Five course winners on show in a competitive heat and six-time course scorer Mandhooma is sure to be popular, especially having scored here a fortnight ago over seven furlongs. However, this appears a tougher question to answer. Ivory Lace has been in good heart the last twice but has only put her head in front once in 55 appearances and INTIQAAL is proposed as a viable alternative. Ed Dunlop's charge is lightly-raced for a four-year-old and could well be open to considerable improvement against exposed opponents. Not disgraced at Haydock last time, he didn't get the clearest of runs and is almost certainly better than the bare form implies. Integria and fairly-treated veteran Phluke also merit consideration.
Kavachi (IRE) 25-1 (9-2) In touch, weakened over 2f out, 6th of 8, 18l behind Watch Amigo (10-0) at Leicester 1m hcp 0-85 (4) gd.
Integria 5-1 (9-7) Held up in touch, ridden and headway over 1f out, chased leaders and edged left inside final furlong, lost 3rd post, 4th of 8, 2 1/4l behind Qeethaara (9-8) at Warwick 1m app hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Intiqaal (IRE) 10-3fav (9-6) In touch, ridden and not much room over 2f out, no impression from over 1f out, 4th of 9, 4 1/2l behind Bold Marc (9-5) at Haydock 1m hcp 0-70 (5) gs.
Ivory Lace 11-2 (8-13) Held up, ridden and headway to chase winner over 1f out, no impression final furlong, 2nd of 6, 4l behind Foxtrot Alpha (8-9) at Brighton 7f hcp 0-75 (5) gs.
Tilsworth Glenboy 7-1 (9-7) Held up towards rear and keen, effort 2f out, never dangerous, 5th of 7, 14l behind Violent Velocity (9-5) at Beverley 1m hcp 0-70 (5) gf in May.
Mandhooma 11-2 (9-5) Steadied start, held up in rear, headway over 2f out, led inside final furlong, ran on well, won at Brighton 7f hcp 0-65 (6) gd beating Foxtrot Alpha (9-6) by hd, 7 ran.
Diddums 12-1 (8-12) Tracked leaders, effort over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 8th of 11, 8l behind Broughtons Swinger (9-4) at Newbury 1m 3f app hcp 0-70 (5) gd.
Phluke 7-2 (9-4) Always prominent, ridden and every chance over 2f out, led 1f out, soon headed, kept on, 3rd of 11, 2 1/4l behind Diddums (8-11) at Brighton 1m hcp 0-60 (6) gf in May.
Rich Boy 13-2 (8-13) Prominent, led over 2f out, soon strongly challenged, headed inside final furlong, no extra, 2nd of 8, 1/2l behind Inquisitress (8-7) at Brighton 1m hcp 0-65 (6) gd.
Pytheas (USA) 20-1 (8-13) Mid-division, headway over 2f out, chased leader over 1f out, stayed on same pace, 3rd of 11, 2 1/4l behind Kipchak (9-9) at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-60 (6) pol.