Vertumnus is the only one of these with recent winning form but has been drawn out with the washing today and will do well to follow-up. LILY WOOD won over C&D back in December and has gone close again here since. She might be up to taking this off her current mark and gets a tentative vote. Avonlini was placed at this track last time and may be capable of better, while Dickie Le Davoir showed signs of a return to form on his latest start and could figure. Raimond Ridge is another to consider judged on his past form.
Vertumnus 25-1 (8-5) Held up in rear, headway well over 1f out, went 3rd over 1f out, chased leader inside final furlong, ran on to lead towards finish, won at Wolverhampton 6f app hcp (0-50) (7) pol in Feb beating Attrition (9-8) by 1/2l, 12 ran.
Lily Wood 3-1fav (10-8) Held up intouch, ridden and headway over 1f out, kept on one pace final furlong, 4th of 13, 2 1/2l behind Lethal (10-9) at Wolverhampton 6f am hcp 0-55 (6) pol in Jan.
Rileys Crane 25-1 (8-11) Always in rear, behind final 3f, last of 12, 27l behind Franki J (8-1) at Yarmouth 7f 3yo hcp 0-55 (6) gs in Aug.
Kheley (IRE) 9-1 (9-2) Tracked leaders, ridden over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 4th of 10, 1 1/2l behind Chantilly Jewel (9-4) at Kempton 6f hcp (0-55) (6) pol in Feb.
Bold Diva 9-2 (9-1) Chased leaders, hard driven and effort over 1f out, soon one pace, 3rd of 12, 1 1/4l behind Exceedingly Good (8-6) at Southwell 7f hcp 0-52 (6) fbs.
Metropolitan Chief 8-1 (9-0) Mid-division, chased leaders 2f out, kept on same pace final furlong, never on terms, 8th of 12, 6l behind Flying Applause (8-11) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp (0-55) (6) pol.
Avonlini 18-1 (8-11) Chased leaders, went 2nd over 2f out, ridden to challenge over 1f out, led narrowly entering final furlong, headed and no extra final 75 yards, 3rd of 12, 1 1/2l behind Flying Applause (8-11) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp (0-55) (6) pol.
Dickie Le Davoir 18-1 (8-9) Slowly into stride, towards rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, stayed on final furlong, 2nd of 13, 1 3/4l behind Mata Hari Blue (9-2) at Southwell 6f hcp 0-60 (6) fbs.
My Meteor 16-1 (8-10) Held up towards rear and keen, headway on outer over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 7th of 10, 4 1/2l behind Pavement Games (8-2) at Kempton 5f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Sep.
Muqalad (IRE) 6-1 (9-0) Led until 2f out, soon un der pressure, kept on same pace, 4th of 13, 7l behind Lindoro (8-12) at Southwell 6f hcp 0-60 (6) fbs.
Diddums 9-2fav (8-9) Went left start, held up behind, ridden and headway over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, 4th of 9, 3l behind Running Mate (9-0) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-50 (7) pol.
Raimond Ridge (IRE) 8-1 (8-5) Dwelt, held up behind, ridden over 2f out, headway over 1f out, went 3rd final furlong, kept on, 3rd of 9, 1 1/2l behind Running Mate (9-0) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-50 (7) pol.
Fiancee (IRE) 13-2 (8-6) Led, ridden over 1f out, headed last 100 yards, kept on, 2nd of 9, nk behind Running Mate (9-0) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-50 (7) pol.