Last week's Chester winner Jutland could prove the best of Mark Johnston's trio, while Cracking Lass just held off Moyenne Corniche to win at Doncaster last month and that pair are closely matched. Merchant Of Dubai could figure on his first run for Jim Goldie but Red Cadeaux crept up the weights without winning last season and may find at least a couple too good here. Shahwardi is another who finds it difficult to get his head in front and has a bit to find on best form with SAPTAPADI. Brian Elllison's charge goes well fresh, boasts the best piece of form with his third in the Group 3 Geoffrey Freer at Newbury last season and looks capable of taking this on his return to action.
Saptapadi (IRE) 7-1 (9-4) Held up towards rear, pushed along over 4f out, soon no impression, 4th of 9, 8l behind Laaheb (9-4) at Kempton 1m 4f Group 3 stks (3yo+) (1) pol in Sep.
Red Cadeaux 5-1fav (9-3) Slowly into stride, prominent, went 4th over 2f out, soon ridden, weakened over 1f out, 12th of 17, 19l behind Overturn (8-13) at Chester 2m 3f hcp (4yo+) (2) gf.
Shahwardi (FR) 25-1 (9-0) Pulled hard, held up in last pair, ridden over 3f out, beaten soon after, eased when no chance final furlong, tailed off, last of 6, well behind Laaheb (9-3) at Ascot 1m 4f Grp 3 (1) gs in Sep.
Merchant Of Dubai 15-8 (9-2) Chased leader in close 2nd, ridden along entering straight, strongly pressed winner 1f out, no impression on winner inside final furlong, 2nd of 7, 3l behind Roses For The Lady (8-12) at Navan 1m 5f Listed stks gf in Apr '10.
Moyenne Corniche 11-2 (9-5) Held up towards rear, headway over 3f out, hung right and went 3rd over 2f out, continued to hang right and chased winner over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, always held, 2nd of 10, 1/2l behind Investissement (9-3) at Goodwood 1m 6f hcp 0-105 (2) gd in Apr.
Bikini Babe (IRE) 5-2 (8-11) Led, ridden and challenged 2f out, headed 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, lost 2nd close home, 3rd of 4, 4l behind Address Unknown (9-2) at Dundalk 1m 3f 4yo stk pol in Apr.
Cracking Lass (IRE) 11-1 (8-8) Held up in rear and in touch, hung left and headway over 2f out, soon ridden, went 2nd over 1f out, led inside final furlong, driven out, won at Doncaster 1m 4f stks (2) gd in Apr beating Moyenne Corniche (9-0) by 1/2l, 5 ran.
Fox Hunt (IRE) 11-2 (9-3) Tracked leaders, ridden and every chance over 1f out, one pace final furlong, 6th of 12, 10l behind Times Up (9-10) at Newmarket 1m 4f hcp 0-105 (2) gf.
Jutland 6-1 (9-1) Tracked leader, led 1f out, ridden and ran on, won at Chester 1m 2f hcp 0-105 (2) gf beating Beachfire (9-7) by 1 1/4l, 8 ran.