Purcell's Bridge won at Carlisle last month while Daasij has won twice over 3m1f at Ayr this season, though is taking on slightly better opposition now. Talkin Sence isn't without a chance while Dawn Commander was third in decent company at ascot earlier this month, but only just ahead of fifth ARKOSE. The pair meet on identical terms here but we fancy Oliver Sherwood's charge to come out on top over this longer trip as he's already won twice over 3m2f and Thomas Garner can still claim 3lb. Kris Cross looks the pick of Lucinda Russell's two entries but has been hard to predict recently.
Dawn Commander (GER) 16-1 (10-13) In touch, outpaced after 3 out, stayed on before last, kept on flat, went 3rd close home, 3rd of 12, 4l behind Regal Presence (9-11) at Ascot 3m cnd hcp hdl 0-135 (3) gd.
Arkose (IRE) 12-1 (11-0) Chased leaders, mistake 3rd, pushed along in 4th before 2 out, challenged in 2nd 2 out, lost 2nd and hit last, kept on same pace flat, 5th of 12, 4 1/2l behind Regal Presence (9-11) at Ascot 3m cnd hcp hdl 0-135 (3) gd.
Kris Cross (IRE) 66-1 (11-4) Held up in rear, pushed along after 8th, well beaten after 4 out, pulled up before next, in a race won by At Fishers Cross (11-4) at Aintree 3m nov hdl Grade 1 (1) gs, 9 ran.
Ryton Runner (IRE) 9-1 (9-13) Chased leaders, ridden after 4 out, weakened next, 7th of 10, 30l behind Monetary Fund (10-13) at Musselburgh 3m hcp hdl 0-140 (3) sft in Jan.
Purcell's Bridge (FR) 11-2 (10-11) Held up towards rear, headway before 2 out on outer, led 2 out, clear before last, kept on, won at Carlisle 3m 1f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gd in Mar beating Hurraboru (11-7) by 1l, 13 ran.
Sun Cloud (IRE) 7-1 (10-11) Held up towards rear, headway 5th, weakened 3 out, 6th of 13, well behind Beeves (11-0) at Ayr 3m hcp hdl 0-135 (3) gs in Mar.
Talkin Sence (IRE) 15-2 (10-9) Towards rear, never a factor, 7th of 9, 33l behind Sixty Something (11-12) at Market Rasen 3m hcp hdl 0-130 (3) sft in Mar.
The Red Laird 15-2 (11-11) Led until after 1st, prominent, not fluent and reminder 7th, ridden next, weakened after 3 out, soon pulled up, in a race won by Madame Allsorts (10-9) at Warwick 3m 1f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) sft in Mar, 7 ran.
Flying Doctor 20-1 (10-11) Held up mid-division, weakened from 3 out, 8th of 9, 39l behind Pudsey House (10-2) at Kelso 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gs.
Daasij (IRE) 7-1 (11-6) Held up towards rear, headway before 4 out to chase leaders, ridden to challenge last, kept on to lead towards finish, won at Ayr 3m hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gs in Mar beating See The Legend (9-10) by nk, 14 ran.
Too Cool To Fool (IRE) 16-1 (10-4) In rear, not fluent 4th, pushed along from next, ridden 6th, stayed on from 2 out, almost took 3rd, no impression on leaders, 4th of 13, 11l behind Amigo (11-12) at Ayr 3m hcp hdl 0-125 (3) gs.