Whisky Bravo landed a double when scoring at Yarmouth by a head last month and should be in the mix once again. Bandstand has done all his winning on the all-weather and has been below par so far this year while Legal Bond won his maiden over track and trip last season but is having his first start since September. Nasharra has a shout off his current mark but the speculative vote goes to MANDALAY KING who scored off an 8lb higher mark at this time last year.
Whisky Bravo 9-2 (9-4) Slowly into stride, soon chased leaders, driven to lead narrowly inside final 2f, ridden over 1f out, kept on under pressure final furlong, just held on, won at Yarmouth 6f app hcp 0-60 (6) gf in Apr beating Putin (9-0) by hd, 9 ran.
Bandstand 15-2 (9-2) Dwelt in touch in rear, ridden 5f out, no impression, last of 6, 11l behind Ace Master (8-9) at Southwell 7f hcp 0-75 (5) fbs in Apr.
Nasharra (IRE) 18-1 (9-0) Raced near side, started slowly, outpaced in rear, headway over 2f out, soon driven, chased group leaders over 1f out, weakened towards finish, 10th of 17, 7l behind Mission Impossible (8-13) at Thirsk 6f hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Apr.
Mandalay King (IRE) 22-1 (8-9) Behind, outpaced over 3f out, never dangerous, 10th of 12, 27l behind Piceno (8-11) at Catterick 7f hcp 0-75 (5) sft in Oct.
Ambitious Icarus 10-1 (9-3) Held up in rear, pushed along over 2f out, no impression, 9th of 12, 12l behind Mr Mo Jo (9-0) at Catterick 5f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Apr.
Legal Bond 7-1 (8-13) Led, ridden 2f out, driven and hung right inside final furlong, soon headed and no extra, 4th of 10, 2l behind Heroic Endeavour (8-7) at Hamilton 6f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) hvy in Sep.
Pelmanism 16-1 (9-0) Prominent, ridden and weakened over 2f out, 11th of 14, 22l behind Creek Falcon (8-10) at Doncaster 7f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Apr.
Windygoul Lad 22-1 (8-7) Keen tracked leaders, ridden 3f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 10, 14l behind Snow Bay (9-0) at Thirsk 7f hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Apr.
Rise To Glory (IRE) 7-2fav (9-4) Led, headed entering final furlong, soon weakened, 6th of 10, 6l behind Larghetto (9-2) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Apr.
Lothair (IRE) 18-1 (9-4) Chased leaders, lost place halfway, eased over 2f out, 12th of 13, 45l behind Bold Marc (9-0) at Southwell 1m sell stks (6) fbs in Nov.