Jaeger Train doesn't run but this is still a tricky puzzle to solve. Marco Botti won the race a couple of years ago and his course and distance winner Miss Atomic Bomb makes her handicap debut. Dreese easily won his maiden here last month and has plenty of scope but Minley was beaten off a lower mark at Lingfield last time and is likely to find a few of these too good. INVOKE wasn't really fancied on her Polytrack debut at Kempton but she ran well until lack of condition told. She'll strip fitter here and, dropped a pound, looks better treated than the more exposed Aspirant and Straits Of Malacca.
Aspirant 9-1 (8-9) Held up towards rear, never a factor, tailed off and eased over 1f out, last of 12, well behind New Bidder (8-13) at Pontefract 6f 3yo hcp 0-95 (3) sft.
Miss Atomic Bomb 11-4 (8-11) Bumped start, soon chasing winner, no chance final 2f, lost 2nd inside final furlong, 3rd of 6, 18l behind Toast Of New York (9-2) at Wolverhampton 7f 2yo nov stks (5) pol in Nov.
Dreese (IRE) 1-4fav (9-0) Slowly into stride, ran green in 5th for first 2f, closed over 2f out, led over 1f out, clear inside final furlong, easily, won at Wolverhampton 6f mdn auc stks (6) pol in Mar beating Baltic Gin (9-8) by 4l, 6 ran.
Minley 10-1 (9-7) Close up, headway 2f out, every chance when bumped over 1f out, effort to press winner inside final furlong, not quicken towards finish, 2nd of 7, 1l behind Almargo (9-6) at Lingfield 6f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Mar.
Spreadable (IRE) 25-1 (8-4) Chased leaders, weakened half way, last of 11, 25l behind Eccleston (9-3) at Sandown 5f 3yo hcp 0-100 (2) sft.
Jaeger Train (IRE) 7-4 (9-5) Tracked leader, ridden to lead over 1f out, pushed out, readily, won at Southwell 6f 3yo mdn stks (5) fbs in Mar beating Handwoven (9-5) by 2 3/4l, 7 ran.
Invoke (IRE) 10-1 (9-3) Raced keenly, led, pushed along over 2f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, no impression when lost 2nd towards finish, 3rd of 4, 1 1/2l behind Perfect Alchemy (9-4) at Kempton 6f 3yo fll hcp 0-80 (4) pol.
Straits Of Malacca 9-1 (9-5) Led, ridden and headed over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 3rd of 8, 4 1/2l behind Kenny The Captain (9-7) at Ayr 6f 2yo hcp 0-75 (5) sft in Oct.