GALLENA looks the one to beat in this. She ploughed through the mud to score at Bath by three lengths last week and the drop back to the minimum trip should be no problem in the testing ground. My Boy Bill is beginning to look overrated as he's been well beaten in both subsequent starts, albeit in better company, since scoring at Doncaster in March. Dual winner Tharawal Lady makes more appeal in today's going than both Palladius and Strange Music and North Pole disappointed when well beaten at Wolverhampton on Thursday.
My Boy Bill 11-1 (8-11) Held up behind, outpaced over 2f out, never dangerous, last of 12, 19l behind Polski Max (8-8) at York 6f 2yo hcp (2) hvy.
Gallena 5-4fav (8-12) Tracked leader, led 2f out, pushed clear final furlong, won at Bath 6f 2yo mdn (5) sft beating Indian Affair (9-3) by 3l, 6 ran.
North Pole 7-1 (9-3) Chased leaders, pushed along and outpaced over 2f out, no threat after, 5th of 10, 7l behind Al Udeid (9-3) at Wolverhampton 6f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol.
Palladius 9-2 (9-3) Outpaced in centre, hung left halfway, ridden and kept on inside final furlong, never on terms, 5th of 6, 6l behind La Sylphe (8-13) at Southwell 5f 2yo hco 0-75 (5) fbs.
Tharawal Lady (IRE) 11-2 (9-7) Chased winner, ridden 2f out, lost 2nd over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, just held on for 3rd, 3rd of 6, 5l behind La Sylphe (8-13) at Southwell 5f 2yo hco 0-75 (5) fbs.
Strange Magic (IRE) 50-1 (8-4) Mid-division towards far side, ridden over 1f out, never on terms, 13th of 21, 11l behind Body And Soul (8-1) at Redcar 6f Lstd auc stks (1) sft.