Both Relight My Fire and Ypres went close on their penultimate starts last year so are not easily dismissed on their seasonal return. But Who's Shirl hasn't figured off higher marks since scoring at Newcastle while Tartan Trip hasn't won on Turf since 2010. CAPE OF HOPE ran below par in soft ground at Catterick recently but wasn't beaten far when runner-up on the Polytrack last month and gets the vote to land this with a similar effort. Victoire De Lyphar and Camerooney have the past form to figure in an open contest.
Relight My Fire 6-1 (9-4) Mid-division, outpaced over 2f out, soon ridden, weakened final furlong, 8th of 9, 19l behind Jay Bee Blue (9-2) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-77 (4) pol in Nov.
Ypres 5-1 (8-12) Dwelt, always in rear, last of 9, 14l behind Tom Sawyer (8-3) at Southwell 5f hcp 0-85 (4) fbs in Nov.
Victoire De Lyphar (IRE) 25-1 (8-13) Mid-division, ridden over 2f out, kept on same pace, 7th of 18, 4 1/2l behind Hillbilly Boy (9-5) at Doncaster 7f hcp 0-85 (4) sft in Mar.
Who's Shirl 14-1 (9-7) Tracked leading pair, pushed along halfway, outpaced 3f out, headway on outside over 1f out, ridden and stayed on to 2nd inside final furlong, no chance with winner, 2nd of 3, 5l behind Tee It Up Tommo (9-10) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Mar.
Cape of Hope (IRE) 7-2 (9-11) Led after about 1f, ridden and headed over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 7th of 8, 8l behind Llewellyn (9-8) at Catterick 7f clm stks (6) sft.
Tartan Trip 7-1 (9-4) In touch, ridden and headway to lead over 1f out, headed approaching final furlong, kept on one pace, lost 2nd near finish, 3rd of 8, 2 1/4l behind Loud (9-2) at Southwell 7f hcp 0-75 (5) fbs in Mar.
Broctune Papa Gio 8-1 (9-2) Stumbled and went left start, behind, headway far side over 2f out, kept on under pressure inside final furlong, never going pace to reach leaders, 5th of 13, 4l behind Beckermet (9-5) at Redcar 7f hcp 0-70 (5) sft in Oct.
Steel Stockholder 16-1 (9-5) Chased leaders, driven to challenge over 2f out, every chance over 1f out, kept on, 3rd of 16, 3 1/2l behind Flexible Flyer (9-4) at Thirsk 7f hcp 0-70 (5) gs.
Camerooney 9-1 (9-3) Led, pushed along over 3f out, ridden and headed over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 7th of 10, 12l behind Kindlelight Storm (8-12) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f app hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Jan.
Running Reef (IRE) 8-1 (8-9) Mid-division, ridden and headway over 1f out, one pace, 5th of 15, 6l behind Piceno (8-12) at Catterick 7f hcp 0-75 (5) sft.
Great Demeanor (USA) 16-1 (9-2) Prominent, pushed along over 5f out, lost touch entering final 3f, 7th of 8, 29l behind Pretty Bubbles (9-2) at Southwell 1m hacp 0-70 (5) fbs.