Maiden winner Taffe made all over 6f at Nottingham last time and the speedy Balm likes to race prominently too, as he did when winning a seller here recently. The latter can reverse earlier form on better terms with Roy's Legacy, while 6f winner Blodwen Abbey is also likely to be up with the pace dropping back in trip. The Rising led after 2f when winning at Beverley last month and all this speed could play into the hands of MOLAMENTO. The recent Lingfield winner will probably have to sit in behind from his wide draw but he can pick up the pace setters if they cut each others' throats up front.
Taffe 6-1 (9-3) Made all, ridden clear inside final furlong, ran on well, won at Nottingham 6f 2yo mdn (5) gf in Sep beating Rhagori (8-12) by 3l, 9 ran.
Guru Girl 33-1 (8-8) Chased leaders, ridden 2f out, weakened soon after, 17th of 20, 12l behind Red Quartet (8-3) at York 6f 2yo hcp 0-95 (3) gd.
Courtland King (IRE) 6-1 (9-2) Dwelt, towards rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 7th of 13, 4 1/2l behind Balm (8-3) at Wolverhampton 5f 2yo sell stks (6) pol.
The Rising (IRE) 3-1fav (9-3) Made all, ridden over 1f out, clear inside final furlong, ran on, won at Beverley 5f 2yo mdn (5) gf in Sep beating Dreaming Of Rubies (8-12) by 4 1/2l, 12 ran.
Molamento (IRE) 16-1 (8-12) Tracked leader, ridden to challenge from over 1f out, led inside final furlong, ran on, won at Lingfield 5f 2yo mdn aut (6) gf in Sep beating La Bocca (8-12) by 1/2l, 10 ran.
Molly Jones 16-1 (9-3) Close up, ridden over 2f out, kept on same pace, 6th of 15, 7l behind Alice's Dancer (9-3) at Leicester 6f 2yo hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Sep.
Bengaline 28-1 (9-3) Chased leader, every chance 2f out, weakened quickly over 1f out, last of 12, 13l behind Pearl Secret (9-3) at York 5f 2yo mdn (3) gd.
Worth 8-1 (9-3) Dwelt and not much room after start, behind, some late progress, never on terms, 7th of 10, 12l behind Billyrayvalentine (9-0) at Sandown 5f hcp 0-75 2yo (5) gd in Sep.
Blodwen Abbey 6-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, went 3rd 2f out, soon switched right, chased leader over 1f out, led inside final furlong, ridden and ran on well, won at Wolverhampton 6f 2yo mdn fll auc stks (5) pol in Sep beating Silke Top (9-0) by 1l, 11 ran.
Balm 9-4fav (8-3) Tracked leader, ridden to lead 1f out, kept on well, won at Wolverhampton 5f 2yo sell stks (6) pol beating Musical Valley (8-13) by 1 1/4l, 13 ran.
Roy's Legacy 11-2 (8-10) Chased leaders, ridden halfway, weakened 2f out, beaten when not much room over 1f out, eased, last of 10, 29l behind Billyrayvalentine (9-0) at Sandown 5f hcp 0-75 2yo (5) gd in Sep.
Regal Lady 13-2 (8-12) Led, headed 2f out, kept on same pace, 2nd of 8, 4l behind Little China (8-12) at Wolverhampton 5f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Sep.