Sophie's Beau won this last year and CHOC'A'MOCA scored in 2011. The latter gets the nod as he is very well handicapped at present despite going up twice without winning. He was in front of Pull The Pin at Catterick last month and there appears no reason for a form reversal and though Amenable, who scored off a 20lb higher mark in August, is incredibly well handicapped he was beaten off a mark of 50 at Southwell last time and is 8lb higher on Turf. Showtime Girl is one of the few with scope and should be winning soon.
Lady Royale 25-1 (9-5) Held up, weakened over 1f out, 12th of 14, 10l behind Available (9-7) at Doncaster 6f fll hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Apr.
Amadeus Denton (IRE) 12-1 (9-0) Held up mid-division, ridden 1f out, kept on, 6th of 10, 2 3/4l behind Spykes Bay (9-7) at Carlisle 5f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in May.
Baltic Bomber (IRE) 16-1 (8-8) Mid-division, hung left over 1f out, soon no impression, 10th of 12, 8l behind Mutafaakir (8-12) at Catterick 6f hcp 0-75 (5) gf.
Choc'a'moca (IRE) 9-2 (8-12) Prominent, ridden to lead over 1f out, headed post, 2nd of 13, shd behind Bondi Beach Boy (8-2) at Catterick 5f app hcp 0-60 (6) gs in May.
Amenable (IRE) 4-1 (8-13) Chased leaders, outpaced before halfway, some late headway, never on terms, 5th of 10, 9l behind Insolenceofoffice (9-7) at Southwell 6f app hcp 0-55 (6) fbs.
Showtime Girl (IRE) 10-1 (9-0) Led 2f, remained prominent, weakened 2f out, 6th of 8, 5l behind Bethany Bay (9-0) at Chester 6f 3yo mdn (4) gd in May.
Pull The Pin (IRE) 8-1 (8-6) Raced stand side tracked leaders, ridden to chase winner 2f out, kept on one pace, lost 2nd towards finish, 3rd of 17, 2 1/4l behind Feel The Heat (9-0) at Thirsk 6f hcp 0-60 (6) gf.
Sophie's Beau (USA) 20-1 (8-8) Led, clear over 3f out, ridden over 2f out, soon hung right, headed over 1f out, faded, 9th of 10, 14l behind Insolenceofoffice (9-7) at Southwell 6f app hcp 0-55 (6) fbs.
Fathey (IRE) 33-1 (9-2) Prominent, pushed along halfway, weakened over 2f out, 7th of 8, 10l behind Very First Blade (9-3) at Southwell 6f app hcp 0-55 (6) fbs.