Solway Dandy was making his handicap debut when a fine second to Coverholder at Wetherby and should make progress though he could have done without a 5lb rise. SOME LAD returned to form with a narrow defeat by Urban Kode over this track and trip last month and, with his rider able to claim 7lb, he can go one better. Shaker Style is running well enough but may need a drop in the weights and Momkinzain is probably better over further. Laybach has had 15 starts over timber without winning but could snatch a place from his lowly spot in the handicap.
Solway Dandy 50-1 (11-3) Held up in rear, not much room when mistake 4th, headway after 6th, switched left before last, soon went 2nd, stayed on, no chance with winner, 2nd of 16, 8l behind Coverholder (11-10) at Wetherby 2m cnd hcp hdl 0-95 (5) sft in Feb.
Silverton 50-1 (10-4) Led until 5th, well held before 2 out, modest 4th when mistake last, 4th of 11, 24l behind The Cockney Mackem (11-0) at Perth 2m NH mdn hdl (4) gs in Apr.
Business Time 50-1 (10-9) Towards rear, weakening when mistake 4 out, tailed off, 8th of 11, well behind Matthew Riley (11-0) at Newcastle 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) gs in Apr.
Momkinzain (USA) 9-1 (10-7) Held up in touch, every chance when pecked 2 out, stayed on flat, unable to quicken towards finish, 4th of 12, 2 1/4l behind King's Chorister (10-9) at Perth 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gs in Apr.
Some Lad (IRE) 16-1 (11-2) Tracked leader, led 4 out, pressed last, ridden and headed towards finish, 2nd of 14, 1/2l behind Urban Kode (11-1) at Perth 2m hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gs in Apr.
Glaced Over 5-1 (10-11) Tracked leader, left in lead on paddock bend after 5th, headed before next, chased leading pair until weakened 3 out, behind when fell last, in a race won by Anna's Arch (11-8) at Kelso 2m 2f nov hcp hdl 0-100 (5) sft in Nov, 8 ran.
Topo Gigio (FR) 8-1 (10-5) Held up, headway 6th, ridden 2 out, outpaced by leaders approaching last, plugged on flat, went 3rd post, 3rd of 8, 7l behind Milano Supremo (10-12) at Hexham 2m sell hdl (5) gd.
Solway Legend 100-1 (10-7) Held up, weakened 3 out, 5th of 8, 30l behind Ahyaknowyerself (10-4) at Uttoxeter 2m 4yo nov stks (4) hvy in Jul.
Shivalric (IRE) 50-1 (10-5) Towards rear, mistake 2nd, ridden after 4 out, soon weakened, tailed off, last of 12, well behind Full Speed (11-9) at Newcastle 2m nov hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gs in Apr.
Shaker Style (USA) 11-2 (10-4) In touch, went 3rd before and blundered last, one pace, 3rd of 14, 8l behind Iktiview (10-9) at Sedgefield 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd.
Fozy Moss 33-1 (10-4) Tracked leaders, challenged 3 out, pushed along before 2 out, one pace, 4th of 14, 14l behind Urban Kode (11-1) at Perth 2m hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gs in Apr.
Laybach (IRE) 9-2 (10-2) Led, pressed 3 out, ridden and headed last, lost 2nd place run-in, no extra, 3rd of 9, 4l behind Benmadigan (10-10) at Musselburgh 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd in Nov.
Ravi River (IRE) 11-1 (10-4) Held up towards rear, pushed along before 2 out, never dangerous, 8th of 14, 21l behind Urban Kode (11-1) at Perth 2m hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gs in Apr.
Cigalas 80-1 (9-7) Pulled very hard in rear, weakened 3 out, tailed off when pulled up before last, in a race won by Ahhdehken (9-7) at Perth 3m am hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gs in Apr, 17 ran.