The fact that DOWER GLEN has yet to win in 26 starts but could start favourite today tells you all you need to know about the ability on show. Keith Dalgleish's charge finished runner-up over 5f here a week ago and gets a tentative vote to go one better. Neytiri had Royal Blade, William Wainwright and Chardonnay Star behind when fourth in a Redcar seller last month and Needy McCredie has a chance on last year's best form, but Elusive Fame is much better on the all-weather and was a tailed-off last of five at Musselburgh on his penultimate start.
Whatyouwoodwishfor (USA) 40-1 (9-2) With leaders, weakened inside final 2f, last of 12, 12l behind Waterloo Dock (9-4) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Jan.
Needy Mccredie 5-2fav (8-5) Dwelt, always behind, 12th of 14, 18l behind Not My Choice (9-3) at Catterick 7f hcp 0-60 (6) gf in Sep.
Brisbane (IRE) 40-1 (8-13) Chased leaders, effort over 2f out, soon weakened, 6th of 12, 26l behind Ravi River (9-5) at Musselburgh 1m hcp 0-65 (6) gs in Apr.
Elusive Fame (USA) 4-1 (8-13) Close up, ridden over 2f out, chased winner over 1f out, not quicken inside final furlong, 2nd of 6, 1 3/4l behind Border Owl (8-13) at Southwell 1m hacp 0-70 (5) fbs.
Dower Glen 14-1 (8-2) Tracked leaders, ridden and edged right over 1f out, kept on to take 2nd towards finish, 2nd of 13, 1 1/2l behind Sharp Shoes (9-2) at Hamilton 5f app hcp (6) gd.
Royal Blade (IRE) 50-1 (8-0) Chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong, 4th of 13, 3l behind Sharp Shoes (9-2) at Hamilton 5f app hcp (6) gd.
Blues Jazz 50-1 (8-6) Chased leading trio, pushed along over 3f out, weakened inside final 3f, 11th of 12, 12l behind Chookie Avon (8-6) at Musselburgh 7f hcp 0-70 (5) gs in Oct.
Ballinargh Boy 50-1 (9-0) Took keen hold, in touch, headway to lead after 2f, headed 3f out, weakened 2f out, 8th of 10, 41l behind Genius Beast (9-0) at Haydock 1m 2yo mdn (5) sft in Sep.
Areeg (IRE) 100-1 (7-11) Slowly away, in rear, pushed along over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 6, 11l behind Saucy Brown (9-8) at Hamilton 6f clm (6) gd.
Chardonnay Star (IRE) 100-1 (9-1) Outpaced in rear, moderate late headway, never dangerous, 7th of 10, 11l behind Dolly Parton (8-5) at Thirsk 6f sell stks (6) gd.
Neytiri 20-1 (8-4) Towards rear, headway and every chance over 1f out, no extra final 100 yards, 4th of 11, 1 1/4l behind Frequency (10-0) at Redcar 6f All clm stks (6) fm in Apr.
William Wainwright (IRE) 10-1 (9-3) Slowly into stride, chased leaders, soon outpaced, never on terms, 5th of 6, 7l behind Nomoreblondes (9-7) at Redcar 5f sell stks (6) gf.
Tahitian Princess (IRE) 20-1 (8-10) Prominent and keen on outer, lost place 2f out, 9th of 11, 12l behind Cadmium Loch (9-0) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.