|1st||Duchess Dora (IRE)||9/4|
|1 (3)||1/1219-6||Noble Storm (USA) 46||6||9-11||G Gibbons||E S Mcmahon||108||7/2|
|3 (1)||20-1150||Addictive Dream (IRE) 39||5||9-4||Adrian Nicholls||D Nicholls||112||3/1|
|5 (7)||8/549-85||Borderlescott 32||10||9-4||D Tudhope||R Bastiman||105||13/2|
|6 (2)||557185/||Nosedive 620||5||9-4||K Fallon||D Nicholls||94||16/1|
|8 (6)||112320-||Duchess Dora (IRE) 245||5||8-13||T P Queally||J J Quinn||102||9/4|
|10 (11)||50140-4||Shoshoni Wind 32||4||8-13||P Makin||K A Ryan||95||9/1|
|11 (5)||51436-4||Bubbly Ballerina 78||3||8-4||F Norton||A Bailey||84||20/1|
|2 (10)||13239-6||Dinkum Diamond (IRE)||4||9-7||H Candy||Dane O'Neill||106|
|4 (9)||040691-||Bertoliver||8||9-4||S C Williams||Non Runner||80|
|7 (4)||8/||Smirfys Emerald (IRE)||4||9-4||M Mullineaux||R Kingscote|
|9 (8)||0460-33||Red Roar (IRE)||5||8-13||A Berry||T Eaves||66|
This is an ideal track and draw for ADDICTIVE DREAM, who can fly out of stall one and make all. Twice a winner at Meydan in January, he couldn't quite match strides in Grade 1 and 2 company on his final two starts there but takes a big drop in class and can return to winning ways. The superb Borderlescott looks as though he's just starting to feel his age and might do better back in handicaps now he's been dropped in the ratings but Dinkum Diamond had some very good form last year and, though disappointing on his return at Nottingham, should be sharper for the run. Duchess Dora won't mind some cut in the ground but she's 17lb higher than when landing a C&D handicap in June. Noble Storm is likely to take on Addictive Dream for the lead and he was in tremendous form at this time a year ago. He'll be better for a recent run at Lingfield and can provide the main threat.
Noble Storm (USA) 7-2 (9-0) Soon led, ridden 2f out, headed entering final furlong, no extra, 6th of 9, 2 1/2l behind Fratellino (9-0) at Lingfield 5f Listed stks (1) pol in Mar.
Dinkum Diamond (IRE) 7-4fav (9-10) Fly leapt start, raced wide in touch, ridden halfway, edged left and weakened 1f out, last of 6, 10l behind Jonny Mudball (9-1) at Nottingham 5f cond Stakes (3) gs in Apr.
Addictive Dream (IRE) 8-1 (9-0) last of 15, 12l behind Ortensia (8-9) at Meydan(UAE) 5f Grp 1 (1) gd in Mar.
Bertoliver 11-2 (8-10) Made all, hard driven over 1f out, stayed on well under pressure, won at Chester 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Sep beating Lucky Numbers (9-5) by 1/2l, 8 ran.
Borderlescott 7-2fav (8-13) Behind, ridden and effort on outside well over 1f out, kept on same pace, never on terms, 5th of 7, 6l behind Hamish McGonagall (9-7) at Musselburgh 5f cond Stakes (2) gs in Apr.
Nosedive 40-1 (8-12) Towards rear, ridden and headway entering final furlong, kept on towards finish, 5th of 11, 2l behind Mister Hughie (8-12) at Beverley 5f Listed stks (1) gd in Aug '10.
Smirfys Emerald (IRE) 100-1 (9-3) Slowly into stride, rear, pushed along 7f out, weakened over 4f out, 8th of 11, 13l behind Oasis Storm (9-3) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Oct '10.
Duchess Dora (IRE) 7-1 (9-4) Chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, soon weakened, 10th of 11, 9l behind Humidor (9-9) at Doncaster 5f listed stks (1) gd in Sep.
Red Roar (IRE) 11-1 (8-13) Tracked leaders, ridden and every chance 2f out, kept on one pace final furlong, 3rd of 13, 1l behind Dancing Welcome (8-7) at Doncaster 6f fll hcp 0-70 (5) hvy in Apr.
Shoshoni Wind 8-1 (9-0) Behind, ridden 2f out, stayed on to chase leaders inside final furlong, no impression, 4th of 7, 4l behind Hamish McGonagall (9-7) at Musselburgh 5f cond Stakes (2) gs in Apr.
Bubbly Ballerina 11-4 (9-7) Chased leaders, ridden halfway, weakened final furlong, last of 4, 9l behind Bella Ophelia (8-2) at Southwell 5f hcp 0-85 (4) fbs in Feb.