Avertis and Elspeth's Boy have claims on their best form of last year, but both are making their seasonal debuts here. Rondeau looks high enough in the weights now after scoring on the Polytrack in April, but Leadenhall Lass and Fivefold have place claims. REE'S RASCAL is 10lb higher than his latest win at Windsor in April, but he went close at the same track on his latest start and it shouldn't be long before he's winning off his current mark. Jim Boyle's charge gets the vote.
Avertis 6-1 (9-4) Chased leading pair, ridden 2f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 7, 8l behind My Kingdom (9-8) at Goodwood 7f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Sep.
Rondeau (GR) 13-2 (9-7) Dwelt in rear, ridden over 2f out, stayed on towards finish, 3rd of 10, 4l behind Space Station (9-11) at Epsom Downs 7f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Jun.
Elspeth's Boy (USA) 11-4fav (9-2) Mid-division, headway halfway, soon chasing leaders, every chance approaching final furlong, soon one pace, 6th of 10, 2 1/2l behind Final Drive (9-2) at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-80 (4) pol in Nov.
Glenridding 20-1 (9-10) Always behind, ridden along and looked reluctant, 12th of 13, 30l behind Orpsie Boy (9-10) at Catterick 7f hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Jun.
Catalyze 8-1 (8-11) Took keen hold, chased leader, ridden 2f out, lost 2nd over 1f out, weakened soon after, 10th of 12, 12l behind Chilled (8-13) at Sandown 7f 3yo hcp 0-95 (3) gd.
Sunshine Always (IRE) 10-1 (9-5) Raced stand side, chased leaders, headway over 2f out, hung right approaching final furlong, soon weakened, 6th of 10, 8l behind Willow Dancer (10-0) at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-75 (5) sft in Jun.
Ree's Rascal (IRE) 9-2 (9-0) Held up towards rear, headway over 1f out, challenging when hung left inside final furlong, not quicken, 2nd of 8, 1 1/4l behind Whistle On By (9-0) at Windsor 1m 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) sft in Jun.
Fivefold (USA) 12-1 (8-12) Prominent, chased winner over 6f out, ridden over 3f out, lost 2nd over 2f out, soon beaten, last of 6, 21l behind April Fool (8-12) at Kempton 1m clm stks 0-75 (5) pol in Feb.
Leadenhall Lass (IRE) 28-1 (8-2) Held up, ridden over 2f out, not trouble leaders, 8th of 12, 16l behind Free For All (9-5) at Lingfield 7f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in May.
Cat Hunter 16-1 (9-9) In touch in 6th, pushed along over 3f out, soon struggling, last of 9, 19l behind Epernay (8-12) at Windsor 1m flls hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Jun.
Silvee 16-1 (8-7) Chased leaders on outside, ridden and one pace when badly hampered over 1f out, not recover, 5th of 7, 6l behind Italian Tom (9-7) at Salisbury 6f hcp 0-75 (5) gf.