TILLIETUDLEM is the obvious port of call and Jim Goldie's gelding is preferred to Ingenue and Lawaaheb. The selection has won four of his last five starts and that includes a victory at Thirsk last time out for today's pilot Debra England. He is edging up the weights but there may be more to come and on ground that suits he should go close. Riqaab tries blinkers and a tongue-time for the first time and is not discounted, Ingenue has not been sparkling over hurdles of late, whilst Haldibari's Newton Abbot run in May makes him of interest. The chaser Lawaaheb looks potentially well-treated on this return to the flat, however a bigger threat could be Alloro who wasn't disgraced behind the selection at Ayr in May. Not a strong race and another good chance for Tillietudlem to win again.
Tillietudlem (FR) Evensfav (9-3) Tracked leader, led over 3f out, headed over 2f out, soon ridden, rallied inside final furlong, led final strides, won at Thirsk 2m app hcp 0-60 (6) gf in Jun beating Hi Dancer (8-12) by 1/2l, 6 ran.
Riqaab (IRE) 33-1 (8-10) Led, headed 5f out, soon lost place and behind, tailed off, last of 6, well behind Lang Shining (9-6) at Chester 1m 2f clm stks (5) gf in Jun.
Ingenue 28-1 (8-10) Chased leader, led 11f out, clear 9f out, ridden and headed over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 5th of 8, 20l behind Rare Ruby (9-9) at Nottingham 2m hcp 0-70 (5) gf in May.
Haldibari (IRE) 8-1 (8-6) Chased winner until 4f out, ridden and weakened 2f out, 6th of 7, 27l behind Coda Agency (9-3) at Kempton 2m hcp 0-75 (5) pol in May.
Piermarini 12-1 (9-3) Led, set strong pace, clear halfway, headed over 3f out, weakened well over 2f out, last of 9, well behind Regent's Secret (9-8) at Hamilton 1m 5f ldy hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Jun.
Lawaaheb (IRE) 25-1 (8-10) Chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, hung left under pressure and weakened over 1f out, 12th of 17, 11l behind Hazelnut (9-5) at Newmarket 1m 2f hcap (5) gd in Jul '07.
Alloro 20-1 (9-7) In touch, ridden over 3f out, soon weakened, 13th of 15, 30l behind Maneki Neko (10-2) at Ripon 1m 4f ldy hcp 0-65 (6) gd in Jun.
Mujada 100-1 (9-1) Led, ridden and headed over 2f out, soon not much room, well beaten over 1f out, last of 6, 18l behind Kames Park (9-8) at Beverley 1m 4f clm stks (6) gf in Jun.