Den's Gift, Seek The Fair Land and Buxton all went close on their latest starts and are worthy of consideration, while Leadenhall Lass and Wilfred Pickles arrive on the back of wins on the Polytrack and are others for the short-list. Red Yarn progressed well last year but Bowmaker has so far proved best on the all-weather and FREE FOR ALL is preferred. Sylvester Kirk's charge showed promise in a couple of starts in 2009 before scoring over 6f on his return from a lengthy absence and can make up for lost time by going in again on his handicap debut.
Aye Aye Digby (IRE) 6-1 (9-9) Cheased leaders, ridden over 2f out, went 3rd over 1f out, no impression when outpaced to 3rd post, 4th of 7, 7l behind Definightly (9-11) at Goodwood 6f hcp 0-95 (3) sft in Aug.
Bowmaker 16-1 (9-0) Mid-division, headway over 2f out, soon every chance, weakened inside final furlong, 4th of 11, 5l behind Nasri (9-5) at Musselburgh 7f hcp 0-95 (3) gd in Apr.
Space Station 14-1 (9-1) Held up in rear, headway over 2f out, soon weakened, 11th of 14, 10l behind Merchant Of Medici (8-10) at Kempton 1m hcp (0-90) (3) pol.
Den's Gift (IRE) 5-1 (10-2) Prominent stands side, ridden to lead overall over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, kept on, held towards finish, 2nd of 13, 1/2l behind Bawaardi (10-0) at Doncaster 7f ldy hcp (4) gf in Apr.
Wilfred Pickles (IRE) 3-1fav (9-2) Raced keenly tracking leaders, every chance over 1f out, led inside final furlong, ran on well, won at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Mar beating Buaiteoir (9-5) by hd, 8 ran.
Free For All (IRE) 5-2 (9-3) Tracked leader, ridden and every chance 2f out, led narrowly 1f out, asserted near finish, won at Folkestone 6f 3yo mdn aut (6) gs in Apr '10 beating Sulis Minerva (8-12) by 1 3/4l, 9 ran.
Seek The Fair Land 33-1 (8-7) Led until over 1f out, soon rallied, no extra close home, 3rd of 8, 1 1/2l behind Excellent Guest (8-13) at Yarmouth 7f hcp 0-95 (3) gf in Apr.
Nezami (IRE) 9-1 (9-0) In touch on outer, ridden over 2f out, kept on final furlong, 7th of 8, 4l behind Thunderball (8-10) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Mar.
Buxton 9-2 (9-6) Dwelt held up, switched right over 1f out, soon ridden, ran on final furlong, just failed, 2nd of 6, hd behind Mandhooma (8-7) at Brighton 7f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Apr.
Aldermoor (USA) 33-1 (9-2) Slowly into stride, in rear, well beaten over 1f out, 18th of 20, 27l behind Perfect Silence (8-11) at Doncaster 7f app hcp 0-85 (4) gs in Nov.
Slugger O'Toole 4-1fav (9-2) Slowly away, behind, headway on wide outside and ran on inside final furlong, nearest finish, 6th of 13, 4 1/2l behind Hellbender (9-3) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Oct.
Red Yarn 12-1 (9-3) Prominent, ridden 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 7th of 11, 10l behind Another Try (8-12) at Lingfield 7f hcp 0-80 (4) gs in Sep.
Leadenhall Lass (IRE) 14-1 (9-0) Held up disputing 4th on outside, ridden over 2f out, sustained run inside final furlong, led post, won at Kempton 7f fll hcp (0-75) (5) pol in Apr beating Sunset Kitty (9-6) by shd, 6 ran.