GOODWOOD STARLIGHT has been lightly raced over the last 12 months but did win a seller at Uttoxeter in November and has generally competed at a higher level than this. He has to concede weight all round here but that is partly offset by the fact that McCoy is back in the plate and Jim Best's seven-year-old can return to winning ways. The danger is probably Lilac Belle, who has won and been placed here since the turn of the year though the four-year-old Ponte Di Rosa was successful over C&D in March before finishing fourth in a Ludlow claimer and is another to consider.
Goodwood Starlight (IRE) 22-1 (11-10) Keen in touch, ridden 4 out, weakened before 2 out, 9th of 11, 40l behind Conquisto (11-2) at Fakenham 2m hcp hdl 0-125 (3) gd in Mar.
Kapdor (FR) 7-2fav (10-3) Made most until headed soon after 3 out, weakened soon after, 6th of 8, 34l behind Langley (10-6) at Ffos Las 2m hcp hdl 0-105 (4) hvy in Dec.
Lilac Belle 16-1 (10-12) Tracked leaders, went 2nd 6th, joined leader soon after 8th, ridden to lead bend before last, soon headed, became very tired and nearly came to a walk flat, soon lost 2nd, 3rd of 5, 24l behind King Of Castile (11-9) at Fakenham 2m 4f sell hdl (5) gs in Apr.
Twentynineblack (FR) 17-2 (11-6) Held up, took keen hold, not always fluent, headway 4th, weakening when hit 3 out, 7th of 9, well behind Freddy's Star (11-7) at Huntingdon 2m sell hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gs in Apr.
If And When 200-1 (10-5) Always in rear, tailed off when pulled up before last, in a race won by Wom (10-10) at Fakenham 2m 4yo mdn stks (4) gd in Mar, 11 ran.
Ponte Di Rosa 6-1 (10-10) Tracked leaders, took keen hold, ridden and hung left on bend approaching 3 out, soon beaten, mistake 2 out, 4th of 8, 24l behind Bin End (11-2) at Ludlow 2m nov clm hdl (5) gd in Mar.
Watch The Birdie (IRE) 25-1 (9-1) Tracked leaders on inner, 4th entering straight, no impression under pressure from 1 1/2f out, kept on one pace, 4th of 8, 3l behind Jills Ballet (9-7) at Cork 1m stks 0-70 gf in Aug (flat).