The presence of ARGAKI complicates matters as he was engaged to run in better company here yesterday. He'll carry a double penalty in this if successful, but win or lose on Thursday, Jason Hart's 5lb claim should still give him the edge in this lower grade. Bee Jay Kay posted a much better effort at Bath last time and makes more appeal than both Whitefall and Spats Colombo, who were both below par on their latest starts without an obvious excuse. The remainder have shown nothing of late and are overlooked as a consequence
Argaki (IRE) 9-2 (9-1) Tracked leaders, effort 2f out, went 2nd 1f out, soon no chance with winner, kept on same pace, held on for 2nd near finish, 2nd of 6, 4l behind Special Meaning (9-2) at Hamilton 1m 3f hcp 0-75 (5) gf.
Bee Jay Kay 10-1 (9-7) Held up, headway on outside over 3f out, chased leading pair over 2f out, chased winner inside final 2f, driven and strong challenge inside final furlong, stayed on but always held, 2nd of 4, 1/2l behind Portrait (9-9) at Bath 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) fm.
Red Charmer (IRE) 16-1 (8-11) Prominent, lost place over 3f out, 12th of 13, 24l behind Blue Maisey (9-3) at Redcar 1m hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jun.
Whitefall (USA) 6-4fav (9-0) Tracked leader until driven 3f out, chased leading pair until 2f out, soon weakened, 4th of 7, 16l behind Portrait (9-7) at Bath 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) fm.
Spats Colombo 9-2 (8-2) Held up towards rear, driven along and struggling 2f out, headway on outside over 1f out, stayed on to 4th and edged left inside final furlong, never going pace to reach leaders, 4th of 12, 7l behind Danehill Flyer (9-0) at Pontefract 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gd.
Duchess Of Dreams 16-1 (8-1) Held up towards rear, ridden and headway 2f out, kept on same pace, 5th of 9, 7l behind Sandy's Row (9-6) at Beverley 1m 2f fll hcp (5) gf.
Ceekay's Girl 66-1 (7-13) Slowly into stride, mid-division, under pressure halfway, soon beaten, 7th of 10, 11l behind Goninodaethat (9-1) at Ayr 7f hcp 0-65 (6) gf.
Oh Boy Oh Boy 66-1 (7-13) Slowly away, in rear, pushed along over 3f out, soon outpaced, 7th of 8, 21l behind Chant (9-4) at Carlisle 1m 3f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jun.
Hayley 66-1 (8-2) last of 11, 36l behind Mushaakis (9-7) at Musselburgh 1m 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jun.