Rondeau was in good heart in the autumn and he would have every chance if able to reproduce that level of form on his first start since October but a safer option looks to be BATELEUR, who gets the vote with Millfields Dreams rated the best of the rest. The selection has shown improved form of late having only been out of the frame once in his last six starts and Mick Channon's gelding has an obvious chance of resuming winning ways. With Richard Hannon's team in good heart, Getcarter has to be respected but he needs to step up on previous form to trouble the judge. Milton Bradley's Ghost Dancer ran better at Nottingham earlier this month and has claims if able to build on that effort, while Just Jimmy is probably better over seven furlongs. Golden Dixie has run a couple of reasonable races of late and he has to be considered along with Brendan Powell's Who's Winning but he has a bit to find with the selection on running last time. Giles Bravery's Millfields Dreams found Cape Rock just a short head too good here last time and he has every chance but a 4lb rise for that seems a shade harsh and preference is for the consistent and in-form Bateleur.
Millfields Dreams 11-2 (8-12) Towards rear, headway over 2f out, ridden every chance final furlong, no extra, 2nd of 15, shd behind Cape Rock (9-7) at Chepstow 7f hcp 0-70 (5) gd.
Rondeau (GR) 8-1 (9-4) Mid-division, ridden 2f out, one pace final furlong, 4th of 14, 3l behind Perfect Silence (9-3) at Windsor 6f hcap (5) gd in Oct.
Golden Dixie (USA) 12-1 (9-2) Outpaced, ran on inside final furlong, went 3rd close home, nearest finish, 3rd of 10, 2 1/2l behind Artistic License (9-9) at Bath 6f hcp 0-80 (4) fm.
Ghost Dancer 33-1 (9-10) Led stands side group, headed inside final furlong, kept on same pace, 3rd of 16, 1 3/4l behind Flying Applause (9-8) at Nottingham 6f hcp 0-65 (6) gd.
Bateleur 10-3fav (9-7) Slowly away, held up in rear, switch left and headway on wide outside 2f out, hard driven over 1f out, stayed on to take 3rd inside final furlong, not reached front pair, 3rd of 10, 1 1/4l behind Another Try (8-13) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-65 (6) gf.
Signora Frasi (IRE) 14-1 (8-9) Held up behind, ridden over 1f out, kept on to take 3rd well inside final furlong, not troubled leading pair, 3rd of 7, 3l behind Don Pele (9-5) at Wolverhampton 6f sell stks (6) pol in Mar.
Getcarter 11-4fav (9-1) Prominent, still pressing leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 6th of 15, 10l behind Maswerte (9-7) at Newbury 7f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gf.
Caustic Wit (IRE) 10-1 (9-4) Stumbled leaving stalls, in rear, headway 2f out, never going pace to troubled leaders, 4th of 9, 8l behind Caribbean Coral (9-4) at Bath 6f sell stks (6) fm.
Who's Winning (IRE) 11-2 (8-3) In touch, pushed along halfway, driven over 2f out, soon edging right but kept on under pressure inside final furlong, 3rd of 9, 6l behind Bateleur (8-6) at Folkestone 6f hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Just Jimmy (IRE) 13-2 (8-2) Prominent, ridden over 1f out, kept on, 4th of 15, 2 3/4l behind Cape Rock (9-7) at Chepstow 7f hcp 0-70 (5) gd.
Rowaad 16-1 (8-2) Slowly into stride, ridden over 2f out, no impression, 11th of 15, 11l behind Cape Rock (9-7) at Chepstow 7f hcp 0-70 (5) gd.
Harrison's Flyer (IRE) 28-1 (7-11) Prominent, ridden 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 6th of 15, 7l behind Cape Rock (9-7) at Chepstow 7f hcp 0-70 (5) gd.
Mr Loire 25-1 (9-4) Tracked leaders, ridden and weakened over 2f out, last of 9, 13l behind Caribbean Coral (9-4) at Bath 6f sell stks (6) fm.
Monte Mayor Eagle 18-1 (8-4) Held up, weakened over 1f out, 5th of 10, 1 1/2l behind Just Timmy Marcus (9-2) at Wolverhampton 6f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Mar.