The lightly-raced Moretta Blanche could be worth following this year and has more scope than the likes of Everymanforhimself and Malcheek. A 12lb penalty may finally bring the winning run of Norville to an end, while Imperial Djay will also do well to overcome the extra for scoring at Thirsk. Thunderball has been in good form on the all-weather and should be prominent from a decent draw while Mr Macattack has been knocking on the door since switching back to turf. But the vote goes to SIOUX RISING, who should find 7f on this sharp track ideal and races off the same mark as when only beaten a head by Nasri at Musselburgh 12 days ago.
Norville (IRE) 5-1 (9-13) Held up in touch on rails, headway 2f out, chasing leaders when edged left inside final furlong, ran on to lead final 75 yards, just held on, won at Windsor 6f hcp 0-80 (4) gf beating New Leyf (9-7) by shd, 11 ran.
Invincible Force (IRE) 50-1 (9-9) Led, headed 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 8th of 11, 14l behind Tinshu (9-6) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-90 (3) pol in Oct.
Shifting Star (IRE) 15-2 (9-7) Chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, stayed on under pressure final furlong, 5th of 14, 3 1/2l behind Dickie Le Davoir (8-9) at Leicester 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Apr.
Everymanforhimself (IRE) 8-1 (9-3) Went left start, held up in rear, headway on outside over 2f out, led over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, no extra, 2nd of 12, 1l behind Dubai Dynamo (8-13) at Thirsk 7f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Apr.
Swiss Cross 8-1 (8-10) Pulled hard, in touch, under pressure over 2f out, soon weakened, 7th of 8, 12l behind Excellent Guest (8-13) at Yarmouth 7f hcp 0-95 (3) gf in Apr.
Malcheek (IRE) 4-1fav (8-13) Held up in touch, effort when not clear run over 1f out, kept on well, never able to challenge, 3rd of 11, 4 1/2l behind Nasri (9-5) at Musselburgh 7f hcp 0-95 (3) gd in Apr.
Moretta Blanche 3-1fav (9-2) Dwelt, held up, effort over 1f out, no impression final furlong, 6th of 10, 6l behind Dever Dream (9-9) at Newmarket 6f flls hcp 0-95 (3) gf in Jul.
Sioux Rising (IRE) 9-1 (8-12) Tracked leader, every chance from over 2f out, hard ridden inside final furlong, stayed on strongly, always held, 2nd of 11, hd behind Nasri (9-5) at Musselburgh 7f hcp 0-95 (3) gd in Apr.
Imperial Djay (IRE) 5-1 (8-13) Steadied start, settled in rear, smooth headway well over 2f out, led over 1f out, pushed clear, ran on well, won at Thirsk 7f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Apr beating Rio Cobolo (8-12) by 4l, 11 ran.
Solar Spirit (IRE) 4-1 (9-0) Led, ridden and headed 2f out, weakened 1f out, 8th of 9, 17l behind King Of Eden (9-3) at Newcastle 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Apr.
Bashir Biyoum Zain (IRE) 8-1 (8-4) Towards rear, continually denied a clear run from over 2f out, eventually got a gap and went 4th inside final furlong, ridden and kept on well closing stages, 3rd of 13, 1l behind Dahindar (9-8) at Dundalk 7f Ext hcp pol in Apr.
Thunderball 8-1 (8-11) Slight lead at fast pace, pressed by one rival and clear of rest until reduced led 2f out, kept advantage, hung left over 1f out, headed final 150 yards, lost places last strides, 4th of 12, 1l behind Tevez (8-12) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Apr.
Mr Macattack 4-1fav (9-6) Settled in mid-division, switched right and headway over 2f out, soon chasing leaders, every chance inside final furlong, kept on, 2nd of 11, 1/2l behind Lindoro (8-4) at Thirsk 7f hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Apr.
Majuro (IRE) 11-1 (9-4) Pressed leader at strong pace and clear of rest until 2f out, stayed chasing leader, hung left over 1f out, still every chance inside final furlong, lost 2nd last strides, 3rd of 12, 3/4l behind Tevez (8-12) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Apr.