Decana was winning on the Fibresand at Southwell when last seen in December and has scope for further improvement this year while Lakeman finished runner-up at the same track last month. Khun John and Cantor have winning form at this track earlier this year and could get involved but a chance is taken that SUPER DUPLEX can repeat his latest effort at Sandown. He finished a close-up second in a higher grade handicap last week and with a decent apprentice taking 3lb off his back, he may be up to going one better here.
Rosaria 33-1 (9-12) Chased leaders, ridden and weakened 3f out, tailed off, last of 11, 47l behind Varnish (8-12) at Salisbury 1m 2f fll mdn stks (5) gd in May.
Mafeteng 10-3 (9-2) Chased leaders, ridden on inside 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 5th of 7, 5l behind Isdaal (8-6) at Kempton 1m 4f hcp 0-70 (5) pol in May.
Decana 11-4fav (9-3) Tracked leaders, improved over 3f out, led over 2f out, soon edged right, driven out, won at Southwell 1m 6f hcp 0-60 (6) fbs in Dec beating Carnac (9-4) by 1/2l, 8 ran.
Super Duplex 20-1 (8-9) Mid-division, headway and in touch on outside over 4f out, ridden to challenge and every chance over 1f out, kept on, held final 110 yards, 2nd of 16, 1 1/4l behind Chain Of Events (9-2) at Sandown 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in May.
Lakeman (IRE) 5-1 (8-10) Tracked leaders and keen, led over 3f out, headed over 1f out, stayed on towards finish, 2nd of 6, 1/2l behind Resplendent Alpha (8-5) at Southwell 1m 4f hacp 0-70 (5) fbs in May.
Khun John (IRE) 10-3fav (9-6) Towards rear, ridden over 4f out, headway over 2f out, kept on to go moderate 3rd close home, 3rd of 8, 23l behind Darsan (9-4) at Yarmouth 1m 3f hcp 0-60 (6) hvy in May.
Formidable Guest 14-1 (9-0) Held up in last pair, ridden over 2f out, never dangerous, last of 8, 22l behind Blackstone Vegas (9-3) at Kempton 2m hcp 0-60 (6) pol in May.
Cantor 16-1 (9-5) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, kept on one pace, 3rd of 8, 5l behind Steely (9-3) at Lingfield 1m 3f hcp 0-60 (6) gf in May.
Lytham (IRE) 12-1 (9-1) Held up, ridden and headway over 2f out, edged left over 1f out, stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 5th of 12, 8l behind Harare (8-7) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f app hcp (0-55) (6) pol in May.
Rasam Aldaar 14-1 (9-2) Led early, tracked leaders, weakening when switched left over 2f out, never dangerous, 6th of 8, 15l behind Spartan Spirit (9-3) at Kempton 1m 3f hcp (0-55) (6) pol in Mar.
Rather Cool 50-1 (8-7) In rear, ridden and struggling 3f out, plugged on one pace and no impression inside final furlong, 6th of 7, 6l behind Isdaal (8-6) at Kempton 1m 4f hcp 0-70 (5) pol in May.
Four Steps Back 17-2 (8-12) Keen tracked leader until 8f out, lost place 7f out, last of 6, 23l behind Tallulah Mai (8-13) at Leicester 1m 4f app hcp 0-60 (6) sft.