A recent winner at Windsor, Yogi's Girl is preferred of David Evans’ trio while a high draw may not be prove too much of a hindrance to the speedy Emilia James, who made every yard for an easy win at Beverley last time. But Richard Fahey’s colt, REQUNITO DAWN, went close to defying a penalty at Musselburgh last time having made a winning start at Doncaster and that looks stronger form than Black Orange’s success at Ripon. Central City and Big Time Maybe represent yards that have won this race in recent years and the newcomer Sir Walter is a brother to stablemate and Chester specialist Blithe Spirit, who runs later on the card.
Big Time Maybe (IRE) Evensfav (9-2) Led, driven well over 1f out, headed post, 2nd of 7, shd behind Mutanaaseq (9-2) at Bath 5f stks (5) fm in Apr.
Black Orange 4-1 (8-10) Made all, ridden over 1f out, pressed inside final furlong, held on towards finish, won at Ripon 5f stks (4) gd in Apr beating Rocket Man Dan (8-12) by 3/4l, 9 ran.
Central City (IRE) 9-2 (9-5) Chased leaders, effort over 1f out, stayed on well towards finish, 4th of 12, 1 3/4l behind Koditime (9-5) at Doncaster 5f mdn stks (5) gf in Apr.
Requinto Dawn (IRE) 11-8fav (9-6) Tacked leader, driven to lead over 1f out, ridden and headed inside final furlong, kept on, 2nd of 7, 3/4l behind Excellently Poised (9-2) at Musselburgh 5f stks (3) gf in Apr.
Sir Walter (IRE) Camacho colt out of Damalis.
The Golden Cue Zebedee gelding out of Khafayif.
Emilia James 4-9fav (9-0) Made all, clear entering final furlong, comfortable, won at Beverley 5f fll stks (5) gf in Apr beating Miss Bar Beach (9-0) by 4l, 10 ran.
Felisa 10-1 (8-11) Chased leaders, stayed on well inside final furlong, never a threat, 3rd of 6, 4 1/4l behind Cardsharp (9-2) at Brighton 5f stks (5) gf in May.
Storm Doris (IRE) 33-1 (8-11) Tracked leader, challenged 2f out, led inside final furlong, soon headed, kept on, 2nd of 8, 3/4l behind Our Kid (9-2) at Wolverhampton 5f stks (5) pol in May.
Yogi's Girl (IRE) 10-1 (8-10) Made all on rail, shaken up inside final 2f, ridden over 1f out, ran on well, won at Windsor 5f fll stks (5) gf in Apr beating Mother of Dragons (8-10) by 1/2l, 12 ran.
Floss The Hoss (IRE) 6-4 (8-10) Chased leader, pushed along halfway, ridden and one pace when lost 2nd over 1f out, kept on again inside final furlong, went 3rd post, 3rd of 5, 3 3/4l behind Starlight Mystery (8-8) at Brighton 5f stks (5) gd in May.