The progressive Our Kes gets the vote here with King's Spear and Blushing Prince rating the main dangers. The selection has wion her last two races in good style and although rising in the wieights still looks ahead of the handicaper and under conditions that suit is hard to oppose. King's Spear rates the main danger on his latest third behind Penang Cinta, he looks sure to improve for this longer trip and should be watched in the market. Blushing Prince is another that could go well as he won well last time but this is much more competitive and he loos vulnerable under his penalty. Of the remainder Starcross Maid has yet to prove she stays this far while Mahmjra looks weighted up to his best and with this in mind for the winner we are happy to return to the progressive Our Kes.
Safin (GER) (9-1) 4th of 7, well behind Puro (8-8) at Fehraltorf 1m 2f stk sft in Apr.
Our Kes (IRE) 11-8fav (9-1) Chased leaders, led inside final furlong, ridden out, won at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp 0-60 (6) pol beating Shaheer (8-10) by 1 1/2l, 14 ran.
King's Spear (IRE) 10-1 (9-1) Held up in touch, ridden over 2f out, ran on inside final furlong, 3rd of 13, 2l behind Penang Cinta (8-5) at W'hampton 1m 1f hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Feb.
Eforetta (GER) 25-1 (8-13) Mid-division, ridden and headway over 4f out, outpaced over 2f out, kept on final furlong, 3rd of 11, 8l behind Whispering Death (9-9) at York 2m 2f hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Jul.
Moving Target (IRE) 25-1 (8-13) Dwelt, headway 2f out, ran on final furlong, not reach leaders, 4th of 14, 2 1/2l behind Our Kes (9-1) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Starcross Maid 11-2 (8-6) Held up, headway over 3f out, driven over 2f out, every chance approaching final furlong, kept on same pace, 2nd of 14, 1 1/2l behind Bridgewater Boys (8-11) at Southwell 1m 3f sll (6) fbs.
Mahmjra 6-1 (9-1) Mid-division, headway over 3f out, driven and one pace final 2f, 4th of 13, 7l behind Muntami (8-12) at Southwell 1m 4f hcp 0-65 (6) fbs.
Blushing Prince (IRE) 16-1 (8-0) Behind, ridden and headway over 1f out, led inside final furlong, ran on, won at Southwell 1m app hcp (6) fbs in Feb beating Shadow Jumper (7-12) by 2l, 14 ran.