After shaping well on debut, Jumaira Bay (5) improved again when runner-up at Yarmouth last time. Ridden more prominently, he was allowed to set a modest gallop, rallying once headed before entering the final furlong. He ought to be suited by the extra distance today and has form under similar conditions so looks the one to beat.
Oud Metha Bridge (8) ran a creditable sixth in a Carlisle handicap earlier this season and can give a good account of himself here under conditions more to his liking. He has won over this distance, on ground similar to what he will face here, and can go close off bottom weight.
Ainsdale (2) showed improved form to get off the mark at York earlier this month before following it up under a penalty over this Course and Distance five days later. He has won his two previous races in decisive fashion and looks capable of completing a hat-trick for Karl Burke.
Bellevarde (4) bounced back to form when a good second over C&D two weeks ago and looks capable of taking advantage of a fair mark (her last winning mark) to go one better here. Three-time C&D winner Show Palace rates as an obvious danger with his record at the track.
Goshen (6) has proved a different proposition to last season and he confirmed his ability by running away with a couple of handicaps earlier in the year. He backed up his 12-length Brighton victory with an even more impressive performance at Sandown, looking well suited by the longer trip. He still looks well treated despite a 10 lb rise in the weights and he is taken to complete a hat-trick with conditions in his favour.
Visor (1) recaptured the best of his three-year-old form last time out when narrowly denied victory at Ffos Las and looks to have found a good opportunity here to finally break his maiden. He still looks to be on a fair mark, with the only real danger looking to come from bumper winner Lovely Lou Lou.
Para Queen (7) tanked along under testing conditions at Windsor before blowing away a field similar to the one she is facing today. She took to the soft ground nicely and looks capable of defying a 6 lb penalty to make it back-to-back victories.
So You Thought (4) has slipped to a career-low mark and may be worth chancing on the back of his respectable fourth at Hamilton earlier in the season. He has been gelded and undergone a breathing operation since he was last seen and can have a say here. Manfadh confirmed his return to form last time out and comes into this race off 4 lb lower following his switch from the all-weather back to turf. He rates as a major player if handling the soft ground.