Maestro Royal should have improved from his debut second at Newbury and is a leading contender. But THE GREY TAYLOR occupied the same finishing position on fast ground at Doncaster earlier this month and makes more appeal. Acertain Circus finished well behind the selection last time, but both Rock On Bollinski and Its A Sting have shown enough to suggest they can make their presence felt. Rons Dream has proved consistent in heavy ground and scored at Fakenham in February. She has obvious claims if handling today's faster surface.
Its A Sting (IRE) 8-1 (11-2) Held up towards rear, headway on outside 8f out, switched right 2f out, went 2nd 1f out, no chance with winner, stayed on same pace, 2nd of 11, 9l behind Great Try (11-2) at Southwell 2m (4) std in Feb.
Maestro Royal 9-4 (11-0) Held up tracking leaders, went 2nd under pressure 2f out, no chance with winner, 2nd of 6, 11l behind Thomas Brown (11-0) at Newbury 2m NH flat (4) gs in Nov.
Scutsisland (IRE) 5-1 (11-9) Twrds rr of mid div, 8th 1/2way, eff to 5th 2out, prog up to 7l 4th apr straight, went 3rd last, ko to line but nvr a dngr, 2nd of 13, 15l behind Draycott Place (11-9) at Ballingarry 3m ire ptp in Nov.
The Grey Taylor (IRE) 11-2 (10-9) Led, ridden 2f out, headed 1f out, stayed on, no impression on winner final 100 yards, 2nd of 11, 1 1/4l behind Aiaam Al Namoos (10-9) at Doncaster 2m NH flat (6) gd.
Acertain Circus 25-1 (10-5) Tracked leaders on inside, pushed along and close up 3f out, weakened inside final furlong, 8th of 11, 10l behind Aiaam Al Namoos (10-9) at Doncaster 2m NH flat (6) gd.
Diego Suarez (FR) 9-2 (10-12) Tracked leaders in 4th and keen, weakened over 4f out, 6th of 8, 24l behind Hurricane Hollow (10-12) at Carlisle 1m 6f n h flat 3yo (5) sft in Oct.
Robin The Rich (IRE) 12-1 (10-12) Always towards rear, 10th of 13, 31l behind Lady Buttons (10-0) at Wetherby 1m 5f n h flat 3yo (6) gs in Dec.
Rock On Bollinski 8-1 (10-8) Mid-division, in touch 6f out, ridden to chase leaders over 2f out, kept on same pace, no impression, 5th of 11, 6l behind Relic Rock (11-4) at Wetherby 2m NH flat (6) hvy in Feb.
Rons Dream 1-4fav (10-7) Made all, clear 2f out, won in a canter, won at Fakenham 2m mrs N H flat (5) sft in Feb beating Inca Dove (11-3) by 22l, 5 ran.