KALDOUN KINGDOM is only 2lbs higher than when winning at Doncaster in March and he can defy top-weight today; Iver Bridge Lad, Tombi, Ingleby Lady, Baldemar and Lowdown join Parisian Pyramid on the list of dangers. With his good young jockey's valuable 5lb claim the selection looks capable of running well at a track he excels at. Any rain wouldn't be a worry at all and a bold run is anticipated. As it is from new stablemate Valery Borzov (love any rain) and Baldemar (well-weighted, nicely handicapped, and also a fan of wet weather). Sunraider is intriguing if coming here and a 7lb higher mark than at Haydock last time doesn't look prohibitive, Hawkeyethenoo flopped at Hamilton but is better than that and should love this flat track, whilst Novellan Lad and Tiddliwinks both come here on the back of solid efforts in defeat. The very progressive Lowdown holds Damika on their Scottish Stewards' Cup run at Hamilton, Parisian Pyramid's beating of Johnny Mudball in May looks excellent as does his form since, whilst Ingleby Lady drops in grade and was so impressive here in May off a 5lb lower mark. Iver Bridge Lad ran a blinder behind Fireback at Newmarket's July meeting, however we are happy to plump for Kaldoun Kingdom.
Kaldoun Kingdom (IRE) 20-1 (9-4) Towards rear stands side, headway 2f out, soon ridden, stayed on same pace, never on terms, 15th of 27, 8l behind Laddies Poker Two (8-11) at Royal Ascot 6f hcp 0-110 (2) gf in Jun.
Damien (IRE) 16-1 (9-5) Towards rear on outside of stands side group, outpaced 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 23rd of 27, 18l behind Laddies Poker Two (8-11) at Royal Ascot 6f hcp 0-110 (2) gf in Jun.
Iver Bridge Lad 20-1 (9-7) Held up, headway when hampered 1f out, ran on towards finish, not reached leaders, 5th of 20, 3 1/2l behind Fireback (8-1) at Newmarket 6f 3yo hcp 0-105 (2) gf.
Tombi (USA) 14-1 (8-12) Chased leaders, pushed along halfway, ridden and weakened over 1f out, last of 5, 9l behind Look Busy (8-7) at Beverley 5f cond Stakes (2) gf in May.
Hitchens (IRE) 9-1 (9-13) Never better than mid-division, weakened from 2f out, 23rd of 25, 28l behind Invincible Ash (9-3) at Curragh 6f hcp gf in Jun.
Ingleby Lady 8-1 (8-13) Tracked leaders stands side, ridden over 1f out, one pace and no impression final furlong, 9th of 27, 7l behind Laddies Poker Two (8-11) at Royal Ascot 6f hcp 0-110 (2) gf in Jun.
Lowdown (IRE) 20-1 (9-0) Made all stands side group, ridden over 1f out, stayed on strongly, won at Hamilton 6f hcp 105 (2) gs beating Damika (9-3) by 3 1/2l, 16 ran.
Parisian Pyramid (IRE) 9-1 (8-13) With leader, led 2f out, ridden and ran on well inside final furlong, won at Windsor 6f hcp 105 (2) gf in Jun beating Prohibit (8-13) by 1l, 16 ran.
Damika (IRE) 33-1 (9-3) In touch stands side group, ridden over 1f out, chased winner inside final furlong, no impression, 2nd of 16, 3 1/2l behind Lowdown (9-0) at Hamilton 6f hcp 105 (2) gs.
Singeur (IRE) 12-1 (9-3) Always in rear, last of 20, 19l behind Fireback (8-1) at Newmarket 6f 3yo hcp 0-105 (2) gf.
Sonny Red (IRE) 10-1 (8-11) In rear, never nearer, 7th of 12, 7l behind Favourite Girl (8-4) at Ayr 5f hcap (2) sft.
Valery Borzov (IRE) 66-1 (8-13) Chased leaders far side, ridden and every chance over 1f out until one pace inside final furlong, no extra, 12th of 27, 8l behind Laddies Poker Two (8-11) at Royal Ascot 6f hcp 0-110 (2) gf in Jun.
Tajneed (IRE) 14-1 (9-2) Chased leaders stands side group, ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace, 4th of 16, 8l behind Lowdown (9-0) at Hamilton 6f hcp 105 (2) gs.
Novellen Lad (IRE) 12-1 (9-7) Chased leaders on far side, ridden 2f out, 4th 1f out, no extra final furlong, 4th of 25, 7l behind Invincible Ash (9-3) at Curragh 6f hcp gf in Jun.
Tiddliwinks 8-1 (9-11) Slowly into stride, held up in rear, headway over 2f out, soon chasing leaders, weakened inside final furlong, 8th of 14, 4 1/2l behind Hotham (9-6) at York 6f hcp 0-95 (3) gf.
Sea of Leaves (USA) 18-1 (9-3) In touch when clipped heels and unseated rider after 1f, in a race won by Hamish Mcgonagall (9-10) at Musselburgh 5f hcp 105 (2) gf in Jun, 15 ran.
Hawkeyethenoo (IRE) 11-4 (9-0) Held up towards rear far side group, kept on final furlong, never dangerous, 13th of 16, 17l behind Lowdown (9-0) at Hamilton 6f hcp 105 (2) gs.
Sunraider (IRE) 11-4fav (9-3) Dwelt, soon close up, ridden to lead over 1f out, ran on, won at Haydock 6f 3yo hcp 0-95 (3) gs in Jun beating Little Garcon (9-1) by 2 1/4l, 7 ran.
Baldemar 16-1 (8-10) Chased leaders far side group, ridden over 1f out, kept on final furlong, no impression on stands side group, 9th of 16, 11l behind Lowdown (9-0) at Hamilton 6f hcp 105 (2) gs.
Star Rover (IRE) 25-1 (8-9) Chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, outpaced over 1f out, 6th of 8, 7l behind Blue Jack (9-0) at Chester 5f Listed stks (1) gf.