MAY'S BOY needs to dictate things from the front to show his best and may get his own way here. He made all on both occasions when winning a couple of races over 7f at Kempton recently and, if allowed to set his own pace, Mark Usher's colt could take some catching. Better Self has been winning over longer trips recently but should give another good account while Imogen Louise scored over 6f here last month and tries this trip for the first time. Captain Dimitrios looks best of the rest.
May's Boy 7-4fav (9-5) Made all, ridden over 1f out, soon clear, eased close home, unchallenged, won at Kempton 7f 3yo clm stks (6) pol in Jan beating Neytiri (8-2) by 4l, 6 ran.
Captain Dimitrios 3-1 (8-13) Led after 1f, ridden and headed entering final 2f , kept on, 2nd of 6, 4l behind Its You Again (8-13) at Wolverhampton 6f 3yo clm stks (6) pol in Jan.
Silly Billy (IRE) 25-1 (8-9) Chased leaders, kept on to chase winner and hung left inside final furlong, not quicken, 2nd of 11, 1l behind Kissing Clara (8-6) at Wolverhampton 7f 2yo sell stks (6) pol in Nov.
Better Self 6-4fav (8-4) Steadied start, held up last, headway on outside 3f out, ridden to challenge 2f out, led 1f out, pushed along and kept on well, won at Kempton 1m 3yo clm stks 0-70 (6) pol in Jan beating Beating Harmony (8-1) by 1l, 4 ran.
Honkers Bonkers 9-4fav (9-3) Dwelt, mid-division, chased leaders halfway, led well over 1f out, hung right and headed inside final furlong, no extra, 3rd of 12, 1 1/2l behind Princess Dayna (8-12) at Southwell 5f 3yo sell stks (6) fbs in Jan.
Imogen Louise (IRE) 12-1 (9-4) Tracked winner when slightly hampered after 1f, tracked leaders, ridden to chase winner briefly 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, last of 5, 7l behind Kingscroft (9-6) at Lingfield 6f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Jan.