This is really competitive with jockey bookings pointing to Mayo Lad ahead of the returning Daunt as the best of Richard Hannon's duo. Amy Dorrit and C&D winner Awesome Pearl have claims on their seasonal debuts along with another track and trip winner in Slewtoo. Perfect Fantasy scored over 6f here in March and Relentless Harry won on his debut at Wolverhampton in September. SANDBETWEENOURTOES has yet to win but was beaten less than a length by subsequent handicap winner Bartolomeu at Lingfield on his return and gets a tentative vote in a wide-open affair.
Amy Dorrit 2-1fav (9-0) Chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, one pace, 6th of 14, 4 1/2l behind Madgenta (9-0) at Kempton 1m 2yo mdn fll (5) pol in Nov.
Awesome Pearl (USA) 10-1 (9-3) Slowly into stride, tracked leaders, switched left over 2f out, closed over 1f out, led inside final furlong, just held on, won at Kempton 7f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Oct beating Tortoni (9-3) by ns, 4 ran.
Boots And Spurs 6-5fav (9-7) Close up in last place, pushed along halfway, ridden over 2f out, no impression, last of 4, 7l behind Kickingthelilly (9-6) at Lingfield 7f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Mar.
Daunt (IRE) 5-1fav (9-4) Chased leaders far side, ridden and stayed on to 3rd inside final 2f, kept on same pace under pressure inside final furlong, 3rd of 12, 1 3/4l behind Dressed In Lace (8-8) at Chepstow 6f 2yo hcp 0-75 (5) sft in Sep.
Mayo Lad (IRE) 5-6fav (9-8) In touch, ridden and no impression over 1f out, switched right entering final furlong, stayed on to go 2nd near finish, 2nd of 7, 1 3/4l behind Love Tale (9-1) at Brighton 6f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) sft in Apr.
Oblitereight (IRE) 7-2 (9-3) Chased leaders, ridden 2f out, kept on same pace, no impression with leading trio from over 1f out, 4th of 12, 7l behind Solar Deity (9-3) at Kempton 7f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Nov.
Perfect Fantasy (IRE) 9-4fav (8-5) Mid-division, headway 3f out, led 2f out, pressed from over 1f out, held on well, won at Kempton 6f mdn auc stks (5) pol in Mar beating Heartsong (8-5) by nk, 7 ran.
Relentless Harry (IRE) 3-1fav (9-1) Held up, pushed along 3f out, edged left 2f out, ridden and effort over 1f out, no extra well inside final furlong, 4th of 10, 4 1/2l behind Ballesteros (9-7) at Windsor 5f 2yo hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Oct.
Sandbetweenourtoes (IRE) 3-1 (8-12) Tracked winner, ridden and hung left over 1f out, driven and stayed on towards finish, 3rd of 5, 3/4l behind Bartolomeu (8-12) at Lingfield 7f mdn auc stks (6) pol in Apr.
Serene Oasis (IRE) 5-1 (9-0) Close up, ridden 2f out, kept on inside final furlong, 3rd of 7, 3 1/2l behind Charlotte Rosina (9-0) at Windsor 6f 3yo stk 0-75 (5) gd in Apr.
Slewtoo 9-2 (9-0) Dwelt, behind, ridden and headway over 1f out, kept on to lead towards finish, won at Kempton 7f 2yo mdn fll auc stks (6) pol in Dec beating By Invitation (9-0) by nk, 10 ran.
Toffee Tart 9-1 (8-13) Held up in rear, ridden over 1f out, never dangerous, 6th of 8, 11l behind Dark Castle (8-13) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Apr.