These conditions races can throw up the odd shock and it would be no surprise to see Graphic Guest, representing last year's successful stable, run well. She is at her best at this time of year and drops back to the minimum for the first time since running in the Queen Mary as a two-year-old. PEARL SECRET is the class act, however, having finishing third in the King's Stand Stakes on his only start last season. He'll take all the beating if fully wound-up. Doc Hay is a tough handicapper and makes more appeal than the three-year-old Fine 'n Dandy of the remainder.
Doc Hay (USA) 22-1 (9-6) Raced stand side dwelt always in rear, 16th of 19, 8l behind Dungannon (8-7) at Doncaster 5f hcp (2) sft in Oct.
Inxile (IRE) 50-1 (9-5) Led, ridden and headed over 1f out, soon weakened, 8th of 9, 17l behind Dinkum Diamond (9-5) at Doncaster 6f Listed stks (1) sft in Mar.
Pearl Secret 10-1 (9-4) In rear, headway approaching final furlong, ran on, not reach leaders, 3rd of 19, 1 1/2l behind Sole Power (9-4) at Royal Ascot 5f Grp 1 (1) gd in Jun.
Secret Asset (IRE) 25-1 (9-4) Always behind, 14th of 16, 12l behind Demora (8-11) at Haydock 5f hcp 105 (2) gd in Sep.
Graphic Guest 20-1 (8-8) Dwelt in touch in rear, ridden over 3f out, weakened over 2f out, last of 7, 13l behind Well Acquainted (8-13) at Epsom Downs 7f Listed stks 3yo (1) gs in May.
Fine 'n Dandy (IRE) 3-1fav (9-2) Pressed leader, every chance 2f out, ridden and lost 2nd 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 6, 6l behind Ambiance (9-2) at Sandown 5f Listed stks 2yo (1) gf in Jul.