Buckland makes his reappearance for new connections and has claims on last year's best efforts but ENGROSSING could prove too good here. The latter finished third over today's trip at Salisbury last time and a repeat effort should be enough to get his head in front in this company. He makes more appeal than stablemate Silkee Supreme but Typography could prove a threat if handling the surface after his recent third at Kempton. Beau Duke has gone backwards this year and the remainder are even harder to fancy.
Buckland (IRE) 9-2 (9-7) Held up towards rear, ridden over 1f out, kept on and no impression, 6th of 8, 4 1/2l behind Cross Culture (9-5) at Epsom Downs 1m 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Jul '11.
Snow Ridge 4-1 (8-11) Chased leaders over 4f, 9th of 10, 6l behind Dvinsky (9-4) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Feb.
Beau Duke (IRE) 18-1 (9-2) Held up in mid-division, wide on bend over 6f out, plugged on inside final furlong, never going pace to get involved, 8th of 13, 9l behind Philipstown (9-0) at Windsor 1m 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gf in May.
Engrossing 3-1 (9-3) Tracked leaders, ridden over 1f out, soon every chance, one pace, 3rd of 9, 1 3/4l behind Cool Rhythm (9-13) at Salisbury 7f mdn stks (5) sft in Jun.
Silkee Supreme 16-1 (9-3) Led 1f, chased leaders, ridden 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 11th of 12, 19l behind Rule Book (9-3) at Sandown 1m 2f 3yo mdn (5) sft in Jun.
Son Of May 7-1 (8-12) Dwelt, behind, detatched halfway, soon beaten, last of 9, 21l behind Choc'a'moca (9-8) at Carlisle 5f hcp 0-60 (6) gf in Jun.
Typography 7-1 (9-3) Slowly into stride, mid-division, ridden and headway over 1f out, ran on inside final furlong, 3rd of 11, 1 1/4l behind Sheikh The Reins (9-3) at Kempton 7f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Nov.
Dame Shirley 100-1 (8-12) Raced centre, always behind, 13th of 17, 12l behind Well Painted (9-3) at Newbury 7f 3yo mdn (4) gs in May.
My Stroppy Poppy Multiplex filly out of Aspen Ridge.