ANJUNA BEACH is the only recent winner among this distinctly modest bunch. A 6lb penalty may not be enough to prevent her going in again having won by over three lengths at Brighton a week ago. Mister Bob has won at Southwell, but that was back in February of last year while Party Palace scored at Wolverhampton in the same month, though has shown progressive form over hurdles since then. If I Were A Boy showed some signs of benefiting for a slide down the weights over 1m3f here last time and Lily Edge is usually thereabouts at this level.
Anjuna Beach (USA) 6-1 (9-6) Slowly away in rear, headway on outer 4f out, switched inside 3f out, chased leader 2f out, ridden to lead approaching final furlong, ran on, won at Brighton 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) gd in Apr beating Turbulent Priest (8-5) by 3 1/2l, 12 ran.
Mister Bob (GER) 6-1 (8-6) Mid-division, weakened 3f out, 9th of 11, 23l behind Mohawk Ridge (8-13) at Newcastle 1m 4f hcp 0-75 (5) gs in Apr '13.
Hallingham 14-1 (9-0) Slowly into stride, held up towards rear, headway and raced stand side over 4f out, weakened over 1f out, 6th of 8, 22l behind Ronaldinho (9-7) at Salisbury 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) hvy in Oct.
If I Were A Boy (IRE) 16-1 (9-6) Held up towards rear, headway over 2f out, chased leaders over 1f out, no extra final furlong, 6th of 13, 3 1/2l behind Maison Brillet (9-6) at Kempton 1m 3f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Apr.
Mr Lando 4-1 (9-2) In touch, headway over 2f out, never able to challenge, 4th of 13, 10l behind Megalala (8-11) at Brighton 1m 2f hcp 0-60 (6) gs in Apr.
Ogaritmo 14-1 (9-2) Slowly into stride, held up in rear, ridden and went modest 5th 3f out, never on terms with leading trio, 5th of 10, 11l behind See And Be Seen (8-13) at Bath 2m 1f hcp 0-65 (6) fm in Apr.
Lily Edge 16-1 (8-12) Slowly into stride, soon in touch until lost place and towards rear 7f out, headway on outside over 1f out, went 3rd inside final furlong, no chance with leading duo, 3rd of 9, 4 1/2l behind Black Minstrel (9-7) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp (0-55) (6) pol in Apr.
Gung Ho (FR) 16-1 (9-3) Took keen hold chasing leaders, ridden 2f out, weakened well over 1f out, 11th of 12, 15l behind I'm Harry (9-6) at Kempton 1m 3f hcp (0-55) (6) pol in Mar.
Party Palace 33-1 (8-6) Mid-division, weakened over 3f out, 10th of 13, 11l behind Maison Brillet (9-6) at Kempton 1m 3f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Apr.
Roy Rocket (FR) 9-2 (8-6) Took keen hold tracking leaders, pushed along when outpaced and no impression over 2f out, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 6th of 10, 11l behind Novel Dancer (8-7) at Lingfield 1m 4f app hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Apr.