MEDITERRANEAN SEA has recorded five of her six wins so far on this surface including her latest start when Masterful Act finished a well-beaten third. This looks within her capabilities and she can go in again. Brunello ran a shocker last time having scored over 1m4f here before that and Scribe looks a bigger danger as he won over 2m at the course last month and has made the frame on a couple of occasions since. The rest are harder to fancy, although Omid has place claims and makes more appeal than Calculating and Wells Lyrical.
Mediterranean Sea (IRE) 7-1 (9-7) Close up, ridden 4f out, headway on outer approaching 3f out, went 2nd over 2f out, ridden to lead approaching final furlong, stayed on, won at Southwell 1m 4f hcp 0-75 (5) fbs in Feb beating Honest Deal (9-5) by nk, 5 ran.
Masterful Act (USA) 7-1 (9-2) Led, pushed along and headed over 4f out, ridden and kept on one pace final 2f, 3rd of 5, 6l behind Mediterranean Sea (9-7) at Southwell 1m 4f hcp 0-75 (5) fbs in Feb.
Brunello 4-1 (9-10) In touch, lost place and soon in rear 5f out, ridden over 3f out, weakened over 2f out, 7th of 8, 15l behind Newport Arch (9-0) at Southwell 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) fbs in Feb '12.
Wells Lyrical (IRE) 40-1 (9-10) Held up towards rear, took keen hold, ridden over 5f out, well beaten over 2f out, 14th of 15, 26l behind Jawaab (9-9) at Pontefract 2m 1f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Sep.
Scribe (IRE) 5-2 (9-3) Chased leader for 2f, stayed in 3rd, pushed along 4f out, stayed on same pace final furlong, 3rd of 4, 2 1/4l behind Hoonose (8-12) at Wolverhampton 2m hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Omid 33-1 (9-6) Raced wide prominent, pushed along halfway, ridden 4f out, driven 3f out, plugged on to go 3rd inside final furlong, 3rd of 7, 18l behind Kazbow (9-1) at Southwell 2m clm stks (6) fbs in Feb.
Calculating (IRE) 25-1 (8-13) In touch in rear, ridden and outpaced over 4f out, last of 5, 22l behind Goldmadchen (9-4) at Southwell 1m 4f hcp 0-65 (6) fbs in Feb.