DANCING JEST who is a course and distance winner is our pick in this race, with Beauchamp Xiara and King's Icon likely to play a major part in the race. Dancing Jest won at Lingfield by two lengths ahead of Rocky's Pride. The form here has been franked as Rocky's Pride has gone on to score subsequently and Dancing Jest could perform well again here. Dancing Jest won at Leicester last year and Martin Dwyer may be on board another winner here. Beauchamp Xiara who's trainer Henry Candy has had some interesting winners so far this year, may have found the right handicap for his filly here. She should make some progress for her experience in five outings. Kyle of Bute and Smirfy's Silver are course and distance winners and should be regarded in this light. It is worth checking the market for these two and it may be possible to find some value. King's Icon has had some reasonably consistent outings but a recent run over two miles at Market Rasen may have bolstered stamina. However, we tentatively go for Dancing Jest in this contest.
Dream of Olwyn (IRE) 4-1fav (9-4) Close up, ridden 3f out, weakened 2f out, 8th of 13, 11l behind I'm In The Pink (9-3) at Nottingham 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) hvy in Nov.
Daniel Thomas (IRE) 9-1 (8-11) Slowly into stride, behind, wide on bend 5f out, effort on outside over 2f out, stayed on same pace, 5th of 8, 5l behind Golden Rock (9-3) at Bath 1m hcp 0-70 (5) fm.
King's Icon (IRE) 9-2 (9-0) Held up towards rear, headway 1f out, one pace, 5th of 11, 6l behind Danderek (9-4) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Apr.
Beauchamp Xiara 9-2 (8-12) Chased winner, ridden 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 4th of 8, 4l behind Maslak (8-10) at Newbury 1m 4f app hcp (5) gf.
Dancing Jest (IRE) 20-1 (8-9) Made all, pushed along over 1f out, ridden inside final furlong, ran on gamely, edged left towards finish, won at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp 0-70 (5) gf beating Rocky's Pride (9-1) by 2l, 9 ran.
Gallego 18-1 (8-2) Dwelt, always behind, 7th of 8, 21l behind Templetuohy Max (8-7) at Carlisle 1m 1f hcp 0-80 (4) gf.
Smirfy's Silver 33-1 (8-10) Led, ridden over 2f out, headed last 100 yards, no extra, 2nd of 14, 2 1/4l behind Northern Acres (8-6) at Ripon 1m 2f hcp 0-70 (5) gd.
Scamperdale 11-1 (8-13) Mid-division on inside, headway when not clearest of runs 3f out, chased leaders over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 9th of 16, 12l behind Make Amends (9-1) at Newbury 1m 2f hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Folio (IRE) 22-1 (8-10) Always behind, 10th of 16, 13l behind Make Amends (9-1) at Newbury 1m 2f hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Kyle of Bute 10-1 (9-2) Held up towards rear, headway over 3f out, soon chasing leaders, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 7th of 14, 11l behind Royal Straight (9-4) at Nottingham 1m 2f hcp 0-60 (6) gd.