THIN RED LINE returned to action at this meeting a year ago and scored over the C&D from a 3lb lower mark. He didn't have much in his favour on subsequent starts and this could be his day again. Snow Dancer is in tremendous heart and came with a late blast to score at Pontefract last week. She should go well again though a 6lb penalty and a much sharper track may not play to her strengths. The latter remark also applies to Beachfire, one of last season's most progressive performers, who generally arrives late on the scene as he did on his reappearance at Epsom. He may just get outpaced here while Changing The Guard doesn't win often enough and still looks a few pounds high.
Beachfire 9-2fav (9-8) Held up in last trio, pushed along 3f out, one pace when looking for room from over 2f out, switched left inside final 2f, stayed on inside final furlong, never able to challenge, 5th of 13, 7l behind Spanish Duke (9-6) at Epsom Downs 1m 2f hcp 0-105 (2) gd in Apr.
Classic Colori (IRE) 11-1 (9-5) Held up towards rear, raced wide over 4f out, weakened over 2f out, last of 16, 21l behind Psychic Ability (9-4) at Nottingham 1m 2f hcp 0-95 (3) gd in Oct.
Jutland 14-1 (8-11) Settled in mid-division, hard ridden over 2f out, soon beaten, 11th of 12, 26l behind Opera Gal (8-4) at Chester 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-105 (2) gs in Sep.
Thin Red Line (IRE) 40-1 (8-8) Chased leaders, ridden 2f out, soon weakened, 21st of 22, 32l behind Times Up (8-13) at Doncaster 1m 4f hcp (2) gs in Nov.
Georgebernardshaw (IRE) 25-1 (9-1) Led, ridden and headed approaching 2f out, chased leader until over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 7th of 13, 11l behind Spanish Duke (9-6) at Epsom Downs 1m 2f hcp 0-105 (2) gd in Apr.
Changing The Guard 10-3fav (9-1) Mid-division, headway over 3f out, not clear run entering final furlong, held after, 6th of 12, 4l behind Arlequin (9-2) at Doncaster 1m 2f hcp 0-95 (3) gf in Apr.
Snow Dancer (IRE) 12-1 (9-4) In rear, ridden over 2f out, switched right and headway over 1f out, stayed on to lead near finish, won at Pontefract 1m 2f flls hcp 0-130 (3) gf in Apr beating Hawaafez (8-7) by 1/2l, 8 ran.
Kidlat 8-1 (9-0) Held up in touch, headway on wide outside 6f out, lost place 4f out, soon beaten, 6th of 7, 13l behind Frontline Phantom (8-7) at Doncaster 1m 2f app hcp (0-85) (4yo+) (4) gf in Apr.