Hard Solution won a couple of selling races before finishing in front of Northern Society when third in a handicap at Hamilton. But he was beaten in maiden company at Redcar by DREAM HOUSE in June and the latter faced a tough task in a Class 4 contest at Haydock last time. He’ll find this easier and Tim Easterby’s charge should make a bold bid. Popping Corks has yet to win on Turf but was second at Hamilton just four days ago while any rain will be appreciated by Swinging Eddie, who went close in soft going at Doncaster last month. Kaafy is unexposed and may finish closer today.
Swinging Eddie 7-2jfav (9-3) Mid-division, headway over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 9th of 11, 10 1/2l behind Gold At Midnight (9-4) at Leicester 6f hcp (5) gd in Jun.
Hard Solution 7-1 (9-3) Prominent centre, ridden over 1f out, kept on and every chance inside final furlong, no extra in 3rd final 50 yards, 3rd of 11, 1 3/4l behind Art Of Unity (9-10) at Hamilton 5f hcp (5) gd in Jul.
Kaafy (IRE) 7-1 (9-9) Chased leaders, pushed along halfway, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 10, 6 1/2l behind Bring Us Paradise (9-2) at Brighton 7f hcp (6) gf in Jun.
Dream House 8-1 (8-10) Chased leaders, took keen hold, effort 2f out, every chance 1f out, no extra well inside final furlong, 4th of 7, 3 3/4l behind Celsius (8-13) at Haydock 5f hcp (4) gf in Jul.
Northern Society (IRE) 10-1 (9-1) Mid-division centre, driven 2f out, soon ridden, never pace to challenge, weakened inside final furlong, 9th of 11, 5 1/4l behind Art Of Unity (9-10) at Hamilton 5f hcp (5) gd in Jul.
Compton's Finale 16-1 (8-7) Mid-division on inner, ridden 2f out, no impression, never a factor, 7th of 8, 8 1/4l behind My Laureate (9-3) at Navan 5f hcp gf in May.
Frosted Lass 12-1 (9-5) Led 2f, remained prominent, weakened over 2f out, 12th of 17, 11 3/4l behind Victory Rose (9-7) at Doncaster 6f hcp (6) gd in Jun.
Popping Corks (IRE) 8-1 (8-10) Mid-division, ridden over 2f out, stayed on to chase winner well inside final furlong, always held, 2nd of 12, 1 3/4l behind Super Julius (9-11) at Hamilton 5f hcp (6) gd in Jul.
Little Thornton 50-1 (9-0) Soon pressed leader, lost place over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, weakened final furlong, last of 5, 16 3/4l behind Hawk In The Sky (9-5) at Beverley 5f stks (5) gf in Jul.
Pritty Livvy 66-1 (8-10) Prominent until weakened over 2f out, eased inside final furlong, 13th of 14, 35 1/2l behind Symphony (8-10) at Chester 1m stks (4) gf in Jun.
Jordan's Chris (IRE) 66-1 (8-3) Dwelt, switched left soon after start, always detached in rear, 11th of 12, 20 1/4l behind Super Julius (9-11) at Hamilton 5f hcp (6) gd in Jul.