El Libertador won twice in February and had Kavaloti behind when runner-up at Lingfield last time. He's attempting 2m for the first time here, along with recent 1m4f winner Sumani, while Blue Cossack had Blackstone Vegas well behind when scoring over a similar trip at Wolverhampton earlier this month and he should be in the firing-line once again. However, THE ABSENT MARE was beaten only a length at Lingfield last month despite being raised 9lb for an earlier four length victory over C&D and Robin Dickin's filly may not have stopped winning yet. She gets the vote.
Dalhaan (USA) 20-1 (9-13) Always in rear, ridden and struggling halfway, tailed off, 13th of 14, 37l behind Height of Summer (9-4) at Kempton 1m 2f hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Aug.
Kavaloti (IRE) 14-1 (9-7) Slowly away, in rear, outpaced over 3f out, kept on final furlong, never on terms, 6th of 9, 6l behind Ay Tay Tate (9-4) at Lingfield 1m 5f hacp 0-70 (5) pol.
Kadouchski (FR) 4-1 (9-0) Keen tracked winner, hampered bend over 6f out, outpaced 4f out, ran on when when winner idled over 1f out, looked sure to win inside final furlong until winner found extra, 2nd of 3, 1l behind Fire Fighter (9-0) at Folkestone 1m 7f hcp 0-70 (5) gs in Aug.
El Libertador (USA) 11-2 (9-1) Towards rear, headway entering final 2f, switched right inside final furlong, ridden and ran on close home, not reach winner, 2nd of 9, nk behind Ay Tay Tate (9-4) at Lingfield 1m 5f hacp 0-70 (5) pol.
Sumani (FR) 13-2 (9-1) Made all, pushed along over 2f out, ridden inside final furlong, held on towards finish, won at Kempton 1m 4f hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Feb beating Shirataki (9-4) by 1/2l, 10 ran.
Frederick William 14-1 (9-3) In touch, ridden 3f out, weakened 1f out, 6th of 8, 8l behind Kayalar (9-3) at Lingfield 1m 5f mdn stks (5) pol in Feb.
The Absent Mare 3-1 (8-12) Slowly away , in touch in rear, wide into straight 2f out, soon ridden, stayed on to chase winner inside final furlong, never dangerous, 2nd of 5, 1l behind Belle Josephine (9-6) at Lingfield 2m hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Feb.
Blackstone Vegas 4-1 (9-5) Mid-division, lost place over 4f out, soon behind, 8th of 11, 17l behind Blue Cossack (9-2) at Wolverhampton 2m hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Blue Cossack (IRE) 6-1 (9-2) Mid-division, lost place when pushed along over 3f out, headway 2f out, chased leaders over 1f out, led inside final furlong, stayed on, driven out, won at Wolverhampton 2m hcp 0-60 (6) pol beating Uncut Stone (9-5) by nk, 11 ran.
Chaninbar (FR) 11-1 (9-7) Very reluctant to race and soon tailed off, always behind, last of 9, 32l behind Magic Millie (9-2) at Wolverhampton 1m 6f hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Feb.