INDIAN TRAIL can defy his advancing years by landing the feature from The Nifty Fox and Ingleby Star. Le Toreador is tried in headgear following a couple of disappointing performances but is back down to the mark from which he was last successful whilst the handicapper has gradually been opening the door for Jargelle who appears to be finding her feet for her new connections. Lesley's Choice also pleased for new connections on his first run since January and has claims if building on that whilst Ingleby Star has to enter calculations having gone close over course and distance last time from a 2lb lower mark. He lost out to a Tim Easterby trained runner that day and The Nifty Fox has leading claims of denying him again but his current mark has proved beyond him on a number of occasions so preference is for Indian Trail who is just 1lb higher than when landing his most recent success at Epsom last year. Adrian Nicholls has never won on the popular veteran but this race promises to be run to suit and it may pay to follow Indian Trail.
Le Toreador 50-1 (9-4) Raced on outside, never on terms, always behind, last of 19, 12l behind Bertoliver (8-6) at Epsom Downs 5f hcap (2) gf.
Jargelle (IRE) 33-1 (8-11) In touch, led after 1f, soon switched right, ridden and headed over 1f out, kept on same pace when not much room inside final furlong, no extra towards fiish, 3rd of 7, 2l behind Fol Hollow (8-12) at Thirsk 5f hcp 0-100 (2) gf in May.
The Nifty Fox 14-1 (8-8) Chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, stayed on same pace final furlong, 6th of 15, 3 1/2l behind Hamish Mcgonagall (9-10) at Musselburgh 5f hcp 105 (2) gf.
Indian Trail 9-1 (8-3) Towards rear, headway over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, never going pace to reach leaders, 8th of 19, 3 1/2l behind Bertoliver (8-6) at Epsom Downs 5f hcap (2) gf.
Rasaman (IRE) 7-2 (9-10) Behind, outpaced over 2f out, never dangerous, 9th of 10, 11l behind Lost In Paris (9-4) at Musselburgh 5f hcp (3) gf.
Grissom (IRE) 18-1 (8-10) Mid-division, weakened 2f out, soon eased, last of 11, 17l behind Five Star Junior (9-7) at Ayr 5f hcp 0-90 (3) gf in May.
Ingleby Star (IRE) 20-1 (9-2) Chased leaders, switched right and headway over 1f out, soon ridden, ran on inside final furlong to chase winner final 50 yards, 2nd of 10, 1/2l behind Lost In Paris (9-4) at Musselburgh 5f hcp (3) gf.
Lesley's Choice 9-1 (9-8) Led, headed 3f out, chased leader, ridden and every chance over 1f out, ran on, 2nd of 12, 1 3/4l behind Lucky Numbers (9-9) at Haydock 5f hcp 0-80 (4) gd.