LORD BUFFHEAD scored over the minimum trip at Hamilton in testing ground last month and makes most appeal. He's only 2lb higher today with an apprentice's claim taken into account and Richard Guest's charge looks the safest bet in this. Mr Hendrix finished fourth in heavy going last week and is preferred to Auntie Kathryn, who has crept up the weights despite not winning, while recent Kempton runner-up Itum remains without a win in 18 starts. Whiskey Junction is a C&D winner but on fast ground and struggled in the mud at Folkestone last month.
Lord Buffhead 10-1 (8-13) Chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 6th of 11, 2 1/2l behind Danzoe (9-5) at Nottingham 5f hcp 0-65 (6) sft.
Beach Candy (IRE) 16-1 (9-6) Close up, ridden and weakened over 2f out, last of 15, 31l behind See The Storm (8-7) at Yarmouth 6f hcp 0-60 (6) hvy.
Whiskey Junction 9-2 (9-2) Slowly into stride raced wide, ridden along in touch, weakened 2f out, last of 6, 13l behind Danzoe (9-5) at Folkestone 5f hcp 0-60 (6) sft in Sep.
Mr Hendrix 33-1 (8-7) With winner, ridden halfway, lost 2nd over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 4th of 10, 3 1/2l behind Whitecrest (9-5) at Windsor 5f hcp 0-70 (5) hvy.
Auntie Kathryn (IRE) 33-1 (8-7) Pressed leader, ridden over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 7th of 9, 13l behind Dana's Present (9-10) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol.
Simple Rhythm 33-1 (8-9) Never on terms, 14th of 15, 23l behind See The Storm (8-7) at Yarmouth 6f hcp 0-60 (6) hvy.
Itum 7-1 (8-13) Prominent, went 2nd 2f out, led over 1f out, headed entering final furlong, one pace, 2nd of 11, 2l behind Perfect Honour (8-13) at Kempton 5f hcp 0-50 (7) pol.
Fiona's Spirit (IRE) 50-1 (8-2) Chased leaders, pushed along halfway, weakened soon after, 12th of 14, 13l behind Cristaliyev (8-8) at Bath 5f hcp 0-60 (6) gd.