Twin Appeal posted a better effort at Doncaster last time but that may have been down to the soft ground. If that turns out to be the case then BEAUTIFUL STRANGER can take advantage. He finished ahead of previous winner Cahal when third over track and trip recently and gets the vote competing off the same mark today. Mitcd lost his way in the latter half of last season and Proclamationofwar has been well beaten since scoring over 5f at Wolverhampton in March.
Beautiful Stranger (IRE) 9-1 (9-2) Led over 5f out, ridden and joined over 2f out, headed approaching final furlong, kept on one pace, 3rd of 9, 2 3/4l behind Sir Guy Porteous (9-4) at Musselburgh 7f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gd.
Proclamationofwar 14-1 (8-12) Mid-division, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 7th of 15, 7l behind Money Team (9-5) at Beverley 5f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gf.
Twin Appeal (IRE) 6-1 (9-4) Tracked leaders, challenged over 2f out, ridden and led over 1f out, soon edged left, headed post, 2nd of 11, ns behind Sakhalin Star (8-12) at Doncaster 7f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) hvy.
Miss Acclaimed 8-1 (8-8) Prominent, ridden over 2f out, no extra inside final furlong, 4th of 6, 7l behind Election Night (9-0) at Redcar 6f fll mdn stks (5) sft.
Mitcd (IRE) 8-1 (9-1) Mid-division, ridden over 1f out, weakened entering final furlong, 11th of 12, 9l behind Hatti (9-3) at Redcar 1m 2yo hcp 0-65 (6) gd in Sep.
Cahal (IRE) 7-1 (8-5) Led, headed over 5f out, tracked leaders, pushed along over 3f out, switched left 2f out, ridden and kept on one pace, 4th of 9, 6l behind Sir Guy Porteous (9-4) at Musselburgh 7f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gd.
China In My Hands 16-1 (9-2) Towards rear, pushed along over 4f out, headway over 3f out on outer, kept on inside final furlong, 6th of 14, 8l behind Mariners Moon (9-7) at Beverley 7f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) gf.
Lomond Lassie 16-1 (9-4) Chased leaders, pushed along 3f out, ridden and weakened halfway, last of 12, 12l behind Storyline (9-5) at Redcar 5f 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) gf.
Torridon 17-2 (9-3) Chased leaders, pushed along halfway, weakened inside final 3f, soon behind, eased, 11th of 12, 27l behind Cahal (9-1) at Catterick 7f 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) gd in Apr.
Connexion Francais 100-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, driven over 2f out, soon lost place and weakened, 9th of 10, 28l behind Euro Charline (9-0) at Wolverhampton 7f 2yo mdn fll (5) pol in Nov.