Real Tigress should go well again, despite a 5lb higher mark, having won over a mile here last time. But MISTER MARCASITE has been threatening to take advantage of a slide down the weights and makes more appeal. The latter scored off an 8lb higher mark at Nottingham last year and went very close at the same track on his latest start. Mitchum found only one too good in a Redcar seller last time and Bond Artist was beaten less than a length at Wolverhampton having won on the Polytrack earlier. Prolific on the all-weather, Silly Billy can race off a lower mark on this surface but still came up short at Doncaster last month while Ellaal is another who saves his best for the Polytrack.
Banovallum 25-1 (8-11) Held up towards rear, never dangerous, 10th of 15, 10l behind Piceno (8-12) at Catterick 7f hcp 0-75 (5) sft in Apr.
Day Of The Eagle (IRE) 33-1 (9-7) Behind, under pressure halfway, never nearer, 8th of 16, 14l behind Flexible Flyer (9-4) at Thirsk 7f hcp 0-70 (5) gs in Apr.
Juvenal (IRE) 7-2 (9-6) Held up towards rear, pushed along over 3f out, ridden over 1f out, never dangerous, 8th of 11, 18l behind Justonefortheroad (9-6) at Beverley 1m sell stks (6) gd in Apr.
Ellaal 11-2 (9-5) Soon led, headed over 8f out, tracked leaders, led over 2f out, driven and headed over 1f out, no extra well inside final furlong, 6th of 14, 3 1/2l behind Hussar Ballad (9-0) at Newcastle 1m 2f hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Apr.
Real Tigress (IRE) 9-4fav (8-9) Mid-division, headway over 3f out, went 2nd over 2f out, ridden to lead over 1f out, held on near finish, won at Beverley 1m fll hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Apr beating Simply Shining (9-2) by 1/2l, 7 ran.
Mister Marcasite 10-1 (8-10) Chased leaders, driven to lead over 2f out, soon hard pressed, headed inside final furlong, no extra, 2nd of 9, nk behind Celtic Sixpence (9-7) at Nottingham 1m hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Apr.
Shearian 20-1 (8-7) Prominent, driven over 2f out, lost place over 1f out, no impression final furlong, 6th of 11, 10l behind Escape To Glory (9-7) at Redcar 7f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Apr.
Silly Billy (IRE) 5-1 (8-10) Tracked leaders, pushed along over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, no extra, 6th of 12, 4 1/2l behind Repetition (9-5) at Doncaster 7f hcp 0-70 (5) gs in Apr.
Imperator Augustus (IRE) 10-1 (8-13) Held up in last pair, not clearest of runs over 1f out, driven along and stayed on inside final furlong, never going pace to threaten, 6th of 10, 5l behind Athletic (9-2) at Kempton 7f hacp 0-70 (5) pol in Mar.
Spithead 20-1 (9-6) Tracked leader until over 2f out, soon weakened, 6th of 11, 13l behind Justonefortheroad (9-6) at Beverley 1m sell stks (6) gd in Apr.
Mitchum 25-1 (9-4) Chased leaders, ridden 2f out, stayed on to challenge and every chance inside final furlong, just held, 2nd of 12, hd behind Ad Vitam (9-4) at Redcar 7f (6) gf in Apr.
Bond Artist (IRE) 6-4fav (9-3) Went right start, raced wide towards rear, ridden and no impression over 2f out, headway entering final furlong, driven and ran on, not reach winner, 2nd of 8, nk behind Overrider (9-7) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp (0-55) (6) pol in Mar.
Thrust Control (IRE) 4-1fav (8-7) Chased leader, every chance 2f out, soon ridden, lost 2nd over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong,, 6th of 12, 7l behind Alluring Star (8-8) at Catterick 7f app hcp (6) gd in Apr.