Pokfulham won last year's renewal but is 16lb higher this time around having been raised 7lb for his recent victory at Newcastle. He may find that beyond him and a chance is taken on LA BACOUETTEUSE. The latter found the shorter trip against him at Ripon last week but scored over today's distance at Musselburgh before that. He makes more appeal than Polytrack winner Cadgers Brig, who is having his first start since February and may need the outing, while the remaining pair arrive out of sorts.
Pokfulham (IRE) 11-4 (9-7) Made all, clear over 4f out, ridden over 2f out, kept on, won at Newcastle 2m hcp 0-70 (5) sft in May beating Rosairlie (8-13) by 2l, 7 ran.
Cadgers Brig 9-2 (9-1) Took keen hold close up, ridden over 2f out, kept on same pace from over 1f out, 5th of 10, 6l behind Accumulate (9-7) at Wolverhampton 1m 6f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Feb.
La Bacouetteuse (FR) 7-2fav (9-3) Held up towards rear, pushed along over 3f out, stayed on from over 1f out, 4th of 9, 5l behind Bright Applause (8-9) at Ripon 1m 4f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in May.
Dynamic Drive (IRE) 28-1 (9-5) Held up towards rear, effort over 2f out, never dangerous, 9th of 11, 16l behind O Ma Lad (9-3) at Catterick 1m 4f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in May.
Damascus Symphony 22-1 (9-7) Slowly away towards rear, headway over 3f out, no impression final 2f out, 7th of 12, 18l behind Ministerofinterior (9-6) at Catterick 2m hcp 0-65 (6) gs in May.