A couple of recent winners to consider but both have something to prove off higher marks today. Shahrazad has a penalty for her win at Kempton and Olney Lass makes more appeal on her three length victory over course and distance. She's up 7lb for that while Malekat Jamal will find this tougher than September's win at Brighton. TAHLIA REE makes a quick reappearance having finished second to Available at Doncaster last Friday. She stays this extra distance and can go one better for MIchael Bell.
Tahlia Ree (IRE) 8-1 (9-0) Dwelt held up, headway over 2f out, effort to chase winner inside final furlong, not quicken near finish, 2nd of 14, 2l behind Available (9-7) at Doncaster 6f fll hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Caramelita 10-1 (9-5) Raced wide towards rear, effort 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 7th of 10, 9l behind Bitaphon (8-9) at Southwell 7f hacp 0-70 (5) fbs in Feb.
Malekat Jamal (IRE) 9-2 (9-3) Took keen hold, held up off the pace in 5th, travelling well when switched right to outside well over 1f out, chased leaders over 1f out, driven to lead final 100 yards, won going away, won at Brighton 7f hcp 0-65 (6) fm in Sep beating Stonecrabstomorrow (9-4) by 1 1/2l, 7 ran.
Olney Lass 20-1 (9-0) Held up, headway over 1f out, ridden to lead inside final furlong, ran on, won at Yarmouth 7f hcp 0-65 (6) gd beating Zaheeb (9-3) by 3 1/2l, 14 ran.
Gift Of Silence 25-1 (9-7) Tracked leaders, ridden over 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 6th of 9, 9l behind Theodore Gericault (8-12) at Lingfield 7f mdn auc stks (6) pol.
Alice Rose (IRE) 7-1 (9-2) Mid-division, weakened over 1f out, soon eased, last of 12, 48l behind Kuwait Star (9-6) at Redcar 7f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) hvy in Nov.
Tweedle Dee 12-1 (8-7) Dwelt, always in rear, last of 7, 23l behind Azrael (9-5) at Yarmouth 1m hcp 0-75 (5) gd.
Shahrazad 12-1 (9-8) Made all, ridden inside final furlong, held on towards finish, won at Kempton 7f stks 0-55 (6) pol beating Black Truffle (8-9) by 1/2l, 13 ran.
Miakora 10-1 (8-7) Mid-division, driven 3f out, kept on same pace, behind final furlong, 8th of 9, 7l behind Whisky Bravo (9-4) at Yarmouth 6f app hcp 0-60 (6) gf.