Cape Royal has slipped back down to the same mark as when scoring at Nottingham in October and Imaginary Diva is another with claims given she scored over track and trip last season. Last year's renewal was among the three C&D victories recorded by STONECRABSTOMORROW an all ground comes alike to Mike Attwater's charge so he gets the nod with a recent comeback run under his belt. Bookiesindex Boy finished runner-up at Folkestone last time but that's now 32 starts on Turf without success while the ground looks to have gone against previous C&D winner Simple Rhythm.
Dear Maurice 16-1 (8-11) Dwelt in touch, ridden and no impression 2f out, stayed on inside final furlong, 5th of 14, 4l behind Catherines Call (9-0) at Lingfield 7f hacp 0-70 (5) pol in Mar.
Cape Royal 40-1 (8-13) Raced wide, chased leaders, weakened over 2f out, last of 12, 15l behind Triple Dream (9-8) at Lingfield 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in May.
Stonecrabstomorrow (IRE) 14-1 (9-3) Held up in last pair, plugged on inside final furlong, never involved, 7th of 10, 5l behind Ginzan (9-0) at Brighton 5f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in May.
Imaginary Diva 7-2 (9-8) Chased leaders, went 2nd halfway until inside final furlong, one pace, lost 3rd post, 4th of 10, 2 1/4l behind Festival Dance (9-5) at Brighton 5f hcp 0-60 (6) gd.
Atlantic Cycle (IRE) 16-1 (8-11) Led, hung left under pressure approaching final furlong, soon headed, weakened final furlong, 7th of 13, 2 3/4l behind Ginzan (9-11) at Windsor 5f fll hcp (5) sft.
Bookiesindex Boy 7-2 (8-12) Chased leader on rail, switched right over 1f out, every chance entering final furlong, kept on, not pace of winner, 2nd of 11, 1l behind Avonvalley (9-7) at Folkestone 5f hcp 0-55 (6) sft.
Scommettitrice (IRE) 7-1 (8-13) Restless in stalls, soon pushed along and outpaced, never on terms, 10th of 11, 18l behind Avonvalley (9-7) at Folkestone 5f hcp 0-55 (6) sft.
Simple Rhythm 20-1 (8-5) Led, ridden 2f out, headed 1f out, weakening in 5th when rider eased up briefly towards finish, 5th of 10, 4 1/2l behind Festival Dance (9-5) at Brighton 5f hcp 0-60 (6) gd.