Alan Brown won this a year ago with Meandmyshadows and RED SHADOW should make a bold bid for a repeat under Silvestre De Sousa as he's dropping into this grade for the first time. He gets the vote though El McGlynn has been very consistent on Polytrack despite being beaten in a seller at Wolverhampton last time. Wish Again is tried in a first-time visor and has the occasional lines of form that would give him the edge though he ran poorly at Catterick last month. Made In The Shade has a bit to find on official ratings but didn't run badly in a Redcar handicap on her reappearance and has a little more scope than most.
El Mcglynn (IRE) 13-8fav (8-13) Chased leaders, effort on inside to chase winner over 1f out, staying on same same pace when lost 2nd and not much room close home, 3rd of 5, 1l behind My Name Is Sam (8-12) at Wolverhampton 5f 3yo sell stks (6) pol in Apr.
Tumbleowtashoes 100-1 (8-0) Raced wide pulled hard and headway to go prominent after 2f, weakened over 2f out, 8th of 9, well behind Regal Acclaim (8-13) at Catterick 7f 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) sft in Apr.
Wish Again (IRE) 6-1 (9-5) Raced far side, chased leaders, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 8th of 11, 10l behind Laura's Bairn (9-7) at Catterick 5f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) sft in Apr.
Brunswick Vale (IRE) 14-1 (8-5) Towards rear and reminders, ridden and hung left over 1f out, soon headway, one pace, 4th of 8, 12l behind Point At Issue (8-12) at Redcar 6f All clm stks (6) gf in Apr.
Italian Ice 16-1 (8-7) Chased leading pair, ridden halfway, lost 3rd inside final 2f, weakened soon after, 7th of 9, 14l behind Bella Ophelia (8-6) at Southwell 5f mdn auc stks (6) fbs in Jan.
Kuraanda Kyllachy filly out of Palm Cove.
Made In The Shade 16-1 (8-10) Chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 9, 7l behind Towbee (9-3) at Redcar 5f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) gs in Apr.
Red Shadow 9-1 (8-6) Tracked leaders, ridden halfway, keeping on same pace when hung left inside final furlong, 5th of 9, 8l behind Lord Buffhead (8-9) at Musselburgh 5f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) gs.
Script 50-1 (8-1) Dwelt outpaced, last of 8, 12l behind Chateau Lola (8-5) at Southwell 5f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) fbs in Mar.
Slenningford 9-2 (9-7) Held up towards rear, headway over 1f out, never nearer, 10th of 12, 6l behind Uncle Timmy (8-6) at Catterick 5f 2yo hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Oct.