Marford Missile has arguably the best form with a couple of placed efforts over 5f behind Lily's Angel last year. He hasn't raced since May, however, and the more recent form of HEARTSONG makes her the selection. John Gallagher's filly found only one too good over C&D last time and makes more appeal than Performing, who scored at Lingfield before a poor effort at Wolverhampton on Saturday when the co0nsistent Adranian finished a couple of lengths in front of him.
Marford Missile (IRE) 40-1 (8-12) Towards rear, headway on inner over 2f out, soon chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, chased winner inside final furlong, always held, 2nd of 9, 1 3/4l behind Lily's Angel (8-10) at Chester 5f 2yo stks (2) gf in May.
Adranian (IRE) 5-1 (9-2) Raced wide tracked leaders, led over 3f out, ridden over 2f out, bumped and headed over 1f out, no extra and lost 2 places inside final furlong, 4th of 9, 9l behind Switzerland (9-7) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Performing Pocket (USA) 12-1 (9-1) Raced wide towards rear, ridden over 3f out, kept on final furlong, never nearer, 6th of 9, 11l behind Switzerland (9-7) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Heartsong (IRE) 3-1 (8-5) Tracked leaders, closed over 2f out, strong challenge from over 1f out, held close home, 2nd of 7, nk behind Perfect Fantasy (8-5) at Kempton 6f mdn auc stks (5) pol.