Diamond Charlie arrives in search of a hat-trick after landing a double on the Polytrack early this year but will need to improve again off today's higher mark. Lady Gibraltar is also 4lb higher than her latest win at Goodwood, though she's a course and distance winner and open to further improvement this year. SACROSANCTUS hasn't raced since August but Scott Dixon trained last year's winner and is expected to have his five-year-old sprinter ready for action. He scored twice over 6f here last season, including a defeat of Swiss Cross, and should make a bold bid from the front. Church Music and Sandfrankskipsgo step up in class after recent victories at Wolverhampton while Taurus Twins could only manage third in this last year albeit in soft ground.
Ajjaadd (USA) 7-1 (9-2) Slowly away in rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, ran on to go 3rd near finish, 3rd of 8, 2 1/2l behind Woolfall Sovereign (8-13) at Lingfield 5f hcp 0-95 (3) pol in Dec.
Sacrosanctus 8-1 (9-10) Made all, clear over 1f out, ridden and ran on, unchallenged, won at Epsom Downs 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Aug beating Signor Sassi (9-1) by 4l, 12 ran.
Swiss Cross 5-1 (9-3) Chased leaders, not much room on far rail 2f out, soon hampered and no danger after, 6th of 9, 7l behind Mister Manannan (8-13) at Beverley 5f hcp 0-95 (3) gf.
Racy 8-1 (9-1) Pecked and rider unable to remove hood when stalls opened, missed break, behind, driven over 2f out, never able to challenge, weakened final furlong, last of 9, 14l behind Hazelrigg (8-11) at York 5f hcp 105 (2) gs in Jul.
Diamond Charlie (IRE) 5-2fav (9-7) Chased leaders, headway on inner to lead over 1f out, driven and ran on, won at Lingfield 5f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Feb beating Picansort (9-3) by 1/2l, 9 ran.
Lady Gibraltar 14-1 (8-9) Led after 1f, clear halfway until over 2f out, headed over 1f out, weakened soon after, 6th of 7, 7l behind Intransigent (9-5) at Kempton 6f 3yo hcp 0-95 (3) pol in Sep.
Silvanus (IRE) 50-1 (9-1) Chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, weakened final furlong, went 4th post, 4th of 7, 7l behind Spirit Quartz (9-1) at Nottingham 5f cond Stakes (3) gd.
La Fortunata 12-1 (8-8) Led on rail, pushed along 2f out, headed over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 9, 7l behind Hezmah (9-1) at Newmarket 6f fll hcp (2) gd in Sep.
West Coast Dream 66-1 (8-10) Chased leaders, ridden well over 1f out, weakened over 1f out, 6th of 7, 11l behind Spirit Quartz (9-1) at Nottingham 5f cond Stakes (3) gd.
Church Music (IRE) 28-1 (9-3) Chased leaders, effort 2f out, ridden to lead inside final furlong, ran on, won at Wolverhampton 5f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Nov beating Drawnfromthepast (9-3) by nk, 12 ran.
Sandfrankskipsgo 11-2 (9-3) Held up towards rear, headway over 1f out, switched left and led inside final furlong, just held on, won at Wolverhampton 5f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Mar beating My Son Max (9-7) by nk, 10 ran.
Taurus Twins 9-1 (9-2) Led on near side rail, ridden and headed over 1f out, faded inside final furlong, 8th of 12, 3 1/2l behind Cheworee (9-4) at Windsor 5f hcp 0-85 (4) sft.
Hopes N Dreams (IRE) 12-1 (8-13) Dwelt, behind, stayed on inside final furlong, 7th of 10, 2l behind My Son Max (9-2) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp 0-85 (4) pol.