LOVE NEST stands out by virtue of his recent win here. He followed that up with a close-up fourth in a handicap over C&D three weeks ago and gets the vote. Qaraqum wasn't far behind the selection last month and should make a race of it once again, but Yellow Printer looks stuck on his current mark and will probably find at least a couple too good. Princess Willow has scope for improvement and could figure on the evidence of her earlier second at Lingfield.
Qaraqum (USA) 9-2 (8-13) Always towards rear, 9th of 14, 14l behind Caldermud (9-7) at Salisbury 7f hcp 0-60 (6) gd.
Shaws Diamond (USA) 13-2 (8-12) Chased leader far side, ridden and kept on inside final furlong, 4th of 14, 1 1/2l behind Dixie Gwalia (8-10) at Yarmouth 6f hcp 0-60 (6) gd.
Yellow Printer 4-1fav (9-3) Chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 3rd of 12, 4 1/2l behind Valley Tiger (8-12) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp (6) pol.
Anrheg 15-2 (8-13) Close up, pushed along halfway, stayed on final furlong, 4th of 14, 9l behind Caldermud (9-7) at Salisbury 7f hcp 0-60 (6) gd.
Demoiselle Bond 40-1 (8-5) Raced wide close up, ridden halfway, soon weakened, last of 8, 12l behind Micky P (9-2) at Kempton 6f hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Sep.
Emerald Royal 33-1 (8-9) Dwelt mid-division, ridden halfway, weaked 2f out, soon eased, last of 14, 40l behind Titan Diamond (8-3) at Lingfield 7f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Feb.
Harvest Mist (IRE) 16-1 (9-1) Dwelt, in rear, ridden over 2f out, kept on and no impression, 8th of 17, 6l behind El Dececy (8-13) at Bath 6f hcp 0-58 (6) gd.
Khaki (IRE) 16-1 (9-0) Mid-division on inside, effort and ridden over 2f out, chased leaders over 1f out, stayed on on same pace inside final furlong,, 4th of 13, 4l behind Makyaal (9-0) at Kempton 1m stks 0-55 (6) pol.
Love Nest 3-1fav (9-1) Tracked leaders early, mid-division, headway over 1f out, not much room inside final furlong, stayed on, 4th of 12, 2 3/4l behind Fedora (9-0) at Kempton 7f hcp (6) pol.
Miss Villefranche 17-2 (9-1) Held up in touch, headway over 2f out, chased leaders approaching final furlong, never able to challenge, 4th of 15, 4 1/2l behind Ippi N Tombi (8-5) at Yarmouth 1m hcp 0-60 (6) sft in Aug.
Princess Willow 14-1 (9-1) Reared and went left start, took keen hold, soon in mid-division, weakened approaching final 2f, 9th of 12, 8l behind Vhujon (9-1) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-58 (6) pol.
Queen's Choice (IRE) 20-1 (8-3) Dwelt always in rear, last of 13, 27l behind Without Prejudice (9-5) at Leicester 7f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Sep.
Sylas Ings 11-1 (8-11) Mid-division, under pressure over 2f out, soon beaten, 9th of 11, 23l behind Saskia's Dream (9-7) at Lingfield 7f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Jul.
Treasure Act 10-1 (8-12) Led, headed 4f out, chased winner until over 3f out, weakened over 2f out, 5th of 7, 19l behind Indian Mist (8-12) at Windsor 1m mdn stks (5) gf.