The hard to predict Royal Bajan is upped 6lb for his recent win at Southwell while Ring For Baileys has an 8lb rise to contend with after her easy victory at Wolverhampton. Forest Edge won a lower grade race at Bath last month but is open to further progress along with fellow three-year-old, Blanc De Chine, who popped-up at a big price last time. ALASKAN BULLET only won a seller on his latest start at Wolverhampton but did so by five lengths and given he began this season on a 12lb higher mark, he gets the tentative vote to follow-up here.
Royal Bajan (USA) 14-1 (8-12) Proinent, led halfway, ridden and ran on final furlong, won at Southwell 5f hcp 0-85 (4) fbs beating Drawnfromthepast (9-3) by 1 3/4l, 11 ran.
Island Legend (IRE) 33-1 (8-13) Pressed leader, lost place over 1f out, soon ridden, weakened well inside final furlong, 9th of 12, 6l behind Ubetterbegood (9-6) at Kempton 5f hcp 0-95 (3) pol.
Alaskan Bullet (IRE) 4-6fav (9-3) Steadied start, held up in mid-diviison and always travelling well, smooth headway on outside halfway, chased clear leader over 1f out, closed inside final furlong, soon led and clear, won at Wolverhampton 5f sell stks (6) pol beating Powerful Wind (9-9) by 5l, 12 ran.
Six Wives 8-1 (9-4) Chased leaders, ridden halfway, kept on inside final furlong, 4th of 11, 6l behind Royal Bajan (8-12) at Southwell 5f hcp 0-85 (4) fbs.
Blanc De Chine (IRE) 16-1 (9-0) Chased clear leader, closed inside final furlong, driven and ran on to lead final 50 yards, held on, won at Wolverhampton 5f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Oct beating Macdillon (8-10) by nk, 11 ran.
Forest Edge (IRE) 7-1 (9-5) Made all, set strong pace, clear halfway, hard ridden inside final furlong, all out, just held on, won at Bath 6f hcp 0-75 (5) sft in Oct beating Gull Rock (8-9) by shd, 9 ran.
Ring For Baileys 9-2 (9-5) Made vitually all, ridden over 1f out, ran on well, won at Wolverhampton 5f hcp 0-70 (5) pol beating Above The Stars (8-9) by 3l, 13 ran.
Rylee Mooch 7-1 (8-6) Close up, ridden halfway, kept on one pace, 6th of 11, 8l behind Royal Bajan (8-12) at Southwell 5f hcp 0-85 (4) fbs.
Fathom Five (IRE) 5-1 (9-2) In rear, ridden halfway, kept on final furlong, never a factor, 6th of 10, 3l behind Sonko (9-7) at Lingfield 5f hcp 0-75 (5) pol.