Nothing rock solid but CAWDOR is the highest-rated and is fancied to see off Dickie Le Davoir and Ingleby Star. Linda and Bill stubbs had a good 2009 and this recruit from the Henry Candy yard shaped ok at Kempton at the turn of the year. Now dropped in grade (looks a bit high in the handicap) this Kyllachy gelding should take all the beating on a track that should suit. The course certainly suits Dickie Le Davoir who won here back in June 2008. He tends to get behind but his jockey knows him well and on ground that suits he should see out this race well. Ingleby Star has never won over this trip but he saw his race out well at Musselburgh last time and is the obvious horse to trouble the selection on the ratings. Go Alone drops in grade having not featured in recent handicaps but he isn't too exposed and is hard to ignore, as is Cheveyo who hasn't been over here from Ireland for too long. The rest don't jump off the page so this looks a good opportunity for Cawdor to get his head in-front.
Cawdor (IRE) 12-1 (9-1) Chased leaders, under pressure halfway, weakened over 1f out, 6th of 7, 5l behind Tiddliwinks (9-4) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Jan.
Ingleby Star (IRE) 6-1 (8-12) With leaders, ridden to lead over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, no extra, 2nd of 11, 5l behind Highland Warrior (8-2) at Musselburgh 5f hcp 0-80 (4) gs in Apr.
Go Alone (IRE) 20-1 (9-2) Always in rear, 12th of 14, 12l behind King of The Moors (9-2) at Thirsk 1m hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Apr.
Cheveyo (IRE) 50-1 (9-0) In touch, ridden and weakened over 1f out, last of 10, 18l behind Global Village (9-1) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Apr.
Royal Premium 22-1 (8-13) Towards rear, ridden over 1f out, never dangerous, 8th of 12, 15l behind Barodine (8-12) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-50 (7) pol in Feb.
Carnival Dream 66-1 (8-11) Mid-division, headway over 1f out, one pace, 5th of 12, 4l behind Ride A White Swan (8-10) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp (0-55) (6) pol in Apr.
Dolly Royal (IRE) 33-1 (8-12) Jumped left at start, always towards rear, 10th of 12, 18l behind Taaresh (9-3) at Ripon 1m 3yo & 4yo mdn (5) gs in Aug '08.
Orpenia (IRE) 50-1 (9-4) Started slowly, took keen hold, always behind, 8th of 10, 29l behind Royal Dignitary (10-0) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f sell stks (6) pol in Apr.
Dickie Le Davoir 20-1 (8-11) Slowly into stride, in rear, effort over 1f out, never a factor, 12th of 13, 16l behind Tangerine Trees (9-3) at Pontefract 6f hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Apr.