This is not a huge amount better than the Thirsk seller won by Chosen One, who can again go very well, though the vote goes to FASLIYANNE, with Wicked Wilma very much respected. The Kevin Ryan-trained pick has, admittedly, a strike rate of just one from 27, but she goes well on a sound or fast surface and over this minimum trip, while the handicapper has been giving her a chance in recent outings. It might just be her turn today. Chosen One was winning over 6f at Thirsk, a trip over which all three of his career successes have come. A 7lb rise for that plus the drop in trip means that he will do well to follow-up. Course and distance winners Angelofthenorth and Barraland would be very competitive if able to return to anything like their best, although Wicked Wilma looks much more likely to produce her running from a mark 4lbs higher than her win here last September. She is feared, but Fasliyanne makes just about the most appeal.
Mandarin Spirit (IRE) 8-1 (9-0) With leaders, ridden and every chance over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 6th of 9, 9l behind Ingleby Star (9-2) at Hamilton 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gd.
Barraland 14-1 (8-13) Tracked leaders, weakened 2f out, last of 9, 34l behind Le Toreador (9-11) at Ayr 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Jun.
Verinco 10-1 (8-5) Pressed leader in far side trio, ridden and every chance over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 5th of 15, 1 1/2l behind Top Bid (8-12) at Nottingham 5f hcp 0-70 (5) gd.
Chosen One (IRE) 20-1 (9-1) Tracked loeader, led over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, hard ridden and under pressure insidr final furlong, just held on, won at Thirsk 6f sell stks (5) gd beating Solar Spirit (9-1) by hd, 14 ran.
Wicked Wilma (IRE) 16-1 (8-5) Chased leaders, weakened final furlong, eased inside final furlong, 9th of 10, 11l behind Igoyougo (9-7) at Musselburgh 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gs in Oct.
Braille 20-1 (9-0) Mid-division, headway over 1f out, not troubled leaders, 6th of 17, 3 1/2l behind Ridley Didley (8-11) at Nottingham 5f hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Apr.
Socceroo 14-1 (9-1) Raced stands side, dwelt, held up, headway 2f out, kept on inside final furlong, 4th of 15, 8l behind King Of Eden (8-10) at Newcastle 5f hcp (6) gf in Apr.
Fasliyanne (IRE) 5-1fav (9-1) Raced stands side, led that group until over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 3rd of 15, 5l behind King Of Eden (8-10) at Newcastle 5f hcp (6) gf in Apr.
Princess Charlmane (IRE) 14-1 (9-2) Chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, soon beaten, 7th of 8, 18l behind Desperate Dan (9-7) at Redcar 5f sell stks (6) gf.
Angelofthenorth 9-1 (8-10) Raced far side, chased leaders, ridden 2f out, weakened approaching final furlong, 8th of 17, 5l behind Lithaam (8-10) at Nottingham 5f hcp 0-55 (6) gd in Aug.
Clanachy 50-1 (8-6) Raced far side, held up, never on terms, 8th of 15, 10l behind King Of Eden (8-10) at Newcastle 5f hcp (6) gf in Apr.
Almaty Express 4-1 (8-11) Ridden along leaving the stalls, in rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, not clear run and switched right inside final furlong, kept on, 5th of 13, 2 1/4l behind Across The Sands (8-10) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Apr.
Howards Prince 100-1 (8-0) Led, headed 2f out, weakened 1f out, 11th of 13, 16l behind Ace Of Spies (9-1) at Hamilton 5f hcp 0-60 (6) gd.
The Bear 9-2 (8-6) With leaders, ridden and every chance over 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 4th of 9, 6l behind Ingleby Star (9-2) at Hamilton 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gd.