MANDALAY KING caught the eye on his return to the track last time and should improve to score at the expense of Makbullet and Green Park. The selection won off a mark of 67 last season and ran well to finish third of fifteen at Thirsk last time out off a mark of 70. He gets another chance to run off the same mark and with further improvement to come he will be difficult to beat. Makbullet continued to improve with experience before landing his maiden at Ripon. He was then highly tried at York and disappointed in the process. He is sure to go well on his return to the track and should give his supporters a good run for their money. Green Park would prefer a softer surface but is well treated on his best form. He was good enough to win off 85 a couple of years ago but his form has dwindled since then. If anywhere near his best he would hold place claims. Mandalay King has recent form to his name and looks the one they all have to beat.
Frognal (IRE) 28-1 (8-8) Mid-division, short of room soon after start, headway over 1f out, never on terms, 7th of 15, 3 1/2l behind Tabaret (8-11) at Doncaster 6f hcp 0-90 (3) gf.
Green Park (IRE) 12-1 (8-7) Chased leaders, lost place over 2f out, soon weakened, 9th of 10, 20l behind Damika (9-0) at Thirsk 6f hcp 0-90 (3) gf.
Gap Princess (IRE) 22-1 (9-3) Chased leaders, outpaced over 2f out, stayed on under pressure final furlong, no impression, 4th of 10, 9l behind Academy Blues (9-4) at Catterick 7f hcp 0-75 (5) gs in Apr.
Mandalay King (IRE) 12-1 (8-8) Towards rear, headway to go mid-division over 2f out, led entering final furlong, soon headed, kept on same pace, 3rd of 15, 1 3/4l behind Averoo (8-4) at Thirsk 6f hcp 0-75 (5) gd.
Makbullet 66-1 (8-11) Always behind, 17th of 20, 21l behind Midnight Martini (8-6) at York 6f 2yo aut (2) gf in Aug.
Mr Wolf 6-1 (8-7) Led to halfway, ridden and weakened 2f out, 14th of 15, 16l behind Averoo (8-4) at Thirsk 6f hcp 0-75 (5) gd.
Sea Salt 9-2fav (9-4) Dwelt and hampered start, always behind, 8th of 10, 19l behind Top Bid (8-6) at Hamilton 6f hcp 0-70 (5) gd.
Cian Rooney (IRE) 6-1 (9-2) Chased leaders to halfway, 9th of 11, 10l behind Pintura (8-10) at Redcar 6f 2yo hcp (3) gf in Aug.