Shotley Mac remains on a winning mark despite a penalty for last week's win at Beverley, but Talent Scout is 9lb higher than his latest win at Carlisle. Master Of Dance won a division of this last year and, along with Wiseman's Diamond, scored over C&D last month in testing conditions. BROCTUNE PAPA GIO was well beaten in soft ground over 7f here last time, but he should prove a different proposition back on a decent surface as he'd won three of his previous four starts and he gets the vote. Jupiter Fidius could make the frame once again.
Shotley Mac 9-1 (9-3) Made all, ridden over 1f out, soon clear, easily, won at Beverley 7f hcp 0-75 (5) gf beating Violent Velocity (8-11) by 2 1/4l, 14 ran.
Talent Scout (IRE) 9-1 (11-5) Led and soon clear, ridden and headed over 2f out, soon weakened, last of 16, 43l behind Invincible Hero (11-5) at Doncaster 1m stks 0-70 (5) gd.
Master Of Dance (IRE) 11-2 (9-10) Prominent on outer, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 7th of 10, 13l behind Botham (9-4) at Hamilton 1m 1f hcp 0-70 (5) sft.
Transmit (IRE) 10-1 (9-3) In touch, ridden over 2f out, not much room over 1f out, soon weakened, 9th of 13, 11l behind No Quarter (8-7) at Redcar 7f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Apr.
Wiseman's Diamond (USA) 16-1 (8-13) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 7th of 11, 4 1/2l behind Yensi (9-7) at Leicester 1m hcp 0-75 (5) gd.
Broctune Papa Gio 3-1fav (9-7) Chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, eased inside final furlong, 9th of 13, 13l behind Reason To Believe (9-4) at Newcastle 7f hcp 0-60 (6) sft.
Thrust Control (IRE) 40-1 (9-8) Tracked leaders, took keen hold, lost place 2f out, soon weakened, 13th of 16, 16l behind Adorable Choice (9-5) at Pontefract 1m hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Seldom (IRE) 22-1 (9-4) Mid-division, pushed along over 3f out, headway over 3f out, weakened inside final furlong, 11th of 16, 11l behind Adorable Choice (9-5) at Pontefract 1m hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Scottish Lake 6-1 (8-13) Prominent, ridden 2f out, kept on final furlong, 3rd of 12, 4 1/2l behind Ventura Sands (9-5) at Ayr 1m 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) sft.
Jupiter Fidius 7-1 (8-8) Held up behind, pushed along over 3f out, headway on outer 2f out, ridden over 1f out, went 3rd final furlong, kept on, 3rd of 9, 6l behind Brouhaha (9-7) at Haydock 1m 2f app hcp (5) gs.
Newport Arch 40-1 (9-4) Towards rear, never on terms, 10th of 14, 21l behind Thatcherite (9-4) at Thirsk 1m 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gd.
Xpres Maite 20-1 (8-5) Held up, effort on outer 3f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 11, 11l behind Yensi (9-7) at Leicester 1m hcp 0-75 (5) gd.
Tanforan 9-1 (9-4) Held up towards rear, some progress stands side over 2f out, soon hung left and no impression, 8th of 10, 11l behind Quite A Catch (9-4) at Chepstow 1m hcp 0-65 (6) gd.
Isheforreal (IRE) 25-1 (8-11) Towards rear, outpaced over 3f out, ridden 2f out, headway under pressure over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, nearest finish, 6th of 14, 3 1/2l behind Just The Tonic (8-13) at Musselburgh 1m hcp (4) gd.
Ten To The Dozen 66-1 (8-7) Chased leaders, outpaced when not much room and lost place over 2f out, soon behind, last of 9, 17l behind Broctune Papa Gio (9-0) at Redcar 7f all hcp 0-70 (5) gd.