Singzak finished second over 1m4f here last time with Green Lightning only a length behind and JOAN D'ARC back in fourth. The latter is proven over today's trip with a win at Yarmouth last month and Noel Quinlan's filly is taken to reverse running with today's rivals and get her head back in front. Dove Cottage has finished runner-up to Maydream at Bath on her last two outings and should be thereabouts again, while last month's Beverley winner Ferney Boy remains in good form, which is more than can be said of C&D winner Storm Hawk and Drawn Gold.
Bariolo (FR) 8-1 (9-2) Held up in last pair, driven well over 1f out, stayed on past beaten horses inside final furlong, 5th of 9, 8l behind Beaubrav (9-10) at Lingfield 1m 5f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Feb.
Storm Hawk (IRE) 10-1 (8-13) Chased leaders, pushed along 3f out, weakened over 2f out, 10th of 11, 18l behind Fire Fighter (9-10) at Wolverhampton 1m 6f hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Drawn Gold 8-1 (11-1) Dwelt, mid-division, pushed along over 4f out, ridden over 2f out, never dangerous, 10th of 13, 17l behind Dancing Primo (11-7) at Haydock 1m 4f am hcp (0-70) (4yo+) (5) gs.
Joan D'Arc (IRE) 8-1 (9-3) Mid-division, headway on inside 2f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 4th of 11, 2 1/4l behind Boa (9-12) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp (0-65) (6) pol.
Venir Rouge 20-1 (9-6) Raced wide in touch, pushed along over 4f out, weakened over 3f out, soon behind, tailed off, last of 8, well behind Covert Decree (9-3) at Newbury 1m 4f ladys hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Aug.
Green Lightning (IRE) 9-4fav (9-11) Prominent, led 8f out, headed over 4f out, stayed on same pace final furlong, 5th of 11, 1 3/4l behind Shouda (9-7) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Turjuman (USA) 12-1 (9-8) Held up in rear, pushed along over 3f out, no impression, 10th of 11, 8l behind Boa (9-12) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp (0-65) (6) pol.
Dove Cottage (IRE) 3-1 (9-11) Led and soon clear, reduced lead over 2f out, headed and no extra over 1f out, 2nd of 14, 3l behind Maydream (9-0) at Bath 1m 5f hcp 0-60 (6) gs.
Layla's Boy 100-1 (8-9) Mid-division, under pressure 5f out, weakened over 3f out, 15th of 16, 33l behind Bollin Greta (9-5) at Redcar 1m 6f hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Oct.
Singzak 4-1 (9-3) Soon led, headed 8f out, tracked leader, led again over 2f out, headed 1f out, stayed on, 2nd of 11, 1/2l behind Boa (9-12) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp (0-65) (6) pol.
No Time For Tears (IRE) 40-1 (8-4) Slowly into stride, always in rear, lost touch 5f out, tailed off, last of 11, 48l behind Fire Fighter (9-10) at Wolverhampton 1m 6f hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Operateur (IRE) 13-2 (8-12) Soon led narrowly, headed 4f out, lost place over 3f out, weakened over 2f out, 6th of 8, 24l behind Grey Command (9-10) at Beverley 1m 4f hcp 0-65 (6) sft in Aug.
Ferney Boy 11-2 (9-1) Held up mid-division, headway over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 3rd of 14, 2 3/4l behind Aegean Destiny (9-1) at Newcastle 1m 4f hcp 0-65 (6) sft.