Nashville's close second to Moidore on soft ground here last month was a good effort but he could have done without a 3lb rise though he didn't run badly in a better race at Musselburgh subsequently when Entihaa was behind. RAYADOUR and Rumble Of Thunder fought a duel at Ripon three weeks ago with the former just hanging on. Both had been in excellent form over timber during the winter and it looks like a 1-2 again with the former taken to confirm the positions.
Entihaa 7-2fav (9-9) Pushed along to chase leaders, ridden over 3f out, no extra final furlong, 6th of 11, 9l behind Caledonia (8-2) at Musselburgh 2m hcp 0-85 (4) sft.
Nashville (IRE) 13-2 (9-6) Held up mid-division, ridden over 3f out, kept on, 3rd of 11, 5l behind Caledonia (8-2) at Musselburgh 2m hcp 0-85 (4) sft.
Crackentorp 12-1 (10-3) Tracked leaders on outside, took keen hold, outpaced 3f out, well beaten final 2f, 8th of 10, 27l behind Pearl Castle (10-13) at York 1m 4f ladys hcp 0-95 (3) gd.
Ultimate 25-1 (10-2) Soon led, headed 4f out, beaten after, well held over 2f out, last of 10, 30l behind Pearl Castle (10-13) at York 1m 4f ladys hcp 0-95 (3) gd.
Rumble Of Thunder (IRE) 4-5fav (9-8) Raced wide, tracked leader, went 2nd halfway, ridden to press winner from over 2f out, driven inside final furlong, not quicken, 2nd of 5, nk behind Rayadour (9-2) at Ripon 2m hcp 0-75 (5) hvy.
Knightly Escapade 14-1 (8-12) Dwelt, in rear, effort over 2f out, never dangerous, 7th of 9, 36l behind Perfect Heart (9-12) at Doncaster 2m hcp 0-85 (4) sft in Apr.
Rayadour (IRE) 6-1 (9-2) Tracked leader, led over 10f out, ridden over 2f out, ran on, gamely, won at Ripon 2m hcp 0-75 (5) hvy beating Rumble Of Thunder (9-8) by nk, 5 ran.