Ambrose Princess and Callisto Moon are both fit form hurdling though neither has won on the Flat since 2010 but Kadouchski scored twice on the level last year including over C&D in March. This is tougher than the race Fade To Grey won at Wolverhampton last time while Rose Of Sarratt was also winning in a lower grade when successful at Redcar in November. VELOCE made a winning reappearance at Wolverhampton in March and though he's 5lb higher today, he looks to have got his act together at last and Ian William's charge is taken to follow-up.
Ambrose Princess (IRE) 10-1 (9-10) Led after 1f, ridden over 2f out, headed over 1f out, stayed on same pace, 2nd of 14, 2 1/4l behind Cloudy Spirit (9-3) at Pontefract 2m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Apr.
Brett Vale (IRE) 50-1 (9-3) Staedied start, held up last, hung left and driven 4f out, soon beaten, not run on, tailed off, last of 9, well behind Kansai Spirit (9-8) at Newbury 1m 5f hcp 0-90 (3) gd in Aug '10.
Maison Brillet (IRE) 33-1 (8-13) Held up towards rear, headway on outer over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 13th of 15, 36l behind Timocracy (8-5) at Windsor 1m 4f hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Apr.
Callisto Moon 10-1 (9-1) Led, ridden 3f out, headed inside final furlong, no extra, 6th of 7, 5l behind French Hollow (9-5) at Chester 2m hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Aug.
Jamarjo (IRE) 12-1 (9-7) Held up, headway over 2f out, ridden and no impression from over 1f out, 3rd of 6, 6l behind Colinca's Lad (9-1) at Yarmouth 1m 3f hcp 0-70 (5) gs in Apr.
Gay Sloane (IRE) 9-2 (9-0) Tracked leader for 2f, ridden over 1f out, one pace, 3rd of 6, 16l behind Stand Guard (9-6) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f sell stks (6) pol in Apr.
Veloce (IRE) 10-3 (8-10) Soon led, headed and ridden over 2f out, stayed challenging, stayed on under pressure to lead post, won at Wolverhampton 1m 6f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Mar beating Hallstatt (8-11) by ns, 8 ran.
Rose Of Sarratt (IRE) 7-2 (9-6) Held up in touch, led 8f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on and just held on near finish, won at Redcar 1m 6f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) gd in Nov beating Madrasa (9-0) by hd, 12 ran.
Kadouchski (FR) 20-1 (9-1) Keen in touch, outpaced 3f out, short of room 1f out, 8th of 10, 25l behind Frederick William (9-4) at Kempton 2m hacp 0-70 (5) pol in Mar.
Fade To Grey (IRE) 5-1 (9-0) Held up, headway to track leaders halfway, ridden to lead well over 2f out, edged right and joined inside final furlong, all out, won at Wolverhampton 2m hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Apr beating Hallstatt (9-11) by nk, 9 ran.