Saborido appears to need further than this and the unexposed Beauchamp Xiara is feared more but CARR HALL has an obvious chance to supplement Chepstow gains. Tony Carroll has enjoyed an excellent few months under both codes and the handler looks set to enjoy more success with Carr Hall who has won two of his four starts since joining this handler. He's due to race from an 8lb higher mark in the future so, in theory, has a couple of pounds in hand here and looks worth following. Saborido developed into a consistent performer last term but only really came into his own over staying trips so looks opposable on his return and of more interest may be the unexposed pair of Beauchamp Xiara and Illuminative and support for either runner would be of interest. Oxford City finished a long way in front of Illuminative at Windsor and has live claims of getting involved on that form but ready preference is for Carr Hall.
Illuminative (USA) 12-1 (9-1) Always in rear, 10th of 14, 15l behind Aurorian (9-5) at Windsor 1m 4f hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Apr.
Bavarica 33-1 (8-3) Tracked leaders, ridden over 3f out, weakened 2f out, 9th of 10, 22l behind Aphrodisia (8-10) at Doncaster 1m 2f fll hcp (0-85) (4yo+) (4) gf in Apr.
Sgt Schultz (IRE) 9-2 (9-6) Held up mid-division, weakened well over 1f out, last of 8, 18l behind Woody Waller (9-1) at Pontefract 1m 4f app hcp (5) gd in Apr.
Saborido (USA) 15-8fav (9-4) Tracked leader, led over 2f out, in command final furlong, stayed on well, won at Bath 2m 1f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Oct beating Wightgold (8-2) by 2 3/4l, 5 ran.
Oxford City (IRE) 12-1 (8-10) Awkward start, went 2nd 7f out, ridden and hung right over 1f out, one pace final furlong, 3rd of 14, 5l behind Aurorian (9-5) at Windsor 1m 4f hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Apr.
Beauchamp Xiara 3-1fav (8-13) In touch, pushed along and struggling 3f out, last of 8, 27l behind Scene Two (9-0) at Goodwood 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gs in Oct.
Maslak (IRE) 12-1 (9-6) Tracked leader, led over 6f out, headed over 2f out, soon ridden, weakened final furlong, 7th of 8, 13l behind Houston Dynimo (9-1) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Feb.
Carr Hall (IRE) 5-2fav (8-12) Held up towards rear, steady headway on outside 3f out, led well over 1f out, driven and stayed on well to go clear final furlong, won at Chepstow 1m 4f hcp 0-65 (6) gd beating Amroth (8-2) by 4l, 12 ran.