NABURN has been raised 6lb for his all-the-way victory at Catterick and though that was over further he has Ben Curtis in the saddle again and can complete a double. Bling King is penalised for last week's victory in a Leicester claimer and this looks tougher but Artful Prince found soft ground and a shorter trip against him at Newcastle and has a decent chance on the balance of his earlier form on quicker going. Geanie Mac is consistent enough but her only victory to date came in a 2m seller.
Bling King 9-2 (8-11) Prominent in 4th, went 2nd over 2f out, led over 1f out, kept on well towards finish, won at Leicester 1m 2f Classified Claiming Stakes (0-75) (3-4yo) (5) gd beating Juvenal (9-7) by 1 1/4l, 9 ran.
Naburn 15-2 (9-6) Prominent, led after 3f, ridden clear over 1f out, stayed on well, won at Catterick 1m 6f hcp 0-65 (6) gd beating Danceintothelight (8-9) by 3 1/2l, 13 ran.
A Southside Boy (GER) 10-1 (9-8) Mid-division, headway on outside 5f out, chased leaders 4f out, went 2nd over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 8th of 14, 10l behind Calculated Risk (9-9) at Ayr 1m 5f hcp 0-70 (5) sft.
Grandiloquent 20-1 (9-8) Led after 1f, ridden and headed inside final 3f, weakened soon after, tailed off, 15th of 16, 34l behind Artful Prince (9-10) at Newcastle 1m 2f hcp 0-65 (6) gs.
Jawaab (IRE) 22-1 (9-5) Towards rear, pushed along over 4f out, never dangerous, 8th of 11, 13l behind Bayan Kasirga (9-1) at Musselburgh 1m 4f hcp 0-70 (5) gd.
Geanie Mac (IRE) 14-1 (8-12) Tracked leaders, ridden and every chance over 1f out, kept on and no chance with winner, 2nd of 11, 3 1/2l behind Bayan Kasirga (9-1) at Musselburgh 1m 4f hcp 0-70 (5) gd.
Vittachi 25-1 (8-12) Mid-division, ridden and weakened over 2f out, 10th of 14, 18l behind Calculated Risk (9-9) at Ayr 1m 5f hcp 0-70 (5) sft.
Dean Iarracht (IRE) 12-1 (8-10) Held up mid-division, pushed along over 3f out, weakened over 2f out, last of 11, well behind Bayan Kasirga (9-1) at Musselburgh 1m 4f hcp 0-70 (5) gd.
Korngold 8-1 (8-10) Towards rear, not clear run on inside over 2f out, stayed on inside final furlong, no threat, 7th of 16, 10l behind Artful Prince (9-10) at Newcastle 1m 2f hcp 0-65 (6) gs.
Light The City (IRE) 6-1 (8-12) Prominent, led 2f out, soon headed, one pace inside final furlong, 4th of 11, 6l behind Amantius (9-0) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Causeway Foot (USA) 33-1 (9-6) Tracked leaders, pushed along over 5f out, weakened over 3f out, last of 12, 41l behind Wadacre Sarko (9-7) at Beverley 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) gd in Jun.