Magical Molly Joe won nicely here last time and a 1lb rise is far from insurmountable, though the fact she has been campaigned over 7f or shorter means this trip is a concern. Rosemay was well beaten over timber last time but has claims on her previous all-weather form, though preference is for MOSSY'S LODGE. Rebecca Menzies' mare was on the heels of the placegetters over C&D two starts ago and followed that up with a narrow defeat at Lingfield. Off the same mark here, she can strike.
KYNANCE was a shade disappointing at Southwell last time but she wouldn't be the first to struggle on the Fibresand. Her previous near-misses on turf and the Kempton Polytrack look very solid form indeed and she can strike here. Involved was well beaten into second at Southwell but appears to be progressing steadily, while Astone Man was not completely disgraced over a furlong further here latest, but he is rated 21lb lower than the selection and has to give her weight.
Steel Train is far and away the top rated in the field, but his recent efforts have been disastrous, so perhaps it's worth opposing him with LOS CAMACHOS. David Evans' colt had Unforgiving Minute behind when second in a claimer at Lingfield and though he was well beaten back in handicaps at Chelmsford last time, the return to this grade could prove ideal. Zapper Cass looks best of the rest, though they all have plenty to find on official figures.
SHE'S GOT YOU ran well over this trip at Kempton on debut, staying on nicely to finish fourth, and she can build on that encouraging first attempt to land the spoils. Geneva Spur was over three lengths behind the selection but showed distinct signs of greenness and could have more improvement to come. Regal Ambition and Dancing Ballerina head the list of dangers to those two.
Regal Banner sets the standard among those with form, but she hardly sets the bar high having been well beaten into seventh at Kempton on debut. A couple of newcomers catch the eye, therefore, in Beehaar and CLERISY. The former is out of a half-sister to a Grade 1 winner in South Africa and is respected for John Gosden, but the Sir Michael Stoute-trained, Khalid Abdullah-owned Clerisy gets the vote as she is a half-sister to Breeders' Cup Mile hero Expert Eye.
If FOXY FOREVER is fully revved up after a break he could make a mockery of his current handicap mark. Michael Wigham's charge was not far away at Newmarket when last seen in August and is 1lb lower here. Shamshon won with a bit in hand over C&D last time but the handicapper has taken no chances in raising him 7lb, while You're Cool gets another chance off the same mark as when beaten less than a length into third here last time.
Champarisi seems at her best on the all-weather, winning well over 1m4f here last time. She has to prove she stays this far, unlike PADDY A. Ian Williams' gelding has run well on this track in the past and was a neck away from tasting success over this trip at Nottingham last time. Charlie D was not far away in third here latest and has shown he acts over this longer distance.
BOUNDERBY has been in horrible form over timber of late but his previous efforts on the level is much more encouraging. Mark Loughnane's gelding is taken to get the better of Barnaby Brook and Lunar Deity, who have both secured wins recently but have less impressive runs to atone for last time.
MAGICAL MOLLY JOE did well to get up after meeting trouble in running here last time so a 1 lb rise doesn't look enough to prevent her going in again if her stamina now up in trip. Mossy's Lodge arrives at the top of her game and ought to figure again, while Dutch Artist took a step back in the right direction for Nigel Tinkler here last time and is also respected.
KYNANCE presumably failed to take to fibresand at Southwell last time and will be very hard to beat if recapturing the form she showed when placed on her first 4 outings. Involved hasn't been seen since finishing runner-up at Southwell in March but is still the one likely to give Kevin Ryan's filly most to think about.
UNFORGIVING MINUTE was beaten at this level last time but he is a classy sort for this grade and can get back to winning ways now, perhaps at the main expense of Steel Train who has struggled in a couple of handicaps this year but is much better than claiming company at his best. Los Camachos is also respected.
SHE'S GOT YOU caught the eye on her recent Kempton debut and is expected to take a bit of stopping with improvement very much on the cards. Geneva Spur was over 3 lengths behind the selection on that occasion but should benefit from that initial outing and could be the one to give John Gosden's filly most to do unless the betting speaks in the favour of Forty Four Sunsets or Dancing Ballerina.
A good chance this will go the way of a newcomer, with John Gosden's BEEHAAR getting the nod ahead of Sir Michael Stoute's Clerisy, although the betting will clearly provide more clues. Regal Banner showed a bit on debut and looks clear pick of those with experience.
LANDING NIGHT hails from an in-form yard and is well treated based on the form he showed on this surface at a similar time last year. He gets the nod ahead of Shamshon, who bounced back to winning form here last time, and Richard Price's Bellevarde.
This is easier than the Class 2 WESTERN DUKE contested last time and he looks worth chancing in first-time cheekpieces as he's now 4 lb lower than when successful on AW last autumn. Charlie D has a good record here and is likely to go well again, while Aircraft Carrier shaped quite well in this headgear here last time and also merits respect.
In a race where nothing arrives with particularly compelling claims it may be worth chancing RUBENSIAN, who may have needed the run after a break last time and is well treated on the form he showed on this surface earlier in the year. Berlusca is tricky to win with but has fallen to a workable mark, while Planetaria is capable of getting involved if putting his best foot forward.