Sian Gwalia scored over track and trip last month but never looked liked following up despite finishing second back here last week. She was beaten over three lengths and CABUCHON finished closer to the winner when fifth at Lingfield a fortnight ago. David Evans' charge gets the vote to come out best in this with a similar effort. Wild Desert has plummeted down the weights after a string of poor runs and is looking to bounce back but Star Of Namibia has yet to win a race and is hard to fancy despite Silvestre De Sousa's presence in the saddle.
Wild Desert (FR) 33-1 (9-10) Led until ridden over 2f out, chased leaders, weakened quickly over 1f out, eased when beaten inside final furlong, 7th of 10, 15l behind Ordensritter (9-11) at Kempton 2m hacp 0-70 (5) pol.
Nadema Rose (IRE) 15-2 (8-13) Held up in touch, ridden over 2f out, soon weakened, 8th of 11, 20l behind Kingarrick (8-2) at Musselburgh 1m 6f hcp 0-70 (5) sft in May.
Cabuchon (GER) 7-1 (8-7) In touch, headway 3f out, ridden and kept on towards finish, 5th of 12, 1 1/4l behind Rowan Ridge (9-6) at Lingfield 1m 4f hacp 0-70 (5) pol.
Sian Gwalia 3-1 (9-5) Held up in rear, headway over 2f out, ridden to chase winner inside final furlong, always held, 2nd of 6, 3 1/2l behind Helmsley Flyer (8-13) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-65 (6) pol.
Star Of Namibia (IRE) 10-1 (8-11) In touch towards rear, ridden 5f out, never a factor, 5th of 7, 22l behind Arr' Kid (9-1) at Southwell 2m hcp 0-75 (5) fbs in Feb.