Matterofact won twice over last season, including over this C&D in July, but she normally needs a run to put her straight and has never been successful off a mark this high. Stablemate Wooden King also looks high enough in the weights at present while The Jailer has picked up a penalty for her win in a four-runner race at Brighton last week. Steelcut is only a plater and Hoh Hoh Hoh appears to be regressing while Even Bolder is in the midst of a losing run that stretches back to January last year. DESPERATE DAN is a quirky individual but has a decent turn of foot when in the mood and this looks just the type of race in which he could excel.
Atlantic Beach 12-1 (9-1) Chased leaders on outside, weakened final furlong, 8th of 14, 10l behind Spanish Bounty (9-7) at Windsor 6f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Apr.
Desperate Dan 6-1 (9-4) Dwelt, pushed along towards rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, no extra towards finish, 4th of 7, 3l behind Efistorm (9-1) at Wolverhampton 5f clm stks (6) pol in Apr.
Even Bolder 9-2 (9-5) Chased leaders on outside, ridden and hung left over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 8, 4 1/2l behind Dark Lane (9-7) at Windsor 6f app hcp (5) gf in Apr.
Matterofact (IRE) 15-2 (9-6) Tracked leader, ridden to lead over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, soon weakened, 8th of 10, 4l behind Ajjaadd (9-1) at Brighton 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Sep.
Steelcut 12-1 (9-11) Chased leaders, went 2nd on inside 2f out, led inside final furlong, ran on, driven out, won at Wolverhampton 6f sell stks (6) pol in Apr beating Orpenindeed (9-11) by 3/4l, 6 ran.
Hoh Hoh Hoh 10-1 (8-5) Tracked leader, ridden over 1f out, weakened entering final furlong, last of 12, 12l behind Drawnfromthepast (9-4) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Sep.
First In Command (IRE) 11-1 (10-0) Mid-division, 8th 1f out, no impression and kept on one pace final furlong, 9th of 20, 5l behind Maarek (9-13) at Navan 6f hcp 47-70 gs in Apr.
Wooden King (IRE) 16-1 (8-12) Prominent, ridden over 1f out, weakened final 100 yards, 6th of 14, 8l behind Spanish Bounty (9-7) at Windsor 6f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Apr.
Triple Dream 14-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, went 2nd on inside well over 1f out until over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 7th of 9, 2 3/4l behind Desert Strike (8-7) at Kempton 5f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Dec.
The Jailer 3-1 (8-3) Made all, ridden and hung right from 2f out, stayed on strongly final furlong, finished under stands side rail, won at Brighton 5f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Apr beating Rocker (9-2) by 1l, 4 ran.
Misaro (GER) 11-2 (9-4) Prominent, ridden and every chance over 1f out, soon weakened, 10th of 11, 9l behind Welcome Approach (8-11) at Bath 6f hcp 0-60 (6) fm in Apr.