Prolific on the Polytrack, Ishikawa took advantage of a lower mark on this surface to make all at Ascot last week. But similar tactics here could play into the hands of NO DOMINION. The latter wasn't beaten far behind the progressive Manchestar at Redcar on his comeback and looks up to scoring off his current mark on that evidence. Knight Owl included a win over track and trip when ending last year with a double and will have come on for last month's reappearance but the Polytrack winners Cape Samba and Self Employed are upped in class for this. So is the veteran Docofthebay, who showed signs of a resurgence at Haydock last time, and is preferred to Save The Bees.
Ishikawa (IRE) 15-2 (8-4) Made all, set steady pace until quickened 3 lengths clear over 3f out, stayed on strongly, won at Ascot 1m hcp 0-85 (4) sft in Apr beating Russian Realm (9-7) by 1 1/2l, 12 ran.
No Dominion (IRE) 14-1 (9-6) Behind, ridden and headway over 1f out, stayed on under pressure inside final furlong, went 4th towards finish, never reached leaders, 4th of 18, 1 3/4l behind Manchestar (9-5) at Redcar 1m hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Apr.
Knight Owl 7-2fav (9-1) In touch, headway over 2f out, ridden to chase winner over 1f out, kept on one pace, 3rd of 16, 6l behind Kiwi Bay (8-3) at Redcar 1m hcp 0-85 (4) gs in Apr.
Save The Bees 20-1 (8-11) Always towards rear, 12th of 16, 13l behind Kiwi Bay (8-3) at Redcar 1m hcp 0-85 (4) gs in Apr.
Cape Samba 3-1fav (9-3) Tracked leader, ridden over 2f out, led over 1f out, held on well, won at Kempton 1m hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Oct beating Bowstar (9-2) by nk, 14 ran.
Self Employed 5-2fav (9-7) In touch,headway to lead entering final furlong, ran on, won at Kempton 1m hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Feb beating Spirit Of Gondree (9-2) by 1 1/2l, 10 ran.
Docofthebay (IRE) 9-1 (9-0) Held up in 5th, headway over 2f out, ridden chasing leaders inside final 2f, stayed on to 2nd under pressure inside final furlong, no chance with winner, 2nd of 9, 1 1/4l behind Cravat (9-2) at Haydock 1m hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Apr.