A quartet of last time out winners to consider but CLAYTON made the biggest impression. He won by nine lengths at Southwell on his racecourse debut in March without breaking sweat and Kevin Ryan's charge is hard to ignore. He returned a much faster time for his victory than Silver Blaze, who scored over the same C&D to win his maiden last month, while Prussian's win at Kempton earlier in the year hasn't worked out well although she did score by nearly four lengths. Border Revia takes a big step up in trip having opened his account over 6f at Ripon in September and Imtithal keeps finding at least one too good.
Clayton Evensfav (8-10) Tracked leader, led over 2f out, shaken up over 1f out, soon clear, eased inside final furlong, won at Southwell 1m mdn auc stks (6) fbs in Mar beating Frosty Friday (9-7) by 9l, 7 ran.
Silver Blaze 6-4 (8-6) Tracked leader, led over 1f out, shaken up inside final furlong, asserted near finish, won at Southwell 1m mdn auc stks (6) fbs in Apr beating Gunner Will (8-8) by 2 3/4l, 5 ran.
Sound Advice 16-1 (9-2) Went right start, took keen hold, in touch, weakened over 1f out, last of 8, 13l behind Main Sequence (9-6) at Newmarket 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-95 (3) gs in Apr.
Prussian 1-5fav (8-3) Tracked leader, driven to lead just over 1f out, soon clear, readily, won at Kempton 1m mdn auc stks (5) pol in Jan beating Miss Astragal (8-0) by 4l, 4 ran.
Border Revia (IRE) 15-2 (9-3) Tracked leaders, driven over 2f out, ridden to chase leader over 1f out, led inside final furlong, stayed on towards finish, won at Ripon 6f 2yo mdn (5) gd in Sep beating Dark Don (9-3) by 1 1/2l, 8 ran.
Satanic Beat (IRE) 7-1 (8-9) Pressed leader, led after 1f until over 5f oput, led again 3f out, ridden and headed over 2f out, chased leader until over 1f out, stayed on same pace final furlong, 3rd of 12, 4l behind Hajras (8-8) at Ripon 1m 3yo hcp 0-95 (3) sft in Apr.
Act Your Shoe Size 25-1 (9-5) Led early, tracked leaders, ridden over 1f out, no extra, 4th of 11, 9l behind Sparkling Portrait (9-6) at Beverley 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) sft in Apr.
Imtithal (IRE) 11-2 (8-4) Took keen hold, tracked leaders, went 2nd inside final 2f, led over 1f out, ridden and headed inside final furlong, stayed on same pace, 2nd of 10, 2 1/4l behind Estedaama (8-4) at Folkestone 1m 2f mdn stks (5) gf in Apr.