Captain Scooby would prefer some cut in the ground and Kakapuka has been better over 6f so far. Highland Warrior may need at least another run to put him spot on, while Red Roar has a bad draw to contend with. Lucky Art comes out the better of Clear Ice judged on their recent form on the all-weather and should figure but the vote goes to CARANBOLA. He was beaten only a length on his reappearance in a better race at Ripon and is only 3lb higher than when winning the last leg of a double at this track in August.
Kakapuka 40-1 (8-12) Chased leaders over 3f, 13th of 14, 28l behind Dickie Le Davoir (8-9) at Leicester 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Apr.
Captain Scooby 25-1 (8-9) Raced stand side always in rear, 11th of 14, 11l behind Discanti (9-7) at Ripon 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gf.
Comptonspirit 28-1 (9-7) Towards rear, ridden halfway, headway under pressure towards inside over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 6th of 14, 4 1/2l behind Silver Wind (9-0) at Warwick 6f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Apr.
Caranbola 16-1 (8-8) Raced far side tracked leader until led that pair halfway, ridden 2f out, every chance when edged left inside final furlong, ran on, 3rd of 14, 1l behind Discanti (9-7) at Ripon 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gf.
Highland Warrior 10-1 (8-9) Slowly into stride, switched left after start, always towards rear never on terms, 9th of 14, 8l behind Nadeen (9-6) at Musselburgh 5f hcp 0-80 (4) gs in Apr.
Red Roar (IRE) 11-1 (9-6) In touch, lost place over 2f out, weakened 1f out, 8th of 9, 19l behind Morache Music (8-3) at Newmarket 6f cond stks (3) gs in Oct.
Fear Nothing 3-1 (9-2) Chased leaders, ridden halfway, soon outpaced, headway over 1f out, stayed on under pressure inside final furlong, 4th of 7, 1 1/2l behind Francis Albert (8-3) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Apr.
Lees Anthem 8-1 (9-4) Mid-division, headway over 3f out, ridden over 2f out, one pace inside final furlong, 4th of 11, 6l behind Athwaab (8-0) at Nottingham 5f hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Apr.
Gertmegalush (IRE) 14-1 (9-6) Awkward start, soon outpaced, never on terms, 8th of 11, 12l behind Athwaab (8-0) at Nottingham 5f hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Apr.
Lucky Art (USA) 3-1fav (8-7) With leaders, ridden over 1f out, kept on, just held, 2nd of 10, hd behind Spic 'n Span (9-7) at Southwell 5f hcp 0-60 (6) fbs in Apr.
Clear Ice (IRE) 33-1 (8-2) Raced far side, overall leader, hung left to join stands' side group over 2f out, ran on, headed towards finish, 2nd of 16, 1l behind River Falcon (9-5) at Thirsk 6f hcp 0-75 (5) gd.