Thundering Home is better on the all-weather, as is Iguacu, but Lucy Barry steered Gems to a comfortable win at Folkestone last month, though Peter Hiatt's filly was easily brushed aside off her new mark behind Laverre over this C&D 15 days ago. Barbirolli was third at Brighton last time and Laura Pike again takes off 5lb but the one to beat may be WOOD FAIR, who may have only beaten one home on her return to action at Wolverhampton but wasn't beaten far and is sure to strip fitter today. Harry Bentley is good value for his claim and the filly is only 2lb higher than successful over this trip at Yarmouth in August.
Peaceful Means (IRE) 16-1 (10-7) Always towards rear, ridden and struggling over 3f out, 11th of 12, 17l behind Join Up (10-7) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f am hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Feb.
Trecase 5-2fav (9-0) Chased leading pair until ridden 2f out, soon weakened, eased when beaten final furlong, 10th of 13, 12l behind Lady Of Garmoran (8-7) at Kempton 1m stks 0-55 (6) pol in Oct.
Belle Boleyn 14-1 (9-4) Towards rear, headway to mid division and pushed along over 3f out, driven and staying on same pace when hampered over 1f out, 6th of 13, 7l behind Jovial (8-10) at Kempton 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Oct.
Lytham (IRE) 9-1 (9-2) Held up towards rear, pushed along over 3f out, soon ridden, no headway, 8th of 13, 8l behind Ocean Of Peace (9-2) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Apr.
Wood Fair 25-1 (8-4) Held up behind, ridden and headway over 1f out, kept on one pace inside final furlong, 5th of 6, 3 1/2l behind Nahab (9-7) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Apr.
Gems 11-2 (8-8) Held up in touch, ridden when not clear run and switched left over 1f out, keeping on same pace and no impression when slightly hampered 1f out, 6th of 12, 6l behind Laverre (9-7) at Warwick 1m 3f hcp 0-60 (6) gf in Apr.
Thundering Home 4-1 (9-3) Dwelt in rear, ridden over 2f out, headway approaching final furlong, kept on to go 3rd inside final furlong, 3rd of 7, 6l behind Mister Bit (9-7) at Folkestone 1m 2f hcp 0-60 (6) gf in Apr.
Art Scholar (IRE) 9-1 (9-4) Held up, never troubled leaders, 6th of 10, 10l behind St Ignatius (8-13) at Brighton 7f hcp 0-60 (6) gf in Apr.
Iguacu 9-2 (8-13) Slowly into stride, soom in touch, lost place over 2f out, riddenand one pace final furlong, 9th of 12, 13l behind Nolecce (9-7) at Kempton 1m 2f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Mar.
Tt's Dream 33-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders, lost place over 3f out, weakened final furlong, 11th of 12, 14l behind Nolecce (9-7) at Kempton 1m 2f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Mar.
Lord Wheathill 150-1 (9-0) Slowly into stride, headway on outer to be mid-division over 6f out, ridden and weakened over 2f out, 12th of 13, 38l behind Psychic Ability (9-0) at Nottingham 1m mdn stks (4) gd in Oct '09.
Sanctum 14-1 (9-2) Slowly away, raced wide, headway to mid-division 8f out, ridden over 4f out, weakened over 3f out, behind final 2f, 14th of 15, 20l behind Suhailah (8-10) at Lingfield 1m 4f hcp 0-50 (7) pol in Dec.
Transfer 11-2 (9-3) Tracked leader until over 3f out, ridden and weakened over 1f out, last of 5, 10l behind Orchard Supreme (9-7) at Lingfield 1m 2f sell stks (6) pol in Dec.
Crazy Bold (GER) 6-1 (9-1) Pushed along towards rear, never dangerous, 9th of 13, 12l behind Mr Maximas (9-0) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-50 (7) pol in Mar.
King of Connacht 14-1 (8-8) Always in rear, ran wide bend over 3f out, last of 7, well behind Duneen Dream (8-10) at Bath 1m 2f hcp 0-65 (6) fm in Apr.
Barbirolli 10-1 (8-2) In rear, ridden and headway to press leaders over 1f out, kept on one pace final furlong, 3rd of 9, 2 1/2l behind Filun (8-9) at Brighton 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) gf in Apr.
Kathleen Kennet 9-1 (8-12) Mid-division, ridden over 2f out, never on terms, 6th of 11, 9l behind Lilli Palmer (8-10) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-52 (6) pol in Mar.