BOA has got her act together after a long lay-off and has won both starts this year. It could pay to stick with Reg Hollinshead's mare here as she's effectively racing off a 2lb lower mark with her apprentice's claim taken into consideration. Tenhoo was partnered by Nathan Alison when winning at Newcastle last time and may struggle off a higher mark today, but King's Counsel is dropping back down in both trip and class and he could figure. Dar Es Salaam produced a better effort on his latest start and has stronger claims than Crystal Gale, who has a bit to prove over today's trip.
Dar Es Salaam 14-1 (8-11) Held up mid-division, headway over 3f out on inner, ridden over 1f out, chased winner inside final furlong, kept on and always held, 2nd of 9, 1 1/4l behind Houston Dynimo (8-13) at Newcastle 1m 4f hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Parc Des Princes (USA) 15-8fav (9-7) Held up rear of mid-division, headway over 3f out, ridden over 2f out, bumped 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 5th of 13, 4 1/2l behind Corrib (8-2) at Chepstow 1m 2f hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Jun.
Bajan Parkes 11-1 (9-9) Chased leaders, joined leader halfway, soon led, ridden and headed over 1f out, soon weakened, 5th of 10, 13l behind Sphinx (9-6) at Ayr 1m 7f hcp 0-85 (4) sft in Oct '09.
Boa 7-2fav (9-3) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, led entering final furlong, stayed on under pressure when hard pressed towards finish, just held on, won at Chepstow 1m 4f hcp 0-65 (6) gf beating Marju King (9-4) by shd, 13 ran.
King's Counsel (IRE) 9-2 (8-6) Led, ridden and headed over 2f out, chased leader until over 1f out, no impression when weakened to 4th inside final furlong, 4th of 7, 8l behind Old Hundred (9-4) at Doncaster 1m 7f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Apr.
Donna Elvira 20-1 (9-12) Tracked winner, ridden 3f out, one pace from 2f out, 3rd of 5, 7l behind Highest (8-7) at Newcastle 1m 4f mdn flls stks (5) gf in Apr.
Crystal Gale (IRE) 8-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders, ridden over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, not much room towards finish, 5th of 13, 1 3/4l behind Ocean Of Peace (9-2) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Apr.
Tenhoo 5-4fav (8-11) Keen held up, switched right 2f out, headway to lead over 1f out, soon in command and clear, won at Newcastle 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) gf in Apr beating Falcun (8-12) by 2l, 9 ran.
Eton Fable (IRE) 33-1 (8-11) Soon driven to lead, pushed along halfway, headed over 5f out, weakened over 3f out, 12th of 14, 32l behind Ubi Ace (9-5) at Thirsk 1m 4f hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Apr.
Aegean Destiny 10-1 (8-11) Chased leaders, ridden to challenge 2f out, hung right over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 7, 4l behind Destiny Of A Diva (9-7) at Leicester 1m 2f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Apr.
Golden Future 16-1 (9-7) Mid-division, pushed along over 4f out, headway over 2f out, soon no impression, 11th of 14, 26l behind Danceintothelight (8-8) at Catterick 1m 6f hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Sep.
Pinsplitter (USA) 9-2 (8-5) Dwelt, raced in rear, under pressure over 3f out, soon no impression, 5th of 6, 17l behind Not Til Monday (9-11) at Yarmouth 2m hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Apr.