Hard to know where to start with this bunch. NICHOLAS POCOCK finished a close-up third the last time he encountered soft going so maybe he's the answer. The winless Avon Supreme has also been placed in testing ground and Cairanne has a couple of placed efforts on Polytrack to her credit this year. Crabbies Gold and Danceyourselfdizzy have slipped down the weights but deservedly so as they've both been out of sorts and Wolverhampton winner Pindar returns off a 3lb higher mark having been off the track since 2008.
Nicholas Pocock (IRE) 28-1 (9-2) Mid-division, pushed along over 2f out, edged left entering final furlong, no extra, 7th of 12, 9l behind Footstepsofspring (8-13) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp (0-55) (6) pol in Apr.
Director's Dream (IRE) 25-1 (8-12) Mid-division, headway to chase leaders over 2f out, lost place over 1f out, 9th of 12, 7l behind Caldermud (9-7) at Yarmouth 7f hcp 0-65 (6) gs in Apr.
Avon Supreme 20-1 (8-10) Awkward start, held up in touch, ridden to close on inside over 1f out, stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 4th of 12, 7l behind Harare (8-7) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f app hcp (0-55) (6) pol.
Crabbies Gold (IRE) 13-2 (8-13) Tracked leaders, lost place inside final 2f, weakened final furlong, 13th of 16, 16l behind Arctic Maiden (9-8) at Yarmouth 1m 3yo hcp 0-55 (6) gf in Aug.
Cairanne 13-2 (8-2) Held up towards rear, not much room over 2f out, switched right over 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 6th of 12, 6l behind Goldstorm (8-9) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Apr.
Pindar (GER) 2-1fav (8-12) Raced keenly, held up toward rear, headway on outside over 2f out, soon ridden, led well inside final furlong, ran on, won at Wolverhampton 1m 1f stks 0-45 (7) pol in Oct '07 beating Fantastic Delight (9-2) by 1 3/4l, 13 ran.
Danceyourselfdizzy (IRE) 8-1 (8-7) Pushed along in rear, came center 3f out, kept on inside final furlong, never nearer, 7th of 12, 9l behind Katmai River (9-6) at Brighton 7f hcp 0-60 (6) sft in Apr.
Give Or Take 80-1 (8-4) Chased leaders 7f, tailed off, last of 9, 50l behind Byrd In Hand (8-10) at Brighton 1m 2f hcp 0-65 (6) gs.