Rose Garnet has found one too good on too many occasions to have much confidence in. She finished second yet again at Wolverhampton last week and MAMBO SPIRIT looks a safer bet. He's bidding for a hat-trick of course and distance wins after comfortably beating Rose Garnet last time and can go in again in this company. Littlecote Lady should be in the mix again without being quite good enough while the likes of Lord Buffhead and Aljosan finished closer last time without threatening the winner.
Mambo Spirit (IRE) 6-1 (8-12) Mid-division, headway over 1f out, ran on to lead inside final furlong, ridden out, won at Kempton 6f hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Apr beating Rose Garnet (9-0) by 1 1/2l, 11 ran.
Volito 14-1 (8-11) Slowly away, always in rear, last of 6, 8l behind Avonmore Star (9-4) at Brighton 6f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in May '12.
Rose Garnet (IRE) 11-4fav (9-2) Dwelt then hampered start, in rear, headway on inside over 1f out, switched left entering final furlong, soon went 2nd, no impression on winner, 2nd of 11, 1 3/4l behind Nafa (8-10) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Apr.
Ziefhd 12-1 (9-5) Tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, soon weakened, last of 14, 30l behind Intomist (9-6) at Lingfield 7f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Apr.
Commandingpresence (USA) 25-1 (9-0) In touch on outside, outpaced over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 7th of 9, 5l behind Stepturn (9-0) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Dec.
Littlecote Lady 5-1 (9-6) Held up in rear, ridden over 2f out, headway over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, never nearer, 5th of 10, 2 3/4l behind Needwood Ridge (9-7) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp (0-55) (6) pol in Apr.
Lord Buffhead 14-1 (9-2) Mid-division, headway over 1f out, went 3rd inside final furlong, ran on, 3rd of 11, 2l behind Nafa (8-10) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Apr.
Aaranyow (IRE) 33-1 (8-7) Keen in touch, ridden and no impression 2f out, effort inside final furlong, lost 3rd near finish, 4th of 11, 3l behind Haadeeth (9-6) at Lingfield 6f hacp 0-70 (5) pol in Apr.
Sherjawy (IRE) 25-1 (8-7) Chased leaders on inside, ridden over 1f out, kept on under pressure inside final furlong, 5th of 8, 2l behind Alpha Delta Whisky (9-0) at Kempton 5f hacp 0-70 (5) pol in Apr.
Aljosan 50-1 (9-7) Soon led, ridden and headed 1f out, kept on one pace, 2nd of 7, 3l behind Jontleman (9-0) at Wolverhampton 6f mdn auc stks (6) pol in Apr.