Three-year-olds and older horses have shared the past ten renewals and Maven won it in 2012. Tim Easterby's mare has won eight times in her career though never from a mark this high. Al Manaal is on a lower mark than when successful on Polytrack in May and Mick Channon has booked Daniel Cremin with his 7lb claim. Yojojo is much better than her latest run suggests and won a better class race than this at Newmarket in October. Cosmic Halo is on exactly the same mark as when successful over track and trip in September but Maybeme is looking too high in the weights. The trio of three-year-olds at the bottom of the handicap all arrive in very good form and any of them could win this but the vote goes to KLEO, who looked a typical Luca Cumani slow burner when gaining an impressive maiden success at Lingfield.
Maven 8-1 (9-7) Led, ridden over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, no extra, 4th of 8, 3 1/2l behind Cosseted (9-13) at Chester 1m 2f flls hcp 0-130 (3) gd in Jun.
Yojojo (IRE) 16-1 (9-3) Keen tracked leader, came centre straight to race alone, led overall over 6f out, ridden and headed over 3f out, weakened 2f out, soon eased, tailed off, last of 9, well behind Stomachion (8-13) at Newmarket 1m 2f hcp 0-95 (3) gd in May.
Al Manaal 33-1 (9-11) Held up in last, ridden over 3f out, switched left and modest headway from over 1f out, never dangerous, 8th of 12, 7l behind Rekdhat (9-5) at Windsor 1m flls hcp 0-80 (4) gf.
Cosmic Halo 4-1 (9-1) In rear, headway on outer 3f out, ridden 2f out, no impression final furlong, 5th of 7, 2 1/4l behind Hold The Line (10-0) at Ayr 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) gf.
Maybeme 4-1 (9-10) Slowly away, in rear, outpaced and detached over 5f out, stayed on from over 1f out, went 3rd near finish, 3rd of 9, 5l behind Only Orsenfoolsies (9-11) at Ripon 1m 4f hcp 0-80 (4) sft.
Kleo (GR) 5-4fav (9-0) Tracked leader, led 2f out, ridden an clear inside final furlong, stayed on, won at Lingfield 1m 2f flls mdn stks (5) pol beating Muhawalah (9-0) by 3 1/2l, 12 ran.
Maracuja 11-10fav (9-3) Made all, shaken up over 1f out, ran on, won at Ayr 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) gs beating Thorntoun Care (8-9) by 2l, 7 ran.
Carnevale 5-1 (9-0) Led early, prominent, ridden and one pace over 1f out, stayed on final 100 yards, 3rd of 7, 1 3/4l behind Asyad (9-7) at Leicester 1m 2f flls hcp 0-80 (4) gf.