Birkenhead, a winner at Beverley in April, has been narrowly beaten in all three subsequent starts. He's likely to set a strong gallop here as Probable Cause, who led on the post at Wolverhampton, couldn't hold on when attempting a double on fast ground at Lingfield so may be ridden with more restraint. Dandizette has also been showing good pace and ran well in a better race than this at Newcastle but HIDDEN SPELL looks the one to beat. She started favourite for her debut over 6f at Pontefract but couldn't quite hold on after leading at the furlong pole.
Birkenhead 4-6fav (9-5) Close up, led 3f out, shaken up final furlong, ridden inside final furlong, caught post, 2nd of 8, nk behind Allhallowtide (8-8) at Beverley 5f stks (6) gs in May.
Probable Cause 3-1 (9-5) Hampered start, led, headed entering final furlong, no extra, 2nd of 5, 3 3/4l behind Separate (8-12) at Lingfield 5f fll stks (5) gf in Jun.
Teenar 10-1 (9-2) Hampered start, chased leaders, hard ridden to challenge over 2f out, weakened approaching final furlong, last of 7, 29 1/4l behind Makyon (9-2) at Hamilton 6f stks (4) sft in Jun.
Auckland Lodge (IRE) Dandy Man filly out of Proud Maria.
Dandizette (IRE) 12-1 (8-11) Led, ridden over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, lost 2nd post, 3rd of 8, 1 1/4l behind Mrs Bouquet (8-11) at Newcastle 5f stks (4) pol in Jun.
Hidden Spell (IRE) 11-4fav (8-12) Tracked leader, ridden approaching final furlong, led inside final furlong, soon headed, ran on, 2nd of 7, nk behind Oti Ma Boati (9-0) at Pontefract 6f fll stks (5) gs in Jun.
Rose Bandit (IRE) Requinto filly out of Poppy's Rose.