Dellbuoy won on his debut at Kempton in March and followed up easily in a classified stakes at Newmarket 17 days ago. He'll do well to complete the hat-trick under top weight here, however. Presburg started favourite at Ascot last month on the back of a C&D second but only beat one home, while Dixie's Dream disappointed at Newmarket after winning over 7f at Leicester and has yet to prove he stays this far. Strident Force is proving hard to win with but is dropping down the weights and can't be ignored, but it may be worth taking a chance on the fitness of COCKNEY DANCER. Well related, she won over 6f here on her debut as a two-year-old and was highly tried in a couple of subsequent starts. She isn't overburdened on her handicap debut. Restaurateur also returns from a break but probably has more on his plate.
Dellbuoy 10-1 (9-0) Held up in rear but in touch, smooth headway over 2f out, led over 1f out, ridden clear inside final furlong, ran on well, won at Newmarket 1m 3yo stk 0-75 (5) sft beating Counsel (9-0) by 3l, 9 ran.
Presburg (IRE) 7-2fav (9-7) Chased leader, pushed along 3f out, ridden and weakened 2f out, 6th of 7, 22l behind Warfare (8-13) at Ascot 1m 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) sft in May.
Dixie's Dream (IRE) 9-1 (8-12) Always towards rear, eased when no chance final furlong, 12th of 15, 19l behind Fast Or Free (8-11) at Newmarket 1m 3yo hcp 0-90 (3) gs.
Cockney Dancer 12-1 (8-12) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened entering final 2f, 9th of 10, 18l behind Alsindi (8-12) at Newmarket 7f 2yo fll Grp 3 (1) gf in Sep.
Oratorian (IRE) 11-2 (9-4) In touch in rear, ridden over 3f out, soon weekened, last of 7, 15l behind Pale Orchid (9-7) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Feb.
Ocean Tempest 12-1 (8-11) Chased leaders, pushed along over 3f out, soon lost place, never dangerous after, 7th of 15, 7l behind Fast Or Free (8-11) at Newmarket 1m 3yo hcp 0-90 (3) gs.
Poetic Lord 20-1 (8-12) Led until over 6f out, every chance over 2f out, soon lost place, last of 9, 44l behind Thomas Chippendale (9-0) at Newmarket 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-95 (3) sft.
Right Divine (IRE) 40-1 (8-13) Got down in stalls, always towards rear, tailed off, last of 15, 43l behind Fast Or Free (8-11) at Newmarket 1m 3yo hcp 0-90 (3) gs.
Tight Lipped (IRE) 12-1 (8-13) Chased leaders, pushed along halfway, ridden and edged right over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 13, 5l behind Jacob Cats (9-5) at Sandown 1m 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gd in May.
Restaurateur (IRE) 7-2 (9-3) Tracked leaders, ridden and every chance over 1f out, led inside final furlong, driven out, won at Lingfield 1m 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Nov beating Hurricane In Dubai (9-3) by nk, 11 ran.
Strident Force 4-1 (9-3) Switched right after start, held up in mid-division on inside, headway over 2f out, driven and chased leaders over 1f out, went 3rd inside final furlong, not pace to challenge, 3rd of 12, 1 1/2l behind Nassau Storm (9-3) at Kempton 7f 3yo mdn auc stks (6) pol in May.