This looks between the two recent winners. Le Chat D'Or is going the right way and got off the mark at Redcar last time, seemingly with a bit to spare. He's not easily overlooked despite a 5lb rise but NADEEN is just preferred. He scored over C&D last month and, given he won off an 11lb higher mark here last season, Mike Smith's charge gets the nod to follow up. Save The Bees takes a drop in class and it would be no surprise to see him in the mix but both Copperwood and Cyflymder have struggled off higher marks since landing doubles on the all-weather earlier this year.
Save The Bees 6-1 (8-11) Slowly into stride, in rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, kept on one pace, 5th of 12, 3 1/2l behind The Osteopath (9-6) at Thirsk 7f hcp 0-75 (5) sft in Apr.
Northern Fling 12-1 (9-4) Slowly into stride, in rear, effort over 2f out, weakened 1f out, 10th of 12, 18l behind The Osteopath (9-6) at Thirsk 7f hcp 0-75 (5) sft in Apr.
Hail Bold Chief (USA) 20-1 (8-7) Towards rear, weakened over 2f out, 14th of 16, 29l behind West End Lad (8-13) at Doncaster 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Mar.
Sabratha (IRE) 17-2 (9-0) Tracked leaders, weakened 2f out, last of 11, 19l behind Green Howard (9-7) at Redcar 7f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Nov.
Nadeen (IRE) 3-1fav (9-7) Awkwardly away, mid-division, headway on inside over 2f out, ridden to lead entering final furlong, stayed on well, won at Musselburgh 7f hcp 0-65 (6) gs in Apr beating Resplendent Alpha (8-6) by 1 1/4l, 10 ran.
Le Chat D'or 4-1fav (9-1) Tracked leaders, led over 1f out, soon ridden, kept on well, won at Redcar 7f hcp 0-70 (5) gs in Apr beating Broctune Papa Gio (8-12) by 1 1/4l, 12 ran.
Copperwood 17-2 (8-9) In rear, ridden over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, never able to challenge, 9th of 13, 10l behind Solar Spirit (9-6) at Catterick 7f hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Apr.
Strong Man 8-1 (8-8) Behind, outpaced 3f out, headway under pressure over 1f out, went 3rd inside final furlong, kept on, no impression, 3rd of 13, 3l behind Beckermet (9-3) at Catterick 7f hcp 0-75 (5) sft in Oct.
Cyflymder (IRE) 11-2 (9-7) Chased leaders, effort over 1f out, soon ridden to challenge, kept on same pace final furlong, 4th of 12, 2l behind Rise To Glory (8-7) at Newcastle 7f hcp 0-65 (6) sft in Apr.
Coax 9-1 (9-2) Led early, prominent, ridden 3f out, lost place when not much room over 1f out, soon weakened, 7th of 8, 10l behind Moral Issue (9-0) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hacp 0-70 (5) pol in Feb.
Muftarres (IRE) 11-1 (8-10) Held up in touch in mid-division, ridden over 2f out, stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 5th of 8, 3 1/2l behind Moral Issue (9-0) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hacp 0-70 (5) pol in Feb.
Mangham (IRE) 8-1 (9-7) Chased leaders, until lost action and pulled up quickly over 3f out, in a race won by Just The Tonic (8-13) at Musselburgh 1m hcp (4) gd in Sep, 14 ran.