Moonage Daydream came out best of the Hamilton four that reoppose and should go well again whilst last year's winner, Apache Nation, is respected but POKFULHAM looks to have a little more in the locker. The selection was value for more than the neck winning margin on his fourth start for Jim Goldie and may prove capable of defying his 5lb rise in the weights. He's run two of his best races at this track and should be in the mix. Apache Nation has been a regular course winner and isn't too badly treated but his most recent victories have been achieved with cut in the ground and he may need a little rain to fall if he's to repeat last year's success. Moonage Daydream was finishing best of all when ahead of Social Rhythm, Botham and the well-handicapped Woodsley House. The latter could be interesting at a price but is difficult to predict and Moonage Daydream is a more reliable option. Battle Royal is lightly enough raced to believe that he may leave his mark behind in the fullness of time but he still has a bit to prove and preference is for Pokfulham.
Woodsley House (IRE) 16-1 (9-2) Slowly away, always in rear, last of 15, 22l behind Shy Glance (9-6) at Hamilton 1m 1f hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Sep.
Botham (USA) 12-1 (9-1) Held up in rear, ridden 3f out, never dangerous, 10th of 15, 10l behind Shy Glance (9-6) at Hamilton 1m 1f hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Sep.
This Ones For Eddy 50-1 (8-11) Broke well, soon settled into mid-division, lost place over 4f out, headway over 1f out, stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 7th of 11, 3 1/2l behind Captain Macarry (9-6) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-80 (4) std in Sep.
Moonage Daydream (IRE) 16-1 (8-13) In rear, headway under pressure 2f out, stayed on inside final furlong nearest finish, 4th of 15, 4l behind Shy Glance (9-6) at Hamilton 1m 1f hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Sep.
French Art 17-2 (9-4) Steadied start, held up in rear, ridden and headway over 2f out, one pace final furlong, 4th of 13, 4 1/2l behind Baltimore Jack (9-5) at Redcar 1m 2f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Sep.
Red Skipper (IRE) 12-1 (9-2) Held up in touch, ridden over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 4th of 14, 2 1/2l behind Applaude (9-5) at Ayr 1m 2f sell stks (4) gs in Sep.
Pokfulham (IRE) 10-1 (8-1) With leaders, ridden 2f out, led inside final furlong, driven out, won at Ayr 1m 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Sep beating Allformary (9-4) by hd, 14 ran.
Mission Impossible 33-1 (8-12) Mid-division, ridden halfway, weakened over 1f out, 10th of 13, 9l behind Diamond Blade (8-5) at Redcar 6f hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Sep.
Battle Royal (IRE) 13-2 (8-11) Led, ridden and headed over 1f out, kept on same pace, 4th of 13, 7l behind Balata (9-8) at Leicester 7f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Sep.
Apache Nation (IRE) 5-1 (9-3) In touch, no impression from over 1f out, 8th of 13, 11l behind Lordship (8-6) at Ayr 1m app hcp 0-60 (6) sft in Aug.
Royal Premium 14-1 (8-9) Mid-division, ridden over 2f out, kept on under pressure final furlong, never troubled leaders, 7th of 13, 3 1/2l behind La Gifted (9-1) at Catterick 7f hcp 0-60 (6) gf in Sep.
Social Rhythm 20-1 (8-2) Slowly into stride, held up in rear, headway on outside over 1f out, hung right entering final furlong, never nearer, 5th of 15, 6l behind Shy Glance (9-6) at Hamilton 1m 1f hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Sep.
Jamieson Gold (IRE) 14-1 (8-10) Dropped in start, held up in rear, always behind, last of 10, 13l behind Clumber Place (8-4) at Musselburgh 7f hcp 0-65 (6) gd in Sep.
Toberogan (IRE) 16-1 (9-6) Held up, effort over 2f out, never dangerous, 9th of 11, 19l behind Chichen Daawe (8-6) at Ffos Las 1m 2f hcp 0-55 (6) gd in Sep.