Miles Of Sunshine is weighted to reverse recent running with Bath winner Spiritonthemount here, but Spinning Waters finished further back in that race and has a tougher task. Picot De Say won over C&D at this time last year and could go well after a lay-off, while Dove Cottage was placed on his reappearance though he hasn't won for some time. Recent winning hurdler Holoko Heights scored on the Flat in 2009, but HIBBA has more scope for improvement stepping up in distance and the presence of Jimmy Fortune suggests a big run is expected today.
Holoko Heights 2-1fav (9-2) Held up mid-division, headway to lead over 2f out, driven out, won at Ayr 1m 7f hcp 0-60 (6) gf in Jun '09 beating Fistral (7-13) by nk, 8 ran.
Troubletimestwo (FR) 12-1 (9-10) In rear, outpaced 5f out, never dangerous, 9th of 10, 22l behind Cotton King (9-2) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Sep.
Vertueux (FR) 11-2 (9-2) Tracked leading pair, outpaced when short of room over 2f out, rallied on inside over 1f out, stayed on to 3rd towards finish, 3rd of 7, 1 3/4l behind War of The Roses (9-8) at Wolverhampton 1m 6f hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Apr.
Dove Cottage (IRE) 13-2 (8-10) Led after 1f, ridden over 2f out, headed 1f out, rallied to regain 2nd near finish, 2nd of 6, 1l behind Sunset Place (9-5) at Bath 1m 5f hcp 0-65 (6) fm in Apr.
Picot de Say 5-1 (9-5) Held up towards rear, headway well over 2f out, no impression from over 1f out, 5th of 8, 12l behind Salontyre (9-6) at Chepstow 2m hcp 0-65 (6) gd in Jun.
Tobago Bay 11-1 (9-2) Chased leader, led 7f out, ridden and headed well over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 5th of 14, 5l behind Brabazon (9-10) at Lingfield 2m hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Feb.
Silky Lady (IRE) 14-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, no extra approaching straight, soon weakened, tailed off, last of 13, well behind Word For Word (8-11) at Dundalk 1m 4f hcp 47-65 pol in Sep.
Miles of Sunshine 14-1 (8-10) In rear, ridden over 3f out, headway 2f out, stayed on final furlong, not troubled winner, 2nd of 10, 2l behind Spiritonthemount (8-5) at Bath 2m 1f hcp 0-65 (6) fm.
Orbital Orchid 10-1 (8-11) Slowly into stride, always in rear, tailed off, 9th of 12, 21l behind Graylyn Ruby (8-13) at Lingfield 1m 4f 3yo hcp (6) pol in Oct '08.
Spiritonthemount (USA) 7-1 (8-5) Reminders soon after start, led after 2f, steadied pace 10f out, quickened 6f out, soon clear, ridden 4f out, driven out, won at Bath 2m 1f hcp 0-65 (6) fm beating Miles Of Sunshine (8-10) by 2l, 10 ran.
Hibba (USA) 50-1 (8-4) Held up in touch, ridden 3f out, no impression, 5th of 6, 6l behind Laverre (9-7) at Bath 1m 5f fll hcp 0-70 (5) fm.
Court Princess 25-1 (8-10) Held up, headway over 2f out, ridden to chase winner 2f out, soon one pace, 3rd of 7, 4l behind Annelko (8-8) at Ffos Las 1m 6f hcp 0-60 (6) gf.
Am I Blue 25-1 (8-3) Led, headed over 4f out, weakened over 3f out, 7th of 8, 22l behind Kadouchski (8-9) at Kempton 2m hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Mar.
Spinning Waters 5-2fav (8-2) Held up, ridden over 3f out, headway over 3f out, kept on, one pace, 4th of 10, 6l behind Spiritonthemount (8-5) at Bath 2m 1f hcp 0-65 (6) fm.