VITTACHI scored at Ayr in between a couple of his more usual lacklustre efforts. He gets the token vote despite his unreliability as today's opposition aren't any better. Sinnamara is lightly-raced so there's a possibility she can improve on her nine length defeat at Doncaster while winning hurdler Rhyton was still beaten a dozen lengths when runner-up on the Flat last year. Jan Smuts produced his best effort to date at Carlisle last time and steps up in trip here and Almutaham has been in good form over hurdles of late.
Vittachi 11-2 (9-2) Slowly into stride, soon prominent, chased winner 11f out until 6f out, lost place 5f out, tailed off, 8th of 9, well behind Spruzzo (8-13) at Musselburgh 2m hcp 0-65 (6) sft in Jun.
Rhyton (IRE) 25-1 (9-13) Tracked leaders, soon went 2nd, pushed along over 5f out, weakened over 3f out, last of 8, 44l behind Lady Bluesky (9-12) at Ayr 1m 5f app hcp (6) gd.
Sinnamara (IRE) 25-1 (9-2) Dwelt, held up towards rear, headway 3f out, soon weakened, 7th of 11, 9l behind Handles For Forks (9-5) at Doncaster 1m 7f app hcp 0-70 (5) gs in Jun.
Andorn (GER) 14-1 (9-2) Dwelt, towards rear, weakened over 4f out, last of 10, well behind Madrasa (9-2) at Redcar 1m 6f hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Jun.
Stormy Morning 9-1 (9-1) Mid-division, behind final 4f, tailed off, 9th of 10, well behind Tarantella Lady (9-7) at Redcar 1m 6f hcp 0-60 (6) sft in Jun.
Word of Warning 14-1 (9-1) Held up towards rear, headway over 4f out, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 10, 12l behind Tarantella Lady (9-7) at Redcar 1m 6f hcp 0-60 (6) sft in Jun.
Aggravation 22-1 (8-13) Mid-division, outpaced over 3f out, ridden and kept on under pressure final 2f, never troubled leaders, 5th of 9, 11l behind Operateur (8-9) at Catterick 1m 4f hcp 0-65 (6) sft.
Spiders Star 12-1 (8-11) Held up towards rear, pushed along over 4f out, soon struggling, tailed off, 8th of 9, 42l behind Callisto Moon (9-6) at Catterick 2m hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jun.
Jan Smuts (IRE) 66-1 (7-13) Towards rear, headway entering 4f out, soon ridden, stayed on to go 2nd inside final furlong, never dangerous, 2nd of 9, 3 1/2l behind Tinseltown (8-2) at Catterick 1m 4f hcp 0-65 (6) sft.
Almutaham (USA) 8-1 (8-11) Tracked leaders, ridden 4f out, lost place over 2f out, last of 8, 14l behind Dechiper (8-8) at Newcastle 2m hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Jun '11.
Purkab 28-1 (8-4) Dwelt, in rear, never a factor, 7th of 8, 9l behind Royal Straight (9-8) at Ayr 1m 2f hcp 0-70 (5) gd.
Lady Gargoyle 20-1 (7-12) Blindfold off slightly late and slowly into stride, towards rear, ridden over 7f out, headway from 5f out, went 3rd over 2f out, stayed on same pace, 3rd of 9, 19l behind Spruzzo (8-13) at Musselburgh 2m hcp 0-65 (6) sft in Jun.
Sydney Cove (IRE) 25-1 (8-13) Steadied start, held up in rear, plugged on from over 2f out, went 4th near finish, no impression, 4th of 8, 18l behind Livvy Inn (9-4) at Hamilton 1m 5f ldy hcp 0-65 (6) sft in Jun.