Arkaim had been running well over shorter trips before a below-par effort last time but may find today's distance beyond him and Absolute Princess makes more appeal. She improved for the step up to 1m3f when runner-up here three weeks ago and another bold bid looks likely. However, OVERRULE can boast stronger recent form as he had a subsequent dual winner behind when scoring here last month and found only Magic Millie, who has since won again, too good over C&D on his latest start on the level. Brian Ellison's charge looks the one to beat on that evidence with the veteran Dunaskin possibly best of the rest.
Bennelong 12-1 (8-1) Reared and steadied start, held up well in rear, some headway over 4f out, hung right and beaten inside final 3f, 7th of 9, 26l behind Exemplary (9-13) at Kempton 2m hcap (4) pol.
Jawaab (IRE) 6-1 (9-6) Soon in rear, effort over 2f out and some headway, no impression, 5th of 9, 7l behind Tricksofthetrade (9-6) at Southwell 1m 4f hacp 0-70 (5) fbs.
Overrule (USA) 9-2 (9-5) Raced wide in rear, headway 3f out, soon challenged winner, driven and every chance until not quicken final strides, 2nd of 10, nk behind Magic Millie (9-0) at Southwell 1m 4f sell stks (6) fbs in Jan.
Arkaim 11-4fav (9-3) Led, ridden and headed over 2f out, kept on one pace, 3rd of 5, 8l behind Pipers Piping (8-9) at Southwell 1m hacp 0-70 (5) fbs.
Absolute Princess 11-1 (8-6) Keen tracked leaders, led 3f out, ridden 2f out, headed approaching final furlong, kept on one pace, 2nd of 8, 1 1/2l behind Mediterranean Sea (9-6) at Southwell 1m 3f hacp 0-70 (5) fbs.
Stop On 50-1 (8-12) With leaders, weakened over 2f out, last of 9, 39l behind Tricksofthetrade (9-6) at Southwell 1m 4f hacp 0-70 (5) fbs.
Kingaroo (IRE) 5-1 (8-11) Led, headed over 9f out, ridden and weakened 4f out, 6th of 7, 31l behind Favorite Girl (9-0) at Southwell 1m 3f app hcp 0-60 (6) fbs.
Dunaskin (IRE) 12-1 (8-0) Led over 9f out, headed over 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 5th of 7, 11l behind Favorite Girl (9-0) at Southwell 1m 3f app hcp 0-60 (6) fbs.