Richard Fahey trained the winner of this 12 months ago and has an excellent chance of taking home the lion's share of the prize money again with Boom And Bloom, who only gave best close home when second on her debut over 6f at Newcastle. She'll know more here but MANDY LEXI seems sure to appreciate the drop back to 5f after apparently failing to get home in two starts over further since her debut second at Chester. Bryan Smart has had the winner of this twice in the last 10 years and the grey can finally get her head in front today. Blue Lotus was taking on decent company at Doncaster last time and is also interesting, as are once-raced Musselburgh runner-up Cracking Choice and Grievous Angel.
Blue Lotus (IRE) 5-1 (8-11) Chased winner, ridden 2f out, kept on same pace, 7th of 18, 11l behind Reckless Abandon (8-13) at Doncaster 5f 2yo mdn aut (5) gd in May.
Boom And Bloom (IRE) 16-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, led inside final furlong, headed close home, 2nd of 13, 1/2l behind Elle Woods (9-0) at Newcastle 6f 2yo stks (4) fm in May.
Cracking Choice (IRE) 9-1 (9-3) Dwelt, soon chased leading pair, ridden halfway, staying on when switched right inside final furlong, not trouble winner, 2nd of 6, 2 1/2l behind Surely Speightful (8-12) at Musselburgh 5f 2yo mdn (5) gf in May.
Mandy Lexi (IRE) 9-2 (9-0) Slight lead, narrowly headed 2f out, chased leaders until no extra inside final furlong, 4th of 10, 4 1/2l behind Chat (9-0) at Haydock 6f 2yo stks (5) gs.
Al Khisa (IRE) 16-1 (9-0) Prominent, led over 4f out, headed 3f out, weakened over 2f out, 11th of 12, 23l behind Kosika (9-0) at Haydock 6f 2yo stks (5) gf in May.
Grievous Angel (IRE) 25-1 (8-8) Behind until driven and stayed on final furlong, nearest finish, 5th of 10, 4l behind Starbotton (8-6) at Musselburgh 5f 2yo mdn aut (5) gs.
Cromwell Rose (IRE) 33-1 (8-5) Led, headed over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 11th of 13, 10l behind Elle Rebelle (8-4) at Carlisle 6f 2yo mdn aut (5) gs.
Lucy Bee 5-2fav (8-6) Led, ridden and headed over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 5th of 7, 5l behind Sylvia Pankhurst (8-4) at Wolverhampton 5f 2yo mdn fll auc stks (5) pol in May.