Most of these are better on the all-weather, including HAVING A BALL but he is worth a shot at the likely odds; Marjury Daw and Crystal Feather are others to bear in mind, while support for the lightly raced Horsley Warrior would also be noteworthy. The last named - a one-time Derby entry - is still unexposed and, having created a favourable impression on his reappearance at Southwell last month, he could easily improve for the switch back to turf. David Kenny takes 7lb off with his claim and, on these terms, the son of Alhaarth cannot be confidently ruled out. Crystal Feather is very capable at this level and the drop in trip shouldn't be too much of a problem. However, her best efforts have certainly taken place on artificial surfaces, so she does have a bit to prove on the ground. Marjury Daw landed a weak maiden at Wolverhampton in mid-March but was subsequently held off a 6lb higher mark a few days later. This is her first outing on turf for quite some time and she now looks vulnerable off a rating of 62. Therefore, with all things considered Having A Ball is no forlorn hope in a race of this nature. The gelding has a fair record from just eight outings on grass and, as he knows what it takes to stay there when he has forced his head in front, Having A Ball appeals as a sporting option in a wide-open contest.
Mohawk Ridge 11-2fav (9-4) Held up in touch, one pace from over 2f out, 8th of 13, 10l behind Nevada Desert (9-10) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Oct.
Horsley Warrior 10-1 (8-10) Held up, ridden 3f out, no impression, 5th of 7, 4l behind Border Owl (8-6) at Southwell 1m app hcp 0-75 (5) fbs in Mar.
Tanforan 33-1 (8-6) Dwelt, in rear, never near leaders, 6th of 12, 11l behind White Deer (9-3) at Redcar 1m clm stks (4) gf in Sep.
Very Well Red 16-1 (9-0) Led 1f, tracked leaders, ridden over 3f out, weakened 2f out, 11th of 13, 21l behind Pendragon (9-6) at Southwell 1m hcp 0-60 (6) fbs in Mar.
Starlight Gazer 18-1 (9-4) Held up mid-division, headway over 3f out, soon no impression, 5th of 8, 13l behind General Tufto (8-13) at Southwell 1m hcp (0-65) (6) fbs in Dec.
Crystal Feather 16-1 (10-1) Keen, soon tracked leader, ledover 2f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, kept on, 5th of 17, 7l behind Blue Spinnaker (10-2) at Doncaster 1m 2f am hcp (0-70) (4yo+) (5) gs in Mar.
Catchmeifyoucan (FR) 20-1 (9-2) Mid-division, pushed along 4f out, soon lost place, tailed off and eased final furlong, 12th of 16, 36l behind Aine's Delight (8-6) at Windsor 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) gd in Oct.
Marjury Daw (IRE) 6-1 (9-4) Tracked leader, headway over 1f out, no impression, 2nd of 10, 2l behind Musashi (9-1) at Kempton 1m 2f hcp 0-60 (6) std in Mar.
Esteem Lord 16-1 (8-6) Chased leaders, pushed along over 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 11th of 13, 17l behind Striding Edge (9-4) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Mar.
Kaballero (GER) 33-1 (9-4) Tracked leaders, ridden 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 8th of 13, 11l behind Pendragon (9-6) at Southwell 1m hcp 0-60 (6) fbs in Mar.
Having A Ball 16-1 (8-9) Towards rear, headway over 2f out, led over 1f out, kept on, headed towards finish, 2nd of 13, 1/2l behind Striding Edge (9-4) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Mar.
Admirals Way 40-1 (8-12) With leader until ridden and weakened over 2f out, 12th of 13, 25l behind Copper King (9-2) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-50 (7) pol in Feb.
Saving Grace 25-1 (9-1) Led, ridden and headed over 1f out, stayed on same pace, no chance with winner, 2nd of 12, 4l behind Sworn Tigress (9-5) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-50 (7) pol in Mar.
Iron Man of Mersey (FR) 11-1 (8-6) Led, headed over 2f out, weakened approaching final furlong, 11th of 12, 6l behind Athboy Auction (8-1) at Lingfield 1m app hcp (0-55) (6) pol in Mar.