KNOW NO FEAR usually runs his race and he won't need to be at his best on his reappearance to get the better of this bunch. Georgebernardshaw could finish thereabouts but one win in the last four years makes him difficult to recommend while Join Up has gone off the boil having landed a double in soft ground last month. Gazboolou and Princess Gail have been in better form on the Polytrack of late and So Is She could make the frame.
Georgebernardshaw (IRE) 6-1 (9-2) Chased leaders, went 2nd over 4f out, challenged over 2f out, every chance inside final furlong, no extra towards finish, 3rd of 8, 1l behind Steel Stockholder (9-9) at Thirsk 7f hcp 0-70 (5) gs.
Know No Fear 7-2fav (8-13) Mid-division, headway when not much roon over 1f out, ran on to go 4th near finish, 4th of 14, 2 1/4l behind Spinning Ridge (9-3) at Kempton 1m hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Nov.
Join Up 17-2 (9-3) Took keen hold, led, headed over 3f out, chased leaders, ridden 2f out, weakened final furlong, 10th of 12, 7l behind Mr Chocolate Drop (9-7) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Sky Diamond (IRE) 7-2 (8-9) Led, hard driven over 3f out, headed over 2f out, soon weakened, 6th of 11, 15l behind The Ducking Stool (8-4) at Yarmouth 1m 2f hcp (6) gf.
Rigid 7-1 (11-2) Tracked leader, every chance over 2f out, faded final furlong, 4th of 9, 8l behind Shirataki (11-9) at Windsor 1m 2f am hcp 0-65 (6) sft.
So Is She (IRE) 3-1fav (8-13) Chased leaders, under pressure over 2f out, soon weakened, 5th of 11, 14l behind The Ducking Stool (8-4) at Yarmouth 1m 2f hcp (6) gf.
Gazboolou 13-2 (9-0) Chased leaders, ridden and outpaced over 2f out, effort on inside and stayed on again inside final furlong, no threat, 5th of 12, 3 1/2l behind Mr Chocolate Drop (9-7) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Princess Gail 7-1 (9-2) Dwelt, in rear, headway 1f out, soon hung left, stayed on well, 4th of 13, 3 1/2l behind Odd Ball (9-3) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-52 (6) pol in Mar.
Bertie Blu Boy 20-1 (8-4) Towards rear, ridden over 2f out, never dangerous, 7th of 10, 10l behind Lindoro (8-12) at Southwell 7f hcp 0-60 (6) fbs in May.
Mistress Shy 100-1 (8-2) In touch, soon towards rear, hampered well over 4f out, never dangerous, 7th of 10, 43l behind Monicalew (9-3) at Bath 1m 2f hcp 0-65 (6) fm in Jul.