A contest which sees a number of the runners come here with decent all weather form, and we side with FOLLY LODGE to get the better of Oh So Saucy and Gazboolou. A runner who has progressed nicely during the winter, with two wins to his credit, Gazboolou showed with a close second recently that he remains in good heart and still quite well treated, and he can go well. Oh So Saucy is the pick on form, running several good races at Yarmouth last year, with three wins over this trip. He has not run for ten months but his trainer Chris Wall has had three recent winners, and he is very much respected. Folly Lodge has not won for two years, though he has been highly tried in good handicaps. He took a drop in grade to finish runner-up at Southwell last time, and with the winner following up, the form looks solid. Folly Lodge can come on for his seasonal reappearance and take this.
Idle Power (IRE) 9-1 (9-5) Led, ridden and headed over 1f out, soon weakened, 9th of 11, 10l behind Amber Queen (9-3) at Newmarket 7f hcap (4) gs in Nov.
Salient 8-1 (8-13) Led, ridden 1f out, headed and lost 3 places towards finish, 4th of 10, 1l behind Desert Dreamer (8-5) at Warwick 7f hcp 0-85 (4) gf.
Folly Lodge 11-8fav (9-4) Keen, raced wide, held up in touch, ridden to chase leader over 2f out, every chance from well over 1f out, driven to lead entering final furlong, headed well inside final furlong, 2nd of 6, 1/2l behind Bookiebasher Babe (8-4) at Southwell 1m fll hcp (4) fbs in Apr.
Woodcote Place 10-1 (8-12) Mid-division, headway to take 2nd 1f out, no chance with winner, 2nd of 8, 4l behind Crown Choice (8-13) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Apr.
Buxton 15-2 (9-4) In touch, ridden over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 8th of 12, 7l behind Westwood (8-5) at Windsor 6f hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Apr.
Mister Ross 12-1 (9-3) Held up well in rear, effort on wide outside 2f out, soon ridden and plugged on, no chance, 8th of 19, 11l behind Trafalgar Bay (9-5) at Ascot 1m hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Apr.
Choreography 33-1 (8-6) Slowly away, outpaced throughout, last of 11, 9l behind Our Piccadilly (8-4) at Lingfield 5f hcp 0-85 (4).
Oh So Saucy 7-2 (9-9) Held up in touch, headway to chase leader over 1f out, ridden to lead well inside final furlong, won at Yarmouth 7f hcap (5) gf in Jul beating Parisian Gift (9-10) by nk, 12 ran.
Kirk Michael 16-1 (8-13) In touch on outside, pushed along over 2f out, soon no impression on leaders, 6th of 9, 8l behind Taqdeyr (9-4) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Apr.
Koraleva Tectona (IRE) 10-1 (8-8) Towards rear stands side group, weakened 2f out, 16th of 20, 19l behind Mister Hardy (8-11) at Doncaster 7f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Mar.
Councellor (FR) 33-1 (9-1) Chased leaders, pushed along over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 7th of 19, 9l behind Trafalgar Bay (9-5) at Ascot 1m hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Apr.
Compton's Eleven 10-1 (8-7) Mid-division, headway 2f out, never going pace to press leaders, stayed on same pace, 5th of 10, 2 3/4l behind Desert Dreamer (8-5) at Warwick 7f hcp 0-85 (4) gf.
Support Fund (IRE) 20-1 (9-4) Started slowly, held up in mid-division, ridden over 2f out, soon outpaced, weakened over 1f out, 10th of 11, 9l behind Pivka (9-3) at Lingfield 1m hcp (5) pol in Nov.
Gazboolou 7-1 (9-2) Soon chased leader, led over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, ran on until headed well inside final furlong, 2nd of 12, 3/4l behind Campli (8-4) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Apr.
Lekita 13-2 (8-13) Behind, headway on wide outside over 1f out, stayed on to take 2nd well inside final furlong, no chance of winner, 2nd of 9, 3l behind Musical Script (8-11) at Kempton 6f hcp (5) pol in Dec.
Ivory Lace 10-1 (9-4) Raced on inside, never reached beyond mid-division, 9th of 12, 7l behind Driven (9-1) at Brighton 1m hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Apr.