Availed Speaker will be carrying no weight with Samantha Bell's claim taken into account,t though his victories have come on the all-weather. Cravat hasn't won since 2011 and has dropped to a very fair mark as a consequence. He's run a bit better on his last couple of starts so should get into the argument. Hydrant is running well at present and any further rain will help his cause. However, he was behind the veteran EDAS here last summer and the latter is likely to start a much bigger price here so looks a fair each-way selection in a tight handicap. Rawaafed is generally consistent but his only success to date came in a Hamilton claimer.
Destination Aim 100-1 (9-5) Soon pressed leader, led after 3f, headed 3f out, soon lost place, behind final 2f, tailed off, last of 13, 49l behind Arc Light (9-5) at Newcastle 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) gd.
Cravat 9-1 (9-5) Raced wide close up, headway 3f out, effort entering final furlong, kept on one pace, 3rd of 13, 3l behind Sehnsucht (9-2) at Leicester 1m 2f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in May.
Hydrant 11-4 (9-7) In touch, headway to track leader 3f out, soon led, headed near finish, 2nd of 11, nk behind Tyrur Ted (8-11) at Nottingham 1m 2f app hcp (6) sft in May.
Rawaafed (IRE) 8-1 (9-3) Chased leaders, effort well over 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 3rd of 8, 4l behind Size (9-5) at Musselburgh 1m app hcp (6) gf.
Thatcherite (IRE) 11-1 (9-0) Started very slowly, behind, never nearer, 7th of 8, 7l behind Size (9-5) at Musselburgh 1m app hcp (6) gf.
Call of Duty (IRE) 5-1 (8-13) Slowly into stride, held up towards rear, ridden on outside 2f out, plugged on final furlong, 6th of 9, 9l behind Gran Maestro (9-11) at Haydock 1m 2f app hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Edas 8-1 (8-12) Held up in touch, headway on outer to chase leaders 2f out, soon hung right and no impression final furlong, 7th of 9, 7l behind Jebel Tara (9-6) at Musselburgh 1m hcp 0-65 (6) gf in May.
Graceful Act 16-1 (9-9) Chased leaders, went 2nd over 3f out, one pace and lost 2nd place inside final furlong, 3rd of 11, 7l behind Cranach (10-0) at Redcar 1m 2f mdn auc stks (5) gf in May.
Border Bandit (USA) 12-1 (8-2) Keen early, tracked leading pair, ridden to lead 2f out, hard pressed when edged left under pressure inside final furlong, headed and no extra towards finish, 4th of 13, 1l behind Arc Light (9-5) at Newcastle 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) gd.
Gadobout Dancer 7-1 (10-3) Held up towards rear, detached over 4f out, headway over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on, 5th of 12, 22l behind Cottam Donny (10-4) at Beverley 1m 2f am hcp 0-60 (6) sft in Sep.
Availed Speaker (IRE) 6-1 (8-10) Tracked leaders, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 7th of 11, 12l behind Mac Tiernan (9-4) at Ayr 1m 1f app hcp 0-60 (6) gd.