Roman Strait is the only one of these with a win to his name. He scored on the Polytrack at Lingfield in December but is 9lb higher in the weights on his return to the turf. Coax was outpaced on the Fibresand last time and, given his winning relatives came into their own over middle-distances, he may need further to show his best. ABIDHABIDUBAI returned from a lengthy lay-off with a promising second over today's trip at Catterick. Doing all his best work in the closing stages, the stiff finish here should suit and he's taken to go one better. Rational Act and Twennyshortkid could prove best of the remainder.
Coax 11-4 (9-0) Close up, hampered after 1f and soon in rear, ridden 4f out, soon outpaced, switched wide 3f out, driven and kept on to snatch 4th post, 4th of 5, 8l behind Ana Emarati (9-6) at Southwell 7f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) fbs in Mar.
Abidhabidubai 11-8fav (8-12) Tracked leaders, ridden over 1f out, kept on to go 2nd inside final furlong, no chance with winner, 2nd of 6, 2l behind Shadow Catcher (9-3) at Catterick 7f 3yo mdn (5) gf in Apr.
Roman Strait 9-2 (9-4) Close up, ridden to chase leader over 1f out, led 1f out, soon headed and kept on one pace, 2nd of 9, 1 3/4l behind Aquilifer (9-9) at Lingfield 7f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Jan.
Oldmeldrum (IRE) 12-1 (8-10) Slowly into stride, always towards rear, 9th of 12, 14l behind Another Wise Kid (9-1) at Catterick 6f mdn stks (5) gd in Mar.
Millies Folly 11-1 (9-0) Disputing lead after 1f, narrow lead 5f out until 3f out, weakened quickly soon after, 11th of 12, 34l behind Ree's Rascal (9-5) at Kempton 1m 2yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Nov.
Valeo Si Vales (IRE) 10-1 (8-10) Mid-division, pushed along halfway, one pace final 2f, 7th of 12, 11l behind Cochabamba (8-7) at Lingfield 6f 2yo mdn auc stks (6) pol in Jul.
Inca Chief 8-1 (8-8) Dwelt, chased leaders, lost place over 2f out, last of 8, 18l behind Buzz Law (9-1) at Redcar 1m 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) fm in Apr.
Alensgrove (IRE) 18-1 (8-9) Prominent, every chance over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 8th of 11, 11l behind Youhavecontrol (9-0) at Thirsk 6f mdn auc stks (5) gd in Apr.
Rational Act (IRE) 4-1 (9-2) Prominent, took keen hold, ridden over 2f out, no extra inside final furlong, 5th of 8, 11l behind Zamina (9-4) at Nottingham 1m 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Apr.
Sleights Boy (IRE) 33-1 (8-10) Took keen hold, chased leaders, hung left on 1st turn 5f out, ridden and weakened inside final 3f, 8th of 11, 16l behind Invigilator (8-10) at Kempton 6f stks 0-55 (6) pol in Apr.
Say A Prayer 20-1 (8-8) Raced stands side, chased leaders, hard ridden over 2f out, soon no impression, 8th of 10, 19l behind Zenella (8-7) at Ripon 6f 2yo mdn aut (4) gs in Aug.
Twennyshortkid 7-2 (8-12) Dwelt, behind, soon chased leaders in 3rd, chased winner over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, lost 2nd towards finish, 3rd of 10, 3 1/2l behind Trading (9-3) at Catterick 7f 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) gf in Apr.