Apollo D'Negro is chasing a hat trick after winning both starts this year and may not have finished yet, while Kempton maiden winner Echo Ridge could figure on her reappearance and handicap debut. Hoover is dropping down a grade for his turf debut and Native Picture beat a subsequent winner at Brighton last month and could go close. Sluggsy Morant is yet another to consider in an open contest, but a chance is taken on VICONA, who scored at Bath a fortnight ago despite running green and looks capable of further progress.
Apollo D'negro (IRE) 9-2 (9-4) Slowly into stride, tracked leaders in 4th, ridden to lead over 1f out, edged left and headed narrowly inside final furlong, rallied to regain lead post, won at Kempton 6f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Apr deadheating with Captain Noble (9-4), 11 ran.
Echo Ridge (IRE) 7-2 (9-0) Mid-division, ridden over 2f out, headway entering final furlong, ran on to lead final strides, won at Kempton 6f 2yo mdn fll (5) pol in Nov beating Fairy Familiar (9-0) by 3/4l, 8 ran.
Hoover 5-1 (8-12) Prominent, went 2nd after 1f, ridden and no impression when dropped to 3rd 1f out, stayed on same pace, 3rd of 6, 4 1/2l behind Ceffyl Gwell (8-8) at Kempton 6f 3yo hcp (4) pol in Mar.
Native Picture (IRE) 11-4fav (9-6) Led, headed over 4f out, tracked leaders, ridden and every chance over 1f out, driven to lead inside final furlong, won at Brighton 6f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Apr beating Shostakovich (9-6) by 1 1/4l, 8 ran.
Sluggsy Morant 5-1fav (9-1) Steadied start, held up mid-division, effort when not much room 2f out, switched left over 1f out and again not much room, ridden inside final furlong, stayed on well to take 2nd towards finish, 2nd of 14, 1 1/4l behind Black Annis Bower (9-3) at Nottingham 5f 2yo hcp 0-70 (5) hvy in Nov.
Goodwood Treasure 16-1 (8-12) Mid-division, weakened 2f out, 13th of 14, 16l behind Jolah (8-8) at Brighton 6f 2yo hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Sep.
Vicona (IRE) 8-11fav (8-12) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, effort to lead over 1f out, found extra when challenged inside final furlong, won at Bath 6f 3yo fll stks (4) fm in Apr beating Rohlindi (8-12) by 1/2l, 7 ran.
Roman Strait 11-2 (9-6) Held up mid-division and keen, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 11, 6l behind Coax (9-7) at Beverley 7f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) gf.
Putin (IRE) 20-1 (9-1) Led 1f, chased leader until 3f out, ridden over 2f out, soon weakened, 8th of 12, 11l behind Picabo (8-12) at Windsor 6f hcp 0-75 2yo (5) gf in Oct.
Fairy Tales 12-1 (9-0) In touch, ridden halfway, weakened over 1f out, 6th of 8, 10l behind Native Picture (9-6) at Brighton 6f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Apr.
One Cool Chick 100-1 (8-9) Held up in touch, under pressure over 2f out, soon weakened, 10th of 12, 16l behind L'Ami Louis (9-0) at Salisbury 6f mdn stks (5) fm.