PLATINUM PEARL is the most recent winner having beaten a couple of subsequent winners over track and trip in January. The Chapple-Hyam filly gets the nod on that form but plenty of others are in with a shout in a tight contest. Don't made a winning start here in October and Royal Preserve won at Lingfield late last year. They could both figure while Brown Eyed Honey opened her account at Musselburgh back in July and is another with claims. The handicap winners Got To Dance and Zugzwang are more exposed and both return to action off 5lb higher marks. 7.00
Brown Eyed Honey 8-13fav (9-0) Tracked leader, ridden to lead when edged left over 1f out, pressed inside final furlong, asserted near finish, won at Musselburgh 7f 2yo mdn (4) gf in Jul beating Gallic Breeze (9-5) by 1/2l, 5 ran.
Don't 25-1 (9-0) Dwelt and went left start, held up mid-division, headway over 1f out, stayed on to lead towards finish, won at Kempton 7f 2yo mdn fll (5) pol in Oct beating Billowing (9-0) by nk, 11 ran.
Got To Dance 12-1 (8-13) Held up in rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, stayed on to lead towards finish, won at Leicester 6f 2yo hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Sep beating Inspiriter (9-5) by nk, 17 ran.
Jive 10-1 (9-3) Held up, ridden and headway over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 11th of 14, 35l behind Firecruise (9-0) at Pontefract 1m 2yo hcp 0-75 (5) hvy in Oct.
Platinum Pearl 5-2 (8-10) Went right start, tracked leader, led over 1f out, soon ridden, headed inside final furlong, rallied to regain lead towards finish, won at Kempton 7f mdn fll (5) pol in Jan beating Arabian Music (8-10) by hd, 8 ran.
Royal Preserve 6-1 (9-5) Held up towards rear, headway over 1f out, led inside final furlong, ridden and ran on, won at Lingfield 7f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Nov beating Man Amongst Men (9-5) by hd, 9 ran.
Seaham 4-1 (8-9) Soon chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, soon weakened, 6th of 8, 16l behind Mondlicht (10-0) at Southwell 1m mdn stks (5) fbs in Feb.
Zugzwang (IRE) 6-1 (9-1) Mid-division, headway over 2f out, chased leaders over 1f out, ran on to lead close home, won at Lingfield 7f 2yo hco 0-75 (5) pol in Nov beating Madame Mirasol (9-1) by nk, 13 ran.