Skytrain arrives on the back of a win at Wolverhampton but a 5lb rise may anchor him and Jubilee Brig has been raised the same amount for his recent victory at the same track. Evanescent also looks in the handicapper's grip and Solar Spirit is upped in class after making the frame in a claimer here a fortnight ago. Wannabe King scored off a higher mark at Redcar last season but SHOWBOATING is preferred. The latter won four times last year including over course and distance and Alan McCabe's charge hasn't stopped improving yet judged on his narrow defeat at Thirsk last time.
Showboating (IRE) 9-1 (9-0) Slowly into stride, outpaced in rear, headway over 1f out, stayed on strongly closing stages, 3rd of 15, 1/2l behind Farlow (8-12) at Thirsk 7f hcp 0-95 (3) gs.
Wannabe King 16-1 (9-1) Hampered start raced stands' side in touch, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 13th of 16, 21l behind Haaf A Sixpence (9-2) at Newmarket 1m hcp 0-95 (3) sft in Nov.
Joe Eile (IRE) 9-1 (9-3) Mid-division, ridden 3f out, weakened over 2f out, last of 18, 17l behind Flyman (9-2) at Doncaster 6f hcp 0-95 (3) sft in Mar.
Skytrain 2-1fav (9-7) Made all, ridden 2f out, kept on well, won at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-85 (4) pol beating Ishikawa (9-0) by 1l, 6 ran.
Music In The Rain (IRE) 16-1 (9-7) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 6th of 15, 3l behind Silvery Moon (9-7) at Carlisle 1m hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Jun.
Jubilee Brig 5-1 (9-1) Close up, headway over 1f out, ridden and ran on to lead post, won at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-85 (4) pol beating Mappin Time (9-7) by shd, 6 ran.
Evanescent (IRE) 14-1 (9-3) Mid-division, weakened over 2f out, 15th of 18, 19l behind Hillbilly Boy (9-5) at Doncaster 7f hcp 0-85 (4) sft in Mar.
Verse Of Love 25-1 (8-10) Prominent, ridden over 2f out, stayed on same pace from over 1f out, 4th of 12, 4l behind That's Plenty (9-7) at Musselburgh 7f hcp 0-95 (3) gf.
Our Boy Jack (IRE) 15-2 (9-5) Held up, closed on outside 5f out, ridden 3f out, soon lost place, well beaten over 1f out, last of 6, 13l behind Skytrain (9-7) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Al Muheer (IRE) 25-1 (9-2) Towards rear, never on terms, 10th of 16, 12l behind Kiwi Bay (8-3) at Redcar 1m hcp 0-85 (4) gs.
Xilerator (IRE) 25-1 (8-11) Prominent, every chance well over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 15th of 19, 14l behind Dusky Queen (8-13) at York 7f app hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Oct.
Solar Spirit (IRE) 8-1 (9-8) Held up towards rear, headway over 1f out, challenged inside final furlong, kept on and held towards finish, 2nd of 8, nk behind Llewellyn (9-8) at Catterick 7f clm stks (6) sft.