Folkestone winner Gems looks worth opposing under a penalty but there are possibilities about Dimashq, 3lb lower than when successful in this in 2009 under Wendy Gibson, and Tasman Tiger. Serena Brotherton boasts a 33 per cent strike rate riding on turf this year and clearly hasn't had her confidence affected by a tumble at York on Saturday. Her mount here may still have some scope though was a long way behind December at Catterick earlier this month. Golden Future is knocking on the door but chaser Wind Shuffle may have too much weight and Bright Sparky appears to have gone off the boil. ROYAL PREMIER is well handicapped on his best form and will appreciate the likely strong pace in this - he gets a tentative vote with Phillipa Tutty decent value for her 5lb claim.
Gems 3-1fav (9-4) Made all, ridden 2f out, pressed approaching final furlong, found extra inside final furlong, gamely, won at Folkestone 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) gf beating Vinces (9-2) by 1 3/4l, 7 ran.
Wind Shuffle (GER) 25-1 (8-4) Led, headed over 4f out, switched to race standside over 2f out, soon weakened, 6th of 7, 20l behind Bollin Felix (9-7) at Hamilton 1m 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gs in Jul.
Hi Dancer 7-1 (8-11) Tracked leaders, ridden 3f out, outpaced 2f out, kept on final furlong, 5th of 7, 7l behind Jackday (9-3) at Ripon 2m hcp 0-75 (5) gd.
December 16-1 (9-7) Led, ridden and headed 2f out, kept on same pace, 2nd of 5, 3 1/2l behind King Of The Celts (8-11) at Catterick 1m 4f mdn stks (5) gf.
Tropical Duke (IRE) 7-1 (8-4) Held up in last pair, headway over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 8th of 12, 6l behind Petsas Pleasure (8-4) at Redcar 1m 1f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in May.
Golden Future 13-2 (8-5) Always prominent, ridden and hung right over 2f out, every chance inside final furlong, held near finish, 2nd of 10, 1l behind Ghufa (9-4) at Musselburgh 1m 5f hcp 0-65 (6) gd.
Barton Bounty 16-1 (8-1) Steadied start, pulled hard in rear, always behind, last of 8, 16l behind Judicious (9-2) at Beverley 1m 2f hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Talk of Saafend (IRE) 16-1 (10-11) In touch and keen, ridden and weakened 2f out, 9th of 10, 20l behind Wrecking Crew (10-4) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f am hcp 0-55 (6) pol in May.
Bright Sparky (GER) 20-1 (8-5) In touch in mid-division, ridden over 4f out, soon weakened, 14th of 15, well behind John Forbes (8-13) at Doncaster 1m 7f app hcp 0-70 (5) gs.
Tasman Tiger 16-1 (9-7) Held up in touch, went 3rd over 3f out, soon ridden, no impression, 3rd of 5, 13l behind King Of The Celts (8-11) at Catterick 1m 4f mdn stks (5) gf.
Royal Premier (IRE) 25-1 (8-2) Tracked leaders, ridden over 3f out, weakened over 2f out, 11th of 15, 18l behind No Time For Tears (7-12) at Nottingham 1m 6f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in May.
Sacco D'oro 25-1 (7-11) Mid-division, lost place over 4f out, no impression after, some late headway, 8th of 12, 8l behind Kenyan Cat (9-5) at Chester 1m 2f fll hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Dimashq 20-1 (8-1) In rear, some headway 2f out, kept on same pace, never near leaders, 4th of 8, 16l behind Visions Of Johanna (8-1) at Catterick 1m 4f Classified Claiming Stakes (0-75) (4yo+) (6) gd in May.
Orpen Bid (IRE) 100-1 (8-7) Held up behind leaders, ridden over 4f out, no chance when going remote 3rd over 3f out until inside final furlong, 4th of 7, 33l behind Three White Socks (8-10) at Southwell 1m 6f hcp 0-60 (6) fbs.