Bouncy Bouncy missed a race last week on account of the fast ground so she could do with some rain. Black Baccara has already run an incredible 15 times this year but holds her form remarkably well and invariably reaches a place at this level. Silvanus got up on the line under a fine Paul Hanagan ride at Musselburgh but may be worth taking on with a 5lb rise to contend with. GRACIE'S GAMES doesn't look an obvious choice after a poor reappearance at Wolverhampton but she's useful at this lowly level when conditions are in her favour as she showed when scoring over the C&D in August. With Toby Atkinson's claim a big plus she can return to winning ways.
Silvanus (IRE) 11-2 (9-7) Steadied start, held up in touch, smooth headway halfway, every chance over 1f out, led inside final furlong, ridden out, won at Musselburgh 5f hcp 0-60 (6) gd in Apr beating Senate Majority (9-7) by nk, 8 ran.
First Blade 7-1 (9-4) Pulled hard tracked leaders, ridden 3f out, weakened 2f out, 8th of 9, 10l behind Mottley Crewe (9-7) at Southwell 6f hcp 0-65 (6) fbs in Mar.
Black Baccara 10-1 (8-9) Led, edged right 2f out, ridden and headed close home, 4th of 8, 1/2l behind Absa Lutte (8-13) at Nottingham 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gf.
Bossy Kitty 22-1 (8-8) Raced far side, chased leaders, ridden 2f out, soon weakened, 13th of 16, 12l behind River Falcon (9-5) at Thirsk 6f hcp 0-75 (5) gd.
Liberty Ship 16-1 (9-4) Slowly away, outpaced, last of 9, 26l behind Wooden King (9-3) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Nov.
Bouncy Bouncy (IRE) 8-1 (9-2) Held up in rear, headway over 2f out, chased leaders over 1f out, kept on same pace, 5th of 15, 1 1/2l behind Ingleby Star (9-7) at Newcastle 5f hcp 0-60 (6) gd in Apr.
Baby Queen (IRE) 4-1 (9-3) Mid-division, effort over 1f out, eased inside final furlong, 10th of 11, 5l behind Alacity (9-2) at Catterick 5f hcp 0-60 (6) gf in Aug.
Gracie's Games 9-1 (8-6) Soon pushed along and always outpaced, last of 7, 10l behind Francis Albert (8-3) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Apr.