Choisan beat Medieval Bishop over track and trip earlier this month but failed to follow up under a penalty at Ripon last time. Categorical went close in an amateurs event here last month and ran well in better company over 1m5f more recently. He has every chance but A SOUTHSIDE BOY is just preferred. The latter beat Geanie Mac at Ayr on his latest start and can effectively race off a lower mark today with Jack Garritty's 7lb claim taken into account. Travel rattled up a hat-trick on the all-weather earlier in the year but has finished tailed off on Turf subsequently.
Categorical 14-1 (8-2) Held up in rear, weakened 4f out, 3rd of 7, 3 1/2l behind Sirvino (9-7) at Hamilton 1m 5f hcp 0-95 (3) gs.
Merchant Of Dubai 100-1 (7-11) Led, headed over 5f out, weakened over 2f out, 30th of 33, well behind Scatter Dice (8-8) at Newmarket 2m 2f hcp (2) gs in Oct.
Discovery Bay 11-4fav (9-4) Towards rear, ridden and stayed on final furlong, went 3rd close home, nearest finish, 3rd of 10, 7l behind Barwick (9-2) at Newbury 1m 4f app hcp (5) gd.
Medieval Bishop (IRE) 4-1 (9-1) Tracked leaders, switched left to challenge over 2f out, chased winner inside final furlong, nearest finish, 2nd of 9, 3/4l behind Choisan (9-10) at Musselburgh 1m 6f hcp 0-70 (5) gs.
Travel (USA) 8-1 (9-4) Soon led, ridden and headed over 3f out, weakened from 2f out, 9th of 10, 25l behind Rosairlie (9-10) at Ripon 2m hcp 0-75 (5) gs.
Aleksandar 4-1 (10-7) Led after 2f, ridden and headed over 1f out, kept on one pace, 3rd of 11, 1 1/2l behind Anne's Valentino (9-7) at Musselburgh 2m am hcp 0-65 (6) gd.
Vittachi 25-1 (8-1) Always behind, 11th of 12, 18l behind Ted's Brother (9-0) at Hamilton 1m hcp 0-75 (5) gs.
Geanie Mac (IRE) 12-1 (9-3) Tracked leaders, led over 2f out, headed over 1f out, kept on, 3rd of 7, 1 1/4l behind A Southside Boy (9-9) at Ayr 1m 5f hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Apr.
Zeus Magic 14-1 (8-2) Slowly into stride, well in rear, kept on final furlong, never nearer, 5th of 8, 3 1/2l behind Wall Of Sound (9-2) at Ripon 1m 2f hcp 0-95 (3) gd in Apr.
Choisan (IRE) 17-2 (9-13) Prominent, led over 3f out, headed over 1f out, one pace inside final furlong, 4th of 10, 10l behind Rosairlie (9-10) at Ripon 2m hcp 0-75 (5) gs.
A Southside Boy (GER) 11-8fav (9-9) Held up mid-division, took keen hold, ridden and headway over 1f out, kept on to lead close home, won at Ayr 1m 5f hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Apr beating Vicky Valentine (9-4) by hd, 7 ran.