We're back on the Polytrack for this contest and NAHAB is taken to defy a penalty for his recent win at Wolverhampton. He won a shade cosily on that occasion and, open to further progress here, David Lanigan's charge can follow up. Sasheen will be no pushover as she looked to have finally got her act together when running out an easy winner at Kempton last time, while The Big Haerth landed a seller over C&D in March and is another to consider. Emeebee ended last season with a close-up second here and has place claims on his reappearance.
Nahab 10-11fav (9-7) Held up towards rear, headway on outer over 1f out, soon ridden, kept on to lead towards finish, won at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Apr beating Sweet Possession (8-4) by 1 1/4l, 6 ran.
The Big Haerth (IRE) 9-1 (9-4) Raced wide prominent, ridden 2f out, stayed on to go 2nd near finish, 2nd of 9, 1 1/2l behind Rondeau (9-7) at Lingfield 7f hacp 0-70 (5) pol in Apr.
Emeebee 12-1 (9-3) Held up in mid division, headway on outside 2f out, stayed on to 2nd inside final furlong, no chance with winner, 2nd of 12, 1 1/2l behind Kilburn (9-5) at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Oct.
Sasheen 15-2 (9-3) Made virtually all, ridden over 2f out, clear over 1f out, kept on strongly, won at Kempton 1m hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Apr beating Crinan Classic (8-12) by 3l, 14 ran.
Pytheas (USA) 8-1 (8-4) Pulled hard in touch, steadied to rear 8f out, headway 4f out, ridden when bumped over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 6th of 9, 11l behind Visions Of Johanna (8-3) at Lingfield 1m 2f 4yo clm stks 0-70 (6) pol in Feb.
Leelu 11-4 (8-13) Led, ridden over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, kept on, 5th of 6, 1l behind Leadenhall Lass (9-0) at Kempton 7f fll hcp (0-75) (5) pol in Apr.
Focail Eile 25-1 (9-7) Mid-division, weakened 4f out, last of 8, well behind John Potts (9-5) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hacp 0-70 (5) pol in Mar.
Catchanova (IRE) 11-2 (8-13) In touch, headway to chase leaders on far side over 2f out, hung left inside final furlong, weakened final 100 yards, 5th of 11, 4 1/2l behind Song To The Moon (9-5) at Windsor 1m hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Oct.
Beat Up 9-1 (9-7) Behind, ridden and headway over 1f out, ran on inside final furlong, never able to challenge, 4th of 12, 3l behind Buona Sarah (8-12) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Nov.
Tilsworth Glenboy 14-1 (8-12) Took keen hold, chased leading trio, went 2nd over 7f out until ridden over 2f out, weakened well over 1f out, 6th of 8, 10l behind Understory (9-5) at Kempton 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Apr.