A tricky opener in which several look to have leading claims. Man Of God was pulled out of a similar contest last week on account of the fast ground but conditions here should suit and his Yarmouth win in September has worked out well. Piave won on his reappearance at Redcar and Pandoro De Lago showed she had improved over the winter when scoring at Newcastle, though she doesn't look particularly well treated here. Tenby Lady has plenty of scope and Mia Madonna clearly has ability, but is starting to look a little exposed now. GRUMETI showed promise as a two-year-old and was well backed when third on his handicap debut at Goodwood last month - he's worth another chance on this more conventional track.
Piave (IRE) 13-8fav (8-10) Tracked leaders, ridden over 1f out, kept on to lead close home, won at Redcar 1m 1f mdn stks (5) gf in Apr beating Bajan Flash (10-0) by shd, 9 ran.
Pandoro De Lago (IRE) 11-10fav (8-8) Made all, clear from 3f out, eased heavily final 100 yards, unchallenged, won at Newcastle 1m 2f 3yo fll stks (5) gf beating Brook Star (8-8) by 7l, 8 ran.
Man of God (IRE) 11-8fav (9-3) Dwelt, led after 1f, ridden over 2f out, headed narrowly over 1f out, rallied to lead again inside final furlong, asserted near finish, won at Yarmouth 1m 2yo mdn (5) sft in Sep beating Parlour Games (9-3) by 3/4l, 9 ran.
Tenby Lady (USA) 4-5fav (8-12) Restless stalls, slowly away, headway on outer to track leaders over 5f out, chased leader 2f out, ridden to lead final strides, won at Wolverhampton 1m 1f 2yo mdn auc stks (6) pol in Oct beating Zamina (8-12) by 3/4l, 8 ran.
Standout 9-2fav (9-5) Chased leaders, effort going well 3f out, driven to challenge over 2f out until well over 1f out, soon weakened, 7th of 11, 11l behind Dubai Glory (8-11) at Windsor 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gd.
The Bells O Peover 100-1 (9-3) Tracked leader, ridden 3f out, soon weakened, hampered over 1f out, 13th of 14, 24l behind Auld Burns (9-3) at Newmarket 1m 2f 3yo aut stk (2) gf in Apr.
Mia Madonna 8-1 (8-11) Held up in touch, ridden 2f out, stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 3rd of 5, 4 1/2l behind Baisse (8-11) at Warwick 1m 3f fll mdn stks (5) gf.
Enriching (USA) 9-1 (9-3) Tracked leaders, ridden to chase winner over 1f out, outpaced by winner final furlong, 2nd of 8, 4l behind Failasoof (9-3) at Lingfield 1m 2f 3yo mdn stks (5) pol in Mar.
Atlas Shrugged (IRE) 40-1 (9-3) Mid-division, under pressure over 2f out, soon weakened, 11th of 14, 26l behind World Domination (9-3) at Newbury 1m 3f 3yo mdn (4) gf in Apr.
Strewth (IRE) 50-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, under pressure halfway, soon lost place, 11th of 13, 16l behind Dubawi Sound (9-3) at Newbury 1m 3yo mdn (4) gf in Apr.
Grumeti 5-2fav (9-2) Chased leaders, went 3rd 2f out, chased leader over 1f out, disputing lead and every chance inside final furlong, weakened final 50 yards, 3rd of 17, 1 1/2l behind Four Nations (9-2) at Goodwood 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Apr.
Lady Chloe 12-1 (8-12) Tracked leader, led over 2f out, headed inside final furlong, soon outpaced by winner, 2nd of 10, 6l behind Gusting (9-3) at Newcastle 1m 2f 3yo mdn aut (5) gf.