As the early betting suggests, this is a competitive affair, despite a lack in numbers. Champagne At Tara will be popular after his decisive victory last time out, while Quite By Chance cannot be discounted in a race of this nature. However, FESTIVE AFFAIR, who won this race last year, makes most appeal. Having won well on reappearance, in a race no weaker than this, the gelding may just have been found the right opening for him to make it two from two this season. What’s more, his five-pound rise is offset by the booking of Richard Patrick.