Gowanharry comes to hand early and will take some pegging back if breaking smartly. Course and distance winner Mayfield Girl is well handicapped if she can recapture her best form. Jofranka won three times last year and may be capable of further improvement while Six Wives is a speedy sort. Iffranesia has been in good form on Polytrack but this easier surface could catch out Robert Cowell's filly. CHEWOREE was a pound higher when making a winning reappearance at Windsor last year. Conditions here should suit the mare so she gets the nod.
Cheworee 10-1 (9-3) Held up behind, ridden inside final 2f, switched outside over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, never near leaders, 5th of 8, 6l behind Rivellino (9-7) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-90 (3) pol in Dec.
Jofranka 3-1 (8-13) Led, ridden and headed over 1f out, soon weakened, 6th of 8, 5l behind Storm Moon (9-4) at Thirsk 5f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gs in Sep.
Gowanharry (IRE) 9-2fav (8-8) Chased leaders, ridden to lead 1f out, headed inside final furlong, no extra in 4th towards finish, 4th of 15, 3l behind Cheveton (9-0) at Nottingham 5f hcp 0-85 (4) hvy in Oct.
Mayfield Girl (IRE) 10-1 (8-13) Tracked leaders, pushed along before halfway, weakened entering final furlong, last of 8, 9l behind Storm Moon (9-4) at Thirsk 5f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gs in Sep.
Six Wives 20-1 (8-1) Led, ridden and headed over 1f out, kept on, 6th of 14, 3l behind Red Baron (8-12) at Doncaster 5f hcp 0-85 (4) sft.
Iffranesia (FR) 9-2 (9-4) Chased leaders, ridden halfway, kept on inside final furlong, not trouble leaders, 4th of 8, 4 1/2l behind Sir Geoffrey (8-7) at Southwell 5f hcp 0-75 (5) fbs in Mar.
Whitecrest 9-2 (9-7) Chased leaders, pushed along and lost place over 2f out, rallied over 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 5th of 8, 4 1/2l behind Waseem Faris (9-7) at Brighton 5f hcp 0-75 (5) sft in Oct.