Srinagar Girl was sent off odds-on in a similar contest at Wolverhampton last time but made a mess of things and is hard to trust. It could pay to take her on with BOWSTAR, a close-up third at Kempton last week and open to further progress. Blank Czech has been well beaten despite his recent placed efforts. He's had plenty of chances but Desert Berry showed improvement last time and may be ready to take another step forward along with Dusty Red, fourth over a longer trip here during the summer.
Staigue Fort 20-1 (10-12) Held up, not fluent 2nd, weakened 3 out, tailed off, 6th of 7, well behind Close Touch (10-12) at Fakenham 2m nh nov hdl (4) gs in Oct.
Blank Czech (IRE) 4-1 (9-3) Held up mid-division, headway over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, one pace, 3rd of 8, 6l behind Rockalong (9-3) at Kempton 7f mdn auc stks (6) pol in Nov.
High Net Worth 18-1 (9-3) Dwelt, held up towards rear, headway and not much room over 1f out, one pace and no impression, 6th of 16, 13l behind Dick Bos (9-3) at Windsor 6f mdn stks (5) sft in Oct.
Bubblina 50-1 (8-8) Towards rear, ridden over 2f out, headway over 1f out, kept on to take 4th towards finish, 4th of 8, 13l behind Rockalong (9-3) at Kempton 7f mdn auc stks (6) pol in Nov.
Bowstar 9-1 (9-2) Held up in touch, pushed along over 3f out, effort approaching final furlong, stayed on well, 3rd of 12, 3/4l behind Focail Eile (9-3) at Kempton 1m hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Nov.
Desert Berry 33-1 (8-12) In touch, headway 3f out, pushed along and stayed on final furlong, not trouble leaders, 3rd of 15, 6l behind Viewpoint (9-3) at Nottingham 1m mdn stks (5) gs in Oct.
Doyle's Dream 125-1 (8-4) Chased leader until halfway, weakened quickly over 4f out, tailed off, last of 14, well behind Kaiser Wilhelm (8-13) at Lingfield 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Jul.
Dusty Red 20-1 (8-9) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, wide into straight 2f out, kept on one pace, 4th of 12, 4l behind Minoan Dancer (8-9) at Lingfield 1m 2f mdn fll (5) pol in Jun.
Miss Jo B 100-1 (8-12) Mid-division, outpaced 3f out, soon beaten, 7th of 9, 32l behind Aegaeus (9-3) at Lingfield 1m 2f mdn stks (5) pol in Nov.
Srinagar Girl 10-11fav (8-12) Chased leader, headway on inside over 1f out, soon led, headed well inside final furlong, no extra, 2nd of 7, 3/4l behind Willow Beck (8-12) at Wolverhampton 7f mdn fll (5) pol in Nov.