Richard Fahey holds a strong hand here with Trip The Light and Royal Straight, though we prefer the claim of MULL OF DUBAI. The Dandy Nicholls-trained pick is best off at the weights here and is dropped into a claimer for the first time, having being contesting some tough enough handicaps. He goes well at this track and on the ground, and this may well be a good opportunity for him to win again. Trip The Light is next best at the weights today and is another course and distance scorer. The handicapper has his measure in that sphere at the moment, but his chance looks much better today and he can go very close. Stablemate Royal Straight arrives here in very good form, having enjoyed a 10f Nottingham handicap win last time out. He is unproven on fast ground and also has a bit to find at the weights with the aforementioned pair so we will take him on. Kames Park is no mug and goes well over this trip. He can get involved and pick up some money, though Mull Of Dubai will do for us.
Trip The Light 12-1 (8-10) In rear, ridden and outpaced over 2f out, 6th of 7, 8l behind Hillview Boy (8-11) at Hamilton 1m 4f listed hcp 0-110 (1) gd.
Mull of Dubai 40-1 (8-11) Towards rear, pushed along over 4f out, never dangerous, 10th of 15, 26l behind Hanoverian Baron (8-3) at York 1m 4f hcp 0-105 (2) gf.
Kames Park (IRE) 33-1 (9-3) Raced keenly, held up behind, headway on outside 3f out, driven to chased leaders over 1f out, hung left and one pace inside final furlong, no impression, 5th of 17, 6l behind Deauville Flyer (9-2) at York 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) gf.
Maybeme 25-1 (8-4) Slowly into stride, towards rear, never dangerous, 12th of 13, 9l behind King Fingal (8-9) at Beverley 1m 2f hcp 0-80 (4) gd.
Royal Straight 2-1fav (9-4) Led early, tracked leaders, led 2f out, ridden clear over 1f out, stayed on strongly, won at Nottingham 1m 2f hcp 0-60 (6) gd beating Major Promise (9-0) by 6l, 14 ran.
Saloon (USA) 5-1 (9-10) Settled in mid-division, never dangerous, 6th of 9, 13l behind Bivouac (9-4) at Southwell 1m 6f hcp 0-75 (5) fbs.
Daltaban (FR) 100-1 (8-12) Chased leader, dropped to mid-division over 7f out, weakened over 2f out, 11th of 12, 22l behind They All Laughed (8-12) at Catterick 2m hcp 0-65 (6) fm.
Sri Kuantan (IRE) 25-1 (8-10) Tracked leaders, lost place over 4fout, last of 7, well behind Lady Hestia (8-8) at Doncaster 1m 7f hcp 0-85 (4) gf.
Border Fox 14-1 (8-5) Raced wide tracked leader, led 6f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, kept one one pace, 5th of 13, 2 1/2l behind Bajan Pride (9-0) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f app hcp (0-55) (6) pol in Apr.
Flockton Tobouggie 40-1 (9-9) Mid-division, ridden and effort on outside over 2f out, stayed on under pressure from over 1f out, never able to reach leaders, 4th of 9, 6l behind Royal Swain (10-0) at Thirsk 1m 4f mdn stks (5) gf.