Mwaleshi bolted up at Kelso last Sunday and will be a popular choice to follow up here under a penalty. But SWISS ART was equally impressive at Hexham a week ago and Sue Smith's charge has a stronger overall profile. Jonathan England's 6lb claim is an added bonus. King's Chorister doesn't always find much off the bridle but has a chance if fully wound-up and No Supper ran better than expected at Sedgefield last month. Perth second Laybach has failed tailed off on the Flat recently, however, and is still a maiden.
Swiss Art (IRE) 11-8fav (10-11) Chased leaders, led 4th, strongly challenged 2 out, soon well clear, very easily, won at Hexham 2m hcp hdl 0-105 (4) hvy beating Whisky Galore (11-5) by 20l, 5 ran.
Mwaleshi 10-1 (11-9) Made all, drew clear before 2 out, went right last, unchallenged, won at Kelso 2m 2f nov hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gs beating Angel Sun (11-4) by 15l, 13 ran.
King's Chorister 12-1 (11-1) Held up behind, headway 4 out, one pace and no impression, 6th of 10, 16l behind Inoogoo (11-1) at Perth 2m hcp hdl 0-110 (4) sft in May.
No Supper (IRE) 33-1 (10-9) In rear and keen, headway on inner and going well when badly hampered by loose horse before 2 out, chased winner from last, no impression, 2nd of 13, 8l behind Snooker (10-13) at Sedgefield 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gf in Sep.
Some Lad (IRE) 11-1 (10-13) Tracked leaders on inside, reminder after 4th, soon lost place, outpaced 4 out, headway under pressure after next, chased easy winner 2 out to before last, no impression, 3rd of 13, 21l behind Mwaleshi (11-9) at Kelso 2m 2f nov hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gs.
Bampton Becks 50-1 (9-9) Towards rear, reminders after 5th, soon ran out on wrong side of rail, in a race won by Hit The Switch (10-13) at Sedgefield 2m 5f cnd nov hcp hdl (5) gd, 11 ran.
Laybach (IRE) 3-1 (9-7) Led, driven approaching last, ridden and hard pressed flat, headed towards finish, no extra, 2nd of 7, 3/4l behind Bingo Des Mottes (11-3) at Perth 2m nov hcp hdl 0-100 (5) hvy in Aug.