Hopefully all 16 will stand their ground for each-way punters, especially as there are a few potential improvers on show. One such contender is Richard Hannon's AUTHORITARIAN who makes a quick reappearance after a career-best showing at Brighton last week when a rather unlucky-in-running third in an ordinary seaside handicap. She may prefer this more galloping seaside track and the valuable 7lb claim of Willie Twiston-Davies could prove decisive. Archina was much improved last time too when improving considerably to score at Chepstow and further progress can reasonably be expected, likewise from Adverse, being brought along very steadily by Michael Bell. Collectable completes the shortlist.
Coup De Grace (IRE) 20-1 (9-3) Chased winner, ridden 1f out, soon weakened, 5th of 7, 12l behind Balady (8-12) at Goodwood 7f 3yo mdn aut (5) sft in May.
Men Don't Cry (IRE) 16-1 (9-7) Mid-division, pushed along over 2f out, hesdway and switched right over 1f out, soon chasing leaders, kept on inside final furlong until weakened final 100 yards, 5th of 14, 2 1/2l behind Watanee (9-5) at Kempton 1m 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) std in May.
Authoritarian 12-1 (9-1) Tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, staying on when short of room and switched right inside final furlong, went 3rd near finish, 3rd of 9, 2 3/4l behind The New Black (9-5) at Brighton 7f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) gf in May.
Watt Broderick (IRE) 10-1 (8-7) Took keen hold, tracked leaders, went 2nd over 3f out, ridden 2f out, losing place when not much room over 1f out, 10th of 14, 12l behind Watheeq (8-12) at Haydock 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gf in May.
Speedi Mouse 14-1 (9-7) Dwelt, behind, ridden and headway over 1f out, soon no impression, 7th of 12, 8l behind Moment In The Sun (9-4) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-60 (6) pol in May.
Possibly 20-1 (9-7) Behind most of way, some late moderate progress, never involved, 9th of 16, 8l behind Esprit Danseur (9-6) at Brighton 7f 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) gf in May.
Sudden Wish (IRE) 7-1 (9-2) Behind, headway on outside under pressure over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, not pace to reach leaders, 5th of 16, 1 3/4l behind Esprit Danseur (9-6) at Brighton 7f 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) gf in May.
Archina (IRE) 6-1 (8-10) Tracked leaders, pushed along over 3f out, ridden over 2f out, led 1f out, edged right inside final furlong, ran on, won at Chepstow 7f stks 0-55 (6) gd in May beating Picura (8-10) by 2 1/4l, 8 ran.
Coach Montana (IRE) 13-2 (9-1) Raced alone in centre, never on terms, ridden over 5f out, eased over 2f out, virtually pulled up, 10th of 12, well behind Northern Territory (9-5) at Yarmouth 1m 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) hvy in May.
Adverse (IRE) 20-1 (8-8) Tracked leaders, effort on outside over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on under pressure final furlong, not reached leading pair, 3rd of 14, 3l behind Watanee (9-1) at Kempton 1m hcp (0-55) (6) pol in May.
Thecornishcowboy 33-1 (9-0) Slowly into stride, towards rear, pushed along halfway, ridden and headway entering final furlong, kept on same pace, 7th of 11, 7l behind Waspy (8-7) at Lingfield 7f hcp (0-55) (6) pol in May.
Collectable 14-1 (8-11) Mid-divsion, ridden and headway on outside over 1f out, strong run inside final furlong, finished well to 2nd near finish, unable to reach winner, 2nd of 16, 3/4l behind Esprit Danseur (9-6) at Brighton 7f 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) gf in May.
Graylyn Olivaa 33-1 (8-7) Towards rear, effort when short of room over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 10th of 14, 36l behind Fine Altomis (9-2) at Redcar 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-55 (6) gd in May.
Fen Flyer 50-1 (8-7) In rear, never near leaders, 6th of 12, 44l behind Northern Territory (9-5) at Yarmouth 1m 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) hvy in May.
Tresabella 80-1 (8-12) Close up, pushed along 5f out, outpaced from 3f out, 5th of 6, 32l behind Halling's Quest (9-3) at Southwell 1m 2yo mdn auc stks (6) fbs in Oct.
Critical Point 66-1 (9-3) Mid-division, lost place 3f out, soon behind, 11th of 12, 33l behind Solar Deity (9-3) at Kempton 7f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Nov.