The consistent Lotara was engaged in the 3.50 at Musselburgh yesterday. Irish raider FLYING FOCUS is fitted with a first-time visor after being beaten five times on this track though not by far in the last three of them and he holds Jack Blane on their run earler this month. Allux Boy hasn't won since his juvenile days but has been going close from this lowly mark and regular partner Faye McManoman's claim is a plus. Carlovian scored on fast ground at Ayr but prefers some cut and is just 2lb higher while Empress Lyla was racing from a 26lb higher mark in Ireland at this time a year ago and has her first start for John Quinn.
Twiggy 16-1 (9-2) Mid-division, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 11, 29 1/4l behind Joyful Star (8-9) at Newcastle 7f hcp (6) pol in Jan.
Intiwin (IRE) 20-1 (8-9) In touch, pushed along 2f out, kept on same pace, 5th of 8, 5 3/4l behind Smugglers Creek (9-2) at Ayr 7f hcp (5) gf in Jul.
Carlovian 5-1 (11-1) Mid-division, ridden and headway over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, never reached leaders, 5th of 13, 6 3/4l behind Champagne Bob (11-7) at Leicester 7f hcp (6) gf in Jul.
Colour Contrast (IRE) 5-1 (8-13) Mid-division, struggling over 3f out, never a threat, 6th of 8, 13 1/4l behind Crazy Tornado (9-6) at Hamilton 1m hcp (6) gs in Aug.
Empress Lyla (IRE) 10-1 (8-13) Raced in 5th early, effort straight, no extra from over 1f out, 12th of 17, 11 1/4l behind Nulife (9-6) at Gowran Park 1m 1f hcp Good - Yielding in Jul.
Lotara 9-2 (8-11) Held up in rear, headway over 1f out, chased leaders inside final furlong, never nearer, 4th of 8, 1 1/2l behind Ascot Week (9-9) at Musselburgh 1m hcp (6) gd in Aug.
Jack Blane 16-1 (9-1) Mid-division, driven to chase leaders over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace under pressure inside final furlong, no impression, 4th of 12, 1 3/4l behind Crazy Tornado (9-7) at Hamilton 1m 1f hcp (6) gd in Aug.
Optima Petamus 5-1 (9-0) Mid-division, tracked leaders over 3f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, not quite reach front pair, 3rd of 9, 2l behind Orobas (9-10) at Nottingham 1m 2f hcp (6) gs in Aug.
Allux Boy (IRE) 4-1 (8-10) Held up in 4th, driven and headway over 2f out, stayed on to chase winner inside final furlong, always held, 2nd of 8, 1 1/4l behind Crazy Tornado (9-6) at Hamilton 1m hcp (6) gs in Aug.
Flying Focus (IRE) 15-8fav (8-12) Tracked clear leader, ridden and headway over 2f out, soon challenged, every chance inside final furlong, no extra and held towards finish, 3rd of 8, 3/4l behind Liars Corner (9-0) at Hamilton 1m 4f hcp (6) gs in Aug.
Jazz Magic (IRE) 10-1 (8-8) In rear, ridden over 2f out, never a factor, 7th of 10, 12 3/4l behind Ruby Gates (9-8) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp (6) pol in Aug.
Mrs Angel (IRE) 5-1 (8-3) Mid-division, outpaced over 2f out, late headway, never troubled leaders, 6th of 8, 4 1/4l behind Foxy Rebel (8-3) at Nottingham 1m hcp (6) gf in Jun.
Lady Grigio (IRE) 40-1 (8-10) Led until 4f out, weakened quickly, eased, last of 10, dist behind Exclusive Waters (9-13) at Newcastle 1m 2f hcp (6) pol in Aug.
The Perch (IRE) 66-1 (9-0) Mid-division early, towards rear and pushed along halfway, no impression 2f out, 8th of 12, 18l behind Indianapolis (9-5) at Dundalk 1m mdn pol in Jul.