Fulgora has won over hurdles and fences and landed a maiden over 1m4f here last time. She's not been unduly punished and could go well off her low weight. Stable companion Wordiness has been in terrific form but the handicapper may just have his measure now, though he appears to have the beating of Admirable Duque on their run together at Lingfield. Fleur De La Vie may have needed her comeback run at Kempton while Cosimo de Medici is well treated on his Turf form and shouldn't be ignored. Galleon is lightly-raced and won over 1m4f at Catterick last year but this interesting one is RED ORATOR. He looked a stayer to follow when beating Ardlui in a competitive affair at Ascot in the autumn and is unlikely to arrive here under-cooked.
Porgy 9-1 (9-8) Held up in rear, headway when not clear run over 1f out, switched left, stayed on, 5th of 12, 12l behind Lady Kashaan (9-4) at Musselburgh 1m 6f hcp 0-90 (3) gs in Mar.
Red Orator 9-2 (8-4) Made all, ridden over 1f out, kept on gamely, won at Ascot 2m hcp 0-95 (3) sft in Oct beating Ardlui (9-9) by 1l, 11 ran.
Galleon 11-4 (9-7) Led after 1f, ridden and pressed over 2f out, headed 2f out, chased leaders, weakened final furlong, 7th of 10, 12l behind Ruscello (9-6) at Kempton 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Sep.
Wordiness 4-5fav (9-2) Close up in last place, effort entering final furlong, soon challenged winner, ran on, just held, 2nd of 5, shd behind Ascendant (9-7) at Lingfield 1m 5f hcp 0-80 (4) pol in Mar.
Cosimo De Medici 20-1 (9-12) Started very slowly, behind, headway over 1f out, never nearer, 8th of 16, 11l behind Daneking (9-0) at Doncaster 1m 7f hcp 0-85 (4) sft in Oct.
Fleur De La Vie (IRE) 5-2 (9-2) Tracked leader, every chance over 1f out, no extra closing stages, 5th of 7, 1 1/4l behind Paloma's Prince (8-12) at Kempton 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Admirable Duque (IRE) 5-1 (8-9) Close up, ridden 2f out, kept on same pace, 4th of 5, 5l behind Ascendant (9-7) at Lingfield 1m 5f hcp 0-80 (4) pol in Mar.
Eshtyaaq 10-1 (8-7) Held up, took keen hold, headway 10f out, ridden 5f out, weakened over 2f out, 12th of 14, 39l behind Cosimo De Medici (8-13) at Newmarket 2m 2f hcp 105 (2) gf in Sep '11.
Daring Indian 12-1 (8-5) In touch, lost place over 8f out, rallied over 1f out, soon chasing leaders, faded final furlong, 4th of 7, 5l behind All The Winds (8-6) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Mar.
Fulgora 15-2 (9-9) Made all, ridden over 1f out, stayed on well, won at Wolverhampton 1m 4f mdn stks (5) pol in Mar beating Street Artist (8-6) by 3/4l, 9 ran.
Sommersturm (GER) 7-1 (8-10) Took keen hold in touch in rear, went 3rd 8f out until over 3f out, soon beaten, last of 4, 21l behind Stentorian (9-10) at Southwell 1m 6f hcp 0-75 (5) fbs.