This is a much better contest than the first division and Dhamaan should make another bold bid after scoring at Ayr on Monday. Opus Dei also has strong claims back over today's trip after going close over 6f at Hamilton last time and Ishetoo has dropped down to a tempting mark having finished third at Chester three weeks ago. Flying Applause has a chance if forgiven a below par effort on his latest start, but the vote goes to LINDORO, who won over C&D in April and is only 1lb higher than when going very close again back here last time.
Opus Dei 11-1 (9-8) Prominent standside group, ridden 2f out, led overall over 1f out, headed last 100 yards, no extra, 2nd of 12, hd behind Blues Jazz (8-12) at Hamilton 6f hcp 0-70 (5) gd.
Ishetoo 7-1 (9-12) Chased leaders, ridden inside final 2f, stayed on same pace inside final furlong, went 3rd towards finish, 3rd of 11, 3 1/2l behind Jungle Bay (9-11) at Chester 7f hcp 0-70 (5) gs.
Bonnie Prince Blue 11-2 (9-7) Outpaced in rear, tailed off halfway, headway towards inside over 1f out, stayed on strongly inside final furlong, took 3rd towards finish, 3rd of 9, 2 1/4l behind This Ones For Eddy (9-3) at Southwell 7f hcp 0-70 (5) fbs.
Flying Applause 11-4fav (9-12) Reared badly leaving stalls, held up in rear, never on terms, last of 8, 20l behind You've Been Mowed (9-9) at Nottingham 1m hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Lindoro 8-1 (9-7) Chased leader, led inside final 2f, narrowly headed inside final furlong, rallied towards finish, 2nd of 11, 1/2l behind Pelmanism (9-9) at Thirsk 7f hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Jun.
Dhhamaan (IRE) 7-2fav (9-10) Made all, ridden clear over 1f out, held on, won at Ayr 7f hcp 0-60 (6) gf beating Burnwynd Boy (9-2) by nk, 13 ran.
No Quarter (IRE) 6-1 (9-3) Tracked leaders, outpaced over 2f out, ridden and one pace over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 6th of 9, 9l behind Schoolboy Champ (8-10) at Carlisle 7f hcp 0-75 (5) gd.
He's A Humbug (IRE) 12-1 (8-10) Mid-division, headway over 3f out, ridden 2f out, hampered over 1f out, kept on same pace, 4th of 10, 4 1/2l behind Kings 'n Dreams (9-1) at Doncaster 6f hcp 0-70 (5) gd.
Piccolo Express 7-2fav (9-10) Held up in rear, headway on inside over 1f out, no impression, 6th of 10, 7l behind This Ones For Eddy (9-8) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Jun.
Blue Noodles 16-1 (9-4) Led, ridden and headed over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 6th of 8, 11l behind Tahitian Princess (8-6) at Hamilton 6f Selling Handicap (0-65) (3-5yo) (6) gd.
Chinese Democracy (USA) 7-1 (8-9) Dwelt raced centre, chased leaders, ridden halfway, weakened 2f out, 8th of 9, 12l behind Mata Hari Blue (9-6) at Leicester 6f hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Big Slick (IRE) 16-1 (8-9) Mid-division on inside, ridden 2f out, weakened soon after, 6th of 12, 8l behind Viking Warrior (9-0) at Thirsk 7f hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Jun.