LE CHAT D'OR scored at Redcar in April off a 5lb lower mark but ran well enough when third at Musselburgh last time to suggest he can go in again off today's rating. Broctune Papa Gio has a couple of lengths to find with the selection on Redcar running while Hayek, Petsas Pleasure and Whispered Times finished even further behind. The latter has claims on last year's best form, however, though the handicap debutante Pursuit Of Passion looks a bigger threat on the back of her recent second at Catterick.
Billy Dane (IRE) 12-1 (9-1) Led, ridden over 2f out, headed entering final furlong, no extra, 5th of 16, 2 1/2l behind Rough Rock (8-5) at York 7f hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Sep '10.
Honest Deal 4-1 (9-7) Held up mid-division, headway over 3f out, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 10, 11l behind Spavento (8-8) at Hamilton 1m hcp 0-70 (5) gs.
Chookie Avon 7-1 (9-4) Mid-division, closed on inside from 5f out, ridden over 1f out, stayed on, not able to trouble leaders, 6th of 11, 2 1/4l behind Jungle Bay (9-6) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Watts Up Son 6-1 (8-9) Went left start and nearly unseated rider, mid-division and reminders over 4f out, ridden over 2f out, soon weakened, 12th of 14, 13l behind Al Muheer (9-7) at Beverley 7f hcp 0-75 (5) gs.
Whispered Times (USA) 16-1 (9-7) Very slowly away, always well behind, soon eased, last of 12, well behind Le Chat D'or (9-1) at Redcar 7f hcp 0-70 (5) gs in Apr.
Le Chat D'or 11-4fav (9-5) Race wide in touch, headway over 2f out, soon every chance, ridden and unable to quicken near finish, 3rd of 12, 1 1/4l behind Northern Fling (9-8) at Musselburgh 1m hcp 0-70 (5) gs.
Qeethaara (USA) 9-1 (9-4) Reared in stalls before start, ridden along early in rear, ridden and no impression over 2f out, eased over 1f out, last of 7, 19l behind Tidal Run (9-2) at Bath 1m fll hcp (0-75) (5) gs.
Hakuna Matata 9-2 (8-11) Held up towards rear, headway 3f out, chased winner 2f out, ridden over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 3rd of 6, 8l behind Oneofapear (9-2) at Newcastle 1m 2f hcp 0-80 (4) sft.
Nezami (IRE) 9-1 (9-1) Dwelt, always towards rear, 7th of 11, 12l behind Alpha Tauri (9-0) at Southwell 7f hcp 0-75 (5) fbs.
Broctune Papa Gio 9-1 (8-12) Held up mid-division, headway 3f out to chase leaders, ridden to challenge 1f out, kept on towards finish, 2nd of 12, 1 1/4l behind Le Chat D'or (9-1) at Redcar 7f hcp 0-70 (5) gs in Apr.
Petsas Pleasure 16-1 (8-7) Held up towards rear, headway over 4f out, ridden over 2f out, one pace inside final furlong, 4th of 7, 9l behind Fourth Generation (8-13) at Hamilton 1m 1f hcp 0-80 (4) sft.
Silly Gilly (IRE) 20-1 (8-13) Chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 8th of 14, 17l behind Captain Macarry (9-3) at Newcastle 1m hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Sep.
Hayek 16-1 (8-9) Awkward leaving stalls, in rear, headway on outer over 4f out, chased leading pair over 3f out, ridden to lead over 1f out, hung left and headed inside final furlong, 2nd of 13, 2l behind Thackeray (9-1) at Haydock 1m hcp 0-70 (5) sft in Apr.
Pursuit Of Passion 8-1 (9-4) Mid-division, ridden and headway over 1f out, kept to chase easy winner inside final furlong, 2nd of 9, 3l behind Prophesy (9-0) at Catterick 7f mdn stks (5) gs.
Goodlukin Lucy 14-1 (9-6) Held up, reminders over 5f out, ridden 4f out, soon weakened, last of 10, well behind Delagoa Bay (8-5) at Wolverhampton 1m 6f hcp 0-65 (6) pol.
Desert Hunter (IRE) 6-1 (10-1) Chased leading pair and clear of rest, went well held 2nd briefly over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 4th of 8, 7l behind Marksbury (10-4) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f am hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Feb.