Timeform offer a runner-by-runner guide to a listed event from Pontefract on Sunday...
Ladys First is a steadily progressive filly, finishing third in the Sandringham at Royal Ascot before going down by only a head in 1m Sandown listed race earlier this month...
Highland Knight was better than ever when winning Epsom handicap in June and not discredited when 5 lengths third to Thistle Bird in Windsor listed event since. Does highlight he has bit to find at this level, though.
Invisible Man has not won since landing 2010 Royal Hunt Cup but another fine effort in that race when fifth in this year's renewal. Below form in small field latest and may not get strong pace which suits here.
Prince of Johanne won the Cambridgeshire last year and bettered even that form when landing the Royal Hunt Cup in June. Should be up to making presence felt up at listed level.
Set The Trend was better than ever for Andrew Balding last term, winning Goodwood listed event and placed in Celebration Mile there. Not disgraced on debut for new yard 8 days ago and player if building on that.
St Moritz is a front runner who won 3 times in 2011. Creditable third in Doncaster listed event in April but most disappointing in 3 starts since. Second in this last year but has bit to prove for now.
Mia Madonna made a winning start for this yard at Musselburgh in May but that just a modest handicap and it'll require big improvement for her to make a significant impact here.
Bannock won at this level at York last year and just as good in defeat on occasions this term, including fourth in Newmarket Group 3 last month. Shaped as if still in form in big-field Ascot handicap latest.
Rugged Cross won a big-field 7f York maiden last August and was a good third to Thought Worthy in Newmarket listed event on return. Found Derby too much last time but interesting down in trip here for in-form yard.
Ladys First is a steadily progressive filly, finishing third in the Sandringham at Royal Ascot before going down by only a head in 1m Sandown listed race earlier this month. No reason she won't be in firing line again.
1. Ladys First
2. Rugged Cross
3. Set The Trend
Timeform View: A really open listed event. Ladys First and Rugged Cross are a couple of 3-y-os who may have more to give and are selected in that order, but it's the sort of contest in which virtually everything can be given a chance.