He might have a bit to do at the weights but TIMOCRACY looks the stand-out choice here. The Andy Haynes runner was pulled out of a similar engagement in the week so it could be suggested that connections fancy this opportunity more. He wrapped up a six timer at this level before a slightly disappointing defeat but he still looked in good form when put over hurdles last time. Kames Park is well served by the framing of this race and should benefit for dropping back into this grade while North Central should go well from his weight.
Kames Park (IRE) 20-1 (9-1) Slowly into stride, in rear, headway over 1f out, ridden and no extra inside final furlong, 7th of 8, 3 1/2l behind Ethics Girl (8-12) at Thirsk 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) gf.
Oddsmaker (IRE) 16-1 (9-3) Led, ridden over 2f out, soon headed, weakened and lost 2 places towards finish, 4th of 17, 5l behind Pertemps Networks (9-7) at Ayr 1m 5f hcp 0-70 (5) gd.
Royal Straight 9-1 (9-5) Held up towards rear, outpaced well over 3f out, ridden well over 2f out, never dangerous, 12th of 17, 32l behind Pertemps Networks (9-7) at Ayr 1m 5f hcp 0-70 (5) gd.
Timocracy 6-5fav (10-2) Led, pushed along 4f out, driven and headed over 1f out, no impression when switched left inside final furlong, 2nd of 7, 2 1/2l behind Talenti (9-11) at Windsor 1m 4f sell stks (6) gs in Aug.
Emirate Isle 40-1 (9-3) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened well over 1f out, 9th of 10, 18l behind Crocodile Bay (8-8) at Hamilton 1m hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jun.
Royal Jet 15-8fav (9-1) Slowly into stride, soon in touch, headway to chase leaders 5f out, challenged 3f out, soon every chance and weakened well over 1f out, 7th of 9, 11l behind Terminate (9-10) at Lingfield 1m 4f sell stks (6) pol in Jun '09.
Hong Kong Island (IRE) 15-2 (8-10) Mid-division, headway over 3f out, ridden to chase leading pair 2f out, kept on under pressure inside final furlong to go 2nd post, never reached winner, 2nd of 11, 2 1/4l behind Oddsmaker (9-3) at Musselburgh 1m 4f hcp 0-65 (6) gd.
North Central (USA) 20-1 (9-0) Held up mid-division, ridden and headway over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, took 3rd close home, 3rd of 14, 4 1/2l behind Opening Nite (9-3) at Ayr 1m 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gd.