Tedious comes out best at the weights but disappointed at Wolverhampton in a similarly competitive contest that went the way of Second Encore with Saltergate in fourth. She could be vulnerable again but the winner of that race is entitled to go well although preference is for CHEVISE who can make the most of her high draw at a track that she runs well. The slight concern is the drop back to the minimum but she's shown plenty of zest over six and will hopefully have the speed to cope with this sharper test. Ajaafa also drops in trip and is likely to have plenty of use made of him as he steps back in grade but there are plenty of alternatives in an open race where the likes of Johnny Hancocks (for last year's winning yard) and Coconut Ice should play a part.
Johnny Hancocks (IRE) 16-1 (8-7) Chased leaders, ridden and effort over 1f out, stayed on same pace final furlong, 5th of 12, 4l behind Ahtoug (9-5) at Wolverhampton 5f 2yo hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Just For Leo (IRE) 18-1 (9-3) With leaders on outside, pushed along halfway, every chance 2f out, no extra inside final furlong, 6th of 16, 6l behind Forty Proof (8-12) at Bath 5f 2yo mdn (5) gd.
Chevise (IRE) 5-1 (8-4) Tracked leaders, ridden to lead entering final furlong, headed post, 2nd of 12, ns behind Rosina Grey (8-11) at Kempton 6f 2yo clm stks (6) pol.
Coconut Ice 10-1 (9-2) Tracked leaders, ridden and short of room over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 7th of 13, 7l behind Diamond Vine (9-5) at Bath 5f 2yo hcp 0-75 (5) gs.
Darwin Star 6-1 (8-12) Prominent, took keen hold, ridden and every chance 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 4th of 9, 3 1/2l behind Barbieri (8-12) at Kempton 5f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol.
Jonelha 5-4fav (8-9) Close up, led over 1f out, ridden and headed inside final furlong, soon weakened, 4th of 10, 4l behind Breezolini (8-3) at Beverley 5f 2yo mdn aut (4) gd in Sep.
Royalorien 18-1 (8-11) Took keen hold, chased leading pair, pushed along over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 8th of 10, 7l behind Tamareen (8-11) at Kempton 7f 2yo hcp 0-80 (4) pol in Sep.
Volcanic Dust (IRE) 25-1 (8-9) In rear, effort over 1f, weakened final furlong, 10th of 14, 12l behind Jolah (8-8) at Brighton 6f 2yo hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Sep.
Saltergate 20-1 (8-11) Mid-division, headway over 1f out, ridden and stayed on under pressure inside final furlong, not pace of leading duo, 4th of 12, 2l behind Second Encore (8-11) at Wolverhampton 5f 2yo sell stks (6) pol.
Tedious 5-2fav (8-11) Fast away to cross over and lead, joined 2f out, soon headed, ridden and edged left inside final furlong, weakened final 110 yards, 9th of 12, 4l behind Second Encore (8-11) at Wolverhampton 5f 2yo sell stks (6) pol.
Second Encore 7-1 (8-11) Pushed right start, chased leader, challenged 2f out, led well over 1f out, held on towards finish, won at Wolverhampton 5f 2yo sell stks (6) pol beating Madam Markievicz (8-11) by nk, 12 ran.
Ajaafa 20-1 (8-5) Took keen hold, chased leader until over 1f out, weakened soon after, 10th of 11, 12l behind Tinkertown (9-5) at Wolverhampton 7f 2yo hcp 0-85 (4) pol.