Of the four course and distance winners facing the starter, Prigsnov Dancer possibly makes most appeal though he was beaten off today's mark at Catterick last week. We'll take a chance on VERUS DELICIA, who should now be approaching peak fitness after three runs this term. She wasn't far behind Lees Anthem when second on similar going at Redcar in the autumn and is better off at the weights now. Niceonemyson dead-heated for third in that race but is now 6lb worse off. Indian Affair disappointed last time but is capable of better and Queen Hermione will have needed her recent comeback and is also worth a market check.
Indian Affair 7-2fav (9-4) Tracked leader, ridden over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 7th of 11, 6l behind Black Truffle (8-2) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Apr.
Prigsnov Dancer (IRE) 17-2 (9-3) Held up mid-division, ridden over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, 4th of 12, 2 1/4l behind Cadeaux Pearl (9-2) at Catterick 6f hcp 0-65 (6) sft.
Queen Hermione (IRE) 8-1 (8-1) Dwelt, behind, pushed along halfway, never dangerous, 8th of 9, 7l behind Heartsong (8-9) at Nottingham 6f hcp 0-75 (5) sft.
Niceonemyson 6-1 (8-13) Raced far side, in touch, effort over 1f out, staying on same pace when short of room closing stages, 8th of 15, 3l behind M J Woodward (8-6) at Carlisle 5f hcp 0-70 (5) gd in May.
Verus Delicia (IRE) 12-1 (9-0) Started very slowly, outpaced, 9th of 11, 12l behind Pettochside (9-4) at Chepstow 6f hcp 0-70 (5) sft in May.
Trending (IRE) 16-1 (8-7) Held up in touch in mid-division, pushed along in 6th and outpaced over 2f out, no real progress final furlong, 6th of 9, 7l behind Clearing (9-0) at Lingfield 6f hacp 0-70 (5) pol in May.
Red Cape (FR) 12-1 (8-7) Held up towards rear, ridden over 1f out, soon weakened, 8th of 9, 13l behind Take The Lead (8-3) at Catterick 6f hcp 0-75 (5) sft in May.
Lees Anthem 4-1 (8-8) Dwelt, led after 1f, ridden 2f out, headed entering final furlong, kept on one pace, 3rd of 5, 1 3/4l behind Harrogate Fair (9-3) at Newcastle 5f hcp 0-70 (5) sft in May.
Borough Boy (IRE) 7-1 (9-10) Slowly into stride, pulled hard towards rear, headway over 1f out, ran on inside final furlong, never reached winner, 2nd of 10, 3/4l behind Kasbhom (9-6) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp (0-55) (6) pol in Jan.
Divertimenti (IRE) 20-1 (8-13) With leader, led over 3f out, ridden and edged left over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, not pace of winner final 100 yards, 2nd of 11, 2l behind Pick A Little (9-10) at Southwell 6f hcp (0-55) (6) fbs in Jan.
Reginald Claude 6-1 (8-2) Held up in mid-division on inside, pushed along and outpaced over 2f out, struggling and no chance after, last of 9, 8l behind Clearing (9-0) at Lingfield 6f hacp 0-70 (5) pol in May.
Avonmore Star 9-1 (9-3) Reared start, behind stands' side, ridden over 1f out, stayed on under pressure inside final furlong, went 4th towards finish, never nearer, 4th of 14, 7l behind Prigsnov Dancer (8-13) at Nottingham 6f app hcp 0-60 (6) gd in May.
Song of Rowland (IRE) 100-1 (8-3) Always towards rear, last of 9, 19l behind Crisis Averted (9-7) at Wolverhampton 5f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Mar.
Black Truffle 4-1 (8-9) Took keen hold chasing leaders on inside, ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 3rd of 9, 4 1/2l behind Clearing (9-0) at Lingfield 6f hacp 0-70 (5) pol in May.
Errigal Lad 18-1 (8-0) Behind stands side, ridden over 1f out, never dangerous, 9th of 11, 7l behind Dawn Catcher (9-4) at Nottingham 5f hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Apr.
Colourbearer (IRE) 4-1 (9-6) Soon led, headed over 3f out, chased winner, ridden 2f out, stayed on one pace and lost 2 places near finish, 4th of 8, 3/4l behind Top Cop (9-2) at Wolverhampton 6f hacp 0-70 (5) pol in Apr.
Elle West 20-1 (8-2) Held up towards rear, headway over 2f out, no extra inside final furlong, 5th of 11, 10l behind Sakhalin Star (8-12) at Doncaster 7f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) hvy in May.