Desert Strike has won just the once in 40 starts on Turf though he had Best Be Careful behind when runner-up on the Polytrack here earlier this month. The soft ground was against Triple Dream at Nottingham last time and he should do better while Billy Red finally got his head back in front on the all-weather surface here last month and is another to consider. A 7lb rise appeared to anchor dual Kempton winner Howyadoingnotsobad at Wolverhampton last time so a chance is taken on PICABO returning to her best as she's only 2lb higher than when landing a better race at Newmarket last August.
Drift And Dream 6-1 (8-11) In rear, kept on inside final furlong, never a factor, 12th of 14, 6l behind Dancing Freddy (9-2) at Newmarket 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gf.
Picabo (IRE) 15-2 (9-2) Rider removed hood late dwelt, held up in touch, headway 2f out, kept on one pace inside final furlong, lost 4th post, 5th of 10, 3l behind Highland Colori (9-3) at Windsor 6f hcp 0-80 (4) sft.
Wooden King (IRE) 17-2 (9-1) Slowly into stride, always behind, 10th of 11, 8l behind Royal Bajan (9-2) at Kempton 5f hcp 0-80 (4) pol.
Howyadoingnotsobad (IRE) 8-1 (8-12) Soon led, ridden over 2f out, headed entering final furlong, no extra final 100 yards, 5th of 13, 5l behind Showboating (9-1) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Billy Red 12-1 (8-13) Tracked leader, led over 1f out, ridden and ran on, won at Lingfield 5f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Mar beating Ability N Delivery (9-3) by 1l, 6 ran.
Desert Strike 15-2 (8-7) Keen held up towards rear, headway when not clear run approaching final furlong, switched left and ran on, nearest finish, 6th of 14, 5l behind Dancing Freddy (9-2) at Newmarket 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gf.
Best Be Careful (IRE) 7-2 (8-7) Chased leaders on outside, ridden 2f out, lost place and never on terms soon after, last of 5, 5l behind Kingsgate Choice (9-3) at Lingfield 5f hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Triple Dream 17-2 (9-7) In touch, ridden and weakened over 1f out, last of 10, 20l behind Dispol Grand (8-10) at Nottingham 5f hcp 0-75 (5) sft.
Black Baccara 16-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders, ridden 1f out, stayed on, not pace of leaders, 3rd of 6, 3 1/2l behind Lesley's Choice (9-10) at Wolverhampton 5f clm stks (6) pol in Apr.
Whitecrest 14-1 (9-7) In touch, ridden and headway over 2f out, kept on one pace final furlong, 3rd of 10, 5l behind Dispol Grand (8-10) at Nottingham 5f hcp 0-75 (5) sft.
Cape Royal 25-1 (9-3) Raced alone centre, in touch, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 8th of 10, 15l behind Dispol Grand (8-10) at Nottingham 5f hcp 0-75 (5) sft.
The Strig 25-1 (8-11) Raced stands side, slowly into stride, held up, never on terms, 9th of 13, 14l behind Trojan Rocket (9-1) at Newmarket 6f app hcp (5) gf.
Sherjawy (IRE) 20-1 (8-9) Chased leaders, weakened halfway, 9th of 10, 6l behind Ginzan (9-0) at Brighton 5f hcp 0-70 (5) gf.