The Hannon team recorded hat-trick of wins in this between 2009 and 2011 so Spirit Of Xian looks sure to prove popular after scoring at Newmarket. He beat Al Ghuwariyah a short-head on that occasion but MAMBO PARADISE beat the same rival three lengths at Musselburgh a fortnight ago. That form makes Mark Johnston's filly the one to beat and she gets the nod. Clouds Rest is another recent winner having landed the odds at Beverley and that looks stronger form than Elizabeth Flynn's earlier victory at Wolverhampton. The newcomers are up against it in this company though Expensive Date is speedily-bred.
Elizabeth Flynn (IRE) 25-1 (8-10) Chased leaders on inside, ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong, 5th of 9, 4l behind Mukhmal (9-7) at Chester 5f 2yo stks (2) gd.
Mambo Paradise 16-1 (9-0) Slowly into stride, tracked leaders, not clear run 2f out, closed over 1f out, led inside final furlong, ran on well, won at Musselburgh 5f 2yo mdn (4) gs beating Al Ghuwariyah (9-0) by 3l, 4 ran.
Spirit Of Xian (IRE) 8-1 (9-0) Went left start held up, headway 2f out, ridden and ran on to lead final strides, won at Newmarket 5f 2yo stks (4) gd in Apr beating Al Ghuwariyah (9-0) by shd, 16 ran.
Clouds Rest 5-6fav (9-0) Made all, ridden inside final furlong, just held on, won at Beverley 5f 2yo mdn aut (6) gf beating Free Entry (9-0) by ns, 10 ran.
Expensive Date Monsieur Bond filly out of Cheap Thrills.
Midnight Destiny (IRE) Dark Angel filly out of Cappella.
Persun Sir Percy filly out of Sunley Shines.