St Ignatius is not in the best of form but won this off a higher mark last year. Triple Eight was placed in an amateurs race last time and so was Harrison's Cave, who had earlier finished behind runner-up Geanie Mac over 2m. But the latter has just the one win in 40 starts which is one more than the frustrating Latin Rebel can boast. IN VINO VERITAS is the least exposed and having finished third at Thirsk earlier this month, he looks set to open his account for Ann Duffield competing off the same mark in this.
King Of Paradise (IRE) 14-1 (10-0) Dwelt and short of room start, held up in rear, pushed along over 3f out, well beaten final 2f, 10th of 11, 17l behind Always Resolute (8-8) at Haydock 1m 2f hcp 0-70 (5) gd.
Triple Eight (IRE) 11-1 (9-13) Slowly away, soon mid-division, pushed along over 4f out, hampered on inside 3f out, headway 2f out, stayed on, 4th of 12, 2 1/2l behind Arabian Beauty (9-10) at Catterick 1m 4f am hcp 0-75 (5) gd.
St Ignatius 12-1 (10-8) Led, headed 3f out, ridden over 1f out, soon faded, 6th of 11, 7l behind Sweetheart Abbey (10-10) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f am hcp 0-70 (5).
Schmooze (IRE) 14-1 (9-3) Last to break, always in rear, last of 7, 22l behind Ingleby Symphony (9-9) at Ayr 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) gs.
Harrison's Cave 7-1 (10-6) Held up mid-division in 4th, kept on same pace from 2f out, never dangerous, 3rd of 7, 4 1/2l behind La Bacouetteuse (11-0) at Musselburgh 2m am hcp (0-70) (4yo+) (5) gd.
Latin Rebel (IRE) 5-1 (9-6) Mid-division, headway towards inside 2f out, driven along over 1f out, soon not quicken, kept on same pace inside final furlong, 5th of 15, 3 1/2l behind Sergeant Pink (9-2) at Carlisle 1m 3f ladies hcp 0-70 (5) gd.
Geanie Mac (IRE) 8-1 (10-3) Led 1f, pressed leader, led again 3f out, ridden and headed 2f out, kept on same pace, no chance with winner from over 1f out, 2nd of 9, 5l behind Giovanni Jack (10-13) at Musselburgh 1m 6f am hcp 0-65 (6) gf.
Hero's Story 33-1 (9-0) Held up towards rear, pushed along 3f out, no headway, 12th of 15, 13l behind A Little Bit Dusty (10-0) at Thirsk 1m 4f hcp 0-65 (6) gs.
In Vino Veritas (IRE) 25-1 (9-2) Held up in touch, driven over 2f out, went 3rd over 1f out, stayed on, unable to challenge, 3rd of 15, 1 3/4l behind A Little Bit Dusty (10-0) at Thirsk 1m 4f hcp 0-65 (6) gs.