This looks a race in which jockeyship will likely play as big a part as form. Wendy Gibson has proved her prowess in the saddle and steered Summer Dancer into fifth place in a valuable ladies' race at Ascot last July, though the seven-year-old is making his reappearance here. Realt Na Mara and Methaaly have both been in action on the all-weather, though neither has sparkled lately and the latter is probably better over 6f. Fremen is only a plater nowadays and Bawaardi usually finds at least one too good so we'll take a chance on CYFLYMDER, who shaped with a bit of promise on his return to action over C&D and has been dropped a couple of pounds by the handicapper since.
Bawaardi (IRE) 7-2 (10-0) Chased leading pair, challenged between horses 2f out, soon led, ridden and headed inside final furlong, not pace of winner, 2nd of 4, 1 3/4l behind Jake The Snake (9-12) at Kempton 7f clm stks (5) pol in Mar.
Kavachi (IRE) 50-1 (9-7) Tracked leaders, ridden and weakened over 2f out, last of 10, 8l behind Final Drive (9-2) at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-80 (4) pol in Nov.
Summer Dancer (IRE) 20-1 (9-10) Towards rear, ridden over 2f out, kept on, no impression, 9th of 16, 6l behind Rough Rock (8-5) at York 7f hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Sep.
Den's Gift (IRE) 9-2 (9-2) Soon led, strongly challenged from well over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, faded closing stages, 5th of 8, 1 1/4l behind Wilfred Pickles (9-2) at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Mar.
Bond City (IRE) 16-1 (9-7) Took keen hold, with leader, led over 3f out, clear entering final furlong, ridden out, won at Doncaster 1m app hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Oct beating Glenmuir (9-0) by 3/4l, 9 ran.
Fremen (USA) 9-2 (9-8) Dwelt, soon tracked leaders, ridden over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 4th of 9, 5l behind Thrust Control (10-0) at Catterick 7f clm stks (6) gd in Mar.
Power Force (SAF) 25-1 (9-1) Slow - weak finish, 5th of 7, 7l behind Ancestral Fore (9-6) at Scottsville(SAF) 1m grd stk gd in May.
Night Trade (IRE) 16-1 (9-6) Chased leaders, went 2nd 2f out until 1f out, stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 3rd of 8, 1 3/4l behind Tiradito (9-7) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-80 (4) pol.
Rio Cobolo (IRE) 16-1 (8-10) Chased leaders, challenged over 2f out, led over 1f out, soon headed, kept on, 4th of 16, 1 3/4l behind King Of Eden (9-0) at Doncaster 7f hcp 0-85 (4) gd.
Trans Sonic 5-1fav (9-2) Pushed along to chase leaders, ridden over 1f out, weakened entering final furlong, soon eased, 9th of 15, 8l behind Masked Dance (9-7) at Catterick 7f hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Mar.
Cyflymder (IRE) 12-1 (8-5) Towards rear centre, joined stands' side over 3f out, headway over 2f out, no extra inside final furlong, 6th of 15, 7l behind Lord Aeryn (9-1) at Doncaster 7f hcp 0-85 (4) gd.
Realt Na Mara (IRE) 14-1 (9-0) Dwelt, outpaced, last of 9, 11l behind Mottley Crewe (9-7) at Southwell 6f hcp 0-65 (6) fbs in Mar.
Methaaly (IRE) 20-1 (8-5) Switched left start, held up in rear, outpaced 2f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, never near leaders, 9th of 10, 4l behind Avonrose (8-9) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Mar.
Ryedane (IRE) 25-1 (9-2) Switched to stands side group after 1f, always behind, 14th of 15, 24l behind Dickie Le Davoir (9-1) at Thirsk 6f hcp 0-70 (5) gd.