ORPEN'S ART, Loose Caboose and The Geester are shortlisted in this handicap and the vote goes to Orpen's Art. Simon Callaghan's colt has plenty to recommend him as he arrives here in form after a good win at Brighton last time. He has also got course and distance winning form and the very capable Holly Hall takes 7lbs off his back. Loose Caboose could be the fly in the ointment as this filly is another who has won over the course and distance, but she was disappointing when last seen out and she is arguably better over 6f. The Geester returns to the scene of his last win and he has been in really good form of late. He wasn't beaten far at Wolverhampton last time and it will be a surprise if he doesn't make the frame. Handsinthemist would have claims on her best form but she has been well below her best of late and it could pay instead to side with Orpen's Art who looks up to getting his head in front.
Orpen's Art (IRE) 6-1 (8-7) Chased leaders, went 2nd 2f out, hampered on rail over 1f out, switched right, ran on under pressure inside final furlong, led final strides, won at Brighton 5f hcp 0-70 (5) fm beating Billy Red (9-3) by shd, 7 ran.
Loose Caboose (IRE) 3-1fav (8-7) Chased leader, ridden over 2f out, hung right over 1f out, soon weakened (hand timed), 12th of 14, 12l behind Misplaced Fortune (9-0) at Nottingham 6f app hcp 0-60 (6) fm.
Bertbrand 33-1 (9-1) Steadied start, always in the rear, 11th of 13, 24l behind Bramalea (9-1) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp (6) pol in Oct.
The Geester 5-1 (9-3) Always prominent, raced keenly, hanging right inside final furlong, kept on, 2nd of 10, 3/4l behind Monte Major (9-0) at Wolverhampton 5f hcap (6) pol in Feb.
Decider (USA) 25-1 (8-12) Close up until halfway, 7th of 9, 8l behind Guto (8-13) at Southwell 5f clm stks (6) fbs in Apr.
Whinhill House 50-1 (8-7) Chased leaders, ridden 2f out, weakened quickly over 1f out, 9th of 11, 7l behind Suhayl Star (8-13) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Apr.
Black Moma (IRE) 33-1 (7-11) Slowly into stride, soon chased leaders, ridden 2f out, lost place quickly and weakened, last of 7, 20l behind Super Frank (8-4) at Folkestone 6f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Apr.
Dickie Le Davoir 28-1 (8-4) Always in rear, last of 13, 17l behind Peter Island (8-12) at Leicester 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Apr.
The Lord 12-1 (8-8) last of 11, 13l behind Tudor Prince (8-13) at Kempton 6f hacp 0-70 (5) pol in Apr.
Bishopbriggs (USA) 28-1 (8-13) Took keen hold, always behind, 11th of 12, 11l behind What Katie Did (9-8) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Mar.
Handsinthemist (IRE) 6-1 (8-11) Mid-division, ridden halfway, weakened over 1f out, 5th of 9, 6l behind Guto (8-13) at Southwell 5f clm stks (6) fbs in Apr.
Brazilian Brush (IRE) 20-1 (8-5) Outpaced in main group, keeping on when slightly hampered inside final furlong, 6th of 10, 9l behind The Magic Blanket (8-10) at Lingfield 5f hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Mar.
Tenancy (IRE) 22-1 (9-2) Behind, headway halfway, weakend over 1f out, last of 14, 9l behind Rocketball (9-1) at Hamilton 5f hcp 0-60 (6) gd.
Egyptian Lord 9-1 (8-11) Slowly into stride, soon tracking leaders, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 7th of 9, 7l behind Lithaam (8-8) at Lingfield 5f hcp (6) pol in Dec.