None of these can be recommended with any confidence. TIJUCA should have done better at Doncaster last time but the soft ground looks a legitimate excuse and she gets the nod on her earlier convincing victory over track and trip. Lily Edge own over 1m4f at Kempton last month but finished tailed off at Bath last time and Posh Boy scored at the same track in October but has struggled off a 5lb higher mark subsequently. Ana Shababiya also looks in the handicappers grip but Spin Artist has tumbled down the weights after a string of woeful efforts and is worth noting in the betting.
Spin Artist (USA) 16-1 (9-0) Midfield, ridden halfway, soon beaten, last of 10, 24l behind Johnno (9-4) at Carlisle 1m hcp 0-80 (4) gd in May.
Ana Shababiya (IRE) 9-2fav (9-6) Pressed leader, led 8f out, headed over 3f out, one pace final 2f, 4th of 11, 7l behind Martinas Delight (9-3) at Doncaster 1m 2f fll hcp 0-70 (5) sft in May.
Posh Boy (IRE) 9-2 (9-5) Held up, ridden and headway over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 8th of 12, 5l behind Conquestadim (9-4) at Kempton 1m 3f hacp 0-70 (5) pol in Apr.
Red Dragon (IRE) 9-2fav (9-3) In touch, outpaced on outside over 2f out, ridden and lost place over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, never on terms, 5th of 10, 4l behind Run It Twice (9-2) at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-75 (5) pol in May.
Tijuca (IRE) 6-1 (9-3) Dwelt in touch, ridden over 2f out, kept on same pace, 5th of 7, 13l behind Lunar Spirit (9-0) at Pontefract 1m 2f fll hcp (5) sft in May.
Standing Strong (IRE) 10-1 (8-9) Held up in last trio, headway over 2f out, ridden 2f out, edged left and weakened over 1f out, 7th of 8, 4l behind Ifan (8-13) at Brighton 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) gf.
Alpine Mist 12-1 (9-0) Pressed leader, driven and lost place over 1f out, no impression inside final furlong, 7th of 10, 4 1/2l behind Run It Twice (9-2) at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-75 (5) pol in May.
Diletta Tommasa (IRE) 28-1 (9-0) Raced wide keen tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, kept on one pace, 5th of 14, 7l behind Stockhill Diva (8-11) at Leicester 1m 2f hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Apr.
Understory (USA) 7-1 (9-5) Led 1f, tracked leaders, outpaced over 2f out, ridden and rallied inside final furlong, 5th of 10, 7l behind Atalanta Bay (9-4) at Lingfield 1m 4f hcp 0-65 (6) pol in May.
L'Hirondelle (IRE) 50-1 (9-4) Dwelt, raced wide towards rear, never on terms, 9th of 13, 8l behind Nelson Quay (9-7) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Apr.
If I Were A Boy (IRE) 14-1 (9-5) Towards rear, pushed along over 1f out, kept on towards finish, not trouble leaders, 5th of 10, 3l behind Lily Edge (9-0) at Kempton 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in May.
Lily Edge 8-1 (8-7) Tracked leader, effort over 2f out, soon lost place, 5th of 8, 28l behind Ivor's Princess (9-1) at Bath 1m 4f hcp 0-70 (5) gs in May.