Lola Galli is by Old Vic and Tom Scudamore has chosen her ahead of the more experienced Kid Wizzard but the pair to beat appear to be Oscars Way and SPRING STEEL. The former left a poor debut here behind him when runner-up on the Fibresand at Southwell but the latter's close second at Wincanton appears much stronger form and Jeremy Scott's gelding can go one better here. Man Of Steel may have place claims if improving a little on his sixth at Ludlow and none of the others make much appeal.
Oscars Way (IRE) 20-1 (11-4) Mid-division, headway over 4f out, every chance over 2f out, one pace and no impression, 2nd of 10, 5l behind No No Mac (10-8) at Southwell 2m mdn n h flat (5) std in Mar.
Flying Quest 50-1 (10-9) Prominent, ridden 6f out, weakened 4f out, tailed off, 6th of 8, well behind Hologram (10-12) at Wincanton 2m NH flat (6) gs.
Kid Wizzard (USA) 20-1 (10-10) Always behind, weakened over 4f out, last of 7, well behind Meadowcroft Boy (10-7) at Newcastle 2m mdn nhf (6) sft in Mar.
Man Of Steel (IRE) 16-1 (10-13) Chased leaders, pushed along when hampered on bend over 4f out, kept on same pace final 2f, 6th of 13, 7l behind High Stratos (10-10) at Ludlow 2m mdn NH flat (5) gd in Apr.
Spring Steel (IRE) 13-2 (10-9) Held up towards rear, headway before halfway, every chance before 3f out, led over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, kept on and held, 2nd of 13, 1 1/2l behind Tea For Two (10-5) at Wincanton 2m mdn NH flat (6) gd in Apr.
Lola Galli Old Vic mare out of Tahoe.
Hilden 16-1 (10-6) Held up in touch in mid-division, ridden over 5f out, weakened over 3f out, 7th of 10, 35l behind Little Poppet (10-6) at Market Rasen 2m 1f mares n h flat (6) gd in Apr.
Laurens Ruby (IRE) Kalanisi filly out of Double Dream.
Sharon 20-1 (10-11) Always behind, ridden along after 4f, weakened halfway, 18th of 22, well behind Very Wood (11-2) at Punchestown 2m 4yo nhf sft in Apr.