Ryedale Lass won over 1m2f at this track earlier this month but, after another good effort at Bath, she's now 11lb higher in the weights. King's Road has separated a couple of woeful efforts with a victory over C&D and can figure in this if in the mood while Shouda ran well over track and trip a fortnight ago when finishing upsides runner-up ROYAL DEFENCE. The latter is back on the same mark as when scoring in soft ground over C&D in September and gets the nod. Galloping Queen is not badly treated on her return to action but Crimson Monarch's only win came at this track way back in 2007.
Bouggatti 10-1 (8-8) In touch, ridden 3f out, no impression, 6th of 9, 11l behind Choral Festival (8-9) at Sandown 1m 2f hcp 0-80 (4) sft.
Ryedale Lass 7-2 (9-5) Mid-division, headway on inside over 2f out, challenging winner when carried left hampered and short of room inside final furlong, no recover, 2nd of 14, 2 1/2l behind Pindar (8-7) at Bath 1m 2f hcp (6) gd.
King's Road 7-2 (9-10) Held up towards rear, headway to go 3rd over 3f out, no impression from 2f out, lost 3rd close home, 4th of 8, 24l behind Darsan (9-4) at Yarmouth 1m 3f hcp 0-60 (6) hvy in May.
Shouda (IRE) 7-1 (9-1) In rear, ridden over 3f out, headway over 1f out, hung left entering final furlong, kept on one pace, 3rd of 7, 3 1/2l behind Bennelong (9-7) at Brighton 1m 4f hcp 0-65 (6) sft.
Penang Cinta 8-1 (9-1) Rearing in stalls, ridden to go prominent, weakened 2f out, 7th of 11, 11l behind Resplendent Alpha (8-13) at Brighton 1m 2f hcp 0-60 (6) gf in May.
Royal Defence (IRE) 10-1 (8-13) Led, headed over 4f out, chased leader, ridden 3f out, edged left and kept on inside final furlong, 2nd of 7, 3l behind Bennelong (9-7) at Brighton 1m 4f hcp 0-65 (6) sft.
Galloping Queen (IRE) 10-1 (8-4) Close up, led over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, kept on one pace, 2nd of 11, 1 1/4l behind Beauchamp Xiara (8-9) at Brighton 1m 4f app hcp 0-55 (6) gf in Oct.
Crimson Monarch (USA) 5-1 (8-9) Keen tracked winner, ridden over 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 11, 7l behind Bute Street (9-5) at Bath 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) gd.
My Sister 9-1 (8-2) Held up towards rear, headway 3f out, went 3rd 2f out, one pace, 3rd of 11, 7l behind Ela Gonda Mou (9-7) at Nottingham 1m 2f hcp 0-60 (6) gd.