Lady Poppy and Layla's Oasis are both dual winners over 5f but the latter has gone close over today's trip before and is not out of this. BARBS PRINCESS ended last year with a third over track and trip and the Goodwood winner may well be up to scoring in this company on her return. Charlie Hills' filly is preferred to Available, who has tumbled down the weights but was still well beaten despite finishing third here on her latest start. Dodina may do better back over today's distance and looks best of the rest.
Barbs Princess 7-1 (9-7) With leader, led narrowly 2f out, ridden over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, kept on, 3rd of 11, 2 1/2l behind Dream Scenario (9-4) at Wolverhampton 6f flls hcp (0-70) (3yo+) (5) pol in Nov.
Dodina (IRE) 5-2fav (9-1) Mid-division, headway over 3f out, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 7th of 12, 7l behind Eastern Dragon (8-8) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Nov.
Layla's Oasis 16-1 (9-7) Tracked leaders, effort over 2f out, soon one pace, 5th of 9, 4 1/2l behind Gregori (9-7) at Lingfield 5f hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Dec.
Dreaming Of Rubies 25-1 (9-3) Led until over 2f out, soon weakened, 7th of 11, 9l behind Mappin Time (9-0) at Southwell 6f hcp 0-75 (5) fbs in Dec.
Lapis Blue (IRE) 16-1 (9-1) In rear, ridden and outpaced over 2f out, 9th of 12, 11l behind Big Baz (9-5) at Lingfield 1m mdn stks (5) pol in Dec.
Back In The Frame 6-1 (8-11) Slowly away, outpaced, never near leaders, 7th of 11, 15l behind Stun Gun (9-5) at Southwell 7f mdn stks (5) fbs in Dec.
Available (IRE) 4-1 (9-0) Tracked leader, ridden to lead over 1f out, headed and no extra inside final furlong, 3rd of 8, 4l behind Interception (9-7) at Wolverhampton 6f flls hcp (0-70) (3yo+) (5) pol in Nov.
Mey Blossom 25-1 (8-7) In touch, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 8th of 9, 8l behind Dilgura (9-7) at Wolverhampton 6f fll hcp (0-75) (3yo+) (5) pol in Oct.
Lady Poppy 9-2fav (9-4) Prominent, ridden and every chance over 1f out, no extra towards finish, 5th of 12, 2l behind Tadalavil (8-9) at Musselburgh 5f app hcp 0-60 (6) gf in Oct.