Alluring Star was third over course and distance back on Turf last month and scored at Beverley before only finding Eutropius too good off her new mark at Pontefract. She's clearly in good form and, with Matt Hopkins taking off 7lb again, must be thereabouts. DRIVE HOME caught the eye on his reappearance in an apprentices' handicap at Catterick two weeks ago, however, and Noel Wilson's gelding can open his account for the season here as that run should have blown away any cobwebs. Rawaafed kept on from the rear when fourth at Doncaster last time and has decent place prospects today.
Mcmonagle (IRE) 18-1 (9-7) Prominent, hard ridden to challenge over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 8th of 13, 8l behind Royal Holiday (8-12) at Southwell 1m hcp 0-70 (5) fbs in Nov.
Rawaafed (IRE) 25-1 (9-0) Towards rear, headway 2f out, ridden and stayed on towards finish, 4th of 13, 2l behind Bang Tidy (8-10) at Doncaster 7f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Apr.
Alluring Star 3-1fav (8-4) Led, ridden over 1f out, headed final furlong, kept on, 2nd of 10, 1 1/4l behind Eutropius (9-3) at Pontefract 1m hcp 0-75 (5) gf.
Dolly Diva 10-1 (9-13) Broke well, soon tracking leaders, ridden and weakened 2f out, 7th of 8, 43l behind Lady Artiste (8-12) at Newcastle 1m fll mdn stks (5) gs in Apr.
Prince James 12-1 (9-1) Led early, prominent, ridden 3f out, edged right 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 10th of 15, 9l behind Thrust Control (8-12) at Catterick 7f app hcp (6) gf in Apr.
Drive Home (USA) 8-1 (9-2) Prominent, ridden over 2f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong, 4th of 15, 3 1/2l behind Thrust Control (8-12) at Catterick 7f app hcp (6) gf in Apr.
Never Forever 20-1 (9-3) Dwelt, in rear, soon pushed along, headway entering final furlong, never on terms, 8th of 13, 6l behind Hello Stranger (9-3) at Newcastle 5f mdn stks (5) gd in Sep.
Garzoni 11-1 (10-3) Raced wide in touch 7f, tailed off, virtually pulled up, last of 16, well behind Yeomanoftheguard (10-4) at Doncaster 1m 4f am hcp (0-70) (4yo+) (5) sft in Mar.
No Quarter (IRE) 8-1 (8-9) Tracked leaders, ridden and edged right 2f out, soon beaten, 14th of 15, 12l behind Thrust Control (8-12) at Catterick 7f app hcp (6) gf in Apr.
Lady Sledmere (IRE) 14-1 (9-4) Held up towards rear, pushed along 4f out, headway on inner over 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 7th of 9, 13l behind Good Speech (8-9) at Redcar 1m 2f fll hcp (5) gf in Apr.
Hab Reeh 16-1 (8-12) Mid-division on outside, ridden and no impression final 2f, 11th of 15, 9l behind Thrust Control (8-12) at Catterick 7f app hcp (6) gf in Apr.
Turned To Gold (IRE) 33-1 (9-3) Mid-division, ridden and weakened over 2f out, 11th of 12, 43l behind Titus Bolt (9-0) at Newcastle 1m 2f hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Apr.
Monel 20-1 (8-12) Behind, headway over 1f out, never nearer, 9th of 12, 4l behind Weetentherty (8-9) at Musselburgh 5f hcp 0-60 (6) sft in Oct.