Bernard Llewellyn trained the winner of last year's renewal and the Caerphilly handler is back again with two runners. Tijori will be tried in first time blinkers having lost his way badly, while KING'S MASQUE will be partnered by his useful 7lb claimer, Robert Williams. The five-year-old was placed off a mark of 80 at Epsom a couple of seasons ago, and though he probably isn't capable of that nowadays, he did pick up a seller at Lingfield last month. Urban Space is sure to be popular as he is the pick on official ratings. He is also a course specialist having scored on five occasions, with the latest being registered over C&D earlier this month. Anginola won a similar race over C&D last month though David Evans' filly will need to have improved in the interim as the opposition on that occasion was significantly inferior to this.
King's Masque 9-2 (9-7) Held up, headway to chase leading pair 4f out, kept on one pace final 2f, 4th of 8, 7l behind Critical Point (8-1) at Yarmouth 1m 1f hcp 0-65 (6) gd.
Cityar (FR) 50-1 (9-4) Dwelt, mid-division, weakened over 2f out, 10th of 11, 18l behind Keyaadi (9-3) at Chepstow 7f mdn stks (5) gs.
Hawridge Song 25-1 (9-9) In touch, headway to chase leaders 4f out, went 2nd over 3f out until well over 1f out, driven and chance over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 8th of 15, 6l behind Ambala (9-9) at Windsor 1m 2f hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Jul.
Into The Wind 10-1 (9-6) Chased leading trio, headway on outside over 2f out, went 2nd and edged right inside final 2f, challenged over 1f out, ridden to lead inside final furlong, stayed on, won at Windsor 1m 4f Selling Stakes (0-75) (3yo+) (5) gd in Jul beating King's Masque (9-4) by 1 1/2l, 5 ran.
Tijori (IRE) 25-1 (8-6) Close up, ridden and outpaced halfway, last of 8, 23l behind Transfer (8-2) at Ffos Las 1m 4f hcp 0-75 (5) sft.
Urban Space 10-1 (8-9) Held up in touch, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 5th of 7, 12l behind Kuda Huraa (9-5) at Kempton 1m 3f app hcp (0-85) (4yo+) (4) pol.
Anginola (IRE) 7-1 (8-11) Chased leaders, weakened over 3f out, last of 6, 27l behind Alborz (9-7) at Ffos Las 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) gd.