Plenty of these can be given a chance in a moderate but competitive contest and what can only be a tentative vote goes to the Tor Sturgis-trained PLUMAGE, who has been running consistently well this season and she can give weight away all round with the main dangers rated as Don Pele and Charles Parnell. The last mentioned disappointed at Southwell last time but has claims on earlier form on the Fibresand and the Polytrack so he has to be respected. Paul Howling's Dream Express has done little wrong of late and should be thereabouts again, while Dualagi has slipped to a decent mark but needs to improve. Milton Bradley's Mazzola is capable but inconsistent and of more interest may be Don Pele, who has run well in sellers and claimers in his last two starts and looks reasonably well treated back in a handicap. Marginal preference though is for Plumage, who can gain a deserved success.
Plumage 16-1 (8-8) Slowly into stride, mid-division, headway on inside over 2f out, soon not much room, unable to quicken final furlong, 6th of 16, 2 1/2l behind Dvinsky (9-1) at Salisbury 6f hcp 0-65 (6) gf.
Charles Parnell (IRE) 4-1 (9-1) Always in rear, never a factor, 6th of 8, 9l behind Whatyouwoodwishfor (8-10) at Southwell 7f hacp 0-70 (5) fbs in Feb.
Mazzola 7-2 (8-9) Chased leaders, under pressure 3f out, weakened well over 1f out, beaten when not much room soon after, last of 8, 26l behind Sometsuke (9-2) at Bath 6f hcp 0-70 (5) fm.
Trading Nation (USA) 16-1 (9-4) Tracked leader, ridden and weakened 3f out, 13th of 15, 23l behind Eager To Bow (8-10) at Brighton 7f hcp 0-60 (6) gf in Apr.
Abhainn (IRE) 16-1 (8-10) Chased leaders 3f, 13th of 16, 14l behind Dvinsky (9-1) at Salisbury 6f hcp 0-65 (6) gf.
What Katie Did (IRE) 33-1 (9-4) Always behind, last of 15, 10l behind West Leake (8-9) at Bath 5f hcp 0-65 (6) gd.
Don Pele (IRE) 25-1 (9-12) Led 1f, prominent, went 2nd over 1f out, led inside final furlong, headed towards finish, 2nd of 11, 1/2l behind Chjimes (9-12) at Lingfield 6f sell stks (6) pol.
Dream Express (IRE) 8-1 (8-12) Took keen hold, held up, ridden 2f out, kept on never nearer, 8th of 13, 2 1/4l behind Only A Game (8-12) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp (0-55) (6) pol.
Dualagi 5-1 (8-12) Held up, headway on outside over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, never going pace to reach leaders, 5th of 9, 4 1/2l behind White Shift (9-12) at Bath 6f hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Desert Pride 11-1 (8-7) Mid-division, ridden and effort on outside over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 13th of 15, 6l behind West Leake (8-9) at Bath 5f hcp 0-65 (6) gd.
Wooden King (IRE) 33-1 (8-3) Chased leaders, ridden to lead over 2f out, ridden and hung badly left just inside final 2f, headed over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 7th of 12, 4l behind Triple Dream (8-13) at Bath 6f app hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Aug.
Blushing Maid 33-1 (9-9) Chased leaders, went 2nd over 2f out, until over 1f out, weakened quickly final furlong, 9th of 12, 9l behind West Leake (9-9) at Kempton 6f stks 0-55 (6) pol in Apr.
Bermondsey Bob (IRE) 8-1 (8-9) Mid-division, ridden over 3f out, no impression, weakened final furlong, 11th of 16, 10l behind Secret City (8-10) at Nottingham 6f app hcp 0-60 (6) gf.
Dynamo Dave (USA) 25-1 (8-6) Raced in last pair, ridden over 2f, kept on, never nearer, 9th of 14, 10l behind Yourgolftravel Com (8-12) at Brighton 7f hcp (6) gf in Apr.
Stormburst (IRE) 200-1 (8-12) Chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened well over 1f out, 11th of 12, 17l behind Samarinda (9-12) at Lingfield 7f clm stks (6) pol.