Red Runaway has a shout back over 1m2f if handling the ground and the latter comment also applies to Hydrant, a runner-up at Chester last time. But Patrona Ciana has been well beaten since winning over 7f at Ayr while Nubar Boy has never won over further than a mile. Kudu Country won over hurdles here in March but hasn't raced on the Flat since 2009 so it could pay to stick with MARTINAS DELIGHT, a cosy winner in soft going over today's trip at Doncaster last month and expected to make another bold bid here.
Red Runaway 14-1 (9-5) Mid-division, ridden and some headway over 2f out, no impression after, 5th of 9, 13l behind Poyle Thomas (9-8) at Newmarket 1m 7f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in May.
Patrona Ciana (FR) 11-10fav (9-7) Soon pushed along in touch in rear, never a factor, last of 5, 13l behind Abi Scarlet (8-9) at Southwell 6f fll hcp (4) fbs in May.
Hydrant 10-1 (8-9) Chased leaders, ridden to challenge over 2f out, every chance inside final furlong, kept on, 2nd of 11, 1/2l behind Las Verglas Star (9-1) at Chester 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) gs in May.
Red Shuttle 14-1 (9-5) Steadied start, held up in rear, ridden and no impression over 2f out, last of 11, 17l behind Red Warrior (9-4) at Yarmouth 1m 2f hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Apr.
Save The Bees 10-1 (8-13) Close up, led over 2f out, headed well over 1f out, kept on one pace, 5th of 14, 3l behind Llanarmon Lad (9-4) at Thirsk 1m hcp 0-85 (4) gd in May.
Martinas Delight (USA) 14-1 (9-3) In touch in mid-division on outside, headway 5f out, challenged over 2f out, led over 1f out, stayed on, won at Doncaster 1m 2f fll hcp 0-70 (5) sft in May beating Missy Wells (8-9) by 2 1/4l, 11 ran.
Kudu Country (IRE) 14-1 (8-2) Led, ridden and headed over 1f out, soon weakened, 4th of 6, 4l behind Acquisition (8-12) at Haydock 1m 6f 3yo hcp 0-90 (3) gs in Sep '09.
Nubar Boy 8-1 (8-11) Soon led and keen, headed over 1f out, ridden and stayed on inside final furlong, held towards finish, 3rd of 10, 1 1/2l behind Run It Twice (9-2) at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-75 (5) pol in May.
Engrossing 40-1 (9-2) Held up in rear, headway over 1f out, kept on under pressure, nearest finish, 3rd of 9, 8l behind St Moritz (9-4) at Redcar 1m 1f hcp 0-75 (5) gs in May.