It's time to don the guessing cap for a low-class cavalry charge. HAMIS AL BIN is the token choice having finished second at Bath in a 15-runner handicap at a similar level last time. Pearl Noir finished ahead of Consistant when going close at Wolverhampton recently while Sewn Up beat Lucky Mark a neck with Prigsnov Dancer a close-up fourth in a blanket finish at the same track last month. Dancing Maite can race off a lower mark on Turf and made the frame over 5f here recently with Avonmore Star back in fifth. Invigilator and Burnhope are other all-weather regulars allowed to compete off lower marks on this surface.
Artful Lady (IRE) 33-1 (9-4) Mid-division, headway over 3f out, chased leaders over 2f out, soon weakened, 9th of 13, 11l behind Bertie Blu Boy (9-3) at Lingfield 7f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Feb.
Guishan 6-1 (9-2) Slowly into stride, chased leaders, effort over 1f out, faded final furlong, 7th of 10, 6l behind Sir Geoffrey (9-0) at Southwell 5f hcp 0-65 (6) fbs in Jan.
Pearl Noir 22-1 (9-9) Led, soon clear, ridden and reduced lead entering final furlong, headed close home, 2nd of 11, nk behind Lujeanie (10-9) at Wolverhampton 6f am hcp (0-70) (5) pol in Apr.
Ishi Honest 12-1 (9-2) Towards rear, outpaced over 2f out, stayed on into mid-division inside final furlong, never nearer, 7th of 15, 7l behind Ace Master (8-11) at Nottingham 5f hcp 0-65 (6) hvy in Oct.
Hamis Al Bin (IRE) 7-1 (9-4) Mid-division, headway halfway, chased leaders 2f out, ridden over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, disputing 2nd final 100 yards, never going pace of winner, 2nd of 15, 1l behind Encapsulated (9-1) at Bath 6f hcp 0-60 (6) fm in Apr.
Invigilator 9-1 (8-9) Held up, headway on inside over 2f out, one pace and no impression inside final furlong, 5th of 8, 3l behind Desert Strike (9-7) at Wolverhampton 6f app hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Apr.
Tiger's Home 8-1 (8-5) Led 1f, chased leader, led 2f out, headed over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 4th of 5, 7l behind Meet Me Halfway (9-7) at Yarmouth 7f fll hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Apr.
Prigsnov Dancer (IRE) 33-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders, ridden over 1f out, kept on towards finish, 4th of 12, nk behind Sewn Up (9-7) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp (0-55) (6) pol in Apr.
Burnhope 6-1 (9-2) Keen tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, soon weakened, last of 7, 8l behind Temple Road (9-7) at Lingfield 6f hacp 0-70 (5) pol in Mar.
Consistant 6-1 (9-10) Chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, stayed on same pace, 4th of 11, 2 1/2l behind Lujeanie (10-9) at Wolverhampton 6f am hcp (0-70) (5) pol in Apr.
Confidential Creek 16-1 (9-1) Chased leading trio, ridden 2f out, kept on same pace, 7th of 12, 4l behind Little Eli (9-7) at Musselburgh 5f app hcp 0-60 (6) gf in Apr.
Avonmore Star 16-1 (8-12) Reared start, behind stands side, ridden 1f out, kept on under pressure inside final furlong, never reached leaders, 5th of 11, 4 1/2l behind Dawn Catcher (9-4) at Nottingham 5f hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Apr.
Dancing Maite 25-1 (8-4) Raced alone centre, in touch, ridden and stayed on to chase winner inside final furlong, no impression, 2nd of 11, 1 1/4l behind Dawn Catcher (9-4) at Nottingham 5f hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Apr.
Hazard Warning (IRE) 14-1 (8-6) Close up, ridden to press leader 3f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 4th of 8, 3l behind Clubland (9-1) at Southwell 6f hacp 0-70 (5) fbs in Apr.
Lucky Mark (IRE) 9-1 (8-12) Soon led, ridden 1f out, kept on and caught close home, 2nd of 12, shd behind Sewn Up (9-7) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp (0-55) (6) pol in Apr.
Sewn Up 10-1 (9-7) Tracked leaders on inside, took keen hold, lost place over 5f out, headway and edged left over 1f out, stayed on same pace, no impression, 3rd of 7, 8l behind Global Leader (9-3) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Apr.
Major Muscari (IRE) 3-1fav (9-0) Tracked leaders, effort on inside over 1f out, faded final furlong, 6th of 10, 3 1/2l behind Kasbhom (9-6) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp (0-55) (6) pol in Jan.