Saint Helena made much of the running at Doncaster on Saturday but proved one-paced once headed. She may do better here if ridden with more restraint. DUAISEOIR won over hurdles during the winter but has won on the Flat in Ireland and also has form on this faster surface. He could enjoy a fitness advantage over a few of these so gets the nod, though the market should be closely monitored with regards to the returning Omar Khayyam and Presto Volante. Crimson Knight has been off the track for a long time but was last seen in a Group 3 and was a winner off today's mark two years ago. He is more interesting than last month's course and distance second Achalas.
Omar Khayyam 2-1 (9-3) Tracked leader, ridden to lead inside final furlong, ran on, won at Lingfield 1m 4f mdn stks (5) pol in Dec beating Hepworth (8-12) by 2l, 7 ran.
Achalas (IRE) 11-1 (9-1) Chased leaders in 5th, pushed along over 2f out, stayed on to 2nd inside final furlong, no impression, 2nd of 14, 2l behind Attwaal (9-0) at Windsor 1m 4f hcp 0-75 (5) sft in Apr.
Sir Boss (IRE) 28-1 (9-0) Towards rear, ridden and not much room over 1f out, kept on one pace, 5th of 8, 3l behind Fennell Bay (9-6) at Beverley 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Apr.
Saint Helena (IRE) 9-2 (8-11) Led, joined halfway, headed over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 3rd of 6, 27l behind Moment In Time (8-13) at Doncaster 1m 4f Apprentice Fillies Handicap (0-85) (4yo+) (4) gf.
The Quarterjack 20-1 (8-7) Chased leaders, ridden and weakened over 2f out, 8th of 10, 18l behind Nicholascopernicus (8-13) at Goodwood 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-95 (3) sft in Oct.
Duaiseoir (IRE) 12-1 (9-1) Tracked leaders in 3rd, headway entering straight, led 2f out, headed 1 1/2f out, kept on under pressure, 2nd of 23, 1l behind Luttrell Lady (8-11) at Curragh 1m 2f hcp 60-90 gd in Jun '10.
Crimson Knight 50-1 (9-0) Held up, headway 4f out, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 6, 22l behind Masked Marvel (9-0) at Newmarket 1m 5f 3yo Grp 3 (1) gd in Jul '11.
Presto Volante (IRE) 7-2fav (12-1) Held up in mid-division, headway on outside over 3f out, outpaced 2f out, plugged on to modest 4th nearing finish, 4th of 15, 12l behind Tartan Jura (11-9) at Goodwood 2m hcp 0-70 (5) sft in Oct.