Most of these reserve their best for the all-weather so the market may prove a useful guide. Rigolleto has a course and distance victory to his credit and will lack nothing in fitness, though may be hampered by a high draw. Foxtrot Jubilee and Sole Danser will also start out wide but the latter's stablemate, Temple Road, will have no excuses from stall three and was an impressive winner at Lingfield last month. Apricot Sky probably has more scope than these but may just need this. CLUBLAND is only a pound higher than his last winning mark and showed a lot more back on Turf at Thirsk 12 days ago. He gets the nod ahead of the speedy Kuanyao and Time Medicean as Commanche only ran three days ago.
Commanche 9-2 (9-7) Prominent, stayed on final furlong, just failed, 2nd of 6, nk behind Megaleka (8-12) at Yarmouth 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gd.
Kuanyao (IRE) 10-1 (8-6) Chased leaders on rail, ridden and kept on inside final furlong, went 3rd close home, 3rd of 11, 1 3/4l behind Pal Of The Cat (8-10) at Windsor 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gd.
Apricot Sky 8-1 (9-0) In touch, ridden and headway entering final furlong, kept on one pace, 5th of 13, 2 1/4l behind Joey's Destiny (8-13) at Goodwood 6f hcp 0-80 (4) gs in Sep.
Foxtrot Jubilee (IRE) 6-4fav (9-5) Chased leading pair, pushed along over 2f out, ridden and no impression in 4th over 1f out, 4th of 5, 6l behind Trojan Rocket (8-13) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Jan.
Temple Road (IRE) 5-1 (9-6) Held up, ridden and headway entering final furlong, ran on, not reach leaders, 4th of 9, 1 1/4l behind Multitask (9-4) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Mar.
Fossa 4-1 (9-5) Keen led, headed over 5f out, soon lost place, ridden over 3f out, rallied briefly approaching final furlong, 7th of 8, 9l behind Living The Life (9-2) at Wolverhampton 7f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Oct.
Time Medicean 7-4fav (9-0) Towards rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, kept on final furlong, 5th of 12, 3 1/2l behind Sweet Talking Guy (9-4) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-65 (6) pol.
Rigolleto (IRE) 6-1 (9-2) Led, ridden over 1f out, headed near finish, 2nd of 9, 3/4l behind Multitask (9-4) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Mar.
Clubland (IRE) 13-2 (8-9) Led, headed over 1f out, soon rallied no extra closing stages, 2nd of 15, 2 1/4l behind My Name Is Rio (8-13) at Thirsk 6f hcp 0-75 (5) gs.
Sole Danser (IRE) 16-1 (9-6) Held up, headway over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 7th of 9, 4 1/2l behind Dutiful Son (9-5) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Feb.
Panther Patrol (IRE) 6-1 (9-6) Tracked leaders, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 9th of 10, 7l behind Valmina (9-6) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Jan.
Dream Catcher (FR) 8-1 (9-4) Soon led, ridden and headed over 1f out, kept on same pace, 5th of 12, 6l behind Jay Bee Blue (9-5) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-72 (5) pol in Nov.