Poor as this contest appears on paper, it is difficult to see how Michael Bell's Bussell Along can be good enough to take the honours in it having been well held when last of 22 runners in a Folkestone handicap on her reappearance last month and it is hard to get away from GUN FOR SALE, who gets the verdict ahead of Kings On The Roof. Giles Bravery's colt ran creditably at Kempton when dropped down to six furlongs last time having run encouragingly over this distance behind Fantastic Dubai in a Lingfield maiden previously and on that form he has every chance. Station Place was very disappointing when last of 12 runners at Lingfield when last seen in November but has to be considered on earlier form in a race as poor as this appears to be. Clive Brittain's Yughanni makes limited appeal from the limited evidence of three runs where she has been well beaten so far, while Ocean Countess has similarly been beaten a long way in her trio of outings but may also do better in this grade. Simon Callaghan's Duchess of Doom may have improved from two to three but will need to have done so to get the better of Gun For Sale. Peter Makin's gelding has run well in both starts this term, being placed on each occasion, and a reproduction of either runs should be good enough in this contest.
Alyseve 100-1 (9-2) Chased leaders to halfway, last of 11, 27l behind Agent Stone (9-2) at Doncaster 6f mdn auc stks (5) gd.
Big Boom 3-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, ridden 3f out, driven and no extra final furlong, 5th of 12, 2 1/4l behind Vanatina (8-11) at Southwell 7f stks (7) fbs in Jan.
Buail Isteach (IRE) 14-1 (8-11) Mid-division, ridden 3f out, soon weakened, 11th of 13, 8l behind Colour Of Money (9-0) at Lingfield 7f hcp (0-55) (6) pol in Mar.
Chinese Profit 33-1 (8-6) Raced centre, held up, ridden and weakened approaching 2f out, last of 12, 15l behind Casino Night (8-13) at Newmarket 1m 3yo app hcp (5) gs in Oct.
Gun For Sale (USA) 7-2 (9-7) Tracked leaders and keen, led 4f out, ridden 2f out, fading when headed approaching final furlong, 3rd of 12, 4 1/2l behind Second To Nun (8-7) at Bath 1m stks (6) gf in Apr.
Hilltop Legacy 50-1 (8-8) Held up in touch, pushed along over 4f out, weakened approaching 2f out, 13th of 14, 12l behind Fun In The Sun (9-3) at Lingfield 7f hcp (0-55) (6) pol in Feb.
Station Place 20-1 (9-0) Tracked leader, ridden 2f out, weakened quickly over 1f out, soon eased, last of 12, 14l behind Comrade Cotton (8-11) at Lingfield 7f hcp (6) pol in Nov.
Sunley Smiles 14-1 (8-13) Always in rear, eased when beaten over 1f out, last of 11, 23l behind Novestar (8-7) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f 3yo hcp (6) pol in Mar '08.
Bussell Along (IRE) 9-1 (9-1) Alwyas in rear and struggling over 2f out, last of 11, 22l behind Cavendish Road (9-1) at Folkestone 7f 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) gf in Apr.
Davana 200-1 (8-9) Always in rear, 11th of 17, 14l behind Devil You Know (9-3) at Nottingham 6f 3yo mdn aut (5) gf.
Duchess of Doom (IRE) 20-1 (9-0) Steadied start, mid-division, stumbled over 4f out, lost place, behind from over 2f out, 8th of 10, 32l behind Luxuria (9-0) at Lingfield 6f 2yo mdn fll (5) pol in Jul.
Kings On The Roof 12-1 (9-0) Raced in mid-division on outside, driven along over 2f out, plugged on under pressure inside final furlong, 4th of 12, 7l behind Fyelehk (9-0) at Kempton 6f stks 0-55 (6) pol in Apr.
Myttons Maid 200-1 (9-0) Always in rear, 14th of 17, 17l behind Sariska (9-0) at Newmarket 7f 2yo stks (4) gs in Nov.
Ocean Countess (IRE) 33-1 (8-12) Chased leaders over 5f, 10th of 14, 13l behind Wadaat (8-12) at Yarmouth 1m fll mdn auc (5) gd in Apr.
Wicklewood 25-1 (8-4) Towards rear, never dangerous, 7th of 10, 14l behind Rising Kheleyf (8-12) at Catterick 7f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Apr.
Yughanni 33-1 (9-0) Led and taken to post early, reluctant to race, always tailed off, 9th of 10, 23l behind Beautiful Filly (9-0) at Lingfield 6f sks (5) pol in Apr.