Intermedium drops back on trip having failed in a maiden race over 7f at Lingfield when starting a short-priced favourite. Peterkin has been kept to 5f so far and looked high enough in the weights last season while both Sleepy Sioux and QUIET WARRIOR were well beaten in the same Class 2 handicap at Newmarket last month. However, the latter won over track and trip in December and gets a token vote to come good in what looks a bit of a lottery. Android won well here last time but is upped 8lb while Banaadeer, Biography and Dark Leopard all have claims on last year's winning form.
Peterkin (IRE) 8-1 (9-7) Raced wide prominent, ridden 2f out, weakened final furlong, 10th of 11, 9l behind Touch The Clouds (8-6) at Nottingham 5f 2yo hcp 0-85 (4) sft in Nov.
Intermedium 5-4 (9-5) Keen tracked winner, ridden 2f out, kept on one pace and lost 2nd inside final furlong, 3rd of 7, 4 1/2l behind Exchequer (9-5) at Lingfield 7f 3yo mdn stks (5) pol in Apr.
Sleepy Sioux 14-1 (8-4) Led, headed and squeezed out over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 8th of 12, 12l behind Danzeno (8-12) at Newmarket 6f 3yo hcp 0-100 (2) gd in Apr.
Quiet Warrior (IRE) 11-2fav (8-5) Badly hampered start recover after 2f, in touch, ridden over 2f out, not trouble leaders, 6th of 12, 11l behind Danzeno (8-12) at Newmarket 6f 3yo hcp 0-100 (2) gd in Apr.
Banaadeer (IRE) 7-1 (8-8) Chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 5th of 14, 1 1/2l behind Bahamian Heights (9-4) at York 6f 2yo hcp (2) gf in Aug.
Biography 14-1 (8-10) Mid-division stands side, outpaced 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 17th of 24, 13l behind Peniaphobia (8-8) at Newbury 5f 2yo aut (2) gf in Jul.
Smart Salute 14-1 (8-13) Not much room soon after start, held up, ridden over 2f out, no headway, eased inside final furlong, 15th of 17, 13l behind Aeolus (9-5) at York 6f 2yo hcp 0-95 (3) gd in Oct.
Android (IRE) 9-2 (9-7) Tracked leader, ridden to lead over 1f out, ran on, won at Kempton 6f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Apr beating Biotic (8-13) by 2 1/2l, 8 ran.
Dark Leopard 7-2 (9-6) Held up, ridden and headway over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 11th of 15, 21l behind Nakuti (9-7) at Leicester 7f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Apr.