Agilete comes out best at the weights but returning from a lengthy absence at this level doesn't boost confidence and AHLAWY is preferred. He won over C&D back in March but has been out of sorts on turf since, though it would be no surprise to see him return to form back on this surface. Empress Leizu scored at this track a fortnight ago, though she has plenty find on today's terms with both the selection and recent Carlisle winner Opus Maximus. Jordaura takes a step up in distance and may be capable of better.
Ahlawy (IRE) 25-1 (9-2) Slowly away, soon recovered to chase leaders 6f out, ridden and weakened over 2f out, 9th of 11, 23l behind Willow Dancer (9-7) at Pontefract 1m hcp 0-80 (4) gf.
Jordaura 11-4fav (9-0) Chased leaders on inside, ridden 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 5th of 7, 4 1/2l behind Dark Lane (8-7) at Kempton 6f Classified Claiming Stakes (0-75) (3-5yo) (6) pol.
Opus Maximus (IRE) 4-1 (9-2) Held up behind, some headway on outside over 2f out, kept on inside final furlong, never nearer, 5th of 9, 11l behind Bolodenka (9-0) at Beverley 7f Claiming Stakes (0-75) (3yo+) (6) sft.
Empress Leizu (IRE) 22-1 (9-2) Made all, ridden over 1f out, edged left and kept on inside final furlong, won at Wolverhampton 1m 1f sell stks (6) pol beating Nicholas Pocock (9-7) by 1 1/2l, 8 ran.
Agilete 25-1 (9-0) Held up in rear, headway over 1f out, went 3rd 1f out, no impression and lost 3rd final 100 yards, 4th of 8, 2 1/4l behind Just Bond (9-2) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Nov '09.
Dream of Fortune (IRE) 8-1 (9-11) Held up in last pair, headway to chase leader over 3f out, led over 2f out, headed inside final 2f, chased winner until weakened inside final furlong, 3rd of 7, 5l behind Resplendent Light (9-11) at Windsor 1m 4f sell stks (6) gf.
Smarty Sam (USA) 28-1 (10-9) Always towards rear, last of 13, 41l behind Edas (10-5) at Beverley 1m am hcp 0-65 (6) sft.
Henrys Air 16-1 (8-12) Took keen hold, chased leader, led 8f out until over 4f out, weakened over 3f out, 6th of 7, 22l behind Resplendent Light (9-11) at Windsor 1m 4f sell stks (6) gf.
Wodian (IRE) 16-1 (8-12) Prominent centre, ridden 3f out, one pace from over 1f out, 6th of 10, 9l behind Dannios (9-0) at Yarmouth 1m hcp 0-60 (6) gd.