SHAFAANI has the strongest form by some margin and is hard to oppose. Clive Brittain's filly returned to action with a creditable fourth in Listed company here last month and is well clear of the others with an official rating. They include Hornboy, who should improve on his recent reappearance at Kempton. Puteri Nur Laila is more exposed but still looks likely to finish thereabouts while Wildcrafting could prove best of the less experienced runners on her reappearance.
Dividend Dan (IRE) 33-1 (8-11) In touch, pushed along over 2f out, kept on same pace final 2f, 7th of 14, 11l behind Birdlover (8-4) at Kempton 7f 2yo mdn auc stks (5) pol in Oct.
Half Turn 66-1 (9-5) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, not troubled leaders, 3rd of 4, 7l behind Bright Strike (9-5) at Lingfield 7f 3yo mdn stks (5) pol in Mar.
Hornboy 11-8fav (8-13) Tracked leading pair on inside, pushed along and not quicken 2f out, ridden over 1f out, stayed on to 2nd inside final furlong, no impression, 2nd of 12, 1 1/4l behind Endorsing (8-13) at Kempton 7f mdn auc stks (5) pol in Mar.
Puteri Nur Laila (IRE) 4-1 (9-0) Raced along on near side rail, led until ridden and headed approaching final furlong, weakened quickly inside final furlong, 6th of 8, 12l behind Take The Lead (9-0) at Leicester 6f 2yo flls mdn auc stks (5) sft in Oct.
Shafaani 66-1 (8-10) Led 2f, ridden to lead again 2f out, headed inside final furlong, no extra close up, 4th of 12, 1 1/2l behind Teophilip (9-1) at Lingfield 7f Listed Stakes (3yo) (1) pol in Mar.
Wildcrafting 16-1 (9-0) Soon led, ridden and headed over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 11th of 12, 10l behind Spokeswoman (9-0) at Kempton 6f 2yo mdn fll (5) pol in Sep.