Mossman Gorge won this race last year but it will be slightly surprising if he can repeat the dose and preference is for MEDITERRANEAN SEA ahead of Ghufa. Ryan Moore is an eyecatching booking for John Jenkins' charge who comes into the race on the back of a victory at Southwell in February. She got raised by 5lbs for that success but, given that she began her handicap career from a mark of 58, that may not prove to be too harsh and she's taken to make a winning return to action. Mossman Gorge was a big price when winning this contest last year so is hard to dismiss with confidence given that he lines up from a 3lb lower mark this year but he lacks a recent run and is best passed over. Ghufa has done all of his winning at Wolverhampton and he has only finished in the money once on turf but he's attractively weighted on his all-weather form so he has to be feared from an attractive mark whilst Champagne Fizz shouldn't be ignored but preference is for Mediterranean Sea.
Ladies Dancing 13-2fav (9-1) Led early, tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 11th of 14, 36l behind Inch Lodge (9-0) at Kempton 1m 2f hcp 0-65 (6) pol.
Fleur de Lion (IRE) 25-1 (8-8) Always last, under pressure 4f out, no chance final 2f, last of 5, 18l behind Lady Hestia (9-3) at Bath 1m 5f hcp 0-70 (5) fm.
Ghufa (IRE) 5-2fav (8-8) Held up towards rear, headway over 1f out, not clearest of runs inside final furlong, stayed on, never nearer, 6th of 12, 2 1/4l behind Lytham (8-10) at Kempton 1m 3f hacp 0-70 (5) pol in Apr.
Alternative Choice (USA) 11-1 (8-4) In rear, weakened over 3f out, last of 8, 37l behind Mr Plod (8-7) at Lingfield 1m 5f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Mar.
Mediterranean Sea (IRE) 7-2 (8-12) Tracked leaders, went 2nd when travelling well 4f out, shaken up to lead over 1f out, ridden out, won at Southwell 1m 4f mdn auc stks (6) fbs in Feb beating Desert Fairy (8-12) by 1 3/4l, 7 ran.
Iguacu 2-1fav (9-0) Raced wide, held up, keen and headway over 5f out, led over 3f out, headed over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 7th of 11, 7l behind Squirtle (8-11) at Wolverhampton 1m 6f hcp (6) pol in Dec.
Mid Wicket (USA) 7-1 (8-12) Held up, towards rear, some late headway, never nearer, 7th of 12, 5l behind Jiggalong (8-9) at Lingfield 1m 4f hcp 0-52 (6) pol in Feb.
Mossmann Gorge 12-1 (8-11) Close up, pushed along and one pace final 2 furlongs, 7th of 12, 7l behind Looks The Business (9-5) at Bath 1m 5f hcp 0-55 (6) fm in Aug.
Mixing 50-1 (7-13) Always towards rear, pushed along 3f out, struggling after, last of 12, 15l behind Lytham (8-10) at Kempton 1m 3f hacp 0-70 (5) pol in Apr.
Ledgerwood 125-1 (8-10) Tracked leader until over 3f out, weakened over 2f out, last of 9, 23l behind Red Somerset (9-3) at Kempton 1m clm stks (6) pol in Apr.
Champagne Fizz (IRE) 12-1 (9-3) Towards rear, headway 2f out, stayed on inside final furlong, never going pace to reach leaders, 6th of 13, 7l behind On Terms (9-3) at Kempton 1m 4f hcp (0-55) (6) pol in Apr.