Battleranger was a disappointing fourth at Hamilton last time and Scarlet Bounty was beaten four lengths when expected to do better at Nottingham. POLARISATION never threatened the winner when third on his latest start but that was in much better company than this at York. He gets the nod to come good today with Aprovado perhaps best of the rest.
Aprovado (IRE) 7-2 (9-5) Dwelt, held up towards rear, ridden over 1f out, never dangerous, 6th of 10, 6l behind Great Park (9-5) at Newcastle 6f 2yo mdn aut (6) gf in Jun.
Baron Spikey (IRE) 25-1 (9-5) Chased leaders, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 7th of 12, 12l behind Spring Offensive (9-5) at Redcar 7f 2yo mdn (5) gd.
Battleranger (IRE) 7-2 (9-5) Close up, driven over 2f out, one pace and no impression inside final furlong, 4th of 9, 7l behind Publilia (9-0) at Hamilton 6f 2yo mdn (5) gf.
Go On Chas 80-1 (9-0) Keen in rear, ridden 3f out, never a factor, 7th of 8, 19l behind Chadic (9-5) at Ayr 7f 2yo mdn (4) gd.
Gurkha Friend 17-2 (9-5) Led, headed 2f out, ridden 1f out, stayed on well under pressure inside final furlong, every chance towards finish, just held, 3rd of 9, shd behind Valley of Fire (9-5) at York 6f 2yo mdn aut (4) gf.
Polarisation 7-1 (9-5) Prominent, lost place over 2f out, stayed on from over 1f out, no impression on front pair, 3rd of 12, 7l behind Flaming Spear (9-5) at York 6f 2yo mdn aut (3) gf.
Sabbra Cadabra 100-1 (9-5) In touch, ridden and weakened over 2f out, last of 8, 30l behind Chadic (9-5) at Ayr 7f 2yo mdn (4) gd.
Scarlet Bounty (IRE) 3-1 (8-11) Chased leaders, led over 1f out, soon headed and weakened, lost 3rd place close home, 4th of 10, 4l behind Lady Moscou (9-0) at Nottingham 6f 2yo mdn aut (5) gf.