Ereka was beating horses rated even lower than this bunch when scoring over C&D in February and was well beaten last time, while though Rise To Glory popped up at 40/1 in soft ground at Newcastle recently it remains to be seen if he can reproduce that form here. THE BAY BANDIT is at least consistent and has gone close twice since scoring at Wolverhampton last month. He gets the token vote ahead of the three-year-old Songbird Blues, who ran into a place on a couple of occasions earlier this year. Mount St Mistress is worth noting with Kieren Fallon booked for her return to action.
Custom House (IRE) 9-1 (9-3) Dwelt in rear, ridden and headway approaching final furlong, stayed on, nearest finish, 5th of 11, 4 1/2l behind Dorothy's Dancing (9-5) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Mar.
Ereka (IRE) 10-1 (9-0) Chased leaders on inside, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 8th of 12, 8l behind Spin Again (9-7) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Mar.
Gooseberry Bush 25-1 (9-4) Dwelt, behind, some late headway, never dangerous, 7th of 9, 16l behind Spin Again (9-13) at Lingfield 7f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Mar.
Rise To Glory (IRE) 40-1 (8-7) Always prominent, ridden to lead inside final furlong, ran on well, won at Newcastle 7f hcp 0-65 (6) sft beating Hellbender (8-11) by 1 1/2l, 12 ran.
The Bay Bandit 13-2 (9-0) Mid-division, headway under pressure approaching final furlong, stayed on well, never reached winner, 2nd of 10, 2 3/4l behind Russian Storm (8-11) at Lingfield 1m hcp (0-55) (6) pol.
Applaudere 33-1 (8-10) Took keen hold, always towards rear, never a factor, 10th of 14, 10l behind Our Phylli Vera (9-2) at Warwick 1m 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) sft.
Armiger 16-1 (9-0) Started very slowly, always in rear, tailed off and eased final 2f, 11th of 12, well behind Masters Blazing (9-5) at Warwick 1m 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) sft.
Echo Of Thunder (IRE) 33-1 (8-12) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, lost place over 1f out, 11th of 12, 16l behind Beauchamp Castle (8-13) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Mar.
Flying Kitty 13-2 (9-2) Slowly into stride, held up, ridden over 2f out, headway over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 8th of 11, 10l behind Umph (8-13) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Mar.
Get The Trip 25-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, ridden on outer over 3f out, weakened 2f out, last of 12, 23l behind Sonsie Lass (9-3) at Southwell 6f 2yo hcp 0-60 (6) fbs in Nov.
Lucifers Shadow (IRE) 11-2 (9-3) Led, ridden and headed inside final 2f, hung left and weakened final furlong, 5th of 6, 7l behind Dixie's Dream (9-3) at Brighton 6f 2yo mdn aut (6) gf in Jul.
Mount St Mistress 7-1 (9-1) Always in rear, 9th of 11, 12l behind Coach Montana (8-12) at Yarmouth 1m 2yo sll hcp 0-65 (6) gd in Sep.
Songbird Blues 7-2 (9-0) Not much room start, mid-division, headway over 3f out, no extra well inside final furlong, 7th of 11, 6l behind Johnny Cavagin (9-2) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp (0-55) (6) pol in Mar.
The Young Master 100-1 (8-8) Close up, ridden over 2f out, soon outpaced, 7th of 8, 19l behind Flash Crash (8-8) at Lingfield 1m mdn auc stks (6) pol in Jan.