Fleurtille is penalised for last week's win at Newcastle and is worse off with runner-up Keep It Dark. There was also little between Boxing Shadows and Windforpower over track and trip last month. CHOSEN ONE finished fifth behind the latter pair but can race off a lower mark than when winning last year's renewal and, with his yard in such good form, Ruth Carr's charge gets the nod. Beau Mistral and Ypres also have a shout off their current marks on the pick of their form.
Mister Manannan (IRE) 9-1 (9-1) Started slowly, headway on near side rail chasing leaders over 3f out, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 9th of 10, 10l behind Ruby's Day (8-13) at Ripon 5f app hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Apr.
Ypres 12-1 (9-2) Tracked leaders, outpaced over 2f out, soon ridden, weakened over 1f out, last of 11, 25l behind Victoire De Lyphar (9-7) at Redcar 7f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Apr.
Beau Mistral (IRE) 6-1 (9-7) Driven to chase leaders, ridden 2f out, kept on under pressure inside final furlong, never reached leaders, 4th of 9, 1 1/2l behind Foreign Rhythm (8-8) at Redcar 5f fll hcp (0-75) (5) gf in Apr.
Rock On Candy 8-1 (8-10) Tracked winner until ridden over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 8th of 12, 7l behind Rusty Rocket (9-6) at Nottingham 5f hcp 0-85 (4) sft in Nov.
Lost In Paris (IRE) 40-1 (8-13) Tracked leaders, lost place well over 2f out, 13th of 15, 20l behind Trade Secret (9-2) at Thirsk 6f hcp 0-75 (5) gs in Apr.
Keep It Dark 7-2fav (9-6) Led, strongly pressed when carried head high and edged left inside final furlong, headed final 100 yards, kept on for pressure, 2nd of 13, nk behind Fleurtille (8-8) at Newcastle 5f hcp 0-70 (5) sft in Apr.
Thatcherite (IRE) 5-1fav (9-7) Slowly into stride, outpaced, switched left and kept on inside final furlong, never going pace to reach leaders, 6th of 12, 8l behind Boxing Shadows (8-11) at Catterick 5f hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Apr.
Fleurtille 5-1 (8-8) Held up towards rear, headway far side halfway, chased leaders 2f out, ridden to challenge over 1f out, stayed on under pressure to lead final 100 yards, won at Newcastle 5f hcp 0-70 (5) sft in Apr beating Keep It Dark (9-6) by nk, 13 ran.
Boxing Shadows 11-2 (8-11) Chased leader, led over 1f out, ridden inside final furlong, just lasted, all out, won at Catterick 5f hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Apr beating Windforpower (8-11) by ns, 12 ran.
Windforpower (IRE) 16-1 (8-11) Chased leaders, pushed along halfway, went 2nd inside final furlong, strong run in closing stages, finished well, just failed, 2nd of 12, ns behind Boxing Shadows (8-11) at Catterick 5f hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Apr.
Chosen One (IRE) 15-2 (8-13) Chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 5th of 12, 7l behind Boxing Shadows (8-11) at Catterick 5f hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Apr.