Star Choice would have claims on the form shown when chasing home Harlequinn Danseur at Brighton last month but Jeff Pearce's gelding was disappointing at Newmarket subsequently and he may struggle to give weight away all round here with a better bet looking to be CORAL SHORES, who gets the vote ahead of Carmela Maria. The last mentioned ran a lot better when running Sagunt close at Folkestone last week and any market support for her would be of interest being trained by Stuart Williams. Nick Vaughan's The Staffy is less exposed than most of these after just four starts but needs to improve on all known form to trouble the judge. Tevez ran better at Brighton last time and has claims but preference is for Coral Shores. Peter Hiatt's filly has shown improved form of late with a win here followed by placed efforts at Brighton and Bath on her next two starts and a reproduction of that sort of form may well suffice.
Star Choice 11-2 (10-7) Switched right soon after start, mid-division, under pressure over 2f out, soon beaten, 10th of 11, 36l behind Grand Art (10-1) at Newmarket 1m 4f (5) gf in May.
The Staffy (IRE) 8-1 (9-1) Always in rear, 13th of 15, 18l behind Prince Rossi (8-6) at Chepstow 1m hcp 0-70 (5) gf in May.
Dusk 7-1 (9-3) Held up towards rear, hampered just over 3f out, headway on inside over 2f out, no extra inside final furlong, 5th of 10, 5l behind Eighteenfifty (9-6) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f mdn stks (5) pol in Feb.
Lord Theo 11-2 (9-2) Led, ridden and headed 2f out, weakening approaching final furlong, 9th of 11, 10l behind Teen Ager (8-11) at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-65 (6) pol in May.
Coral Shores 6-1 (9-1) With leader, led 8f out, driven along over 1f out, headed entering final furlong, no impression and lost 2nd near finish, 3rd of 9, 1 3/4l behind Auntie Mame (9-3) at Bath 1m 4f (6) fm in May.
Paul's Pet 100-1 (9-13) Towards rear, ridden 3f out, not clear run, switched right over 1f out, held, 7th of 13, 18l behind Stravella (9-8) at Chepstow 1m mdn stks (5) gd in May.
Carmela Maria 6-1 (9-4) Keen, led, steadied pace over 8f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, kept on one pace, 2nd of 7, 2 1/2l behind Sagunt (9-1) at Folkestone 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) gf.
Tevez 9-2 (9-6) Prominent, ridden to chase leaders over 1f out, not quite paced to challenge, 3rd of 7, 1 1/2l behind Sinbad The Sailor (9-7) at Brighton 1m 2f hcp 0-65 (6) gd.
Sudden Impulse 8-1 (8-7) Held up, headway over 3f out, effort over 2f out, ridden and kept on final furlong, 8th of 9, 5l behind Dechiper (8-11) at Newcastle 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) gd.
Top Man Dan (IRE) 9-1 (8-12) In touch, ridden and outpaced over 2f out, kept on same pace, no impression, 6th of 16, 9l behind Forrest Flyer (9-1) at Newcastle 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) sft in May.
Arab League (IRE) 66-1 (9-8) Prominent, weakened halfway, 6th of 13, 17l behind Palacefield (9-1) at Chepstow 1m mdn stks (5) gd in May.
Sceilin (IRE) 12-1 (9-2) Held up, pushed along 3f out, ridden and headway over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, not reached leaders, 5th of 12, 3 1/2l behind Rose Of Coma (8-2) at Leicester 1m 2f sell stks (6) gf in May.
Karmei 25-1 (8-4) Slowly into stride, in rear, ridden and headway 3f out, no impression final 2f, 5th of 13, 11l behind Murrumbidgee (8-8) at Nottingham 1m 2f app hcp 0-60 (6) gf.
Autumn Charm 40-1 (9-12) Reluctant to race, always in rear, 10th of 12, 15l behind Mustajed (10-13) at Lingfield 1m 4f Am hcp (5) pol in Jan.