Silver Lily returns to action off a 6lb higher mark than when scoring over 2m1f here in June, though Carey Williamson's claim is worth more than that. The mare is taken on, however, with MY BROTHER SYLVEST who has tumbled down the weights over last few months. If he was able to reproduce the form of his fourth to Alarazi at Leicester in November, he'd make short work of these. Stand Clear was well beaten in a couple of starts earlier in the year and this is probably a bit early in the season to be supporting a Ferdy Murphy runner, while Diamond MM was beaten when falling at Uttoxeter last time. Cunning Clarets could figure if fully wound-up but the others are hard to fancy.
Cunning Clarets (IRE) 7-1 (10-4) Held up towards rear, hit 4th, headway 4 out, ridden before next, weakened soon after, 8th of 13, 24l behind Hunterview (11-3) at Musselburgh 2m hcp hdl 0-145 (2) sft in Feb.
Space Telescope (IRE) 7-2 (11-4) Held up in touch on outer, lost place 6th, weakened before 3 out, 7th of 8, 36l behind King In Waiting (11-6) at Market Rasen 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-130 (3) gd in Jul.
Herschel (IRE) 16-1 (11-4) Held up behind, effort after 3 out, kept on before 2 out, 7th of 9, 32l behind Sansili (9-13) at Stratford 2m hcp hdl 0-125 (3) gf in Jul.
Carndonagh (IRE) 12-1 (11-3) Prominent, blundered 3rd, ridden when mistake 3 out, soon lost place, 15th of 16, 40l behind Apache Chant (10-3) at Market Rasen 2m 5f cond hcp hdl 0-1115 (4) gd in Jan.
Silver Lily (IRE) 14-1 (11-5) Mid-division, took keen hold, headway 3 out, challenged last, led towards finish, pushed out, won at Market Rasen 2m 1f nov hcp hdl 0-100 (4) gd in Jun beating Executive's Hall (11-8) by 1/2l, 14 ran.
Stand Clear 5-1 (11-6) Held up towards rear, headway after 2 out, went 3rd before last, no impression, 3rd of 12, 26l behind Rare Coincidence (11-5) at Cartmel 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gd in Jun.
Diamond Mm (IRE) 11-2 (11-9) Mid-division, headway approaching 6th, 4th and beaten when fell 3 out, in a race won by Sansili (10-4) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gd in Jul, 9 ran.
King Mak 20-1 (10-12) Chased leaders, not fluent 6th, weakened before 3 out, 7th of 16, 25l behind Hypnotic Gaze (11-3) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gd in Jun.
Zahara Joy 28-1 (10-13) Held up mid-division, slipped on bend before 2 out, in a race won by With Grace (10-13) at Perth 2m hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gf in Jul, 10 ran.
My Brother Sylvest 17-2 (11-6) Always in rear, struggling when mistake 5th, tailed off, 13th of 16, well behind Piper's Song (10-7) at Stratford 2m hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gd in Jun.