Annaley My Darling made the frame again at Wolverhampton last time but was still beaten five lengths. Sally Bruce went close in a maiden at Kempton last month and Prom Dress finished third in similar company over 7f back in January. HAWSIES DREAM looks to have the stronger form on her efforts in handicaps and she gets the nod with Paul Hanagan's booking taking the eye. Angels Calling is only 2lb higher than last year's win at Ffos Las and could prove the biggest threat to the selection.
Annaley My Darling (IRE) 10-11fav (8-7) Tracked winner, ridden and not quicken over 1f out, no extra and lost 2nd inside final furlong, 3rd of 4, 5l behind La Sylphe (8-13) at Wolverhampton 5f 3yo sell stks (6) pol in Mar.
Prom Dress 5-1 (8-12) Tracked leaders, effort 2f out, ridden and lost place over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 7, 6l behind Byroness (8-13) at Kempton 7f fll hcp (5) pol in Feb.
Angels Calling 20-1 (8-11) Led, ridden and headed over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 7, 6l behind Intrigo (9-5) at Lingfield 7f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) pol.
Hawsies Dream 16-1 (8-9) Led, ridden over 2f out, headed over 1f out, kept on one pace, 4th of 6, 3l behind Admiralofthesea (9-6) at Kempton 6f 3yo stks 0-65 (6) pol.
Trymyluck 33-1 (9-5) Raced centre tracked leader, ridden 3f out, led centre trio over 1f out, kept on same pace, 4th of 13, 8l behind Keep Calm (9-7) at Yarmouth 1m 2yo hcp 0-60 (6) hvy in Oct.
Poetic Belle 8-1 (8-9) Tracked leader until over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 13, 4 1/2l behind Shahrazad (9-8) at Kempton 7f stks 0-55 (6) pol.
Sally Bruce 9-2 (8-3) Slowly into stride, held up, headway on inside over 2f out, went 2nd over 1f out, ridden to narrow lead inside final furlong, headed close home, 2nd of 4, nk behind Friendship Is Love (8-9) at Kempton 6f mdn auc stks (6) pol in Mar.
Fossa 8-1 (8-9) Soon led, hung left and headed over 1f out, weakened final 100 yards, 7th of 8, 4 1/2l behind Idle Curiosity (8-7) at Kempton 7f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol.
Royal Betty 66-1 (8-12) Prominent, ridden to challenge over 2f out, soon weakened, 13th of 14, 40l behind Banovallum (9-3) at Folkestone 7f 2yo mdn (5) gf in Sep.
Eton Miss (IRE) 33-1 (8-6) Slowly away always in rear, last of 6, 27l behind Riskit Fora Biskit (8-6) at Lingfield 6f mdn auc stks (6) pol in Feb.