Cotton Trader should be in the firing-line once again but, given his propensity for finding at least one too good, ESTEDAAMA gets the nod. She produced a better effort on her reappearance when finishing a place behind today's rival Imtithal at Lingfield and Marcus Tregoning's filly is bred to show her best over today's longer trip. She's fancied to reverse running and open her account here as the others with experience make no appeal on what they've shown to date though Polydamos is expected to improve this year and Muzhil is a newcomer to note in the betting.
Schoolmaster 20-1 (9-3) Slowly away, raced keenly, recovered to track leaders over 4f out, ridden and ran green over 2f out, no extra inside final furlong, 5th of 10, 7l behind Riczar (8-12) at Southwell 7f 3yo mdn stks (5) fbs in Nov.
Total Obsession 66-1 (9-9) Tracked winner until weakened over 1f out, last of 3, 11l behind Billy Buttons (9-12) at Kempton 1m 4f mdn auc stks (6) pol in Mar.
Cotton Trader (USA) 9-4 (8-9) Led, ridden and joined over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, kept on, 3rd of 8, 4l behind Hamis Al Bin (8-9) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f mdn stks (5) pol in Mar.
Geordie Boy Araafa gelding out of Entail.
Mount Mayday (IRE) 33-1 (8-11) Dwelt chased leaders, ridden to chase leader halfway until over 1f out, soon weakened, last of 9, 31l behind What's Up (8-8) at Folkestone 7f 2yo mdn aut (6) gf in Aug.
Polydamos 7-2 (9-3) Held up, ridden over 2f out, no impression, 8th of 11, 11l behind Sheikh The Reins (9-3) at Kempton 7f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Nov.
Estedaama (IRE) 11-1 (8-12) Held up in mid-division, under pressure over 2f out, headway over 1f out, chased leaders over 1f out, ran on inside final furlong, nearest finish, 3rd of 9, 3l behind Margate (8-12) at Lingfield 1m 3yo mdn stks (5) pol in Mar.
Hunt A Mistress (IRE) 20-1 (9-0) Mid-division, pushed along over 3f out, never on terms, 9th of 17, 14l behind Estrela (9-0) at Newbury 1m 2yo stks (4) gf in Oct.
Imtithal (IRE) 8-1 (8-12) Held up in rear, headway over 2f out, ridden to challenge entering final furlong, no extra close home, 2nd of 9, 2 3/4l behind Margate (8-12) at Lingfield 1m 3yo mdn stks (5) pol in Mar.
Lady Burlesque (IRE) 40-1 (8-12) Behind most of way, 9th of 11, 14l behind Lycidas (9-3) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Nov.
Muzhil (IRE) Manduro filly out of Mazuna.