The card's feature event is notable this year for the appearance of Hungarian sprinter Overdose. He's won 15 of his 16 starts including Group races in Germany but is facing his greatest test yet up against today's high-class rivals. Those include Markab, who carries a penalty for winning the Group 1 Sprint Cup over 6f here last year and is being primed for the Golden Jubilee at Ascot next month, and last season's Nunthorpe winner Sole Power, who found the progressive Tangerine Trees too good at Newmarket three weeks ago. The latter also beat Prohibit, Borderlescott and Group Therapy on that occasion and is sure to go close today, but Sir Michael Stoute had KINGSGATE NATIVE primed to win this on his reappearance last year and a repeat looks in the offing here.
Markab 10-1 (9-12) Led, ridden and headed approaching final furlong, soon weakened, 9th of 14, 7l behind Delegator (9-7) at York 6f Grp 2 (1) gd.
Borderlescott 14-1 (9-0) Held up in touch, effort over 1f out, stayed on towards finish, 5th of 15, 1l behind Tangerine Trees (9-0) at Newmarket 5f Grp 3 (1) gf in Apr.
Group Therapy 9-1 (9-0) Held up, ridden and headway over 1f out, no impression inside final furlong, 11th of 15, 2 3/4l behind Tangerine Trees (9-0) at Newmarket 5f Grp 3 (1) gf in Apr.
Hamish McGonagall 20-1 (9-7) Close up, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 8th of 14, 5l behind Delegator (9-7) at York 6f Grp 2 (1) gd.
Kingsgate Native (IRE) (9-0) 6th of 14, 2 1/4l behind J J The Jet Plane (9-0) at Sha Tin(HK) 6f Grp 1 (1) gd in Dec.
Overdose (9-4) won at Hoppegarten(GER) 5f stks gd in Apr, 9 ran.
Prohibit 8-1 (9-2) 4th of 11, hd behind Inxile (8-13) at Longchamp(FR) 5f Grp 3 (1) gd.
Sole Power 8-1 (9-0) Prominent, ridden to chase winner inside final furlong, not quicken near finish, 3rd of 15, 3/4l behind Tangerine Trees (9-0) at Newmarket 5f Grp 3 (1) gf in Apr.
Tangerine Trees 18-1 (9-0) Made all, driven out final furlong, stayed on gamely, won at Newmarket 5f Grp 3 (1) gf in Apr beating Rain Delayed (9-0) by 1/2l, 15 ran.
Rose Blossom 9-1 (9-4) Hampered start, held up towards rear, never dangerous, last of 14, 18l behind Delegator (9-7) at York 6f Grp 2 (1) gd.
New Planet (IRE) 7-2 (9-0) Prominent stand's side, ridden over 2f out, hung left over 1f out, kept on, 3rd of 12, 1l behind Zebedee (9-0) at Doncaster 5f 2yo Grp 2 (1) gd in Sep.
Stone Of Folca 1-8fav (9-3) Took keen hold, led early, tracked leader, shaken up to lead inside final furlong, cheekily, won at Folkestone 5f 3yo mdn aut (5) gf in Apr beating Welsh Inlet (8-12) by 1/2l, 4 ran.