dwelt, went left start, in rear and outpaced, never able to challenge, 5th of 8, 9l behind Carrie's Magic (8-10) at Hamilton 6f clm stks (6) gd.
Coolella (IRE) 28-1 (8-8) In touch and keen on outer, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 11th of 12, 19l behind Global (9-4) at Musselburgh 1m app hcp (6) gd in May.
Dubai Gem 11-2 (8-2) Tracked leaders, ridden to lead over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, kept on, 4th of 13, 6l behind Marino Prince (8-6) at Ayr 1m 1f app hcp 0-60 (6) gs in May.
Machir Bay 11-1 (9-1) Mid-division, ridden 4f out, headway over 1f out, kept on final furlong, never dangerous, 3rd of 12, 5l behind On The Cusp (9-5) at Hamilton 1m hcp 0-60 (6) gs.
Safari Guide 20-1 (8-5) Prominent, took keen hold, ridden over 2f out, stayed on one pace, 6th of 12, 7l behind Ra Junior (9-2) at Musselburgh 1m hcp 0-65 (6) gd.