King Olav will find this tougher than the race he won at Kempton in March. Mystery Drama ended last season with a double on the all-weather and is fit from hurdling while Laura Secord has plenty of scope after finishing second at Chepstow on her return. But STORM also looks capable of better with an outing at Windsor under her belt and Charlie Hills' filly gets the nod dropping down a grade with a 7lb claimer helping her cause. Lady Lunchalot is hard to catch right and Highlife Dancer is preferred having slipped down the weights and posting a better effort at Brighton last week.
Lady Lunchalot (USA) 10-1 (9-7) Raced keenly, held up towards rear, headway on outside 3f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace, never reached leaders, 7th of 11, 3 1/2l behind Xinbama (9-2) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Mystery Drama 13-8fav (9-7) Held up towards rear, smooth headway on outside over 2f out, led on bit inside final furlong, unextended, very easily, won at Wolverhampton 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Oct beating Tracks Of My Tears (8-4) by 3/4l, 8 ran.
Bouggatti 8-1 (9-6) Slowly into stride, took keen hold, held up, well beaten final 2f, 9th of 10, 21l behind Gabrial's King (8-13) at Newbury 1m 4f app hcp (5) gf in May '13.
Barwick 8-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out unable to quicken over 1f out, stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 5th of 11, 3 1/2l behind Red Warrior (9-4) at Yarmouth 1m 2f hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Apr.
Laura Secord (CAN) 8-1 (9-3) Tracked leaders in 3rd, went 2nd over 5f out, went 3rd over 1f out, kept on to take 2nd towards finish, no chance with winner, 2nd of 6, 3 1/2l behind Calm Attitude (8-13) at Chepstow 1m 2f fll hcp (0-75) (5) sft.
King Olav (UAE) 11-4 (9-6) Held up in 4th, hanging right over 3f out, headway over 2f out, went 2nd over 1f out, soon hung right again, led well inside final furlong, ridden out, won at Kempton 1m 3f hacp 0-70 (5) pol in Mar beating Chain Of Events (9-7) by nk, 5 ran.
Palus San Marco (IRE) 9-2 (8-8) Took keen hold, headway to track leader 8f out, led inside final 4f, headed over 2f out, soon ridden, lost 2nd over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 4th of 7, 7l behind Running Deer (9-1) at Windsor 1m 4f hcp 0-80 (4) sft in Apr.
Storm (IRE) 5-1 (8-8) Tracked leaders, took keen hold, effort over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 6th of 7, 6l behind Presburg (9-3) at Windsor 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) gs.
Discovery Bay 4-1fav (9-3) Towards rear, ridden over 3f out, never nearer, 7th of 13, 22l behind Ultimate (8-13) at Catterick 1m 4f hcp 0-80 (4) sft in Oct.
Admirable Duque (IRE) 33-1 (9-2) Chased leaders, weakened over 1f out, 12th of 13, 19l behind Civil War (9-7) at Goodwood 1m 6f hcp 0-75 (5) gs.
Highlife Dancer 16-1 (8-7) Broke smartly led, ridden and pressed from 2f out, headed inside final furlong, kept on, 2nd of 6, 2 1/4l behind Ssafa (9-4) at Brighton 1m 4f hcp 0-70 (5) gf.