STUDFARMER comes out best at the weights and arrives on the back of an easy win in similar company at Leicester. He beat a couple of previous winners with plenty in hand on that occasion and David Evan's charge makes more appeal in this than the returning Liliargh and Takealookatmenow. The remainder are hard to fancy unless First Serve improves for the return to Turf and it doesn't bode well that Rose Of May makes her debut at this level.
Takealookatmenow (IRE) 33-1 (9-5) Towards rear, effort over 2f out, never dangerous, 7th of 9, 7l behind Elusive Hawk (9-2) at Southwell 6f hacp 0-70 (5) fbs in Mar.
Liliargh (IRE) 6-1 (8-4) Slowly into stride, towards rear, never dangerous, 6th of 12, 9l behind Lady Layla (7-12) at Leicester 7f clm stks (6) sft in Oct.
Medecis Mountain 100-1 (8-4) Dwelt, keen, held up towards rear, never dangerous, 11th of 12, 37l behind Hikma (9-0) at Beverley 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) gd in Aug.
Bandy Bob 28-1 (8-4) Chased leaders, under pressure halfway, weakened over 2f out, eased final furlong, 9th of 10, 44l behind Sartingo (9-4) at Musselburgh 1m 1f hcp 0-65 (6) gs in Mar.
Headstight (IRE) 9-1 (8-13) In touch, headway halfway, soon ridden to challenge, weakened final furlong, 6th of 7, 10l behind Greenhead High (9-7) at Musselburgh 5f hcp 0-60 (6) gs in Mar.
Studfarmer 5-2fav (9-5) Dwelt held up in touch, pushed along and headway 2f out, led approaching final furlong, ridden and ran on, won at Leicester 6f 3yo sll (6) gs beating La Sylphe (9-0) by 4l, 5 ran.
Rose of May (IRE) Chineur filly out of Flower Bowl.
First Serve (IRE) 5-2fav (8-6) Chased leaders, outpaced over 2f out, soon ridden, weakened over 1f out, last of 8, 12l behind Dangerous Age (8-6) at Lingfield 5f mdn stks (5) pol in Jan.