Cheherazad and Poppy both finished second on their latest starts, but they are the most exposed in today's field and it will be no surprise if one of the less experienced runners improves past them. EN HIVER could be the one, as she was beaten a couple of lengths when fifth over 7f here last month and a winner has already come out of the race. She's just preferred to Hollie, who was also fifth on her latest start over track and trip. Swedish Rhapsody gets first time headgear after a better effort at Ffos Las and could prove best of the rest.
Boogie Knight Tobougg gelding out of Brave Vanessa.
Dan Donnelly (IRE) 40-1 (9-3) Prominent, led after 1f, headed over 3f out, not much room and lost place over 2f out, edged left 1f out, stayed on one pace, no chance with leaders, 4th of 10, 11l behind Triple Charm (8-12) at Windsor 6f mdn stks (5) gf.
London Avenue (IRE) 22-1 (9-3) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 4th of 7, 13l behind Sulis Minerva (8-13) at Ffos Las 5f mdn stks (5) gf in Jul.
Whats Your Story Bertolini gelding out of Legal Belle.
Heavenly Games 80-1 (9-1) Slowly into stride, always towards rear, 11th of 13, 16l behind Intercept (9-3) at Kempton 7f mdn stks (5) pol in Sep.
Cheherazad (IRE) 5-1 (8-12) Led, ridden 2f out, headed and kept on inside final furlong, 2nd of 5, 1l behind Choose The Moment (8-12) at Ffos Las 6f mdn auc stks (6) gs in Sep.
En Hiver 20-1 (8-12) Chased leaders, headway to challenge 2f out, ridden and every chance over 1f out until inside final furlong, kept on same pace, 5th of 13, 2l behind Intercept (9-3) at Kempton 7f mdn stks (5) pol in Sep.
Evening Pinot 16-1 (8-12) Held up, ridden on outside over 2 out, soon well held, last of 10, 20l behind Triple Charm (8-12) at Windsor 6f mdn stks (5) gf.
Hollie 12-1 (8-12) Raced wide, held up behind in touch, ran green over 4f out, headway over 2f out, driven and stayed on final furlong, never on terms, 5th of 8, 4l behind Libys Dream (8-12) at Kempton 6f mdn fll (5) pol in Sep.
Poppy 3-1 (8-9) Chased winner throughout, ridden and no chance over 1f out, 2nd of 9, 4l behind Queen Grace (8-12) at Wolverhampton 5f mdn stks (5) pol.
Powerball (IRE) Redback filly out of Luceball.
Swedish Rhapsody (IRE) 9-1 (8-9) Keen tracked leaders, slightly oupaced over 2f out, ridden and headway over 1f out, one pace final furlong, 3rd of 5, 4l behind Choose The Moment (8-12) at Ffos Las 6f mdn auc stks (6) gs in Sep.