Lothian Countess is much better off on today's terms with LADY DEL SOL but was beaten nine lengths by the latter in a claimer over 5f here last time. Jo Hughes' charge can confirm running and go in again. Saxonette went close at Ayr last week and looks the biggest threat to the selection on recent form as both Rock Canyon and Baltic Bomber are struggling to rediscover their best. Lothair won last year's renewal but has been beaten out of sight in both starts this season.
Lady Del Sol 7-2 (8-4) Went right start, made all, ridden 2f out, kept on well final furlong, ridden out, won at Hamilton 5f clm stks (6) gd beating Scentpastparadise (8-8) by 2l, 6 ran.
Baltic Bomber (IRE) 20-1 (9-10) Always towards rear, 12th of 16, 9l behind Bondi Beach Boy (9-6) at Beverley 5f hcp 0-60 (6) gf.
Rock Canyon (IRE) 20-1 (9-1) Chased leader, led over 2f out, headed over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 7th of 8, 7l behind Mandalay King (9-10) at Hamilton 6f hcp 0-65 (6) gd.
Saxonette 14-1 (9-11) Chased leaders, headway over 1f out, led inside final furlong, caught close home and lost two place, 3rd of 13, nk behind Foreign Rhythm (10-5) at Ayr 5f am hcp 0-65 (6) gf.
Lothair (IRE) 20-1 (9-1) Led far side pair until over 2f out, soon weakened, 10th of 15, 11l behind Alexandrakollontai (8-9) at Hamilton 6f hcp 0-65 (6) gs in May.
Lothian Countess 16-1 (8-4) Restless in stalls, slowly away and went right start, outpaced in rear, went modest 5th well over 1f out, never on terms, 5th of 6, 10l behind Lady Del Sol (8-4) at Hamilton 5f clm stks (6) gd.
Busy Bimbo (IRE) 100-1 (9-7) Towards rear, ridden 2f out, never a factor, 6th of 7, 9l behind Planetex (9-7) at Ripon 6f Apprentice Selling Stakes (0-70) (3-4yo) (6) gf in Jun.