A moderate handicap and Kunte Kinteh is a token pick ahead of Zabeel Tower and A Big Sky Brewing. Kunte Kinteh does have a couple of disappointing efforts to overcome but if the rain arrives in Scotland, he will be far from inconvenienced and he is at least off a helpful enough handicap mark. Zabeel Tower likes this circuit and has a fair record to boot. He is consistent enough for a horse of his ability. A Big Sky Brewing is worth a try over this trip. His last two runs suggest that a move up has been long overdue although fast ground would be advantageous. Baaher shaped with some promise in maidens before being comprehensively stuffed on handicap introduction. Royal Challenge is another to step up in trip. Paddy Mathers replaces regular rider, Danny Tudhope. Attacca is back off a winning mark this afternoon. Unfortunately his recent form has been nothing to write home about. Shunkawakhan is yet to win in eight turf starts but is nevertheless watched in the market. Willie Ever has threatened to get his head infront for some time but has managed to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory on numerous occasions. Joshua's Gold should be fit from a recent outing over hurdles at Wetherby. Beaumont Boy ran above himself in a recent Hamilton claimer but it remains to be seen as to whether he can translate that form literally. A tough puzzle for punters and Kunte Kinteh is the pick.
Motu (IRE) 18-1 (9-2) Always rear division, 12th of 13, 11l behind Shotley Mac (8-11) at Beverley 7f hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Baaher (USA) 8-1 (8-11) In touch, ridden over 3f out, weakened over 2f out, 11th of 12, 36l behind Force Group (9-0) at Pontefract 1m 2f app hcp (5) gs in Apr.
Kunte Kinteh 6-1 (10-7) Held up mid-division, ridden over 2f out, no impression, 8th of 12, 14l behind Bivouac (10-3) at Doncaster 1m ldy rds hcp (6) gd.
Royal Challenge 16-1 (9-11) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, kept on final furlong, 4th of 14, 4l behind Bid For Gold (9-6) at Pontefract 6f hcp 0-70 (5) gd.
Joshua's Gold (IRE) 25-1 (8-10) Mid-division, ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace, no impression, 7th of 17, 5l behind Dechiper (8-9) at Newcastle 1m 2f hcap (6) gf in May.
Zabeel Tower 9-1 (8-11) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, led inside final furlong, soon headed, kept on same pace, 2nd of 14, 2 1/2l behind Gee Ceffyl Bach (8-2) at Newcastle 7f hcp 0-70 (5) gs.
Grand Diamond (IRE) 12-1 (9-2) In touch stands side, effort over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 12th of 20, 13l behind Shosolosa (8-4) at Doncaster 1m app hcp (6) gd in May.
A Big Sky Brewing (USA) 6-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, stayed on final furlong, 3rd of 14, 1 1/2l behind Bid For Gold (9-6) at Pontefract 6f hcp 0-70 (5) gd.
Shunkawakhan (IRE) 9-2 (9-1) Mid-division, going well 2f out, headway well over 1f out, staying on when not much room towards finish, 3rd of 12, 1/2l behind Forced Upon Us (8-11) at W'hampton 7f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Beaumont Boy 50-1 (8-13) Towards rear, ridden over 2f out, soon chasing leaders, one pace, 4th of 11, 3l behind Dickie Le Davoir (8-11) at Hamilton 6f clm (6) gf.
Attacca 25-1 (8-13) Mid-division, ridden halfway, no impression, 11th of 17, 10l behind Avontuur (9-7) at Carlisle 6f hcp 0-60 (6) gf.
Fan Club 40-1 (8-9) Mid-division, weakened 2f out, 12th of 13, 12l behind Malguru (8-6) at Ayr 1m 1f hcap (6) gf in May.
Geordie Dancer (IRE) 100-1 (7-11) Chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 14th of 16, 11l behind Opal Noir (9-0) at Hamilton 6f hcap (5) gf.
Willie Ever 11-4 (11-0) Chased leaders, ridden to lead over 1f out, headed close home, no extra, 2nd of 16, 1l behind Staked A Claim (10-12) at Redcar 6f amt mdn hcp 0-60 (6) gf in May.