This appears to be wide-open although a couple stand out on closer inspection. Nine Realms was unfancied for his debut over 7f at Newmarket last month but ran really well when runner-up to the cosy winner Cogito. He's looks sure to figure but IHTIFAL is preferred given her debut second behind Dank came over C&D and she finished well clear of the rest of the field. Qaadira was well beaten on her return and Paul Hanagan prefers the owners Mawasem, who was beaten nine lengths in the Wood Ditton on his debut, a couple of places behind Straight Shot who finished seventh. Alvitude, Maistro and Whispering Warrior are ones to note on their seasonal returns.
Alvitude (USA) 33-1 (9-3) Slowly away, ran green in rear, ridden 2f out, never a factor, 7th of 11, 11l behind Ektihaam (9-3) at Newbury 7f 2yo mdn (4) gf in Jul.
Bitter Harvest 20-1 (9-3) Slowly into stride, towards rear, headway into mid-division halfway, driven over 2f out, green hung right and weakened inside final 2f, 9th of 14, 11l behind Forest Row (9-3) at Newbury 1m 3yo mdn (4) sft in Apr.
Geeaitch Cockney Rebel gelding out of Grand Rebecca.
Hoonose Cadeaux Genereux gelding out of Roodeye.
Maistro (IRE) 8-1 (9-3) Held up, pushed along 3f out, never near leaders, 7th of 10, 7l behind Grizzle (9-3) at Lingfield 7f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Oct.
Mawasem 25-1 (9-3) Dwelt in rear, not clear run 2f out, kept on, never near leaders, 9th of 18, 9l behind Mariner's Cross (9-3) at Newmarket 1m 3yo mdn (4) gs in Apr.
Nine Realms 25-1 (9-0) Held up towards rear, headway over 1f out, ran on to go 2nd near finish, not trouble winner, 2nd of 13, 2 3/4l behind Cogito (9-0) at Newmarket 7f 3yo mdn (4) gd in Apr.
Opus (IRE) Danehill Dancer colt out of Mixed Blessing.
Sir Lexington (IRE) Desert Style colt out of Shulammite Woman.
Stormbound (IRE) 7-2 (8-12) Held up behind leaders, pushed along over 3f out, went 3rd 2f out, no chance with front pair, demoted to 4th close home, 4th of 6, 17l behind Blades Lad (9-3) at Ripon 1m 2f 3yo mdn (5) sft in Apr.
Straight Shot (IRE) 40-1 (9-3) Dwelt towards rear, pushed along over 2f out, headway over 1f out, ridden and stayed on towards finish, nearest finish, 6th of 18, 8l behind Mariner's Cross (9-3) at Newmarket 1m 3yo mdn (4) gs in Apr.
Whispering Warrior (IRE) 9-1 (9-3) Slowly into stride, behind, hung right from 2f out, kept on to 4th inside final furlong, 4th of 6, 9l behind Hurry Up George (9-3) at Kempton 6f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Dec.
Ihtifal 10-1 (8-12) Close up, led over 2f out, ridden and pressed over 1f out, headed final 100 yards, just held, 2nd of 14, nk behind Dank (8-12) at Kempton 1m 3yo mdn fll (5) pol in Apr.
Qaadira (USA) 17-2 (9-0) Slowly into stride, always in rear, looked reluctant throughout, 18th of 19, 40l behind Perfect Step (9-0) at Newmarket 7f mdn fll stks (4) gs in Apr.