MAVEN is 5lb lower than December's win at Wolverhampton with his amateur's claim taken into consideration and gets the token vote. Resplendent Light arrives on the back of a C&D win and should go well but Aviso's recent victory came in Guernsey and he'll find this tougher. Royal Etiquette has been running well without winning and Penbryn could figure with Serena Brotherton on board while Edgeworth, Moody Tunes and Sail Home are others to consider.
Maven 25-1 (8-11) Mid-division, switched outside and headway over 2f out, ridden and effort over 1f out, kept on same pace, no impression with leaders inside final furlong, 4th of 12, 3 1/2l behind Yahrab (8-8) at Thirsk 1m 4f hcp 0-80 (4) sft.
Edgeworth (IRE) 3-1fav (9-7) Took keen hold in mid-division, headway over 3f out, not clear run over 1f out, soon switched right, no impression after, stayed on same pace, 4th of 9, 2 3/4l behind Wicked Spirit (9-2) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hacp 0-70 (5) pol in Apr.
Moody Tunes 12-1 (9-1) Chased leaders until outpaced and lost place over 2f out, rallied on inside to 3rd 1f out, switched right inside final furlong, ran on to 2nd near finish, not pace of winner, 2nd of 10, 1l behind Imprimis Tagula (10-0) at Lingfield 7f Ladies Handicap (0-75) (4yo+) (5) pol.
Sail Home 16-1 (8-4) Close up, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 6th of 7, 15l behind Dragonera (9-5) at Doncaster 1m 2f fll hcp (0-85) (4yo+) (4) sft in Apr.
Guilded Warrior 20-1 (9-13) Led 1f, chased leader until ridden 2f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 10, 10l behind Imprimis Tagula (10-0) at Lingfield 7f Ladies Handicap (0-75) (4yo+) (5) pol.
Highlife Dancer 16-1 (9-0) Keen tracked leader, ridden 3f out, kept on same pace, 4th of 14, 8l behind Tilsworth Glenboy (9-9) at Nottingham 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) sft.
Larkrise Star 14-1 (8-11) Raced wide towards rear, never involved, last of 11, 11l behind Rezwaan (9-3) at Lingfield 1m hacp 0-70 (5) pol.
South Cape 14-1 (9-2) Held up mid-division, quickly lost place and restrained into rear, virtually pulled up over 1f out, in a race won by Understory (9-5) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) pol, 11 ran.
Laverre (IRE) 7-2 (9-7) Tracked leading trio, weakened 3f out, 5th of 6, 9l behind Gems (8-7) at Bath 1m 5f fll hcp 0-70 (5) fm in Aug.
James Pollard (IRE) 16-1 (10-10) Mid-division, effort 2f out, one pace final furlong, 6th of 10, 3 1/2l behind Maven (10-7) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f am hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Dec.
Resplendent Light 33-1 (8-6) Tracked leaders, switched left over 2f out, kept on to lead towards finish, won at Newbury 1m 2f hcp 0-70 (5) gs beating Cairanne (8-0) by nk, 14 ran.
Aviso (GER) 28-1 (8-8) Tracked leaders and keen, ridden over 1f out, one pace and no impression, 4th of 5, 4 1/2l behind Munsarim (9-2) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f clm stks (5) pol in Apr.
Muftarres (IRE) 10-1 (9-3) In touch, ridden over 2f out, kept on same pace, 6th of 12, 5l behind Northern Fling (9-8) at Musselburgh 1m hcp 0-70 (5) gs.
Royal Etiquette (IRE) 4-1fav (9-5) Held up towards rear, headway and switched left over 2f out, ridden and switched right over 1f out, kept on to take 2nd final 100 yards, always held towards finish, 2nd of 8, 1l behind Passion Play (9-6) at Kempton 1m 4f hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Apr.
Gordon Flash 3-1fav (11-3) In rear, in touch, headway over 3f out, led over 2f out, headed over 1f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong, 2nd of 9, 2 1/2l behind Sancho Panza (9-11) at Windsor 1m 4f am hcp 0-70 (5) sft in Aug '10.
Penbryn (USA) 4-1fav (9-4) Mid-division, ridden to chase leaders inside final furlong, kept on, no impression, 5th of 14, 3 1/2l behind Rockweiller (9-3) at Kempton 1m 2f hcp 0-65 (6) pol.