Burnham is not easy to win with and drops back in trip after going very close at Leicester and Pandorica is another who usually finds at least one too good. Lady Bayside tries a longer distance having won over a mile here recently and dual 1m winner Ever Fortune also attempts middle-distances for the first time on her belated reappearance. Tyur Ted is upped a grade after scoring at Nottingham last time and BATCHELORS STAR is preferred. A winner in Ireland, he began handicapping in this country off a 19lb higher mark last year and has looked in need of this longer trip for some time now.
Burnham 6-4fav (9-6) Held up, headway over 2f out, effort between horses entering final furlong, soon every chance, ran on, led near finish, headed post, 2nd of 8, ns behind Ashdown Lad (9-5) at Leicester 1m 4f hcp 0-75 (5) gd in May.
Ever Fortune (USA) 6-1 (9-4) Held up, switched right and headway over 1f out, led inside final furlong, ridden and ran on, won at Yarmouth 1m hcp 0-70 (5) hvy in Oct beating The New Black (8-4) by 2l, 8 ran.
Waving 3-1 (9-2) Very slowly away and left about 25 lengths, steady headway and caught up with leading trio over 8f out, challenged for 3rd over 3f out, no impression from over 1f out, last of 4, 18l behind Admirable Duque (9-7) at Wolverhampton 1m 6f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Mar.
Lady Bayside 15-8fav (9-1) Tracked leaders, not clear run and switched left 2f out, ridden over 1f out, led inside final furlong, ran on well, won at Chepstow 1m fll hcp (0-75) (5) gs beating Emmuska (9-1) by 1 3/4l, 6 ran.
Honey Of A Kitten (USA) 2-1fav (9-9) Tracked leader, led over 2f out, hard driven and joined inside final furlong, stayed on under pressure, headed final strides, 2nd of 6, hd behind Breaking The Bank (9-9) at Windsor 1m 2f clm stks (5) gf.
Dimitar (USA) 25-1 (8-13) Held up towards rear, headway over 1f out, stayed on towards finish, 3rd of 10, 4l behind Peak Storm (8-5) at Chepstow 1m hcp 0-75 (5) gf.
Pandorica 11-1 (7-11) Disputed 2nd, outright 2nd 2f out, lost 2nd but still every chance over 1f out, chased winner and stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 2nd of 7, 3 1/2l behind Star Lahib (9-4) at Chester 1m 4f fll hcp (0-85) (4yo+) (4) gd.
Batchelors Star (IRE) 33-1 (9-2) Held up towards rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong, 4th of 10, 6l behind Peak Storm (8-5) at Chepstow 1m hcp 0-75 (5) gf.
Tyrur Ted 8-1 (8-11) Dwelt towards rear, headway 3f out, stayed on to lead near finish, won at Nottingham 1m 2f app hcp (6) sft in May beating Hydrant (9-7) by nk, 11 ran.