CROQUEMBOUCHE and Dandy crossed swords over this course and distance in September. The former came out on top, giving 10lb to the latter, and is fancied to confirm the form on today's terms with the latter having been raised 3lb for scoring at Chepstow. Cricklewood Green was tackling better company at Sandown when last seen and isn't ruled out but Echo Brava is still 5lb higher than when winning over a longer trip on the Polytrack over the winter.
Croquembouche (IRE) 15-2 (9-10) Led, headed 3f out, chased leader until over 2f out, chased leaders, weakened over 1f out, eased inside final furlong, 12th of 14, 23l behind Noble Alan (9-1) at Carlisle 1m 3f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Jun.
Dandy (GER) 9-2 (9-7) Tracked leader, led 2f out, driven out, won at Chepstow 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Jun beating April Ciel (8-10) by 2l, 5 ran.
Echo Brava 20-1 (8-9) Held up in mid-division, switched left to outside and headway 3f out, chased leaders over 2f out, driven and every chance over 1f out, stayed on same pace inside final furlong, lost 4th final 50 yards, 5th of 11, 1 1/4l behind Chain Of Events (8-13) at Sandown 1m 2f hcp 0-90 (3) gd in Jun.
Cricklewood Green (USA) 5-1 (9-2) In touch in rear, ridden over 2f out, never a factor, 6th of 7, 9l behind Elite Army (9-5) at Sandown 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-90 (3) gs in May.