Namoos is the pick over Royal Citadel, Wendals and Tender Process. Namoos made quite a promising debut when third over six furlongs at Goodwood last June but has not been seen out since then. She has obviously taken time to come to herself, and John Dunlop's filly now returns to the fray over the same trip. On breeding she should improve over a mile, but if straight enough here, the daughter of Sahm looks the one to beat. Royal Citadel was only beaten close home here last October and is another that will come on for the run. She has a bit more experience than the selection but her form is perhaps not quite as good. Wendals is also a lightly raced sort with potential, and again we are guessing as to whether she will be straight enough today. Tender Process was a close sixth at Nottingham recently but looked nothing special, and in what is a bit of a guessing game as regards the rest, Namoos gets the most tentative of votes.
Bare Rambler 25-1 (9-0) Slowly into stride, always behind, 12th of 15, 19l behind Loyal Royal (9-0) at Salisbury 6f mdn stk (4) frm.
Captain Torrance (IRE) 11-2 (8-8) Hampered start, always behind, 13th of 14, 45l behind Smile For Us (9-4) at Yarmouth 6f 3yo hcp (6) gf in Apr.
Stanley Goodspeed 66-1 (9-3) Held up in rear, ridden on inside over 2f out, no impresssion, 11th of 14, 11l behind Red Somerset (9-3) at Kempton 1m 3yo mdn (4) pol.
Tender Process (IRE) 33-1 (9-3) Slowly into stride, behind, ridden and headway over 1f out, one pace final furlong, 6th of 10, 7l behind Mr Sandicliffe (9-3) at Nottingham 6f 3yo mdn (5) gd.
Athena's Dream 50-1 (8-11) Slowly into stride, towards rear, headway over 3f out, not clear run over 1f out, soon ridden, kept on inside final furlong, 5th of 17, 3 1/2l behind Queen's Pudding (8-11) at Nottingham 6f 2yo mdn fll (5) gd in Sept.
Namoos (USA) 11-2 (8-9) Went right start, outpaced, some headway over 2f out, one pace, 3rd of 7, 1 1/2l behind Wilson Star (9-0) at Goodwood 6f 2yo mdn aut (5) gd in Jun.
Royal Citadel (IRE) 12-1 (8-6) Raced alone far side, ridden well over 1f out, every chance inside final furlong, ran on, 2nd of 15, hd behind Midris (8-6) at Nottingham 6f 2yo flls auc (5) gd in Oct.
Wendals 40-1 (8-11) Held up, ridden and outpaced over 2f out, stayed on well final furlong, 5th of 12, 3 1/2l behind Coalpark (8-11) at Redcar 7f 2yo mdn fll (5) gf in Oct.