The market has got it right more often than it has got it wrong in the short history of this race so attention should be paid to the market. LUCY BROWN earns our vote whilst in-form pair Ishibee and Dualagi should go well. The selection fluffed her lines at the start over this trip last time but she's given another chance now that she's reunited with Ryan Moore. She had raced keenly over seven prior to that and appears to have the scope to score from this sort of mark if taking to sprinting. Ishibee and Dualagi were to the fore in a similar contest at Folkestone and merit respect as a result but the majority of the field were struggling for form going into the race and the form may not be the strongest. Green Velvet has claims on the best of her all-weather efforts whilst Polar Annie is extremely well handicapped following a disappointing run of form and that pair need a market check along with Bosamcliff. Wotasparkler has been given every chance by the handicapper despite some fair performances but the vote goes to Lucy Brown.
Polar Annie 28-1 (9-12) Close up, ridden over 1f out, weakened entering final furlong, 7th of 14, 10l behind Big Boom (8-8) at Leicester 6f hcp 0-70 (5) sft in Jul.
Lucy Brown 10-1 (9-2) Slowly into stride, soon tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 8th of 10, 7l behind Shangani (9-2) at Windsor 6f flls hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Jul.
Bosamcliff (IRE) 12-1 (8-13) In touch, ridden 4f out, one pace final 2f, 6th of 16, 8l behind Black Rain (9-4) at Windsor 1m 4f 3yo hcp (5) gd in Oct.
Green Velvet 9-2 (9-5) Chased leaders, ridden and effort over 1f out, not quicken and one pace final furlong, 4th of 6, 3l behind Rathlin Light (8-11) at Lingfield 5f fll hcp (5) gf in May.
Wotasparkler 9-2 (7-13) Chased winner until ridden well over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 10, 7l behind Cape Vale (9-9) at Ffos Las 6f hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Jul.
Dualagi 3-1 (9-4) Tracked leaders, ridden over 1f out, short of room approaching final furlong, kept on inside final furlong, 3rd of 6, 2 3/4l behind Ishibee (8-6) at Folkestone 6f fll hcp (5) gf.
Blushing Maid 16-1 (9-0) Headway on outside to chase leaders over 4f out, saddle slipped soon after, virtually pulled up from 2f out, last of 11, 31l behind Hatman Jack (9-0) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Dicey Affair 4-1 (9-3) Close up on rail, chased winner halfway until 2f out, soon weakened, 7th of 9, 23l behind Bea Menace (9-7) at Folkestone 7f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Jul.
Ishibee (IRE) 11-2 (8-6) Tracked leaders, ridden to lead approaching final furlong, pressed inside final furlong, driven and ran on gamely, won at Folkestone 6f fll hcp (5) gf beating Namu (9-7) by 1/2l, 6 ran.
Day In Dubai 66-1 (8-3) In touch, effort over 1f out, soon weakened, 8th of 12, 8l behind Bermondsey Girl (8-11) at Lingfield 7f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Jul.
Merry May 40-1 (8-4) Always in rear, struggling halfway, tailed off, last of 11, 30l behind First Blade (8-9) at Southwell 6f hcp 0-60 (6) fbs in Jul.