Jim Goldie holds a strong hand in this as he saddles Titus Bolt, who made a successful reappearance over 1m4f here 12 days ago when favourite Rocky Two was only third, and the consistent Grand Diamond. Geanie Mac, like the latter, has also been knocking on the door while Royal Etiquette arrives off the back of a five-length win at Windsor under Alex Ferguson, though now has a penalty to carry. GIOVANNI JACK beat Geanie Mac by eight lengths here at the start of the month and wasn't beaten far off his new mark at Carlisle later when the shorter trip wouldn't have helped. He can recapture the winning thread here with the booking of Simon Walker a massive plus.
Titus Bolt (IRE) 3-1fav (9-9) With leader, led over 4f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, kept on gamely to regain lead inside final furlong, won at Musselburgh 1m 4f hcp 0-65 (6) gd beating Exclusive Contract (9-2) by 1 1/2l, 7 ran.
Royal Etiquette (IRE) 3-1fav (10-4) Slowly into stride, held up in rear, headway going well over 3f out, led over 2f out, clear inside final furlong, pushed out, won at Windsor 1m 4f am hcp (0-70) (4yo+) (5) gs beating Taste The Wine (10-8) by 5l, 8 ran.
Giovanni Jack 6-4fav (9-1) Took keen hold tracking leaders, went 2nd over 3f out, every chance over 1f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong, lost 2 places close home, 4th of 15, 1l behind Sergeant Pink (9-2) at Carlisle 1m 3f ladies hcp 0-70 (5) gd.
Schmooze (IRE) 14-1 (9-3) Last to break, always in rear, last of 7, 22l behind Ingleby Symphony (9-9) at Ayr 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) gs.
Carrowbeg (IRE) 12-1 (10-4) Led early, prominent, led again over 3f out, headed over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 6th of 8, 20l behind Royal Etiquette (10-4) at Windsor 1m 4f am hcp (0-70) (4yo+) (5) gs.
Geanie Mac (IRE) 6-1 (9-10) Led 2f, chased leader, ridden over 2f out, kept on final furlong, 2nd of 7, 3l behind La Bacouetteuse (11-0) at Musselburgh 2m am hcp (0-70) (4yo+) (5) gd.
Grand Diamond (IRE) 9-1 (8-4) Held up, headway over 2f out, driven over 1f out, went 2nd inside final furlong, no impression on winner, 2nd of 8, 2l behind Carraroe Flyer (8-7) at Ayr 1m 7f hcp 0-65 (6) gs.
Rocky Two (IRE) 3-1fav (9-4) Held up in touch, took keen hold, ridden over 1f out, kept on to take 3rd place towards finish, 3rd of 7, 1 3/4l behind Titus Bolt (9-9) at Musselburgh 1m 4f hcp 0-65 (6) gd.
Strikemaster (IRE) 7-1 (8-8) In rear, headway over 2f out, kept on same pace and no impression, 4th of 7, 8l behind Nashville (9-13) at Catterick 2m hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Aug '13.
Eilean Mor 8-1 (8-4) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, soon beaten, no extra inside final furlong, 5th of 8, 8l behind Carraroe Flyer (8-7) at Ayr 1m 7f hcp 0-65 (6) gs.
Denison Flyer 25-1 (10-1) Chased clear leader, closed over 8f out, led over 7f out, headed 6f out, weakened over 1f out, 7th of 12, 26l behind Dan Emmett (11-5) at Thirsk 2m am hcp 0-65 (6) sft.