7f winner Mr Maynard is tried over a longer trip on his reappearance but his breeding gives little encouragement. SYNCOPATE joined Pam Sly at the end of last season and won his maiden over track and trip in December. He looks on a decent mark after going close at Wolverhampton last time and is preferred to Tornado Force. The latter won a claimer at Southwell earlier this year and has held his form well while Understory can also figure along with last month's course and distance winner If I Were A Boy.
Flying Trader (USA) 11-2 (8-13) Tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 10, 6l behind Spirit Of The Law (9-0) at Yarmouth 1m 2f hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Apr.
Mr Maynard 18-1 (8-11) Dwelt always in rear, outpaced over 2f out, 11th of 14, 16l behind Laffan (8-8) at Doncaster 7f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gd in May '12.
Tornado Force (IRE) 15-8fav (9-3) Keen close up in last place, went 3rd 3f out, ridden to lead over 1f out, edged left and driven inside final furlong, headed and no extra near finish, 3rd of 5, 1l behind Noguchi (9-0) at Southwell 1m 3f clm stks (6) fbs in Apr.
Syncopate 7-2fav (9-1) Tracked leader, left in lead over 6f out, headed over 5f out, led again over 3f out, headed inside final furlong, kept on, 2nd of 11, 3/4l behind Idol Deputy (9-5) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Apr.
Understory (USA) 20-1 (9-6) Keen led, ridden 2f out, headed and no extra inside final furlong, 6th of 11, 2l behind Mubtadi (8-13) at Lingfield 1m 2f hacp 0-70 (5) pol in Mar.
Scamperdale 3-1 (8-12) Tracked leading pair, ridden over 2f out, went 2nd inside final furlong, no chance with winner, lost 2nd post, 3rd of 4, 5l behind Honey Of A Kitten (8-9) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Apr.
If I Were A Boy (IRE) 6-4fav (9-0) Tracked leaders, went 2nd 2f out, ridden to lead inside final furlong, ran on, won at Lingfield 1m 2f fll hcp (0-75) (5) pol in Apr beating Push Me (9-2) by 1/2l, 6 ran.
Satwa Laird 4-1 (9-9) Chased leaders, went 2nd over 1f out, kept on and well held towards finish, 2nd of 5, nk behind Saharia (10-0) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f sell stks (6) pol in Apr.