Dream Walker is 7lb higher than when scoring at Ayr in September but handles soft ground and went close at Yarmouth off today's mark last week. He's a leading contender and is preferred to Victoire De Lyphar, who carries a double penalty having won over track and trip before scoring at Newcastle on Tuesday. Stablemates Penny Garcia and Bachotheque have form on today's surface and so does Torchlighter, though Johnny Cavagin makes more appeal on his latest second to Manchestar at Doncaster. DUBAI HILLS is better known for his exploits at Southwell but can race off a 17lb lower mark back on turf. David O'Meara's charge won off a higher rating over course and distance in 2012 and gets the nod.
Dream Walker (FR) 5-2fav (9-7) Held up, headway and edged left over 2f out, went 2nd inside final furlong, ran on, no impression, 2nd of 7, 3/4l behind Sir Mike (9-7) at Yarmouth 1m hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Apr.
Dubai Hills 9-4 (9-7) Close up, pushed along 4f out, ridden 3f out, kept on same pace, 4th of 6, 14l behind Frontier Fighter (9-6) at Southwell 7f hcap (2) fbs in Mar.
Victoire De Lyphar (IRE) 4-1 (9-13) Chased leaders, headway into 3rd 3f out, stayed on into 2nd inside final furlong, soon ridden, led final 100 yards, kept on well, won at Newcastle 7f hcp 0-75 (5) sft in Apr beating Orbit The Moon (8-12) by 1l, 7 ran.
Piceno (IRE) 28-1 (8-11) Raced keenly, sooin chasing leader, led 5f out until approaching final 3f, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 7th of 9, 13l behind Kung Hei Fat Choy (9-2) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-80 (4) pol in Apr.
Rocket Ronnie (IRE) 20-1 (9-2) Behind, pushed along over 3f out, ridden over 1f out, never dangerous, 9th of 17, 9l behind Ansaab (9-7) at Pontefract 1m hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Apr.
Xilerator (IRE) 20-1 (8-8) Slowly away, always behind, last of 11, 14l behind Music In The Rain (9-2) at Catterick 7f hcp 0-90 (3) gd in Apr.
Penny Garcia 7-1 (9-0) Close up, ridden 3f out, weakened over 1f out, lost 4th near finish, last of 5, 16l behind Broughtons Charm (8-10) at Southwell 7f hcp 0-85 (4) fbs in Apr.
Johnny Cavagin 16-1 (8-10) Tracked leaders far side group, led that group over 2f out, kept on and headed towards finish, 2nd of 19, 1 3/4l behind Manchestar (8-9) at Doncaster 7f hcp 0-85 (4) sft in Mar.
Bachotheque (IRE) 25-1 (8-7) Mid-division, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 10th of 12, 8l behind Lancelot Du Lac (9-7) at York 6f 3yo hcp 0-95 (3) gd in Sep.
Torchlighter (IRE) 16-1 (8-13) Raced centre, prominent, ridden when weakened over 1f out, 8th of 10, 12l behind Muwaary (8-8) at Newbury 7f 3yo hcp 0-100 (2) gs in Apr.