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– Ir­ish raider has some­thing to find on of­fi­cial fig­ures but has won two of her three starts and is open to fur­ther improve­ment. She is a pos­si­ble but the vote goes to She is a con­sis­tent per­former at this level and posted an­other solid ef­fort in a sim­i­lar event at New­mar­ket. Just be­hind her was

who has since gone on to fin­ish third in a Group Three at Sain­tCloud. She is also one for the short list.

– Aine O’Con­nor has built up a good part­ner­ship with and they look the pair to beat. The se­lec­tion has been suc­cess­ful in three of her last four starts and won a shade cosily last time, sug­gest­ing she can defy a 6lb rise. held her form well last sea­son and is an ob­vi­ous threat. Her sec­ond in a Grade Two Sandown con­test reads well in the con­text of this race.

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– A com­pet­i­tive re­newal and Dean Ivory’s speed­ster is sug­gested. He has been ply­ing his trade at a much higher level and, as a Group One win­ner, should make his pres­ence felt in this sort of com­pany af­ter a dis­ap­point­ing ef­fort at As­cot. fin­ished in front of him at the Berk­shire track and is an­other that will wel­come the eas­ier grade. Of the three-year-olds,

has im­proved for be­ing gelded, boasts a course and dis­tance suc­cess and may still be pro­gress­ing.

– This is likely to end up as a match be­tween

and with pref­er­ence for the for­mer. The lat­ter

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im­pressed on his re­turn when win­ning a Grade Two Chep­stow hur­dle and has re­port­edly schooled well over fences. How­ever, the se­lec­tion has the ad­van­tage of ex­pe­ri­ence hav­ing won a com­pet­i­tive novice chase at Ffos Las.

– This looks a good op­por­tu­nity for pro­vid­ing it does not get too soft. He has slipped to a favourable mark and will strip fit­ter for his re­cent out­ing at Mar­ket Rasen. Stable­mate was twice nar­rowly de­nied a de­cent prize last sea­son and can­not be dis­missed. Nor can This sort of track plays to his strengths as he showed when mak­ing all to score at Kemp­ton last year.

– Nicky Hen­der­son may hold the key to this race. His breezed to vic­tory on her Kemp­ton re­turn, prov­ing that she had trained on from last sea­son. She is in re­ceipt of 6lb from stable­mate

but that may not be enough. The se­lec­tion went through last sea­son un­beaten, im­prov­ing with each run, and his sea­son cul­mi­nated with an im­pres­sive per­for­mance in an Aintree Grade One. The like­li­hood is that there is more to come.

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– John Gos­den has won this five times and could make it six cour­tesy of

His wide draw is a con­cern but he did look bet­ter than a hand­i­cap­per when scor­ing eas­ily at Ep­som in April. An­other easy win­ner was at Good­wood. He looks ca­pa­ble of de­fy­ing a 6lb rise and con­firm­ing the form with and who fol­lowed him home.

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