Ray Of Joy bids to win this for the third time in a row and looks to have a good chance of doing so arriving on the back of a win at Yarmouth. She's only 1lb higher than last year's victory but HAAMAAT will be out to spoil her day. The latter faded close home over 7f here last time having won over today's trip on her previous two starts and Willie Haggas' filly can pick up the winning thread in this. Jedward makes his all-weather debut after a promising first run for Richard Fahey at Ripon last month and C&D winner Fair Value could make her presence felt on her seasonal debut.
Ray of Joy 10-1 (9-6) Towards rear, headway over 1f out, ridden and ran on to lead near finish, won at Yarmouth 6f hcp 0-80 (4) gs in Apr beating Oh So Spicy (9-0) by 1/2l, 10 ran.
Fair Value (IRE) 13-2 (8-9) Took keen hold, chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, stayed on same pace inside final furlong, weakened to 4th final 100 yards, 4th of 9, 2 1/2l behind La Fortunata (8-7) at Newmarket 6f fll hcp (2) gf in Sep.
Haamaat (IRE) 9-4fav (9-4) Held up towards rear, eased out left and headway well over 1f out, soon ridden, kept on, not pace of leaders towards finish, 3rd of 10, 3/4l behind Ducal (9-4) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Mar.
Yurituni 12-1 (9-6) Slowly into stride, mid-division, ridden over 2f out, soon weakened, 11th of 12, 21l behind Misplaced Fortune (9-6) at Pontefract 6f flls hcp 0-130 (3) gf in Sep.
Camache Queen (IRE) 13-2 (9-1) Close up, ridden and kept on one pace final 2f, 8th of 13, 6l behind Colour Of Love (9-2) at Ffos Las 6f hcp 0-85 (4) hvy in Nov.
Jedward (IRE) 5-1 (8-11) Took keen hold, held up in touch in mid-division, headway on rails inside final 2f, ridden and every chance when carried head high inside final furlong, stayed on same pace towards finish, 3rd of 13, 1 3/4l behind Thunderball (9-7) at Ripon 6f hcp 0-85 (4) sft in Apr.