This may not turn out to be that competitive so the consistent maiden Indy Driver rates highly as do last time out winners Madam President and Paint The Town Red but we'll give another chance to GAIA PRINCE. It's fair to say that he hasn't lived up to early expectations as he showed plenty of promise in maidens at two and three. All may not be lost just yet though with the stable making a good start to this season and he didn't run too badly at Folkestone where he was a little too keen for his own good. Indy Driver represents a solid option following a fast-finishing second at Nottingham and he may yet be able to get his head in front. Madam President showed improved form to win a modest race at Kempton but the runner-up was beaten in a seller next time which puts the form in perspective. Paint The Town Red wasn't winning out of turn at Leicester and could go on again but he'll need to in order to defy a 5lb rise. Plaisterer was nibbled at in the market when running fairly well at Windsor and could be suited by the shorter trip but she appears to have her quirks. That remark also applies to Old Romney who needs to be produced at the right time but he comes into the race on the back of a fair effort at Pontefract. Few possess rock solid claims and Gaia Prince should hold every chance.
Gaia Prince (USA) 5-1 (9-0) Raced keenly, tracked leader to 7f out, stayed 3rd, no chance with winner over 1f out, went 2nd inside final furlong, lost that place final strides, 3rd of 7, 1 1/2l behind Annabelle's Charm (8-13) at Folkestone 1m 2f hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Apr.
Northern Jem 6-1 (9-7) Led for 1f, chased leader, struggling when hampered and lost place over 3f out, soon beaten, last of 6, 38l behind Dakiyah (9-5) at Goodwood 1m 2f hcp (4) gd in Jun.
Summer Winds 5-1 (8-12) Held up mid-division, pushed along over 2f out, headway over 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 4th of 9, 1 3/4l behind Folio (9-1) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcap (4) pol in Jan.
Paint The Town Red 18-1 (9-1) Held up in rear, headway when switched left over 2f out, soon ridden, stayed on well to lead towards finish, won at Leicester 1m 2f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Apr beating Celtic Gold (9-0) by 3/4l, 10 ran.
Old Romney 10-1 (9-2) Slow into stride, behind, headway on inner 2f out, stayed on final furlong, 4th of 13, 2l behind Timocracy (9-3) at Pontefract 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Apr.
Plaisterer 7-1 (8-9) Mid-division, not clear run and hampered and lost place over 5f out, ridden over 2f out, stayed on, 3rd of 11, 1 1/4l behind Run For Ede's (8-5) at Windsor 1m 4f hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Apr.
Indy Driver 15-2 (9-3) Held up towards rear, ridden and headway from over 2f out, switched left over 1f out, ridden and stayed on to go 2nd well inside final furlong, 2nd of 14, 3/4l behind All In The Red (9-1) at Nottingham 1m 2f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Apr.
Madam President 6-1 (9-4) Held up behind, good headway on outside over 1f out, strong run to lead well inside final furlong and asserted near finish, won at Kempton 1m 2f hcp 0-65 (6) std in Apr beating Gasat (9-4) by 1 1/2l, 14 ran.
Magnitude 7-1 (9-9) In touch and keen, ridden 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 10th of 13, 10l behind Aypeeyes (9-9) at Bath 1m 2f sell stks (6) gd in Apr.
King Columbo (IRE) 11-2 (8-6) Led, driven 3f out, headed over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 5th of 9, 4l behind Charlevoix (8-11) at Yarmouth 1m hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Apr.
Rosy Alexander 12-1 (9-5) Keen, led after 2f, ridden over 3f out, headed over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 10th of 15, 11l behind Lindy Lou (9-2) at Yarmouth 1m 3f hcap (5) gd in Sep.