Waldsee has been placed off his current mark the last twice but was a couple of lengths behind runner-up Broughtons Bandit at Wolverhampton last time. The latter should be in the firing-line once again but a chance is taken on REILLYS DAUGHTER. She began life in handicaps off a 13lb higher mark last summer and a close-up third at Kempton on her seasonal return suggests she's finally ready to open her account. Three times a winner over hurdles last year, Alfraamsey's last run on the Flat was over an inadequate 1m2f and he could figure along with Il Portico, who will have come on for a recent pipe-opener over C&D.
Waldsee (GER) 13-2 (9-8) Tracked leaders, led over 1f out, ridden and headed inside final furlong, kept on, 3rd of 9, 2 1/2l behind Cloudy Start (9-3) at Wolverhampton 2m hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Apr.
Little Carmela 9-4fav (8-10) Slowly into stride, held up in touch, ridden over 4f out, stayed on same pace final 2f, 4th of 7, 2 1/4l behind Boundless Prospect (8-10) at Southwell 1m 6f clm stks (6) fbs in Jan '10.
Broughtons Bandit 2-1fav (9-3) Held up, headway 2f out, ridden to lead briefly inside final furlong, kept on, 2nd of 9, 1/2l behind Cloudy Start (9-3) at Wolverhampton 2m hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Apr.
Reillys Daughter 8-1 (9-1) Held up towards rear, ridden over 2f out, kept on final furlong, 3rd of 8, 1 1/4l behind Passion Play (9-6) at Kempton 1m 4f hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Apr.
Il Portico 13-2 (8-13) Tracked leading trio, ridden on outside 2f out, went modest 3rd inside final furlong until final 110 yards, 4th of 6, 7l behind Talbot Green (9-3) at Lingfield 2m hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Alfraamsey 7-2 (8-7) Held up, stayed on final furlong, never near leaders, 7th of 14, 6l behind Shirataki (8-8) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp 0-52 (6) pol in Dec.
Suhailah 16-1 (8-4) Chased leader, ridden and struggling towards rear 5f out, 7th of 9, 32l behind King's Road (9-5) at Brighton 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) gs.
Beauchamp Viking 25-1 (8-12) Took keen hold in mid-division, headway 2f out, stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 4th of 12, 2 1/2l behind Bright Sparky (8-8) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-50 (7) pol in Feb '11.
Spiritonthemount (USA) 20-1 (9-3) Dwelt pushed along to lead after 2f, ridden and headed 4f, weakened quickly, last of 10, 34l behind Dew Reward (8-13) at Lingfield 2m sll hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Feb.
Tae Kwon Do (USA) 6-1 (8-7) Raced keenly, mid-division, outpaced 3f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace on outside, never troubled leaders, 8th of 10, 6l behind Gosforth Park (9-3) at Beverley 1m 4f hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Aug '10.
Ray Diamond 13-2 (8-7) Close up when badly hampered soon after start, dropped to rear, not a danger after, last of 8, 17l behind Trecase (8-11) at Kempton 1m 2f app hcp (0-50) (7) pol in Feb.