Last year's winner, Dubai Dynamo, has gone off the boil since beating Osteopathic Remedy and Ardmay at Thirsk last month and this is much tougher than the race Frontier Fighter won at Pontefract on his penultimate start. Beacon Lodge has leading claims on his best form but it's becoming increasingly difficult to predict when he'll produce it while Hi There couldn't cope with a 9lb rise at Haydock last time and has so far proved best over 7f. HIT THE JACKPOT has yet to show his best for David O'Meara but ran well for a long way over 1m2f on his latest start and this drop back in trip may well see him get his head back in front.
Beacon Lodge (IRE) 50-1 (9-4) Dwelt, always in rear, 13th of 15, 18l behind Navajo Chief (9-1) at York 1m listed hcp 0-110 (1) gs.
Osteopathic Remedy (IRE) 25-1 (8-6) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, kept on same pace, 6th of 15, 5l behind Norse Blues (8-8) at Thirsk 1m hcp 0-100 (2) gf.
Frontier Fighter 7-5fav (9-13) Chased leaders, led over 2f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, one pace, 2nd of 9, 3 1/2l behind Next Edition (8-6) at Musselburgh 1m 1f hcp 0-85 (4) sft.
Memory Cloth 10-1 (9-3) In touch, ridden halfway, weakened over 2f out, tailed off, last of 12, 30l behind Boonga Roogeta (8-5) at Newmarket 1m 1f hcp (2) gf.
Hit The Jackpot (IRE) 13-2 (9-3) Led, ridden and headed well over 1f out, chased winner until over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 7th of 12, 9l behind Lady Loch (8-5) at Pontefract 1m 2f hcp 0-105 (2) gs in Apr.
Dubai Dynamo 16-1 (8-13) Held up in rear, ridden over 2f out, some late headway, never in contention, 6th of 10, 9l behind Captain Bertie (8-12) at Chester 1m hcp 0-105 (2) gs.
Hi There (IRE) 7-2fav (8-7) Dwelt in rear, ridden 2f out, never near leaders, 7th of 11, 5l behind Tartiflette (8-7) at Haydock 7f hcp 0-105 (2) gf in Apr.
Ardmay (IRE) 8-1 (9-1) Tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, weakened final furlong, 11th of 14, 7l behind Dubai Dynamo (9-1) at Thirsk 7f hcp 0-95 (3) gd in Apr.