Novel Dancer will find this tougher than the amateurs' race he won at Lingfield last month while Our Golden Girl has been well beaten since finishing runner-up here in January. She has a bit to find with ELEGANT OPHELIA on recent running. Dean Ivory's mare ran a shocker on Turf last time but will be more at home back on this surface. Dumbfounded returns to action off a 5lb higher mark after making the frame over 2m here in November while though Thecornishcowboy is back on a winning mark, he was scheduled to run at Nottingham yesterday.
Thecornishcowboy 8-1 (8-5) Held up in rear, steady headway on outside over 3f out, tracked leaders 3f out, went 2nd 2f out, no chance with winner when lost 2nd approaching final furlong, held on for 3rd, 3rd of 7, 8l behind Nullarbor Sky (9-2) at Yarmouth 1m 3f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in May.
Bridge That Gap 6-1 (9-1) Mid-division, headway on inside over 2f out, ridden and went 4th inside final 2f, weakened inside final furlong, 7th of 11, 8l behind Mountain Range (9-1) at Kempton 1m 3f hacp 0-70 (5) pol in Jun '13.
Dumbfounded (FR) 5-1 (9-10) Prominent, ridden to lead over 2f out, headed over 1f out, no extra close home, 3rd of 13, 2l behind Mr Burbidge (10-0) at Kempton 2m hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Nov.
Gravitate 9-1 (9-7) Led, ridden over 1f out, headed insided final furlong, no extra, 4th of 7, 3 1/2l behind Able Dash (9-5) at Kempton 1m 4f hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Mar.
Evergreen Forest (IRE) 20-1 (9-2) Mid-division, outpaced over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 7th of 10, 8l behind Nelson Quay (9-2) at Kempton 1m 3f app hcp (0-70) (4yo+) (5) pol in May.
Osgood 33-1 (10-1) Tracked leaders, lost place over 3f out, 10th of 11, 44l behind Swift Blade (11-0) at Lingfield 1m 4f am hcp (0-70) (5) pol in Jan.
Green Earth (IRE) 12-1 (9-7) Slowly into stride, held up in last pair, headway over 2f out, went 3rd and one pace well over 1f out, never any chance with leading duo, 3rd of 9, 11l behind Panettone (9-9) at Brighton 1m 4f hcp 0-65 (6) gs in Sep.
Elegant Ophelia 25-1 (8-11) In touch, ridden 3f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 14, 49l behind Stockhill Diva (8-11) at Leicester 1m 2f hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Apr.
Shirataki (IRE) 25-1 (8-11) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened approaching final furlong, last of 12, 18l behind Conquestadim (9-4) at Kempton 1m 3f hacp 0-70 (5) pol in Apr.
Our Golden Girl 20-1 (8-11) Last pair, reminders 5f out, tailed off 3f out, never a factor, 9th of 11, 10l behind Thane Of Cawdor (9-4) at Kempton 1m 3f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Mar.
Novel Dancer 11-4fav (10-1) Mid-division, headway over 3f out, went 2nd over 1f out, led inside final furlong, ran on, won at Lingfield 1m 4f am hcp 0-55 (6) pol in May beating Glennten (10-7) by 1/2l, 9 ran.
Bull Market (IRE) 100-1 (9-3) Held up in rear, struggling over 4f out, soon lost touch, tailed off, last of 9, well behind Mungo Park (9-6) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f clm stks (6) pol in Sep.