Silverrica showed good pace in most of her juvenile races but hasn't run since August. Marishi Ten has an even longer absence to overcome having failed to reappear after a promising effort at Newbury in May. ASSERTIVE AGENT finished last on her only start last year but changed stables and caught the eye with a fine run behind Shore Step over this course and distance when The Dark Wizard was well behind. Ben De Haan's filly should make further progress and can take this. Imperial Spirit had plenty of chances and ended up in Polytrack claimers but the four-year-old Asian Trader was performing with credit when last seen in August and looks a big threat.
Asian Trader 7-2 (9-3) Took keen hold tracking leaders, effort on inside to 2nd final furlong, no impression, 2nd of 6, 1 1/2l behind Angelito (9-3) at Bath 5f 3yo & 4yo mdn (5) gd in Aug.
Don't Be Scilly 66-1 (9-1) Tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, weakened final furlong, 5th of 7, 10l behind Danziger (9-8) at Lingfield 5f mdn stks (5) pol in Feb.
Hypnotism 33-1 (9-1) Slowly away, outpaced in rear, reminders after 1f, never a factor, 10th of 17, 12l behind Shore Step (9-1) at Bath 6f mdn stks (5) gs.
Imperial Spirit 4-1 (8-6) Tracked leaders, effort on inside over 1f out, no extra well inside final furlong, 3rd of 6, 4 1/2l behind It's Only Business (8-7) at Wolverhampton 7f 2yo clm stks (5) pol in Dec.
The Dark Wizard (IRE) 8-1 (9-1) Started very slowly flashed tail and reluctant to race, in rear, never a factor, 11th of 17, 14l behind Shore Step (9-1) at Bath 6f mdn stks (5) gs.
Assertive Agent 66-1 (8-10) Upset in stalls, slowly into stride, outpaced towards rear, headway 2f out, soon swiched right to outside, stayed on inside final furlong, went 3rd close home, 3rd of 17, 2l behind Shore Step (9-1) at Bath 6f mdn stks (5) gs.
Marishi Ten (IRE) 8-1 (8-7) Held up in touch, ridden inside final furlong, kept on same pace, 4th of 6, 1 3/4l behind Lady Phill (8-10) at Newbury 5f 2yo fll stks (3) gs in May.
Miss Meticulous 14-1 (8-10) Mid-division on inside, pushed along over 3f out, weakened halfway, 14th of 17, 18l behind Shore Step (9-1) at Bath 6f mdn stks (5) gs.
Never A Quarrel (IRE) Acclamation filly out of Welsh Mist.
Silverrica (IRE) 5-1 (8-12) Led, ridden and headed 2f out, chased leader until ridden over 1f out, no extra final furlong, 3rd of 5, 6l behind Vectis (9-3) at Chepstow 5f 2yo mdn (5) sft in Aug.