Brian Baugh's Avonlini ran much better at Catterick last month and would have claims if able to build further on that effort but preference is for RYEDANE, who gets the verdict ahead of Lake Chini. Mick Easterby's gelding got the better of Fasliyanne, who runs in the 4.15 race, and he has to be respected despite having been raised 5lbs for that run but he may have to settle for a place at best today. Richard Whitaker's Wotatomboy won well enough at Southwell two starts ago but struggled off his new mark on a return visit to the track last time and may do so back on turf, while Chris Fairhurst's Red River Boy has had some help from the handicapper but probably needs some more. The vote then goes the way of Tim Easterby's Ryedane, who has won his last two starts here and at Beverley and he can complete the hat-trick.
Ryedane (IRE) 4-1fav (9-7) Chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, edged left and led inside final furlong, kept on, won at Beverley 5f hcp 0-65 (6) gd beating Azygous (8-8) by 3 1/2l, 16 ran.
Lake Chini (IRE) 8-1 (9-7) Chased leaders, ridden over 3f out, driven to lead near post, won at Carlisle 5f hcp 0-60 (6) gf in May beating Fasliyanne (9-5) by nk, 8 ran.
Radiator Rooney (IRE) 8-1 (8-12) Dwelt, raced in rear, some headway over 1f out, soon no impression, 7th of 8, 9l behind Avrilo (8-12) at Brighton 5f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in May.
Maison Dieu 33-1 (9-0) Tracked leader, ridden 2f out, soon weakened, 10th of 12, 14l behind Mr Lu (9-3) at Ayr 7f hcp 0-60 (6) gf in May.
Fair Bunny 28-1 (8-12) Prominent, weakened 1f out, 10th of 13, 7l behind Maze (9-9) at Catterick 7f hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Avonlini 33-1 (9-5) Prominent, ridden 2f out and slightly outpaced, railled inside final furlong, ran on, 3rd of 9, nk behind Royal Cheer (8-10) at Catterick 6f fll mdn auc stks (6) gd in May.
Wotatomboy 7-2 (8-8) Led, driven and headed well over 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 5th of 9, 12l behind Liteup My World (8-10) at Southwell 1m hcp 0-60 (6) fbs.
Redwater River 7-2fav (8-7) Reared and hit stalls, slowly away, towards rear, ridden over 1f out, kept on, no impression, 6th of 10, 7l behind Soto (9-5) at Catterick 6f hcp 0-65 (6) gf.
Red River Boy 7-1 (8-10) Close up, every chance over 1f out, no extra final furlong, 4th of 9, 2l behind Silvanus (9-6) at Carlisle 5f hcp 0-60 (6) gf in May.
Port Ronan (USA) 66-1 (8-2) Half reared start, chased leaders, driven over 2f out, soon beaten, 12th of 13, 20l behind Ryedane (8-8) at Carlisle 6f hcp 0-65 (6) gf in May.
Turf Time 11-2 (8-12) Bumped and stumbled leaving stalls, pulled hard, wide towards rear ridden on outside 2f out, late headway, 6th of 12, 6l behind West Leake (9-9) at Kempton 6f stks 0-55 (6) pol in Apr.
Monsieur Pontaven 33-1 (7-11) Towards rear, effort 3f out, ridden over 2f out, no impression, 7th of 13, 9l behind Timeless Elegance (9-8) at Ayr 6f 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) gf in May.