Desert Strike has yet to win on turf but hasn't been disgraced in his last three runs on this surface. Osiris Way could be interesting if fully wound-up as he's back on a winning mark but Bertoliver and Fantasy Explorer appear to have lost their way and Brynfa Boy has been off the track for a while. SOLEMN isn't totally reliable but won off a higher mark at Newbury in August and came right back to form when only beaten half-a-length at Lingfield last week. A repeat of that effort would probably suffice here.
Bertoliver 20-1 (8-13) Chased leader until halfway, soon weakened, 10th of 11, 14l behind Humidor (8-13) at Goodwood 5f hcp 0-95 (3) gd in Apr.
Osiris Way 20-1 (9-2) Chased leaders, one pace when not clearest of runs on stands rail 2f out, ridden and no impression soon after, 7th of 11, 6l behind Doric Lady (8-9) at Newbury 5f hcp 0-90 (3) gd in Sep.
Solemn 15-2 (9-2) Tracked leader, ridden over 1f out, evry chance inside final furlong, one pace towards finish, 3rd of 10, 3/4l behind Liberty Lady (9-4) at Lingfield 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gf.
Brynfa Boy 4-1fav (9-9) Took keen hold in mid-division, headway on outside under pressure over 1f out, no impression inside final furlong, 7th of 10, 7l behind Tagula Night (9-8) at Sandown 5f hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Aug.
Fantasy Explorer 16-1 (9-7) Chased leader, ridden 2f out, weakened final furlong, 9th of 12, 8l behind Curtains (9-5) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Mar.
Desert Strike 9-1 (9-5) Raced stands' side, held up headway 2f out, kept on inside final furlong, no impression on 1st 2, 3rd of 16, 3 1/2l behind River Falcon (9-5) at Thirsk 6f hcp 0-75 (5) gd.
Billy Red 11-4 (9-2) Keen led, ridden and headed 2f out, weakened final furlong, last of 5, 6l behind Victorian Bounty (9-7) at Folkestone 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Apr.
Brandywell Boy (IRE) 20-1 (9-4) Mid-division, headway over 1f out, never on terms, 7th of 12, 3l behind Picansort (9-5) at Lingfield 6f hacp 0-70 (5) pol in Jan.