Bittern scored at Pontefract last time and should go well again despite a 5lb rise. But Luca Cumani has a fine strike rate with three-year-old runners at this venue and FRENZIFIED (NAP) gets the vote. She won a classified event at Salisbury recently and further progress is expected now handicapping. Mikandy ended last year with a double on the all-weather but Solstalla is preferred on her latest fourth over track and trip. Tingleo seemed not stay the 1m4f at Beverley last time but June has more scope than stablemate Avenue Du Monde of the Hannon runners and could figure. Phyllis Maud made a winning start at Bath in September and is one to note in the betting on her return while Faith Matters goes handicapping for the first time.
What A Party (IRE) (9-4) 8th of 17, 6l behind Coldstone (8-9) at Chantilly(FR) 1m hcp fbs in Mar.
Bittern (IRE) 11-8fav (8-12) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, led approaching final furlong, driven out, won at Pontefract 1m 2f fll hcp (5) gf in May beating Next Stop (9-11) by 1 1/4l, 9 ran.
Frenzified 4-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders until pushed along and slightly outpaced over 3f out, rallied over 2f out, ridden and went 2nd 1f out, pushed along and closed to lead towards finish, bit in hand, won at Salisbury 1m 2f 3yo stk 0-70 (5) gf in May beating Dark Avenger (9-0) by 1l, 7 ran.
Mikandy (IRE) 7-2fav (9-5) Made all, ridden clear well over 1f out, ran on well, won at Wolverhampton 1m 1f 2yo hcp 0-65 (6) in Nov beating Offshore (9-6) by 2l, 13 ran.
Solstalla 14-1 (8-13) Broke well, held up in mid-division, ridden and headway 3f out, challenged over 1f out until inside final furlong, kept on same pace, 4th of 11, 1 3/4l behind Peace Prize (8-13) at Nottingham 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) sft in Apr.
Tingleo 4-1 (9-0) Led, ridden and headed 2f out, weakened final furlong, 5th of 6, 7l behind The Tempest (9-0) at Beverley 1m 4f mdn fll stks (5) gd in May.
June (IRE) 8-1 (9-2) Steadied start, held up off the pace in last pair, pushed along and outpaced 3f out, some progress on wide outside over 2f out, soon hung left under pressure and beaten, 7th of 9, 11l behind Life Less Ordinary (9-4) at Windsor 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gf in May.
Avenue Du Monde (FR) 5-1 (9-2) Held up and behind, headway over 2f out, stayed on final 2f, went 2nd final stride, not reach winner, 2nd of 11, 3/4l behind Christmas Hamper (9-2) at Salisbury 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) gf in May.
Phyllis Maud (IRE) 8-1 (9-0) Raced wide tracked leaders, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 12th of 13, 38l behind Dark Wave (9-3) at Pontefract 1m 2yo hcp 0-75 (5) sft in Oct.
Faith Matters (IRE) 5-1 (8-5) Close up, not clear run over 2f out, effort over 1f out, stayed on one pace final furlong, 4th of 13, 2 3/4l behind Covert Love (8-8) at Chelmsford City 1m 2f mdn auc stks (5) pol in May.