Formerly trained in France, Restiadargent's form tapered off after an eye-catching third behind Black Cavier in the Diamond Jubilee at Ascot. If new trainer Willie Haggas has her anywhere near that level on her return to action, she's clearly the one to beat. However, a chance is taken that SOUND OF GUNS can take advantage of today's weight concession and come out best as she has strong claims on last season's third in the Flying Childers at Doncaster. She had Hoyam behind on that occasion but a bigger threat could come from lightly-raced Irish raider Scream Blue Murder, a runner-up in Listed company last time to the high-class sprinter Maarek.
Chilli Green 80-1 (8-11) Awkwardly away, keen in touch in last place, ridden and no impreesion final 2f, last of 5, 12l behind Producer (9-2) at Leicester 7f Listed Stakes (4yo+) (1) gf in Apr.
Picabo (IRE) 9-1 (8-7) Held up towards rear stand side group, headway 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 7th of 20, 2 1/2l behind Doc Hay (8-11) at Doncaster 6f hcp (2) gd in Sep.
Restiadargent (FR) (8-8) 9th of 15, 12l behind Myasun (8-11) at Maisons-Laffitte(FR) 6f Grp 3 (1) hvy in Nov.
Hoyam 25-1 (8-2) Raced stand side in rear, ridden 2f out, kept on final furlong, never a factor, 8th of 17, 7l behind Sole Power (9-0) at Newmarket 5f Grp 3 (1) gf.
Lasilia (IRE) 40-1 (8-13) Took keen hold, held up and always towards rear, no progress over 1f out, 10th of 13, 7l behind Riskit Fora Biskit (8-3) at Sandown 5f 3yo hcp 0-100 (2) gd in Apr.
Miss Diva 14-1 (8-11) Steadied and switched right after start, held up in rear on rails, hampered well over 1f out, weakened soon after, last of 13, 9l behind Riskit Fora Biskit (8-3) at Sandown 5f 3yo hcp 0-100 (2) gd in Apr.
Scream Blue Murder (IRE) 16-1 (8-8) Chased leaders, 5th halfway and soon ridden along, went 2nd early final furlong and kept on same pace under pressure, no chance with winner, 2nd of 9, 1 1/2l behind Maarek (10-0) at Naas 5f Listed stks (1) sft in Apr.
Sound Of Guns 20-1 (8-12) Dwelt held up, headway over 2f out, effort when bumped and hampered over 1f out, not recover, 7th of 14, 14l behind Hot Snap (8-12) at Newmarket 7f 3yo fll Grp 3 (1) gd in Apr.