China Excels began his career in bumpers but popped up at 20/1 on his return to action over 5f at Beverley. He's been raised 9lb for that easy win while the veteran Indian Trial remains 5lb higher than when scoring at the same track last season. Royal Bajan is better on the all-weather hence a much lower mark on Turf but he still came up short at Nottingham last time while Baby Queen also looks high enough in the weights considering she hasn't won since 2011. DIMAN WATERS has been keeping better company than this so far this season and only 2lb higher than when scoring over track and trip last year, Eric Alston's charge gets the vote.
Diman Waters (IRE) 11-1 (9-2) Raced far side tracked leaders, ridden to lead this group over 1f out, kept on one pace, no chance with stand side, 5th of 13, 5l behind Rusty Rocket (9-9) at Haydock 5f hcp 0-80 (4) gs.
Indian Trail 13-2 (9-2) Mid-division, headway over 1f out, ridden and every chance inside final furlong, not quicken near finish, 2nd of 9, 1/2l behind Black Annis Bower (8-11) at Beverley 5f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in May.
Almond Branches 25-1 (9-6) Towards rear, effort over 1f out, no impression, 10th of 13, 6l behind Tango Sky (9-5) at Hamilton 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gs in May.
Baby Queen (IRE) 33-1 (9-2) Chased winner, ridden and 4 lengths down over 1f out, never able to challenge, 2nd of 11, 3l behind Powerful Wind (9-1) at Bath 5f hcp 0-70 (5) fm.
Royal Bajan (USA) 14-1 (9-2) Taken to post early, led on near side rail and overall leader, ridden and headed final 100 yards, lost 2nd close home, 3rd of 13, 1 1/2l behind Monsieur Jamie (8-13) at Nottingham 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gs in May.
Breezolini 20-1 (8-6) Towards rear, ridden over 2f out, never dangerous, 10th of 12, 6l behind Meandmyshadow (8-12) at Catterick 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gs in May.
Commanche Raider (IRE) 9-2 (9-4) Soon in rear and outpaced, last of 8, 10l behind Haajes (9-6) at Pontefract 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gf.
Avonvalley 28-1 (8-8) Dwelt, always behind, 11th of 13, 7l behind Tango Sky (9-5) at Hamilton 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gs in May.
Tom Sawyer 11-1 (9-9) Dwelt, mid-division, headway halfway to chase leaders, ridden over 1f out, soon weakened, 11th of 13, 10l behind Lost In Paris (9-12) at Catterick 5f hcp 0-70 (5) gs in May.
Song Of Parkes 14-1 (8-11) Raced far side towards rear, kept on, never a factor, 8th of 13, 11l behind Rusty Rocket (9-9) at Haydock 5f hcp 0-80 (4) gs.
Layla's Oasis 16-1 (8-2) Off the pace towards rear, never a factor, last of 12, 19l behind Dutch Masterpiece (9-3) at Chester 5f 3yo hcp 0-95 (3) gd.
China Excels 20-1 (9-4) Made all, ridden over 1f out, stayed on strongly, eased towards finish, won at Beverley 5f hcp 0-65 (6) gf beating Here Now And Why (9-11) by 3 1/2l, 9 ran.
Ingleby Star (IRE) 14-1 (9-4) Held up off the pace in 6th in centre, headway over 1f out, not clear run and switched right inside final furlong, stayed on same pace, no extra towards finish, 8th of 11, 3l behind Pavers Star (8-11) at Musselburgh 5f hcp 0-65 (6) gf in May.
Methaaly (IRE) 8-1 (8-11) Held up in rear, headway over 1f out, never nearer, 3rd of 9, 4 1/2l behind Cincinnati Kit (9-3) at Leicester 5f hcp 0-70 (5) gd.
Script 20-1 (8-11) Tracked leading trio, ridden 2f out, kept on one pace, 4th of 7, 3l behind Sunraider (9-11) at Hamilton 6f hcp 0-75 (5) gf.