MAYBE I WONT looks a stand out selection here, but Markhesa and Lunar River could give him something to think about. The way Lucinda Featherstone's gelding ran when runner up last time out over nine furlongs suggests the slight step up in trip is a positive . It's more than a year since he was in the winners' enclosure, but although this may be a competitive contest it's low on quality and he's got the recent form in the locker. Lunar River's sole win on turf came nearly four years ago, and he's more used to going on the all-weather surfaces, although without a great deal of success, but the fact we're shortlisting him tells you about the quality of the field. He's got a decent draw though. Markhesa's yet to live up to expectations since being bought after winning a seller last year, with a couple of subsequent placings. It's not a race to go lumping on in, but marginal preference is for Maybe I Wont.
Edgeworth (IRE) 10-1 (9-6) Tracked leader, led 3f out until 2f out, weakening when not much room inside final furlong, 10th of 15, 4 1/2l behind Aviso (9-1) at Newmarket 1m hcp 0-75 (5) gf.
Illuminative (USA) 20-1 (9-6) Held up in rear, never a factor, 9th of 12, 13l behind Blue Tango (9-12) at Kempton 1m 3f hcp 0-70 (5) pol.
Markhesa 8-1 (9-3) In touch, pushed along when not clear run briefly over 2f out, stayed on inside final furlong, never going pace to reach leaders, 4th of 7, 2 1/4l behind Ubiquitous (8-4) at Folkestone 1m 2f fll hcp (5) gf.
Maybe I Wont 7-1 (9-4) Chased leaders, driven 4f out, challenged over 3f out, ridden to lead 2f out, headed narrowly over 1f out, kept on and every chance, no extra near finish, 2nd of 9, 1/2l behind Prime Circle (9-2) at Redcar 1m 1f hcp 0-60 (6) fm.
Lunar River (FR) 3-1fav (9-3) Slowly into stride, in rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, never nearer, 4th of 9, 6l behind Dabbers Ridge (9-9) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Quince (IRE) 15-2 (8-9) Tracked leaders, ridden and kept on same pace from over 1f out, 4th of 6, 8l behind Mistoffelees (9-3) at Yarmouth 1m 3f app hcp (6) gf.
Summers Target (USA) 11-2 (8-13) Tracked leader, took closer order 4f out, ridden 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 6th of 7, 9l behind Count Ceprano (8-11) at Yarmouth 1m 2f app hcp 0-60 (6) gf.
Clearing House 12-1 (8-9) Held up towards rear on inside, effort on inside over 2f out, never reached leaders, eased when beaten final furlong, 11th of 14, 17l behind Lady Florence (9-2) at Sandown 7f hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Rosy Dawn 13-2 (9-4) Soon led and clear, brought field to stands rail over 3f out, still 4 lengths ahead under pressure 2f out, reduced lead over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, no chance with winner but kept on for clear 2nd, 2nd of 8, 3 1/2l behind Celestial Girl (9-9) at Brighton 1m 2f hcp 0-60 (6) gd.