It could be three out of three for McCain and Maguire if VALLEYOFMILAN runs up to his best form. He was a little below that at Perth last month and Bowie could be poised to take advantage if he falls short again as Nick Kent's charge was quite highly tried at Ascot last month. Lord Luso has twice finished second here and should go well while Trust Thomas is steadily finding his feet and has place claims again, along with Kilcaskin Star.
Bowie (IRE) 33-1 (11-0) Led until ridden and headed well before 2 out, weakened well before last, 7th of 15, 17l behind Forresters Folly (11-0) at Ascot 2m 3f mdn hdl (4) gd in Apr.
Bunty Boy 8-1 (12-0) Ur start, in a race won by Leney Cottage (12-0) at College Valley & North Northumbe 3m ptp sft in Mar, 9 ran.
Exit To Freedom 80-1 (10-7) Tracked leaders, challenged before 7th, led after 4 out, headed before next, no extra 2 out, tailed off, 5th of 14, 44l behind Silver Eagle (11-0) at Wetherby 2m 6f mdn hdl (5) gd in Apr.
Hobsons Bay (IRE) 4-1 (10-12) Led and jumped left throughout, reminder after 3rd, hung left passing stable bend before 4th and headed briefly, ridden and headed before 2 out, weakened before last, 3rd of 9, 28l behind Goodwood Starlight (10-12) at Sedgefield 2m 1f nh nov hdl (4) gf in May '11.
Kilcaskin Star (IRE) 12-1 (10-7) Held up in rear, headway after 8th, not fluent 3 out, no extra from next, 4th of 14, 34l behind Silver Eagle (11-0) at Wetherby 2m 6f mdn hdl (5) gd in Apr.
Lord Luso (IRE) 5-2fav (11-12) Led, clear until mistake and unseated rider 5th, in a race won by Thornton Alice (11-4) at Southwell 3m hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gd, 6 ran.
Potts Bridge (IRE) 33-1 (10-0) Tracked leaders, ridden from 4 out, weakened from next, last of 13, well behind Wicklow Lad (11-4) at Naas 2m 3f hcp hdl 80-109 sft in Mar.
Trust Thomas 14-1 (11-1) Mid-division, in touch 5th, headway 4 out, chased winner before next, ridden 2 out, kept on same pace, no impression when lost 2nd flat, 3rd of 13, 8l behind Wolf Shield (11-7) at Newcastle 2m 6f nov hcp 0-115 (4) gs in Apr.
Valleyofmilan (IRE) 11-10 (11-0) Tracked leaders, ridden before 3 out, every chance 2 out, kept on from last, always held, 2nd of 8, 4l behind Standintheband (11-0) at Perth 2m 4f mdn hdl (4) gs in Apr.