Banoge is a paragon of consistency and handles the ground well. He was beaten here last time by a seemingly revitalised Ockey De Neulliac for which he is dropped 1lb. The Dobbin inmate seems sure to give another good account but the concession of 13lb to SAMMY SPIDERMAN may prove too much. All four career wins for the bottomweight have come at this venue, three on heavy ground, so there are no concerns on that score. Back to form with a couple of solid seconds after a six-week break, he can go one better than when runner-up to Allanard here last time. Quinder Spring and Filbert Fox are out of form at present which leaves Something Silver as the remaining option. He's thoroughly exposed but all his victories have come here too, although his last success was nearly two years ago.
Quinder Spring (FR) 5-1 (11-12) In rear, headway 12th, ridden before 3 out, soon weakened, 5th of 7, 50l behind Allanard (11-5) at Ayr 3m 1f hcp ch 0-110 (4) gs.
Banoge (IRE) 13-8fav (10-10) Tracked leaders, chased winner before last, kept on and no impression, 2nd of 5, 11l behind Ockey De Neulliac (11-4) at Ayr 2m 4f cnd hcp chs 0-115 (4) gs.
Filbert Fox (IRE) 50-1 (10-13) Tracked leader, weakened before 3 out, 6th of 10, 26l behind Lexi's Boy (10-7) at Ayr 2m mdn hdl (5) gs.
Something Silver 5-1 (10-0) Led, headed after 2 out, lost 2nd before last, kept on same pace, 3rd of 5, 12l behind Ockey De Neulliac (11-4) at Ayr 2m 4f cnd hcp chs 0-115 (4) gs.
Sammy Spiderman 7-2 (10-4) Tracked leaders, chased winner from 11th, kept on and no impression, 2nd of 7, 16l behind Allanard (11-5) at Ayr 3m 1f hcp ch 0-110 (4) gs.