It's difficult to make a strong case for any of these. The veteran PHLUKE has been holding his form well at Brighton this season and gets a token vote in the hope that he can reproduce that form here. Olney Lass is another recent Brighton winner having scored over 7f last time at the 16th time of asking, while Madame Excelerate has crept up the handicap for her recent placed efforts. Come On Safari won a seller on the Polytrack recently and Bold Cross has made the frame in similar company on his last two starts.
Strike Force 6-1 (10-4) Dwelt, held up behind, ridden well over 1f out on outer, never a factor, 11th of 13, 18l behind Fujin Dancer (10-1) at Pontefract 1m 2f ladies hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Jun.
Ancient Greece 20-1 (9-3) Held up towards rear, pushed along over 3f out, struggling 2f out, 6th of 7, 10l behind Guilded Warrior (9-2) at Epsom Downs 7f clm stks (5) gd.
Come On Safari (IRE) 8-1 (8-8) Dwelt soon tracked leader, led over 3f out, clear over 1f out, ran on, won at Lingfield 1m clm stks (6) pol beating Bell's Ocean (8-6) by 1l, 8 ran.
Bold Cross (IRE) 8-1 (9-4) Awkward start and slowly into stride, in rear, ridden and headway 3f out, kept on to go 2nd post, never dangerous, 2nd of 7, 4 1/2l behind Bold Marc (9-6) at Haydock 1m app hcp (5) gf.
Ivory Lace 7-2 (9-2) Chased leaders, outpaced when not much room inside final 2f, switched right over 1f out, stayed on again inside final furlong, not pace to threaten, 5th of 9, 2 3/4l behind Cheylesmore (8-6) at Brighton 7f hcp 0-75 (5) gf.
Madame Excelerate 3-1 (9-6) Tracked leaders, ridden to lead 2f out, headed over 1f out, kept on one pace, 2nd of 7, 4l behind Camberley Two (8-11) at Yarmouth 1m hcp 0-70 (5) gd.
Phluke 7-2 (9-11) Chased leaders, pushed along 3f out, ridden 2f out, disputing 2nd but no impression on winner inside final furlong, dropped to 3rd last strides, 3rd of 8, 1 3/4l behind Fire King (9-11) at Brighton 1m hcp 0-65 (6) gf.
Byrd In Hand (IRE) 12-1 (9-0) Mid-division, not clear run and hampered over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, never on terms, 9th of 13, 8l behind One Hit Wonder (9-11) at Windsor 1m 2f hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
El Libertador (USA) 8-1 (9-9) Held up, headway 3f out, lost place over 1f out, 6th of 12, 10l behind Ensnare (9-5) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Gazboolou 12-1 (9-10) Held up, soon in touch, ridden over 1f out, no extra inside final urlong, 7th of 10, 4l behind Fortunate Bid (9-7) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Prince Of Thebes (IRE) 20-1 (9-2) Started very slowly, pushed along in rear halfway, some late headway under pressure, never on terms, 5th of 8, 4 1/2l behind Fire King (9-11) at Brighton 1m hcp 0-65 (6) gf.
Belle Park 16-1 (9-4) Held up towards rear, headway on inner over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on towards finish, 3rd of 12, hd behind Kielty's Folly (9-6) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Daneside (IRE) 5-1 (8-2) Dwelt, in touch, led over 2f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, no extra and lost 2nd towards finish, 3rd of 12, 3l behind Corrib (8-6) at Chepstow 1m 2f hcp 0-65 (6) gs in Jun.
Olney Lass 9-2 (8-9) Took keen hold, held up towards rear, steady headway on inside and clear passage from over 2f out, tracked leading pair over 1f out, driven to lead final 120 yards, won at Brighton 7f hcp 0-55 (6) gf beating Comrade Bond (8-12) by 1/2l, 12 ran.
Red Flash (IRE) 18-1 (8-13) Soon led, headed 7f out, ridden over 4f out, weakened over 3f out, tailed off, last of 9, well behind Invincible Hero (9-2) at Warwick 1m app hcp 0-60 (6) gd in Jun.