7f. 33yds. 9 Declared.
Edinburgh Gin Classic Handicap (Class 3 ) of £17,000.00 4-y-o plus
1st - €9,180.00 2nd - €4,310.00 3rd - €2,156.00 4th - €1,078.00
Formscan - MANIGORDO (third) had to carry a penalty when he encountered Billyb (second) at Thirsk last August and, having proven his well-being with a near miss at Ayr 11 days ago, the Tim Easterby-trained gelding is fancied to turn the form around on 4lb better terms. Abduction also comes into the reckoning based on his previous C&D form with the selection, and he too needs to be taken seriously. Liamarty Dreams completes the shortlist.