Hometown Glory continued to improve on the all-weather over the winter and is perfectly at home on this surface. Showboating has also been running well of late without success and Pashan Garh returned to action with a decent second in soft going at Doncaster. The latter would prefer more cut in the ground and COMRADE BOND is preferred. Mark Tompkin's charge finished a close-up fourth in a higher grade handicap at Yarmouth last month and looks set to strike off his current mark. Red Seventy has yet to show any benefit for his tumble down the weights but Mutafaakir will be scoring soon on the evidence of his latest second at Doncaster. Recent Chepstow winner Dashwood has been raised 4lb and is upped in class today but Robert The Painter could be thereabouts though hasn't won since 2010.
Hurricane Lady (IRE) 20-1 (9-2) Held up, switched left over 2f out, soon ridden, never a factor, 11th of 18, 11l behind Rockalong (9-6) at Ascot 1m hcp 0-85 (4) gd.
Boom To Bust (IRE) 16-1 (9-4) Raced wide in touch, ridden halfway, weakened 3f out, 8th of 9, 43l behind Dubai Hills (9-4) at Southwell 1m hcp 0-85 (4) fbs in Mar.
Hometown Glory 6-1 (9-7) Held up in touch, ridden over 2f out, not much room inside final furlong, kept on same pace, 5th of 7, 2 3/4l behind Lowther (8-12) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Jan.
Comrade Bond 28-1 (8-4) Pressed winner, ridden over 2f out, lost 2nd inside final furlong, stayed on one pace final 100 yards, 4th of 11, 2 3/4l behind Fast Finian (8-12) at Yarmouth 7f hcp 0-95 (3) gf in Apr.
Greensward 10-1 (9-5) In rear, ridden 3f out, no impression, last of 8, 19l behind Music In The Rain (9-1) at Leicester 7f hcp 0-85 (4) gs in Apr.
Pashan Garh 8-1 (8-11) Tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, effort to press winner inside final furlong, not quicken near finish, 2nd of 12, 3/4l behind Personal Touch (9-0) at Doncaster 7f hcp 0-85 (4) sft in Mar.
Showboating (IRE) 9-1 (9-6) Held up in rear, ridden and effort over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, never nearer, 4th of 10, 2 3/4l behind Mont Ras (10-0) at Redcar 7f hcp 0-85 (4) gf.
Chiswick Bey (IRE) 33-1 (9-2) Mid-division, lost place over 2f out, last of 12, 19l behind Seeking Magic (9-6) at Leicester 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Apr.
Tevez 25-1 (9-4) Always in rear, last of 8, 7l behind Chookie Royale (9-7) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Mar.
Tartan Trip 13-2 (11-2) Chased leaders, ridden and weakened over 2f out, soon eased, tailed off, 11th of 12, well behind Silken Thoughts (11-1) at Sandown 1m hcp 0-80 (4) hvy in Apr '12.
Poisson d'Or 25-1 (8-13) Mid-division, headway 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 9th of 18, 10l behind Rockalong (9-6) at Ascot 1m hcp 0-85 (4) gd.
Red Seventy 16-1 (11-2) Chased leader, led over 2f out, ridden and headed well over 1f out, chased leader until over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 12, 5l behind Carazam (10-9) at Sandown 1m hcp 0-80 (4) gs in Apr.
Sea Soldier (IRE) 12-1 (9-6) Slowly into stride, held up, never on terms, 8th of 10, 14l behind Dr Red Eye (9-3) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-80 (4) pol in Apr.
Robert The Painter (IRE) 3-1fav (8-11) Mid-division, headway halfway, weakened well over 1f out, 11th of 13, 14l behind Yojimbo (8-12) at Doncaster 1m app hcp 0-85 (4) sft in Oct.
Albaqaa 12-1 (9-5) Held up, always in rear, 11th of 12, 5l behind Finesse (9-5) at Warwick 7f hcp 0-75 (5) gf.
Greyfriarschorista 10-1 (10-1) Chased leader, ridden to lead well inside final furlong, headed near finish, 2nd of 11, nk behind Space War (9-7) at Lingfield 7f ladies hcap (5) gd.
Dashwood 7-1 (9-2) Held up, headway over 3f out, led over 1f out, ridden and ran on well inside final furlong, won at Chepstow 7f hcp 0-75 (5) gd beating Fred Willetts (9-0) by 2l, 7 ran.
Mutafaakir (IRE) 9-2 (9-4) Close up, effort to join winner over 1f out, every chance until not quicken near finish, 2nd of 13, 1l behind Bang Tidy (8-10) at Doncaster 7f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Apr.
The Strig 4-1 (9-4) In touch in rear, ridden 2f out, kept on towards finish, never dangerous, 4th of 6, 1 3/4l behind Billy Red (9-4) at Lingfield 5f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Mar.
Diplomatic (IRE) 16-1 (8-11) Close up, pushed along 3f out, ridden and kept on one pace final furlong, 5th of 7, 6l behind Azrael (9-5) at Yarmouth 1m hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Apr.