Silver Rime has suddenly found a rich seam of form and must be shortlisted in this current mood. Not harshly treated for recent victories, he remains on a workable mark and should contend again. In contrast, Jebel Tara does look a tad too high in the weights after a splendid season whereas a 6lb rise for Ferdy's latest Chester success seems reasonable. The latter is a dual winner around that track but has also performed with credit on more than one occasion here. He's respected along with the consistent Circuitous but the choice falls upon TED'S BROTHER. He'll be well suited by trip and ground and was far from disgraced behind Sennockian Star last time over 1m. Five of six career success have come over 7f so the drop back in trip here looks ideal.
Jebel Tara 6-1 (10-1) Mid-division, under pressure over 2f out, soon no impression, 6th of 8, 6l behind True Pleasure (8-9) at Ayr 1m hcp 0-75 (5) gf.
Beau Amadeus (IRE) 20-1 (9-12) Led, ridden 1 1/2f out, headed 1f out, no extra in 3rd inside final furlong, lost 3rd close home, 4th of 11, 6l behind Star Links (9-3) at Limerick 1m hcp 50-80 hvy in Apr.
Silver Rime (FR) 8-1 (9-11) Held up in 5th, headway over 2f out, switched outside over 1f out, soon ridden, went 2nd inside final furlong, stayed on well to lead towards finish, won at Hamilton 1m hcp 0-70 (5) gf beating Corton Lad (9-5) by nk, 6 ran.
Ferdy (IRE) 11-2 (8-11) Mostly tracked leader, switched left over 1f out, soon not much room briefly and switched right, ran on well final 100 yards to lead close home, won at Chester 7f hcp 0-80 (4) gf beating One Scoop Or Two (9-6) by hd, 9 ran.
Imperator Augustus (IRE) 14-1 (9-11) Dwelt, towards rear, headway over 1f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong, 7th of 12, 6l behind Victoire De Lyphar (9-12) at Doncaster 7f hcp 0-75 (5) gf.
Circuitous 5-1 (9-7) Dwelt, mid-division, headway over 1f out, never on terms, 4th of 11, 2 3/4l behind Diamondhead (9-7) at Ayr 6f hcp 0-75 (5) gf.
Nezami (IRE) 50-1 (9-6) Badly hampered soon after start, held up on outside, ridden 3f out, soon weakened, last of 9, 26l behind Ferdy (8-11) at Chester 7f hcp 0-80 (4) gf.
Ted's Brother (IRE) 16-1 (8-11) Chased leaders, ridden inside final furlong, no extra, 7th of 12, 4l behind Sennockian Star (9-3) at Carlisle 1m hcp 0-85 (4) gf.
First Class Favour (IRE) 33-1 (9-3) Led, ridden 2f out, headed over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 8th of 9, 13l behind Goldstorm (10-0) at Haydock 1m flls hcp 0-75 (5) gf.
Dream Walker (FR) 5-1 (9-3) Led, headed over 3f out, weakened entering final furlong, 6th of 9, 4 1/2l behind Shared Moment (8-9) at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Jun.
Starbotton 14-1 (9-0) Chased leader far side, weakened over 1f out, 9th of 10, 8l behind Jubilee Dancer (9-2) at Doncaster 6f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Jun.