Mohawk Ridge won over course and distance last month and is only 5lb higher but today's quicker ground is a major worry. Bright Applause won at Catterick on his reappearance and Mr Snoozy was second over 1m2f here on his return to action and stays the extra. But we're going to stick with NABURN, who appears to have improved over the winter judged on his victory over this track and trip a little under two weeks ago. Silver Tigress is starting to edge towards a decent mark but Looks Like Rain is a stayer who'll be seen to better effect when sent back over 2m.
Patavium (IRE) 22-1 (9-0) Held up towards rear, headway over 1f out, one pace, 7th of 11, 9l behind O Ma Lad (9-7) at Catterick 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Apr.
Mohawk Ridge 25-1 (8-13) Made all, hard ridden over 1f out, kept on well under pressure, won at Newcastle 1m 4f hcp 0-75 (5) gs in Apr beating Roc De Prince (8-13) by 2 1/2l, 11 ran.
Bright Applause 7-2 (9-3) In touch, headway over 2f out, soon ridden to challenge, every chance inside final furlong, stayed on strongly to lead close home, won at Catterick 1m 4f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Apr beating Eijaaz (8-5) by 1/2l, 14 ran.
Mr Snoozy 12-1 (9-6) Chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, kept on inside final furlong, 2nd of 12, 3l behind Titus Bolt (9-0) at Newcastle 1m 2f hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Apr.
Naburn 7-2 (9-6) Tracked leaders in 4th, ridden 2f out, led entering final furlong, kept, won at Newcastle 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) gf in Apr beating Al Furat (9-5) by 1 1/2l, 13 ran.
Yeomanoftheguard 10-1 (8-7) Held up mid-division, ridden over 1f out, soon lost place, last of 7, 9l behind Honest Deal (9-7) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-80 (4) pol in Apr.
Light The City (IRE) 20-1 (8-11) Chased leaders, lost place over 2f out, 8th of 11, 20l behind Mohawk Ridge (8-13) at Newcastle 1m 4f hcp 0-75 (5) gs in Apr.
Looks Like Rain 11-1 (9-11) Held up in touch, ridden over 3f out, stayed on towards finish, 4th of 9, 1 1/4l behind Good Speech (8-9) at Redcar 1m 2f fll hcp (5) gf in Apr.
Silver Tigress 33-1 (8-12) Held up in rear, headway over 3f out, never on terms, 8th of 14, 9l behind Bright Applause (9-3) at Catterick 1m 4f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Apr.
Falcun 9-2 (9-8) Very slowly away, in rear, pushed along halfway, soon struggling, last of 7, 38l behind Geanie Mac (8-2) at Catterick 2m sell stks (6) gf in Aug.