Thackeray landed a double last month but is upped in class off a 5lb higher mark in a bid for his hat-trick. TOYMAKER has also won his last couple of starts, including a three-length victory at Pontefract last time when looking a step ahead of the handicapper. He may have enough improvement left to defy an 8lb rise here. Postscript has won twice on Polytrack this year and should be thereabouts while Cono Zur remains on a winning mark after bouncing back to form at Wolverhampton on his latest outing. President Lincoln has scope for further progress if forgiven a modest effort at Catterick last time.
Madam Macie (IRE) 5-2fav (9-7) Tracked leaders, ridden 3f out, weakened final furlong, 7th of 11, 7l behind Green Howard (9-6) at Catterick 7f hcp 0-80 (4) gs.
Venutius 10-1 (9-5) Soon chasing leaer, ridden and lost 2nd inside final 3f, weakened soon after, 14th of 15, 29l behind Fantasy Gladiator (9-1) at Nottingham 1m hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Oct.
President Lincoln (USA) 10-1 (9-6) Slowly into stride towards rear, ridden over 2f out, kept on, not trouble leaders, 6th of 11, 7l behind Green Howard (9-6) at Catterick 7f hcp 0-80 (4) gs.
Izzy The Ozzy (IRE) 10-1 (9-1) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened well over 1f out, 9th of 11, 14l behind Metropolitain Miss (9-6) at Musselburgh 1m flls hcp 0-130 (3) gf in Sep.
Ellie In The Pink (IRE) 4-1fav (8-13) Dwelt, held up mid-division, headway over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, 5th of 22, 2l behind Karaka Jack (9-3) at Doncaster 7f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Apr.
My Single Malt (IRE) 28-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, weakened final furlong, 7th of 11, 8l behind Staff Sergeant (8-13) at Musselburgh 1m 1f hcp 0-85 (4) gs.
Toymaker 9-2fav (9-4) Chased leaders, led over 1f out, ran on well, won at Pontefract 1m hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Apr beating First Class Favour (9-1) by 3 1/2l, 14 ran.
Postscript (IRE) 4-1 (9-0) Close up, effort on outside 2f out, ridden to lead inside final furlong, stayed on, won at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Mar beating McCool Bannanas (8-10) by 1 3/4l, 8 ran.
Gritstone 7-1 (8-11) Tracked leader, weakened from 2f out, last of 11, 22l behind Toto Skyllachy (9-4) at Beverley 1m hcp 0-85 (4) gs.
Fastnet Storm (IRE) 6-1 (9-6) Led, edged right 1f out, soon headed, no extra towards finish, 4th of 11, 2 1/4l behind Copper Canyon (8-11) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Feb.
Flipping 15-2 (9-7) Pressed leader, lost place 2f out, weakened final furlong, 13th of 15, 32l behind Fazza (9-2) at Thirsk 1m hcp 0-75 (5) sft.
Musnad (USA) 8-1 (8-7) Always behind, never involved, 12th of 14, 10l behind Sinfonico (9-3) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Icy Blue 7-1 (8-7) Held up mid-division, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 9th of 11, 13l behind Toto Skyllachy (9-4) at Beverley 1m hcp 0-85 (4) gs.
Cono Zur (FR) 10-1 (9-4) Made virtually all, ridden over 2f out, clear over 1f out, held on, won at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-65 (6) pol beating Douze Points (9-5) by 1/2l, 11 ran.
Rock Anthem (IRE) 9-2 (10-0) Held up in rear, headway on inside 2f out, stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 5th of 8, 6l behind Greyfriarschorista (10-0) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f sell stks (6) pol in Apr.
Thackeray 7-1 (9-1) In rear, ridden 3f out, headway on outer over 1f out, led inside final furlong, ran on, won at Haydock 1m hcp 0-70 (5) sft in Apr beating Hayek (8-9) by 2l, 13 ran.
Opus Maximus (IRE) 8-1 (9-3) Held up towards rear, headway on inside over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, no danger, 8th of 11, 6l behind Rezwaan (9-3) at Lingfield 1m hacp 0-70 (5) pol.