MONNOYER started his career in handicaps off much too high a mark and had dropped to 65 when scrambling home at Southwell a month ago. He's only 2lb higher here and can complete the double. Sole Danser has been placed a couple of times here but has never won on Turf but stablemate Falasteen is better away from the all-weather and has been running well enough to go close. Swendab has won here in the past from a much higher mark so has to be respected along with the very consistent Dark Lane, who is going for his tenth victory.
Sole Danser (IRE) 3-1fav (9-7) Tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, kept on one pace, 5th of 11, 2 1/4l behind Blue Jack (9-3) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Feb.
Falasteen (IRE) 8-1 (9-7) Tracked leaders, ridden to chase easy winner over 1f out, kept on, 2nd of 11, 1 1/4l behind Haadeeth (9-6) at Lingfield 6f hacp 0-70 (5) pol in Apr.
Night Trade (IRE) 14-1 (8-12) Dwelt pushed along in mid-division, effort over 1f out, weakening when bumped inside final furlong, 10th of 11, 9l behind Colourbearer (9-1) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Mar.
Dear Maurice 9-2 (9-10) Awkward leaving stalls, soon in touch on inside, travelling well when not clear run on rail and switched sharply right 1f out, ran on well to lead near finish, won at Brighton 6f hcp 0-70 (5) sft in Jul beating Bermondsey Bob (8-13) by hd, 7 ran.
Laura's Bairn 16-1 (9-3) Led, headed over 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 12th of 13, 11l behind Clubland (8-12) at Southwell 5f hcp 0-75 (5) fbs in Mar.
Monnoyer 13-2 (8-12) Chased leader, ridden halfway, challenged from over 1f out, hung left inside final furlong, driven to lead well inside final furlong, won at Southwell 5f hcp 0-75 (5) fbs in Apr beating Shawkantango (8-9) by hd, 5 ran.
Decent Fella (IRE) 16-1 (8-4) Raced wide mid-division, weakened 2f out, 9th of 10, 16l behind Dr Red Eye (9-3) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-80 (4) pol in Apr.
Charming (IRE) 8-1 (9-4) Taken to post early, raced wide tracked leaders, effort entering final furlong, kept on one pace, 3rd of 6, 1 3/4l behind Danziger (9-6) at Lingfield 5f hacp 0-70 (5) pol in Mar.
Swendab (IRE) 14-1 (9-2) In touch, ridden over 3f out, no extra inside final furlong, 6th of 9, 5l behind Ace Master (9-2) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Feb.
Dark Lane 7-4 (8-6) Chased leaders on inside, not clearest of runs on innner halfway, ridden and ran on inside final furlong, 3rd of 6, 1/2l behind Tango Sky (9-9) at Wolverhampton 5f clm stks 0-75 (6) pol in Apr.
Athwaab 33-1 (8-12) Mid-division on inside, outpaced 2f out, never on terms, 9th of 14, 13l behind Dreams Of Glory (8-13) at Bath 5f hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Apr.
Ficelle (IRE) 22-1 (8-9) Held up, ridden and headway over 2f out, not trouble leaders, 7th of 14, 7l behind Available (9-7) at Doncaster 6f fll hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Apr.
Superior Edge 10-1 (9-10) Mid-division, ridden 3f out, headway over 2f out, went 2nd inside final furlong, kept on, not able to reach winner, 2nd of 10, 1/2l behind Spic 'n Span (8-11) at Chepstow 5f hcp 0-60 (6) hvy in Jun.