Boonga Roogeta began her winning run in October in a Leicester seller and has now won half of her 14 starts. She's taking on better company here but can't be ruled out while Rye House is certain to attract support having had a very light campaign last year and catching the eye of many pundits. Licence To Till may do better back on this quicker ground but it's WHISPERING WARRIOR who is handed the vote. David Simcock's charge improved dramatically over the winter landing a hat-trick in very easy style on Polytrack. He's been given a break in preparation for a Turf campaign and looks on a very lenient mark. Basseterre won three times last year including over a mile here and looks set for another good season in this sort of company.
Dance And Dance (IRE) 25-1 (9-7) Held up and always in rear, never involved, 24th of 25, 38l behind Haaf A Sixpence (8-3) at Newbury 1m hcp 0-105 (2) gs in Apr.
Proud Chieftain 66-1 (8-12) Held up towards rear, pushed along over 2f out, faded over 1f out, 5th of 6, 8l behind Mull Of Killough (9-1) at Newmarket 1m 1f Grp 3 (1) gf in Apr.
Memory Cloth 33-1 (8-13) Held up rear of mid-division, ridden 2f out, headway over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, never going pace to to threaten, 7th of 25, 5l behind Haaf A Sixpence (8-3) at Newbury 1m hcp 0-105 (2) gs in Apr.
Benzanno (IRE) 7-2fav (9-0) Took keen hold, tracked leading pair until ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 13, 5l behind Maverik (9-0) at Nottingham 1m hcp 0-95 (3) gd in Apr.
Rye House (IRE) 6-5fav (9-2) Held up in touch, headway on outer 4f out, led 3f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on and headed towards finish, 2nd of 6, hd behind Rule Book (9-3) at Salisbury 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-95 (3) gd in Jun.
Basseterre (IRE) 9-2 (8-9) Held up in touch, ridden over 2f out, improved over 1f out, every chance inside final furlong, not pace of winner, 2nd of 14, 3/4l behind Santefisio (8-12) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-95 (3) pol in Nov.
Boonga Roogeta 9-2 (9-0) Chased leader and clear of field, led 3f out, 4 lengths ahead over 1f out, pushed along and held on well, won at Doncaster 1m 2f fll hcp (0-85) (4yo+) (4) gf in Apr beating Opera Box (9-3) by 1/2l, 6 ran.
Icebuster 7-2 (9-7) Towards rear, headway entering final 2f, ridden and stayed on to lead post, won at Haydock 1m 2f hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Apr beating Tres Coronas (9-5) by hd, 12 ran.
Licence To Till (USA) 13-2 (8-10) Chased leading pair until 2f out, soon ridden, stayed on same pace over 1f out, 5th of 12, 7l behind Lady Loch (8-5) at Pontefract 1m 2f hcp 0-105 (2) gs in Apr.
Ocean Tempest 16-1 (9-5) Led, ridden and headed over 2f out, kept on one pace, 5th of 18, 4l behind Educate (9-8) at Doncaster 1m hcp (2) sft in Mar.
Danchai 9-2 (8-12) In touch in 5th, headway on outside to track leaders 3f out, challenged and every chance 2f out, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 10, 7l behind Nicholascopernicus (8-13) at Goodwood 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-95 (3) sft in Oct.
Whispering Warrior (IRE) 2-5fav (9-7) Tracked leaders, quickened to lead approaching final furlong, ran on, comfortably, won at Lingfield 1m hacp 0-70 (5) pol in Jan beating Storm Runner (9-9) by 2l, 5 ran.
Patriotic (IRE) 12-1 (8-5) In rear, headway on outer from over 1f out, chased winner inside final furlong, edged right and lost 2nd near finish, 3rd of 16, 3l behind Beaumont's Party (9-7) at Doncaster 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Apr.