Hard to be confident about any of these but WHITECREST looks the safest option. She went very close in soft ground at Brighton last time and beat Cruise Tothelimit, Rylee Mooch and Love You Louis when runner-up at Leicester before that. Madame Kintyre just failed to catch Ginzan at Windsor on her latest start and can figure with a similar effort while Speightowns Kid continues to run well without getting his head in front. Even Bolder has been given a chance by the handicapper being dropped 3lb after a third at Lingfield where he had the winner of the 2009 renewal, Brandywell Boy, well behind.
Rylee Mooch 12-1 (9-2) Raced towards stand side, led this group until overall leader over 1f out, ridden and headed inside final furlong, no extra, 4th of 9, 6l behind Silvanus (9-3) at Leicester 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gs.
Whitecrest 2-1fav (9-7) Led, ridden and headed halfway, every chance entering final furlong, stayed on one pace, 2nd of 6, 3/4l behind Billy Red (9-10) at Brighton 5f hcp 0-75 (5) sft.
Love You Louis 10-1 (9-5) Raced towards stand side, close up, ridden 2f out, weakened final furlong, 7th of 9, 10l behind Silvanus (9-3) at Leicester 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gs.
Speightowns Kid (USA) 10-1 (9-2) Chased leaders on outside, ridden and effort over 1f out, kept on same pace under pressure final furlong, no impression, 4th of 11, 2 1/4l behind Royal Bajan (9-2) at Kempton 5f hcp 0-80 (4) pol in May.
Sole Danser (IRE) 22-1 (9-2) Held up in mid-division, headway over 2f out, stayed on inside final furlong, no threat to leaders, 5th of 13, 4 1/2l behind Mizwaaj (9-4) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Madame Kintyre 7-1 (9-6) Chased leaders, driven to lead approaching final furlong, soon hard pressed, headed last stride, 2nd of 13, hd behind Ginzan (9-11) at Windsor 5f fll hcp (5) sft.
Flashbang 13-2 (8-13) Tracked leader, switched left to challenge 2f out, weakened quickly final furlong, 6th of 7, 7l behind Piddie's Power (9-6) at Lingfield 6f fll hcp (0-75) (5) gf in May.
Even Bolder 9-2fav (9-7) Close up, ridden over 1f out, edged left and chased winner inside final furlong, lost 2nd post, 3rd of 10, 1 1/4l behind Autocracy (8-4) at Lingfield 5f hcp 0-65 (6) pol.
Cruise Tothelimit (IRE) 11-4 (8-8) Raced towards stand side, tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, kept on same pace, 5th of 9, 7l behind Silvanus (9-3) at Leicester 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gs.
Not My Choice (IRE) 16-1 (9-6) Mid-division on outside, ridden over 2f out, soon weakened, last of 12, 14l behind Dvinsky (9-4) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-65 (6) pol in May.
Adaeze (IRE) 16-1 (8-9) Dwelt, soon chased leaders, ridden inside final 2f, weakened over 1f out, 13th of 16, 9l behind Divertimenti (9-2) at Warwick 6f hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Sep.
Royal Envoy (IRE) 20-1 (8-12) Chased leading pair, ridden over 1f out, kept on under pressure inside final furlong, not pace to challenge, 6th of 14, 1 3/4l behind Ereka (9-0) at Lingfield 7f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in May.
Brandywell Boy (IRE) 10-1 (8-9) Raced wide in touch, ridden halfway, no impression final furlong, 7th of 10, 3 1/2l behind Autocracy (8-4) at Lingfield 5f hcp 0-65 (6) pol.