Woodley Wonder and Secret Empress have experience of the track but both were well beaten while Minty Jones looks thoroughly exposed. Fourth over 7f at Lingfield on his debut, Sharaar wears blinkers for the first time as he drops back in distance and preference goes to MARSHLAND. Mark Johnston's charges usually handle the surface and the Kheleyf gelding has every chance on his fourth in better company at Dundalk last May. The newcomer Guishan makes little appeal on breeding and is probably best watched.
Minty Jones 50-1 (8-8) Prominent, ridden and weakened over 2f out, 11th of 12, 14l behind Rise To Glory (9-2) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-52 (6) pol in Mar.
Marshland 11-4fav (9-5) Soon prominent and disputed, ridden in 2nd 1 1/2f out, no extra inside final furlong, 4th of 8, 3 1/2l behind Tennessee Wildcat (9-5) at Dundalk 5f 2yo mdn auc stks pol in May.
Sharaar (IRE) 5-4fav (9-5) Led early, raced freely, tracked leader, hard driven over 4f out, weakened over 2f out, 7th of 9, 31l behind Two No Bids (9-5) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f 3yo mdn auc stks (5) pol in Mar.
Woodley Wonder (IRE) 20-1 (8-5) Raced wide close up, ridden over 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 7th of 10, 29l behind Aryal (8-8) at Southwell 1m mdn auc stks (6) fbs in Mar.
Guishan Ishiguru filly out of Fareham.
Secret Empress 7-1 (8-6) Always towards rear, 8th of 9, 5l behind Small Fury (8-6) at Southwell 5f 2yo mdn auc stks (6) fbs in Nov.