Beauchamp Xerxes boasts the highest official rating though he's been tailed off in both starts this year and is hard to fancy, while Avon River has two ways of running though would go close if opting to put his best foot forward. Lang Shining has been placed in claimers recently and should figure again given he won this race last year, while Silly Billy could also be thereabouts at the finish. But SONG TO THE MOON makes more appeal, even though she has a bit to find on today's terms. She arrives in fine form having won three of her last four starts in similar company and Jim Boyle's filly looks the one most likely to run her race again today.
Beauchamp Xerxes 40-1 (9-3) Prominent in centre group, weakened over 3f out, last of 25, well behind Manassas (9-0) at Royal Ascot 7f hcp 105 (2) sft.
Avon River 16-1 (9-4) Chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened soon after, 13th of 15, 15l behind The Only Key (8-12) at Sandown 1m 2f hcp 0-90 (3) gd.
Dream Lodge (IRE) 33-1 (8-13) Always in rear, 9th of 12, 10l behind Kay Gee Be (8-12) at Ripon 1m hcp 0-105 (2) gf in May.
Lang Shining (IRE) 3-1 (9-3) Tracked leaders in 4th, pushed along 3f out, kept on inside final furlong, went 3rd, last 100 yards, 3rd of 6, 5l behind Granny Mcphee (8-7) at Chester 1m 2f clm stks (5) sft.
Song To The Moon (IRE) 2-1 (8-11) Held up, closed 4f out, went 2nd over 2f out, led over 1f out, ran on, won at Windsor 1m 2f clm stks (6) gs beating Soccerjackpot (9-5) by 1 1/4l, 6 ran.
Silly Billy (IRE) 20-1 (9-7) Always in rear, last of 12, 25l behind Snow Trooper (9-0) at Newbury 1m 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gd.
Norse Wing 14-1 (8-9) Chased leaders, pushed along 4f out, soon weakened, 6th of 8, 21l behind Apache Glory (9-2) at Nottingham 1m 2f 3yo fll hcp 0-75 (5) gf.