The veteran ORPSIE BOY was in excellent form around this time a year ago from much higher marks and, with a run at Catterick behind him, he can show that he's no back-number and gain victory number twelve. Kinglami is consistent and loves the surface though he's yet to prove he stays this far but it's no problem for Poetic Lord, who won here last month before a moderate effort over further on Turf. Dimitar managed two victories on Dundalk's Polytrack for Eddie Lynam and has his first start for Brendan Powell but Lieutenant Dan is 9lb higher than for his victory over the course and distance in March.
Emmuska 8-1 (8-13) Led until over 3f out, chased leader until 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 10th of 14, 13l behind Alshazah (8-12) at Salisbury 1m all hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Sep.
Orpsie Boy (IRE) 12-1 (9-4) Dwelt in rear, ridden 3f out, headway over 1f out, kept on one pace, 4th of 6, 7l behind Best Trip (9-3) at Catterick 7f hcp 0-80 (4) gf.
Poetic Lord 6-1 (8-11) Held up in last pair, ridden and struggling on outside over 2f out, never involved, 6th of 7, 13l behind Come On Blue Chip (9-1) at Windsor 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) gf.
Avertis 25-1 (8-9) Held up in rear, slightly wide and well beaten on bend entering home straight, 10th of 11, 7l behind Forceful Appeal (9-0) at Lingfield 7f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Apr.
Dimitar (USA) 6-1 (9-6) Settled in rear, 7th entering straight, ridden in 6th over 1f out and kept on same pace without troubling leaders, 5th of 9, 3 1/2l behind He's Got Rhythm (9-12) at Dundalk 1m hcp 50-80 pol in Apr.
Storm Runner (IRE) 6-1 (10-0) Held up and off the pace, no progress final 2f, 11th of 13, 13l behind The Mongoose (9-8) at Salisbury 7f ldy hcp 0-65 (6) gf.
Kinglami 16-1 (8-7) Prominent, ridden over 2f out, unable to quicken and lost 3 places close home, 5th of 11, 1 3/4l behind Forceful Appeal (9-0) at Lingfield 7f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Apr.
Lieutenant Dan (IRE) 16-1 (8-11) Slowly into stride, outpaced, last of 8, 29l behind Our Ivor (9-5) at Southwell 7f hcp 0-75 (5) fbs.
The Happy Hammer (IRE) 16-1 (8-7) Held up, always towards rear, 9th of 12, 4 1/2l behind Finesse (9-5) at Warwick 7f hcp 0-75 (5) gf.
Derfenna Art (IRE) 10-1 (9-2) Held up, ridden over 3f out, headway 2f out, kept on same pace, 5th of 12, 9l behind Sharp And Smart (9-4) at Chepstow 1m hcp 0-70 (5) gd.