BAYAN is a decent sort on the level and finished sixth in last month's Ulster Derby at Down Royal. He also won a maiden hurdle at Cork in March and is likely to have too much for Trend Is My Friend, who did score at Sedgefield in April but only beat one home when favourite for a low-grade handicap at Kelso subsequently. Potomac has run well twice at Kelso this year but struggles for consistency while Wot A Shot has failed to make the frame in six starts over timber. Tantamount has more scope, though finished last at Cartmel five weeks ago.
Bayan (IRE) 2-1 (11-7) Tracked leaders, closer in 3rd 2 out, soon ridden, no impression on leaders before last, 4th of 8, 12l behind Call Me Bubbles (11-7) at Ballinrobe 2m 4yo hdl hvy in May.
Trend Is My Friend (USA) 2-1fav (11-4) Tracked leaders, took keen hold, led 2 out, hung left and headed when not fluent last, no extra flat, 4th of 6, 5l behind Endeavor (10-10) at Kelso 2m hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gd in May.
Dynamic Drive (IRE) 125-1 (10-9) Tracked leading pair, not fluent 6th, mistake 2 out, weakened approaching last, 9th of 14, 28l behind Bonnie Burnett (10-7) at Ayr 2m mdn hdl (5) sft in Nov.
Mumgos Debut (IRE) 66-1 (10-7) Held up in rear, mistake 1st, some headway after 7th, no impression, mistake and well beaten 3 out, tailed off, 12th of 13, well behind Jumbo John (11-0) at Perth 2m 4f mdn hdl (5) gd in May.
Potomac (IRE) 10-11fav (11-0) Chased leader, led 3 out, headed after next, one pace and no impression from last, 4th of 8, 9l behind Roc De Prince (10-11) at Aintree 2m 1f mdn hdl (4) gs in Jun.
Tantamount 12-1 (10-8) Held up, took keen hold, went 4th after 3rd, not fluent 2 out, soon ridden, weakened after last, last of 5, 29l behind Things Change (10-12) at Cartmel 2m 1f nh nov hdl (4) sft in May.
Wot A Shot (IRE) 11-2 (11-2) Led, soon clear of remainder with 2nd, reduced lead before 3 out, soon headed, no extra from 2 out, tailed off, 13th of 15, well behind Miranour (10-9) at Downpatrick 2m 2f hcp hdl 80-102 gf in Jun.