Maybeagrey won this a year ago on soft ground but is 7lb higher and conditions will be very different. Java Rose had shown promise in bumpers before a surprise victory on fast going at Chepstow and there looks much more to come as there is likely to be from Playbill, who hasn't performed badly by any means and is on a fair mark. York winner Looks Like Rain couldn't overcome a 6lb rise at Doncaster so this should go to SPECIAL MEANING, who is in superb form and very well in with a 6lb penalty for Sunday's Hamilton victory as the assessor has raised her 10lb.
Looks Like Rain 7-1 (8-11) Dwelt, in rear, pushed along over 3f out, headway over 1f out, weakened entering final furlong, 6th of 8, 9l behind Bollin Greta (9-3) at Doncaster 1m 4f flls hcp 0-85 (4) gf.
Java Rose 20-1 (9-8) Held up towards rear, headway over 3f out, led over 2f out, ridden inside final furlong, held on well, won at Chepstow 1m 4f mdn auc stks (5) gf in Jun beating Halling's Treasure (8-8) by 3/4l, 7 ran.
Maybeagrey 7-2 (9-5) Mid-division, headway on outside over 3f out, ridden and effort to chase winner 2f out, kept on same pace, held when lost 2nd post, 3rd of 9, 1 3/4l behind Curly Come Home (9-7) at Doncaster 1m 2f fll hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Jun.
Special Meaning Evensfav (9-2) Made all, ridden clear over 1f out, eased towards finish, comfortably, won at Hamilton 1m 3f hcp 0-75 (5) gf beating Argaki (9-1) by 4l, 6 ran.
Playbill 5-1 (8-10) Headway to track leaders 8f out, ridden over 2f out, chased winner briefly inside final furlong, kept on, 3rd of 7, 2 1/2l behind Double Discount (9-4) at Haydock 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gf.