Towy Boy may once more threaten to win before failing to do so as DICHOH gets the vote to land the last; Purus, Admirals Way and Easy Wonder are others to consider in a trappy affair. Our pick is thoroughly exposed and therefore hides nothing from the assessor but he's at least reliable and that counts for plenty in this type of affair. Not only that, he has the assistance of the more than capable Simon Walker in the plate and has won here, albeit over slightly further. Ground conditions suit and he should go close. Purus is another who makes more appeal than he perhaps might once one has looked at the jockey bookings. He's not won since 2007 but is thrown in on old form and has Joshua Moore is one of the more able pilots riding here and that alone could see him surprise a few. Admirals Way is a more solid proposition having taken a close second last time. That effort was at Southwell but his sole success came on similar ground to this at Yarmouth and a 3lb higher mark shouldn't prevent a bold show. Easy Wonder is a 22-race turf maiden but is in good enough heart to be considered for each-way players, Fine Silk hasn't yet won a race but is less exposed than most and should be suited by stepping back up in distance while Foxtrot Bravo is another yet to have scored and is confidently opposed as he looks to lack the gears for this trip. This is wide open but Dichoh is in good form, has a top pilot on board, and therefore gets the vote.
Fine Silk (USA) 16-1 (8-13) Chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 5th of 11, 2 1/2l behind Mercers Row (9-3) at Beverley 5f 3yo & 4yo mdn (5) gf.
Dichoh 8-1 (9-4) Held up, ridden 3f out, kept on to go 4th inside final furlong, never dangerous, 4th of 6, 6l behind Monashee Rock (9-2) at Brighton 1m hcp 0-65 (6) gf.
Purus (IRE) 16-1 (8-13) In touch, ridden 2f out, soon weakened, last of 10, 19l behind Space Station (9-7) at Lingfield 7f hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Annes Rocket (IRE) 17-2 (8-9) Slowly away, always behind, 10th of 13, 11l behind Bidable (8-11) at Warwick 1m app hcp 0-60 (6) gd.
Lady Vivien 14-1 (9-2) Slowly into stride, raced far side, chased leaders, hard driven halfway, weakened over 1f out, 11th of 16, 11l behind Mey Blossom (9-7) at Thirsk 5f hcp 0-65 (6) gd.
Towy Boy (IRE) 12-1 (8-13) Took keen hold, soon tracked leader, led 3f out, still 3 lengths ahead when ridden over 1f out, weakened and headed well inside final furlong, lost 2nd close home, 3rd of 11, 2 1/2l behind Bold Diva (9-3) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Eye For The Girls 9-1 (9-8) Behind, headway on outside over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, never going pace to reach leaders, 7th of 15, 6l behind Prime Circle (9-8) at Lingfield 7f hcp 0-55 (6) gs.
Binnion Bay (IRE) 25-1 (8-9) Slowly into stride, always behind, 13th of 14, 11l behind Touch of Style (8-6) at Goodwood 1m 1f hcp 0-70 (5) gd.
Admirals Way 50-1 (8-4) Held up behind, headway over 2f out, ridden to chase leaders over 1f out, stayed on to challenge and every chance inside final furlong, just failed, 2nd of 10, hd behind Celtic Step (9-2) at Southwell 1m hcp 0-60 (6) fbs.
Like For Like (IRE) 12-1 (8-13) Chased leaders, pushed along halfway, weakened over 1f out, 9th of 11, 4 1/2l behind Elusive Ronnie (8-12) at Kempton 5f hcp 0-50 (7) pol in Nov.
Boundless Applause 40-1 (8-8) Mid-divsion, outpaced from 3f out, 13th of 16, 17l behind Secret City (8-10) at Nottingham 6f app hcp 0-60 (6) gf in May.
Dynamo Dave (USA) 20-1 (7-12) Never better than mid-division, 7th of 10, 10l behind Croeso Cusan (8-11) at Warwick 1m app hcp 0-60 (6) gd.
Foxtrot Bravo (IRE) 13-2 (8-6) Led until over 6f out, under pressure ove 3f out, challenging when hung left over 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 3rd of 5, 5l behind Inquisitress (8-6) at Brighton 1m 2f hcp 0-65 (6) gf.
Easy Wonder (GER) 40-1 (8-13) Took keen hold, held up in last trio, headway under pressure over 1f out, went 4th and no impression final furlong, 4th of 10, 7l behind Miss Kitty Grey (8-8) at Yarmouth 7f hcp 0-60 (6) gd.