A very winnable race and the vote goes to LOUISIADE ahead of Cigalas and Indian Violet. Richard Guest's Tagula gelding has had a busy and consistent time of things of late and he may appreciate a return to the turf in order to get his head back in front. His mark of 47 should be no stumbling block and with Franny Norton back in the saddle he is given the nod. This better ground may suit Saving Grace, the drop in trip will suit Carragold with David Allan a good jockey booking, whilst Positivity is just 1lb higher than his last winning mark. The drop back in trip will suit Fitzolini whilst Cigalas shaped with promise at Musselburgh on his reappearance and he looks handicapped to strike. The same applies to Fortunate Bid and along with Hansomis and Rub Of The Relic they are yet more to consider, however preference is for Louisiade.
Indian Violet (IRE) 9-2 (9-3) Tracked leaders, ridden well over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 9, 3 1/2l behind Florentia (9-0) at Bath 1m 3yo app hcp 0-70 (5) fm in Sep.
Mohawk Ridge 8-1 (9-4) Held up in rear, pushed along over 4f out, stayed on from over 1f out, never nearer, 6th of 14, 12l behind Very Well Red (9-0) at Nottingham 1m hcp 0-65 (6) sft.
Fortunate Bid (IRE) 50-1 (9-0) In rear, ridden 3f out, stayed on final furlong, never nearer, 6th of 14, 5l behind King of The Moors (9-2) at Thirsk 1m hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Hansomis (IRE) 33-1 (8-9) Towards rear far side group, weakened over 1f out, last of 16, 13l behind Viva Volta (9-0) at Newcastle 6f hcp 0-75 (5) gs in Oct.
Rub of The Relic (IRE) 25-1 (9-6) Chased leaders stands side, outpaced 2f out, stayed on final furlong, no impression, 6th of 17, 7l behind Camerooney (9-0) at Doncaster 7f ldy hcp (4) gf.
Cigalas 20-1 (9-6) Held up in rear, headway on inside over 2f out, stayed on to chase leading pair inside final furlong, no impression, 3rd of 9, 4l behind Zaplamation (9-4) at Musselburgh 1m app hcp 0-60 (6) gs.
Fitzolini 10-1 (8-4) Close up, chased winner 4f out until ridden 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 6th of 8, 7l behind Eseej (8-11) at Southwell 1m 3f hcp 0-75 (5) fbs in Mar.
Positivity 10-1 (9-1) Held up mid-division, under pressure halfway, never on terms, 6th of 11, 6l behind Tri Chara (8-10) at Southwell 7f hcp (0-55) (6) fbs.
Carragold 12-1 (9-2) Tracked leaders, under pressure over 4f out, soon weakened, eased over 1f out, 8th of 10, 40l behind Greenbelt (9-4) at Southwell 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) fbs in Jan.
Saving Grace 14-1 (8-4) Soon with winner, lost 2nd 3f out, edged right and weakened over 1f out, 8th of 14, 18l behind Very Well Red (9-0) at Nottingham 1m hcp 0-65 (6) sft.
Louisiade (IRE) 13-2 (8-6) Led, ridden and headed approaching 1f out, soon weakened, 11th of 12, 5l behind Batchworth Blaise (8-3) at Lingfield 7f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.