Multiple course and distance winner EVEN STEVENS returns to the Fibresand and gets the vote. His recent close-up fourth at Lingfield behind the progressive Tarooq is the best recent form on offer and Scott Dixon's charge is preferred to Royal Bajan. The latter has won over track and trip but recent efforts suggest he's in the handicappers' grip, although he did finish ahead of Six Wives when fourth here last month. Al Khan has been in good form over longer trips on the Polytrack and is preferred to Bubbly Ballerina and Lucky Dan, while Gladiatrix recorded a hat-trick on the Turf in October but is 9lb higher on her return.
Even Stevens 16-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, pressed leader inside final furlong, not quicken towards finish, 4th of 10, 3/4l behind Tarooq (9-0) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-100 (2) pol in Feb.
El Viento (FR) 33-1 (8-13) Held up mid-division far side group, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 13th of 20, 11l behind Tartiflette (8-5) at Doncaster 7f hcp 105 (2) gd in Nov.
Royal Bajan (USA) 10-1 (9-6) Held up mid-division, ridden over 1f out, one pace, 5th of 10, 7l behind Sandfrankskipsgo (9-3) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Mar.
Gladiatrix 2-1fav (9-6) Chased leaders, ridden to challenge over 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 3rd of 9, 3l behind Forest Edge (9-5) at Bath 6f hcp 0-75 (5) sft in Oct.
Rusty Rocket (IRE) 20-1 (9-2) Led, hung right bend into straight over 2f out, headed 2f out, weakened approaching final furlong, 7th of 11, 9l behind Aubrietia (9-13) at Southwell 6f hcp 0-85 (4) fbs in Mar.
Lost In Paris (IRE) 16-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, pushed along halfway, ridden and kept on inside final furlong, not pace of leaders in closing stages, 9th of 11, 2 1/2l behind Blanc De Chine (9-0) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Oct.
Bubbly Ballerina 16-1 (8-12) Led, ridden over 1f out, 2 lengths clear entering final furlong, headed inside final furlong, soon weakened, 8th of 11, 2 1/4l behind Al's Memory (9-6) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Mar.
Al Khan (IRE) 5-4fav (9-5) Pressed leader, led 2f out, soon ridden, headed inside final furlong, stayed on, held towards finish, 2nd of 8, nk behind Ocean Legend (9-2) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Mar.
Six Wives 25-1 (8-10) Tracked leader, led 2f out, ridden and headed inside final furlong, no extra towards finish, 4th of 10, 1 1/4l behind Sandfrankskipsgo (9-3) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Mar.
Lucky Dan (IRE) 5-1 (9-2) Prominent, ridden over 1f out, stayed on under pressure inside final furlong, 3rd of 9, 1 1/2l behind Clear Praise (9-7) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-80 (4) pol in Mar.