Longshadow went close behind New Youmzain at Pontefract last time. The latter is trained by Mick Appleby so he should have a good line on the chances of Adili. The latter is up 4lb for winning at Southwell while Honest Strike has done all his winning so far on the all-weather, though has had only a handful of starts on Turf. Cowslip and Madam Lilibet were both well beaten at Pontefract recently and the latter would prefer some cut in the ground while Golden Future will find this tougher than the amateurs' race he won at Musselburgh last August. MY DESTINATION ran well in better company at Catterick last time and went very close off today's mark at Thirsk last season - he gets the vote to finally come good.
My Destination (IRE) 16-1 (8-6) In rear, ridden and headway over 2f out, kept on inside final furlong, 3rd of 11, 1 1/2l behind Naburn (9-4) at Catterick 1m 6f hcp 0-75 (5) sft.
Jan Smuts (IRE) 9-1 (9-2) Held up towards rear, pushed along over 5f out, never dangerous, 7th of 11, 11l behind Naburn (9-4) at Catterick 1m 6f hcp 0-75 (5) sft.
Teenage Dream (IRE) 20-1 (8-12) Soon led and set steady pace, ridden and headed over 2f out, hung right from over 1f out, kept on same pace, 3rd of 4, 8l behind Kingscombe (9-7) at Southwell 1m 6f hcp 0-75 (5) fbs in Mar.
Madam Lilibet (IRE) 10-1 (9-3) Held up towards rear, in rear and struggling 7f out, some headway on inside over 1f out, never on terms, 6th of 11, 16l behind Suprise Vendor (8-6) at Pontefract 2m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) sft.
Miss Macnamara (IRE) 14-1 (8-8) Tracked leaders, led over 3f out to over 2f out, soon ridden and weakened, 12th of 14, 12l behind Medieval Bishop (8-4) at Newcastle 1m 6f hcp 0-75 (5) gs in Aug.
Golden Future 9-1 (8-7) Mid-division, brief effort over 3f out, no impression, well beaten over 1f out, 8th of 9, 23l behind Tetbury (10-0) at Beverley 1m 4f hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Aug.
Petella 14-1 (8-13) Ran in snatches towards rear, never involved, 9th of 10, 19l behind Bin Singspiel (9-0) at Newcastle 2m hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Oct.
Honest Strike (USA) 5-4fav (9-7) Close up in 4th, headway on outer to challenge over 2f out, soon pressed winner, edged right over 1f out, kept on same pace, 2nd of 4, 3 1/2l behind Newtown Cross (8-4) at Lingfield 2m hacp 0-70 (5) pol.
Adili (IRE) 5-4fav (9-7) Close up, went 2nd over 4f out, ridden over 3f out, switched left 2f out, led entering final furlong, ridden and ran on, won at Southwell 1m 6f hcp (0-55) (6) fbs beating Aureate (8-9) by 3/4l, 6 ran.
Cowslip 20-1 (8-10) Held up towards rear, some headway on outside over 5f out, pushed along in chasing group over 3f out, weakened well over 2f out, 9th of 11, 31l behind Suprise Vendor (8-6) at Pontefract 2m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) sft.
Longshadow 33-1 (8-0) Tracked leaders in 3rd, went 2nd over 12f out, ridden to challenge over 2f out, led narrowly inside final furlong, headed close home, 2nd of 10, nk behind New Youmzain (9-12) at Pontefract 2m 6f hcp 0-75 (5) gd.
Authentication 5-1 (9-5) Tracked leaders, ridden over 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 5th of 7, 24l behind Lacey (9-0) at Wolverhampton 1m 6f hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Dec.
Transfer 16-1 (8-7) Prominent, pushed along over 3f out, lost place over 1f out, 7th of 10, 10l behind Be My Rock (9-7) at Leicester 1m 2f app hcp (6) gf in Sep.
Summerlea (IRE) 13-2 (10-12) Held up in mid-division, ridden 3f out, weakened over 2f out, 7th of 12, 8l behind Fair Breeze (10-10) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f am hcp 0-52 (6) pol in Feb.
Dubara Reef (IRE) 50-1 (8-13) Set steady pace, pushed along over 4f out, headed over 3f out, weakened over 2f out, last of 8, 23l behind Sir Frank Morgan (8-5) at Wolverhampton 2m hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Mar.