Plenty of guesswork involved here with question marks hanging over all seven runners. Gordy Bee and Gracelightening are both maidens, but Miss Bootylishes, Elusive Fame, Mudhish and Border Owl are all C&D winners, though haven't managed a single win between them since last July. Given they all look thoroughly exposed, the vote goes to LILLI PALMER. She at least is still improving, though Mike Murphy's filly can be no more than a tentative selection as she's taking a big step up in class.
Miss Bootylishes 8-1 (9-4) Tracked leader until over 4f out, ridden and every chance 2f out, outpaced by leading pair over 1f out, 3rd of 5, 5l behind Hill Tribe (8-7) at Southwell 1m fll hcp (0-75) (5) fbs in Feb.
Elusive Fame (USA) 9-1 (9-3) Chased leaders, lost place halfway, soon beaten, eased over 1f out, last of 5, 48l behind Bolodenka (9-10) at Musselburgh 1m 1f Selling Stakes (0-75) (3yo+) (6) gd in Apr.
Mudhish (IRE) 33-1 (9-2) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, kept one one pace from over 1f out, 5th of 6, 4 1/2l behind Wake Up Call (9-12) at Yarmouth 7f hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Jul.
Border Owl (IRE) 4-1fav (9-0) Held up, headway over 2f out, ridden and kept one pace inside final furlong, 5th of 10, 4 1/2l behind Fazza (9-1) at Newcastle 1m hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Apr.
Gordy Bee (USA) 10-1 (8-3) Led, ridden over 2f out, headed 1f out, kept on, 3rd of 8, 4 1/2l behind Silent Oasis (9-2) at Leicester 1m hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Mar.
Gracelightening 16-1 (9-9) Keen tracked winner until 6f out, tracked leaders, ridden 3f out, weakened 2f out, 5th of 6, 14l behind Flying Phoenix (8-2) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f mdn auc stks (6) pol in Feb.
Lilli Palmer (IRE) 13-8fav (9-7) Keen led early, tracked leader, led narrowly over 1f out, driven inside final furlong, headed towards finish, 2nd of 5, nk behind Polly Holder (8-3) at Brighton 1m stks 0-55 (6) gf in Apr.