Last year's winner Levitate is 16lb higher this time round and 2011 winner Sweet Lightning returns from racing in Dubai. There's been strong support for Gabrial's Kaka, who went close in this grade at York when last seen at the track, while stablemate Hi There got his act together last term but a low draw is not ideal. The progressive Chookie Royale and the well-backed Tullius have no easy task at the top of the weights, though the latter has gone well fresh before. Off Art rattled up a treble early last year but hasn't raced since June. Norse Blues popped up at 50/1 in the Spring Mile here in 2012 but Tres Coronas and Bronze Angel could have been better drawn and the ground appears to have gone against Consign. UNSINKABLE was eased down in the closing stages of his recent comeback for a new yard. He acts in soft ground, has a favourable draw and the unexposed four-year-old looks to have been laid out for this by Jonjo O'Neill.
Chookie Royale 4-1fav (9-3) Keen tracked leaders, went 2nd 4f out, led well over 2f out, ridden clear entering final 2f out, pushed out, won at Wolverhampton 7f Listed stks (1) pol beating Hasopop (9-3) by 3 1/2l, 10 ran.
Tullius (IRE) 5-2 (9-2) Held up in last pair, headway 2f out, ridden and chased leaders over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 7th of 10, 5l behind Sirius Prospect (9-4) at Kempton 1m Listed stks (1) pol in Nov.
Levitate 6-1fav (9-1) Mid-division, headway over 3f out, chased leaders over 2f out, led over 1f out, stayed on strongly, won at Doncaster 7f hcp 105 (2) sft in Nov beating Tariq Too (9-3) by 3l, 20 ran.
Ocean Tempest 66-1 (9-0) 11th of 16, 10l behind Shuruq (8-9) at Meydan(UAE) 1m Group 3 stks (3yo+) (1).
Burano (IRE) 20-1 (9-1) 10th of 12, 4 1/2l behind Sanshaawes (9-1) at Meydan(UAE) 1m 2f hcp gd.
Mezzotint (IRE) 6-1 (9-3) Slowly into stride, held up in rear, headway over 2f out, ridden to challenge over 1f out, kept on, just held by winner, 2nd of 11, nk behind Ayaar (8-11) at Newmarket 7f hcp 0-100 (2) gf in Sep.
Captain Cat (IRE) 11-10fav (9-4) Held up in mid-division, headway 2f out, chased leaders over 1f out, ridden and went 2nd inside final furlong, stayed on under pressure to lead final 50 yards, caught final strides, 2nd of 10, hd behind Robin Hoods Bay (9-7) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcap (2) pol in Jan.
Hi There (IRE) 14-1 (8-13) Held up, ridden 3f out, never near leaders, 10th of 23, 23l behind Conduct (9-2) at Doncaster 1m 4f hcp (2) sft in Nov.
Sweet Lightning 40-1 (8-7) 7th of 16, 4l behind Elleval (9-0) at Meydan(UAE) 1m 2f hcp in Feb.
One Word More (IRE) 20-1 (9-4) Raced near side, chased leaders, ridden 2f out, soon weakened, 17th of 27, 14l behind Breton Rock (9-4) at Ascot 7f (2) sft in Oct.
Spa's Dancer (IRE) 9-2 (8-12) Took keen hold, prominent, settled in 3rd 8f out, pushed along and not quicken well over 1f out, weakened over 1f out, 8th of 13, 7l behind Rebellious Guest (9-0) at Kempton 1m 2f hcap (2) pol.
Tres Coronas (IRE) 6-1 (9-6) Held up, ridden over 2f out, not trouble leaders, 9th of 13, 4 1/2l behind Whispering Warrior (9-1) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-105 (2) pol.
Bronze Angel (IRE) 9-2 (9-10) Dwelt in rear, effort when not clear run over 1f out, never able to challenge, eased final furlong, 11th of 12, 4 1/2l behind Anaconda (9-8) at Lingfield 1m hcp (2) pol in Nov.
Whispering Warrior (IRE) 11-2 (9-1) In touch, pushed along over 2f out, ridden and headway entering final furlong, ran on to lead towards finish, won at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-105 (2) pol beating Tellovoi (9-2) by 1/2l, 13 ran.
Robert The Painter (IRE) 33-1 (9-0) 12th of 13, 8l behind Tasaday (9-0) at Meydan(UAE) 1m 2f Listed stks gd in Feb.
Balty Boys (IRE) 10-1 (9-9) Raced far side, led until approaching half way, ridden 2 furlongs out, soon weakened, 14th of 27, 10l behind Breton Rock (9-4) at Ascot 7f (2) sft in Oct.
Gabrial's Kaka (IRE) 16-1 (9-2) Prominent, hung left from over 3f out, led over 2f out, headed inside final furlong, no extra, 2nd of 11, 1 3/4l behind Seek Again (9-5) at York 1m 1f 3yo hcp 0-100 (2) gd in Oct.
Jack's Revenge (IRE) 8-1fav (9-9) Raced far side, held up in rear, never involved, 15th of 27, 11l behind Breton Rock (9-4) at Ascot 7f (2) sft in Oct.
Unsinkable (IRE) 5-1 (9-7) Tracked leader, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 11, 17l behind True To Form (9-1) at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-95 (3) pol.
Norse Blues 12-1 (9-1) Held up towards rear, driven over 3f out, soon ridden, never reached leaders, 8th of 10, 6l behind Levitate (8-7) at Ayr 1m hcp 105 (2) gs in Sep.
Consign 7-2 (9-5) Awkwardly away towards rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, never nearer, 6th of 11, 4 1/2l behind George Guru (9-1) at Lingfield 1m hcap (2) pol in Feb.
Off Art 5-2fav (9-1) Close up, ridden to challenge over 1f out, kept on to lead close home, won at Ayr 1m 3yo hcp 0-100 (2) gf in Jun beating Party Royal (8-7) by shd, 10 ran.