A winner at Ayr last month, REMEMBER ROCKY is upped 7lb for his recent defeat of Raamz, who runs in the previous division, over course and distance. But this doesn't look much tougher and the hat-trick beckons. Vosne Romanee went close over a mile here last week, but the ground has dried out since then, while Gadabout Dancer has plenty to find with the selection on running at Ayr. Spokesperson may get involved off his current mark and course and distance winner Taxiformissbyron has finally dropped back to a winning mark.
Kolonel Kirkup 3-1 (8-13) Held up towards rear, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 8, 7l behind Voice From Above (7-12) at Hamilton 1m 5f hcp 0-65 (6) gs.
Remember Rocky 3-1fav (8-9) Tracked leaders, pushed along over 3f out, ridden 2f out, stayed on to lead near finish, won at Hamilton 1m 1f hcp 0-60 (6) gd in May beating Raamz (9-7) by hd, 10 ran.
Taxiformissbyron 10-1 (8-12) Chased leaders, lost place over 2f out, 9th of 11, 15l behind Polar Forest (9-2) at Newcastle 1m hcp 0-60 (6) gd in May.
Maillot Jaune (IRE) 16-1 (9-4) Always towards rear, 8th of 9, 13l behind Miaplacidus (9-0) at Catterick 7f mdn stks 0-65 (6) sft in May.
Vosne Romanee 7-1 (9-0) Keen in rear, headway over 2f out, switched left inside final furlong, stayed on to go 2nd post, 2nd of 9, 1 3/4l behind Look On By (9-6) at Hamilton 1m hcp 0-60 (6) sft.
Gadobout Dancer 14-1 (8-7) Close up, tracked leaders over 3f out, ridden 2f out, kept on one pace, 4th of 9, 7l behind Carraroe Flyer (8-0) at Ayr 1m app hcp 0-60 (6) sft.
Spokesperson (USA) 80-1 (8-4) Chased leaders, effort over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 5th of 11, 2 1/4l behind Run Fat Lass Run (9-7) at Newcastle 1m hcp 0-60 (6) gd in May.
Samoan (IRE) 66-1 (8-12) Went right and slowly into stride, held up in last pair, weakened over 4f out, last of 4, well behind Sherman McCoy (8-12) at Catterick 1m 6f 4yo sell stks (6) sft.
Mount Cheiron (USA) 33-1 (8-5) Raced wide, keen, held up, ridden 2f out, no impression, 8th of 10, 5l behind We'll Shake Hands (9-5) at Carlisle 7f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gd.