This looks a really difficult start to the day for punters with the draw sure to be a major factor in this big field. Coming out of stall five, PINTURA can have no complaints, however, and wouldn't be far away if reproducing the form of his second to Light From Mars in the Spring Cup at Newbury last month when Lowther was third. Joseph Henry made all at Thirsk on his reappearance but may struggle to get to the front here from stall 10, while Lucky Numbers has more to do than when winning over 6f at Ripon last month. Kyllachy Star and San Cassiano are both edging towards a decent mark but have outside draws to contend with here, as do Dundalk third Captain Ramius and the lightly-raced Ivory Jazz.
Lowther 16-1 (9-10) Always prominent, driven to challenge over 2f out, every chance over 1f out, kept on well under pressure, 3rd of 25, 3/4l behind Light From Mars (9-7) at Newbury 1m hcp (2) gf in Apr.
Maundy Money 20-1 (9-12) Settled behind leaders, 6th halfway, ridden in 7th and hampered 1f out, eased final furlong, last of 9, 12l behind Lightening Stricks (8-13) at Dundalk 1m hcap pol in Apr.
Kyllachy Star 11-1 (9-2) Mid-division far side group, headway and switched left over 1f out, kept on, no extra inside final furlong, 11th of 22, 12l behind Eton Forever (9-7) at Doncaster 1m hcp (2) gd in Apr.
Pintura 25-1 (8-9) Settled in mid-division, headway on outside over 2f out, soon chasing leaders, every chance inside final furlong, just failed, 2nd of 25, nk behind Light From Mars (9-7) at Newbury 1m hcp (2) gf in Apr.
Mahadee (IRE) 9-2 (9-0) Held up in touch, weakened over 2f out, 5th of 7, 12l behind Atlantis Star (8-9) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f stks (3yo+) (3) pol in Sep.
Marine Boy (IRE) 22-1 (9-7) Mid-division, outpaced when hung left 2f out, never on terms, 8th of 13, 9l behind Tajneed (9-3) at Ripon 6f hcp 0-95 (3) gd in Jun.
Joseph Henry 18-1 (9-2) Made all, driven clear over 2f out, stayed on strongly, won at Thirsk 7f hcp 0-90 (3) gd in Apr beating Hacienda (9-6) by 1 3/4l, 13 ran.
My Kingdom (IRE) 33-1 (8-13) Slowly into stride, held up in rear, never dangerous, 14th of 21, 9l behind Horseradish (8-13) at Doncaster 7f hcp 105 (2) gs in Nov.
Six of Hearts 8-1 (9-7) Mid-division, ridden in 9th 2f out, 6th 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 5th of 16, 8l behind Northern Rocked (8-9) at Naas 7f hcp 60-100 in Apr.
Syrian 25-1 (9-1) Very slowly away, always in rear, tailed off, last of 15, well behind Cosmic Sun (9-0) at Kempton 1m 3f hcp 0-105 (2) pol in Apr.
Lucky Numbers (IRE) 7-1 (9-7) Raced wide held up, headway 2f out, ridden to challenge inside final furlong, driven to lead near finish, won at Ripon 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Apr beating Medici Time (9-2) by 1/2l, 11 ran.
Collateral Damage (IRE) 25-1 (8-11) Slowly into stride, always behind, last of 15, 20l behind Justonefortheroad (8-8) at Thirsk 1m hcp 0-100 (2) gd in Apr.
Amethyst Dawn (IRE) 12-1 (9-5) Held up towards rear, never a factor, 13th of 20, 11l behind Snow Bay (9-4) at Ripon 1m hcp 0-90 (3) gf in Apr.
San Cassiano (IRE) 40-1 (9-3) Keen, chased leaders, ridden 2f out, soon weakened quickly, 17th of 20, 13l behind Snow Bay (9-4) at Ripon 1m hcp 0-90 (3) gf in Apr.
Ivory Jazz 25-1 (8-11) Tracked leader, challenged 2f out, led just over 1f out, ran on well, won at Kempton 1m clm stks (6) pol in Apr beating Benandonner (9-7) by 2 1/4l, 4 ran.
Captain Ramius (IRE) 7-1 (9-4) Held up towards rear, ridden in 8th 1f out, ran on well final furlong, 3rd of 9, 3l behind Lightening Stricks (8-13) at Dundalk 1m hcap pol in Apr.
Glenridding 28-1 (9-2) Pulled hard in touch, soon steadied into mid-division, pushed along halfway, weakened over 2f out, last of 13, 25l behind Joseph Henry (9-2) at Thirsk 7f hcp 0-90 (3) gd in Apr.