Another highly competitive affair to end a tough card. CRYSTAL LAKE won a maiden race here and then took the step up in class in her stride to land a handicap at Ripon last month. She can go in again but dangers abound. Best Kept and Kafeel signed off last season with wins on the Polytrack while previous winners Billingsgate, Royal Preserve and Black Caesar should all have come on for recent outings. Dancealot has the past form to figure if back to her best and Adore may do better this season.
Dancealot 66-1 (9-0) Always towards rear, last of 14, 47l behind Sudden Wonder (9-5) at Newmarket 1m 2f 3yo aut stk (2) gd in Apr.
Crystal Lake (IRE) 5-2fav (8-10) Chased leaders, went 2nd going well 2f out, led well over 1f out, stayed on well, ridden out, won at Ripon 1m 3yo hcp 0-90 (3) gd in Apr beating Shot In The Sun (8-11) by 1l, 8 ran.
Billingsgate (IRE) 8-1 (9-7) Slowly into stride, held up mid-division, ridden and headway over 1f out, stayed on final furlong, 5th of 10, 4 1/2l behind Black Schnapps (9-5) at Doncaster 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) sft in Apr.
Black Caesar (IRE) 16-1 (9-5) Headway to lead over 5f out, ridden and headed 2f out, kept on one pace, 3rd of 8, 4l behind Glorious Empire (9-2) at Lingfield 7f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Apr.
Best Kept 25-1 (9-5) In touch, pushed along and headway over 2f out, ridden chasing leaders over 1f out, went 2nd 1f out, stayed on to lead final 75 yards, won at Kempton 7f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Oct beating Potentate (9-5) by 1l, 13 ran.
Kafeel (USA) 5-2 (9-5) Chased leader, ridden to challenge and edged left briefly inside final furlong, stayed on to lead final 50 yards, won at Lingfield 7f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Oct beating Maraayill (9-5) by 3/4l, 10 ran.
Seaham 33-1 (9-0) Held up towards rear, headway over 1f out, soon ridden, kept on to take 2nd towards finish, 2nd of 8, 1l behind Brown Eyed Honey (9-0) at Kempton 7f 3yo stks 0-75 (5) pol in Apr.
Royal Preserve 9-2 (9-0) Held up towards rear, headway over 1f out, ridden inside final furlong, kept on towards finish, 4th of 8, 2 3/4l behind Brown Eyed Honey (9-0) at Kempton 7f 3yo stks 0-75 (5) pol in Apr.
Ajig 20-1 (9-5) Led 2f, chased leader until lost place over 4f out, plugged on again inside final furlong, no threat, 5th of 9, 2 1/4l behind Know Your Name (9-2) at Brighton 7f 2yo hcp 0-75 (5) gs in Oct.
Adore 6-1 (8-5) Tracked leaders, ridden and every chance over 1f out, unable to quicken inside final furlong, 3rd of 7, 1 3/4l behind Spiritual Flame (8-11) at Kempton 1m 2yo hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Oct.