TOSHI gets the vote in this amateur riders' handicap and he is nominated over Mystified and The Buck. The selection returns to the level after a spell over hurdles. He won on his last start on the Flat when he got the better of Inspector Clouseau. He still looks very well treated on the pick of his flat form and he gets on well with today's rider so he looks to have a big chance. Mystified has not been out of the first two in his last seven starts so he makes obvious appeal. He is dropped in trip today which will not inconvenience him and he should be capable of once again making the frame. The Buck has shown his best form over further than this and it is a worry that he has yet to open his account on the level. Hurricane Thomas hails from a yard in good form and he was far from disgraced at Pontefract last time in a race won by Gala Sunday. He could go well at a price, but Toshi looks a safer bet and he can provide trainer Jim Goldie with another Musselburgh winner.
Merrion Tiger (IRE) 14-1 (9-6) Pulled hard, led after 1f, clear 6f out, headed over 4f out, ridden and soon weakened, eased final 2f, 12th of 13, well behind Sporting Gesture (8-7) at Pontefract 1m 4f hcp 0-70 (5) gd.
Coole Dodger (IRE) 16-1 (10-3) Held up mid-division, chased leaders over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, one pace, 6th of 16, 6l behind Monfils Monfils (10-3) at Beverley 1m 2f (6) gf.
Call of Duty (IRE) 20-1 (10-0) In rear, headway over 1f out, soon not much room, switched left and stayed on final furlong, 7th of 15, 6l behind The Last Alzao (9-8) at Beverley 1m 2f (6) gf.
Toshi (USA) 5-1 (9-7) Mid-division, headway over 2f out, switched right over 1f out, ran on inside final furlong to lead post, won at Chester 1m 4f ladies hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jun beating Inspector Clouseau (10-1) by hd, 12 ran.
Mystified (IRE) 5-2fav (11-0) Tracked winner, went prominent over 4f out, ridden over 3f out, soon weakened, 2nd of 9, 1 1/2l behind Monte Pattino (11-6) at Musselburgh 2m am hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Jun.
Great Quest (IRE) 25-1 (8-13) Held up, struggling over 3f out, tailed off, last of 13, 49l behind Dot's Delight (8-2) at Wolverhampton 1m 6f hcp 0-65 (6) pol.
Dimashq 8-1 (8-10) Tracked leaders, led over 4f out until over 2f out, 8th of 13, 29l behind Sporting Gesture (8-7) at Pontefract 1m 4f hcp 0-70 (5) gd.
The Buck (IRE) 10-1 (8-13) Prominent, soon 3rd, ridden from 3f out, no impression and kept on same pace from 2f out, 4th of 14, 9l behind Gudnis Gracious Me (8-6) at Ballinrobe 2m hcp 0-65 gf in Jun.
Hurricane Thomas (IRE) 6-1 (9-3) Towards rear, ridden over 1f out, never dangerous, 11th of 16, 9l behind Monfils Monfils (10-3) at Beverley 1m 2f (6) gf.
Goldan Jess (IRE) 14-1 (8-12) Held up, headway over 3f out, chased winner final furlong, no impression, 2nd of 8, 4l behind Looks The Business (8-9) at Warwick 1m 5f app hcp 0-60 (6) gd.
Sea Cove 50-1 (8-4) Held up towards rear, ridden and headway over 2f out, one pace, 5th of 11, 12l behind Saxona (8-11) at Carlisle 2m 1f (6) gd.
Always Best 33-1 (8-13) Tracked leaders, ridden and weakened 3f out, 12th of 14, 33l behind Dimashq (8-13) at Ripon 1m 4f ldy hcp 0-65 (6) gs in Jun.