TANFOREN will be having his 99th start here and looking for a tenth career success. He's been raised 4lb for scoring at Chepstow but is still quite well treated and gets the vote. So Wise has shown ability and the booking of Paul Hanagan catches the eye but Media Stars probably need further. Ella Woodcock has a very long absence to overcome and Silly Gilly is looking too high in the handicap. Island Chief has been in poor form but was racing off a mark of 75 at this time last year and is 15lb lower here.
Ella Woodcock (IRE) 8-1 (8-6) Held up towards rear, came to stand side rail and headway 3f out, ridden and kept on final 2f, never troubled leaders, 4th of 8, 6l behind Templetuohy Max (8-7) at Carlisle 1m 1f hcp 0-80 (4) gf in May '10.
Island Chief 7-1 (10-13) Led, headed over 4f out, chased leader, weakened over 1f out, 10th of 13, 17l behind Edas (10-5) at Beverley 1m am hcp 0-65 (6) sft.
Silly Gilly (IRE) 9-2 (10-6) Led, headed over 3f out, ridden and weakened over 2f out, 8th of 9, 20l behind Freda's Rose (9-3) at Beverley 1m am hcp 0-65 (6) sft.
Tanforan 14-1 (9-6) Behind, headway towards far side over 2f out, chased leaders over 1f out, switched left inside final furlong, stayed on to lead close home, won at Chepstow 1m hcp 0-55 (6) gd beating Daneside (9-9) by nk, 16 ran.
Media Stars 11-1 (9-7) Mid-division, headway over 2f out, challenged and every chance over 1f out until inside final furlong, no extra and lost 4th towards finish, 5th of 13, 7l behind La Bacouetteuse (8-13) at Newcastle 1m 2f app hcp 0-60 (6) gd.
Hill Tribe 50-1 (8-6) Always in rear, 14th of 16, 32l behind I'm Super Too (8-11) at Hamilton 1m 1f hcp 0-80 (4) gd.
Carlitos Spirit (IRE) 6-1 (9-2) Tracked leader until ridden over 3f out, outpaced over 1f out, rallied inside final furlong, ran on towards finish, 4th of 10, 4 1/2l behind Piper's Song (8-10) at Hamilton 1m app hcp 0-55 (6) gd.
So Wise (USA) 10-1 (9-3) Held up, eased out right and headway over 3f out, ridden and edged left over 2f out, well held final furlong, 5th of 9, 12l behind Ganas (9-0) at Doncaster 6f 3yo & 4yo mdn (5) gd.
Strong Knight 40-1 (8-9) Took keen hold, tracked leaders, lost place over 3f out, behind final 2f, 16th of 17, 27l behind Thinking (9-4) at Thirsk 1m hcp 0-75 (5) gs.
Funky Munky 12-1 (8-7) Chased leaders, weakened over 2f out, 11th of 13, 31l behind French Art (9-7) at Newcastle 1m app hcp 0-60 (6) gd in Apr.
Cold Quest (USA) 14-1 (8-7) In rear, never on terms, 9th of 12, 17l behind Invincible Hero (9-11) at Ayr 1m hcp 0-65 (6) gd.
Hedgerow (IRE) 25-1 (8-10) Prominent, took keen hold, ridden over 3f out, lost place over 2f out, 10th of 11, 31l behind Orpens Peach (9-3) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-50 (7) pol in Jan.
Convitezza 100-1 (9-4) Slowly away, held up towards rear, effort over 2f out, one pace and no impression from over 1f out, 6th of 13, 7l behind Edas (10-5) at Beverley 1m am hcp 0-65 (6) sft.