This looks best left to Sweet Gale, with My Mentor, Kyburg and Kunte Kinteh all possible improvers. On the bare evidence of her comeback third over a mile at Lingfield just over a fortnight ago, Sweet Gale has leading claims. She seemed not to last home at the Surrey track, and so this drop back in trip should suit, plus she will be that bit sharper now. The tongue-tie is left on to help Jeremy Noseda's filly, who will be a popular choice. My Mentor looks just the sort to do well when put into a handicap for the first time, while Kyburg looks as though she will follow the same route. Kunte Kinteh could easily improve after three quiet runs as a juvenile, and is one to keep on the right side of, but Sweet Gale is not highly tried here, and should prove to be the answer.
Whithorn 25-1 (9-9) Slowly into stride, behind, outpaced over 2f out, drifted right, stayed on well final furlong, nearest finish, 5th of 11, 6l behind Rainbow Bay (9-3) at Catterick 6f app clm (6) gf.
Goldan Jess (IRE) 12-1 (8-12) Led until over 4f out, effort over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 5th of 7, 12l behind Danetime Panther (8-12) at Southwell 1m mdn aut stk (5) fbs in Apr.
Kunte Kinteh 20-1 (8-13) With leaders, ridden halfway, weakened over 2f out, 8th of 11, 12l behind Osteopathic Remedy (8-13) at Ayr 6f 2yo mdn auc (5) gd in Sept.
My Mentor (IRE) 11-1 (9-0) Slowly into stride, took keen hold behind, ridden 3f out, no headway, 10th of 13, 14l behind Cherie's Dream (8-9) at Kempton 7f mdn aut stk (5) pol.
Karmest 7-1 (8-10) Went left start, took keen hold, prominent, ridden over 2f out weakened over 1f out, 10th of 13, 11l behind Cosmodrome (8-10) at W'hampton 1m 1f mdn fll (5) pol in Apr.
Kyburg 66-1 (8-12) Tracked leaders, ridden over 3f out, weakened over 2f out, 10th of 14, 19l behind Padlocked (9-3) at Kempton 1m 3yo mdn (4) pol.
Pearl Valley 10-1 (8-9) Towards rear, reminders after 2f, never dangerous, 7th of 9, 20l behind Northern Dare (8-7) at Thirsk 6f mdn aut stk (5) gf in Apr.
Sweet Gale (IRE) 14-1 (8-12) Close up, ridden to chase winner over 2f out, lost 2nd inside final furlong, 3rd of 12, 6l behind Premio Loco (9-3) at Lingfield 1m 3yo mdn aut (5) pol in Apr.