Aktia won three times last season but the handicapper appeared to catch up with her here on her final start and she might need this. Lunar Victory was a fair third at Kempton on his reappearance and has claims, while Shallow Bay proved a progressive sort last year and was a close-up second to Warlu Way on his return to action at Windsor. Vita Nova is defending an unbeaten record and has scope for further improvement but the assessor looks to have given a chance to ELLEMUJIE, who is only 3lb higher than when successful on similar ground over C&D just under a year ago and ran well in a couple of starts over inadequate trips last month.
Tindaro (FR) 20-1 (8-5) last of 19, 41l behind Loonora (8-9) at Longchamp(FR) 1m 4f hcap sft in Oct.
Mr Willis 40-1 (8-11) Dwelt in rear, headway over 2f out, ridden and every chance over 1f out, one pace final furlong, 7th of 12, 11l behind Times Up (9-10) at Newmarket 1m 4f hcp 0-105 (2) gf.
Aktia (IRE) 5-1 (9-11) In rear, not troubled leaders, 8th of 12, 14l behind Calatrava Cape (9-8) at Newmarket 1m 4f flls hcp 0-95 (3) gd in Sep.
Lunar Victory (USA) 13-2 (8-12) Towards rear, ridden over 2f out, headway over 1f out, edged right and went 3rd 1f out, 3rd of 15, 4 1/2l behind Cosmic Sun (9-0) at Kempton 1m 3f hcp 0-105 (2) pol in Apr.
Vita Nova (IRE) 5-2fav (9-3) Held up, headway to track leaders over 4f out, short of room on stands' side rail over 3f out, ridden to lead approaching 1f out, ran on, won at Salisbury 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) sft in Aug beating Valid Reason (9-3) by 4l, 7 ran.
Snoqualmie Star 12-1 (9-2) Took keen hold and soon held up in mid-division, headway 3f out, weakened over 2f out, 10th of 13, 19l behind Sunny Game (8-9) at Epsom Downs 1m 4f hcp 0-95 (3) gd in Apr.
Shallow Bay 3-1fav (9-7) Led, ridden over 1f out, stayed on under pressure inside final furlong, headed close home, 2nd of 9, nk behind Warlu Way (9-0) at Windsor 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) gf.
Ellemujie 33-1 (8-7) Raced center in touch, ridden 3f out, kept on inside final furlong, 5th of 19, 7l behind Green Destiny (8-11) at Newmarket 1m 1f hcap (2) gf in Apr.
Incendo 9-2 (9-7) Dwelt, held up towards rear, headway over 3f out, led over 2f out, ridden and headed 1f out, no extra, 2nd of 7, 2 3/4l behind Bullet Man (8-12) at Doncaster 1m 4f hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Apr.
Ramona Chase 12-1 (8-6) Slowly into stride, took keen hold in last trio, headway from 3f out, stayed on from over 1f out, went 3rd close home, 3rd of 13, 5l behind Spanish Duke (9-6) at Epsom Downs 1m 2f hcp 0-105 (2) gd in Apr.
First Post (IRE) 20-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, ridden and every chance 2f out, chased winner over 1f out, not quicken and lost 2nd final 100 yards, 3rd of 18, 1 1/2l behind Nelson's Bounty (9-3) at Ascot 1m hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Apr.
Significant Move 12-1 (9-1) Held up in touch, hard driven to challenge over 2f out, faded final furlong, 9th of 15, 11l behind Modun (9-6) at Newbury 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Apr.