Coronation Cottage is the only maiden in the line-up and hasn't done as well as expected after a fair debut at Chepstow in July. Prancelina has improved with each run this season and it was fast ground when she wasn't beaten far at Brighton last month. Fabric landed a fast-ground maiden at Nottingham last summer but has looked a bit one-paced in similar conditions in her last two starts though she's likely to have needed last month's run at Nottingham when she was behind DESERT SPORT. The latter was also returning from an absence and showed improved form at the backend of last year so looks the one to be on.
Desert Sport (USA) 11-4fav (9-7) Close up, effort over 1f out, one pace inside final furlong, 4th of 8, 2 1/4l behind Tallinski (9-9) at Nottingham 5f hcp (5) gf in Apr.
Fabric 7-2 (9-6) Tracked leaders, ridden over 1f out, faded inside final furlong, 6th of 8, 2 1/4l behind Tallinski (9-9) at Nottingham 5f hcp (5) gf in Apr.
Prancelina (IRE) 14-1 (9-0) Driven forward, tracked leaders, soon outpaced, effort over 1f out, kept on same pace, 3rd of 7, 1 1/2l behind Endeavour (9-0) at Brighton 5f hcp (5) gf in Apr.
Coronation Cottage 100-1 (8-11) Led until 2f out, faded final furlong, 5th of 7, 15 1/2l behind Mostahel (9-2) at Wolverhampton 6f mdn stks (5) pol in Apr.