Big Creek has become expensive to follow and Aldwick Bay is still high enough in the weights while Nave is best watched on his reappearance. Looking On should find a race soon, however, while Copper Canyon has enjoyed a successful campaign on the all-weather. Uphold can't be ruled out, despite top weight, but course specialist KEN'S GIRL should be hard to beat if fully wound-up. She beat Chain Of Events over C&D off a 2lb higher mark on her reappearance in June last year and has the ground in her favour again. Epsom Salts may need a bit further but is probably the pick of the remainder.
Uphold 9-2 (9-10) Led until over 4f out, soon weakened, eased over 1f out, virtually pulled up, last of 5, well behind Rasheed (9-2) at Wolverhampton 2m hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Mar.
Nave (USA) 13-2 (9-7) Tracked leaders, ridden to lead over 2f out, headed over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 5th of 13, 6l behind Samsons Son (9-6) at Goodwood 1m 4f hcp 0-90 (3) sft in Sep.
Copper Canyon 8-1 (9-2) Chased leaders, led 9f out, headed over 5f out, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 11th of 12, 38l behind Shubaat (9-7) at Musselburgh 1m 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gs in Apr.
Minneapolis 150-1 (9-0) Led after 1f, ridden, headed 3f out, weakened rapidly over 2f out, tailed off, last of 8, well behind Henrythenavigator (9-0) at Ascot 1m 3yo Grp 1 (1) gf in Jun '08.
Big Creek (IRE) 11-4fav (9-3) Chased leading trio, went 3rd over 1f out, disputing 2nd inside final furlong, stayed on but not pace of winner final 130 yards, 3rd of 10, 2 1/4l behind Camborne (9-3) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Apr.
Aldwick Bay (IRE) 11-2 (9-0) Held up in rear, ridden and no response inside final 3f, never on terms, 10th of 11, 10l behind Albert Bridge (8-8) at Newbury 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) gs in Sep.
Jacobs Son 20-1 (8-6) Soon led, ridden and headed over 3f out, weakened 2f out, last of 11, 47l behind Cunning Act (8-13) at Goodwood 2m hcp (4) sft in Sep.
Looking On 9-1 (9-4) Mid-division on outside, headway on outside over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, went 2nd last strides, not pace of winner, 2nd of 15, 1 1/2l behind Tartan Gigha (9-10) at Leicester 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Oct.
Ken's Girl 13-2 (9-10) Led 1f, tracked leaders, came towards stand side over 4f out, ridden and every chance over 2f out, no extra inside final furlong, 4th of 14, 6l behind Carinya (9-3) at Nottingham 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) sft in Nov.
Epsom Salts 25-1 (8-13) Slowly away, held up mid-division, led after 3f, soon clear, ridden and 2f out, soon weakened, 7th of 8, 24l behind Old Hundred (9-12) at Kempton 2m hcp 0-95 (3) pol in Apr.
Chain Of Events 12-1 (9-2) Fly leapt and dived right leaving stalls, held up towards rear, headway on outside over 3f out, ridden over 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 10th of 15, 13l behind Countess Comet (9-7) at Windsor 1m 4f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Oct.