Paul Howling's White Shift belied odds of 20/1 when successful at Bath last week and she has every chance of following up that success racing off just a 3lb higher mark today but she has never been the most consistent of performers and a better bet looks to be TOM FOLAN, who is preferred with Avrilo rated the best of the rest. The selection only won narrowly at Newmarket last week but she has been running to a consistent level of form and Andrew Reid's filly can defy the 4lb rise for that win. Liberty Lady was not beaten far on the Polytrack at Kempton last time and has claims but she has yet to race on turf so cannot be backed with confidence. Bryn Palling's Cwmni was comfortably held behind Miss Hollybell at Ffos Las last time and now seems a shade high in the weights and of more interest may be Avrilo, who stayed on well when successful at Goodwood earlier this week, a victory that she escapes a penalty for. She looks the main danger to the progressive Tom Folan, who is marginally preferred.
White Shift (IRE) 20-1 (9-12) Chased leaders, led 2f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, held on well towards finish, won at Bath 6f hcp 0-70 (5) gf beating Miss Firefly (9-5) by 3/4l, 9 ran.
Littlemisssunshine (IRE) 16-1 (8-7) Behind, headway on inside over 1f out, soon no impression, 5th of 9, 4 1/2l behind Brynfa Boy (8-8) at Lingfield 5f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Jan.
Matterofact (IRE) 9-1 (9-12) Held up, headway on outside over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, never going pace to challenge, 4th of 9, 4l behind White Shift (9-12) at Bath 6f hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
South African (USA) 7-1 (9-4) Went right start, pulled hard in mid-division, behind from halfway, 15th of 16, 13l behind Mayoman (8-11) at Warwick 6f hcp 0-65 (6) gd.
Liberty Lady (IRE) 6-1 (8-4) In rear, ridden halfway, headway over 1f out, effort entering final furlong, not clear run briefly inside final furlong, ran on, 3rd of 7, hd behind Kylladdie (7-13) at Kempton 5f hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Cwmni 7-1 (8-11) Chased leaders, edged left well over 1f out, soon beaten, 10th of 16, 5l behind Dvinsky (9-1) at Salisbury 6f hcp 0-65 (6) gf.
Tom Folan 8-1 (8-5) Took keen hold, tracked leaders, switched right and effort over 1f out, ridden and ran on to lead post, won at Newmarket 5f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gf beating The Strig (9-1) by shd, 6 ran.
Avrilo 4-1 (8-10) Held up, pushed along and headway on outside 2f out, ridden to lead over 1f out, driven and kept on well, won at Goodwood 5f app hcp (6) gd beating Tiger Trail (8-10) by 3/4l, 8 ran.