It's difficult to make a strong case for any of these. Baan's seven length defeat in soft ground at Warwick last time is the closest any have come to winning of late but the token vote goes to DARSAN. She scored over a shorter trip here back in May and is now 3lb lower. Sommersturm is 6lb higher than January's win on the all-weather but Royal Defence has slipped down the weights since finishing runner-up at Brighton in June and the veteran Dunaskin is best on the Fibresand nowadays.
Baan (USA) 16-1 (10-4) Held up towards rear, headway over 7f out, soon close up, one pace and beaten over 1f out, 7th of 14, 7l behind Into The Wind (10-9) at Warwick 1m 7f am hcp 0-60 (6) sft.
Sommersturm (GER) 20-1 (9-10) Last trio, dropped to rear 5f out, never a factor, tailed off, 7th of 8, 37l behind Critical Point (8-9) at Brighton 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) fm in Sep.
Darsan (IRE) 22-1 (8-10) Keen tracked leader until led over 8f out, ridden and headed 2f out, kept on same pace, 4th of 10, 9l behind Layline (9-10) at Yarmouth 1m 3f hcp 0-70 (5) hvy.
Beyeh (IRE) 66-1 (8-9) In rear effort over 1f out, never dangerous, 6th of 8, 12l behind Rasheed (9-4) at Kempton 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Dec.
Satwa Ballerina 20-1 (8-13) Mid-division, ridden over 3f out, never on terms, 10th of 14, 30l behind Maccabees (8-8) at Brighton 1m 4f app hcp 0-55 (6) hvy.
Royal Defence (IRE) 12-1 (9-5) Prominent, ridden halfway, edged left and weakened over 1f out, 11th of 14, 31l behind Maccabees (8-8) at Brighton 1m 4f app hcp 0-55 (6) hvy.
Dunaskin (IRE) 50-1 (9-3) Led, headed over 7f out, soon pushed along, eased over 2f out, 14th of 15, 40l behind Blue Dune (9-2) at Catterick 2m hcp 0-60 (6) sft.
Harry Lime 66-1 (8-10) Chased leaders, lost place 3f out, 9th of 11, 23l behind Caterina (9-3) at Folkestone 1m 2f hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Sep.
Penderyn 40-1 (9-11) Close up, weakened over 3f out, 11th of 12, 39l behind Cottam Donny (10-4) at Beverley 1m 2f am hcp 0-60 (6) sft in Sep.
Grecian Goddess (IRE) 250-1 (8-7) Held up in touch, ridden 3f out, soon lost place, last of 10, 26l behind Spartan Spirit (9-2) at Kempton 1m 3f clm stks (6) pol.