Only two favourites have won this in 10 years though the winner is generally well supported. Mark Johnston won it last year and has a pair entered this time. Rah Rah was impressive when landing a fillies' event at Kempton in March but the form has worked out badly with the odds-on runner-up being beaten twice subsequently. The stable's Fashionable Spirit will need to improve on last week's second at Chelmsford but looks certain to do so. The form of An Duine Uasal's debut at the Curragh has been franked and he showed very good pace to score at Cork while Astley Hall overcame inexperience to get the job done nicely at Redcar and looks a decent prospect. SILVER WINGS made all in what looked a fair maiden at Windsor last Monday and, as he has the inside berth here, this looks an ideal opportunity to complete a quick double.
An Duine Uasal (IRE) 11-4 (8-11) Close up, on terms travelling smoothly over 2f out, pushed along to lead over 1f out, stayed on well, won at Cork 5f 2yo mdn aut gd in Apr beating Mint Chai (9-3) by 3/4l, 6 ran.
Astley Hall 5-1 (9-5) Went badly left leaving stalls, recover to track leader over 3f out, ridden over 1f out, led inside final furlong, readily, won at Redcar 5f 2yo mdn (5) gf in Apr beating Risk Adjusted (9-5) by 3/4l, 8 ran.
Silver Wings (IRE) 7-2 (9-5) Made all, ran on well, clear towards finish, comfortably, won at Windsor 5f 2yo mdn (5) gd in Apr beating Archimedes (9-5) by 2 1/4l, 9 ran.
Thee And Me (IRE) 18-1 (9-0) Pressed leader, led halfway, ridden inside final furlong, ran on well, won at Wolverhampton 5f 2yo mdn stks (5) in Apr beating Rainbow Rebel (9-5) by 1 1/4l, 4 ran.
City of Stars (IRE) 5-1 (8-9) Prominent, ridden to lead over 1f out, headed entering final furlong, kept on one pace, 2nd of 7, 4l behind Gifted Master (8-9) at Newmarket 5f 2yo stks (3) gf in Apr.
In Haste (IRE) 9-2 (9-5) Chased leaders on inside, switched right over 1f out, ran on well inside final furlong, went 2nd towards finish, not reach winner, 2nd of 6, 3/4l behind Ower Fly (9-5) at Bath 5f 2yo mdn aut (6) fm in Apr.
Rah Rah 4-1 (9-0) Pressed leader, ridden to lead over 1f out, ran on, won at Kempton 5f 2yo mdn fll (4) pol in Mar beating Anwar (9-0) by 4l, 8 ran.
Fashionable Spirit (IRE) 4-1 (9-0) Chased leader, ridden to lead 1f out, headed inside final furlong, soon edged left and not pace of winner, 2nd of 6, 2 1/4l behind Silk Bow (8-9) at Chelmsford City 5f 2yo mdn fll (5) pol in Apr.
Nag's Wag (IRE) 7-1 (8-8) Led, ridden and headed just over 1f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong, 4th of 6, 4 1/2l behind Illuminate (8-5) at Salisbury 5f 2yo fll stks (3) gf.