CROCODILE BAY is the nominal selection in a race where Daring Dream and Papa's Princess are other candidates for the short-list. Papa's Princess has dropped to a decent mark and showed signs of returning to form last time when beaten under two lengths into fourth and she has claims if building on that but she is an infrequent winner. Daring Dream is another with just the one win to his name but he, too, looks to be running into form and it would be no surprise to see him run a big race this afternoon. Ten To The Dozen has gone well fresh in the past and is also on a fair enough mark whilst Emirate Isle has run well in cheekpieces in the past and is worth a market check. Cold Quest has come a long way down the weights and is from a yard in form and the jockey booking is a positive but preference is for Crocodile Bay who is attractively weighted and is fancied to take advantage following a good run at Leicester despite not having won since 2008.
Wrongwayround (IRE) 9-2 (8-6) Dwelt, held up in rear but in touch, under pressure 3f out, soon beaten, 5th of 6, 18l behind Bollin Dolly (8-8) at Ripon 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in May.
Daring Dream (GER) 7-2 (8-3) Tracked leaders in 3rd, chased winner approaching 3f out, kept on towards finish, always held by winner, 2nd of 7, 2l behind Justonefortheroad (9-4) at Ayr 1m hcp 0-75 (5) gf in May.
Emirate Isle 33-1 (9-3) Soon led, ridden and headed over 2f out, weakened quickly, tailed off, last of 13, 30l behind Chicamia (7-13) at Carlisle 1m app hcp (6) gf in May.
Ten To The Dozen 5-1 (8-10) Mid-division, headway over 3f out, every chance 2f out, kept on well final furlong, 3rd of 10, 1 1/4l behind Highly Regal (9-6) at Kempton 1m hcap (6) pol in Jan '09.
Cold Quest (USA) 9-1 (8-13) Held up in touch, ridden over 1f out, faded final furlong, 6th of 9, 4 1/2l behind Sports Casual (8-0) at Ayr 1m 1f app hcp 0-60 (6) gf in May.
Crocodile Bay (IRE) 28-1 (8-12) Switched left start, raced stands' side, tracked leaders, tracked winner halfway, ridden and no impression final furlong, 2nd of 10, 1 1/2l behind Learo Dochais (9-5) at Leicester 7f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in May.
Silly Gilly (IRE) 13-2 (8-9) Mid-division, ridden and headway over 2f out, no extra inside final furlong, 9th of 13, 8l behind Sairaam (8-12) at Thirsk 7f hcp (6) gd in May.
Primo Way 66-1 (8-2) Mid-division on inside, ridden over 2f out, stayed on same pace final 2f, never troubled leaders, 7th of 13, 16l behind Fujin Dancer (9-2) at Hamilton 1m hcp 0-70 (5) gd in May.
Papa's Princess 18-1 (8-3) Soon tracked leaders, ridden and kept on inside final furlong, 4th of 9, 1 3/4l behind Sports Casual (8-0) at Ayr 1m 1f app hcp 0-60 (6) gf in May.
Anthemion (IRE) 80-1 (7-11) Slowly away, held up towards rear, ridden on outer over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 9th of 12, 14l behind Mr Lu (9-3) at Ayr 7f hcp 0-60 (6) gf in May.