Linroyale Boy steps up a grade off a 5lb higher mark having won over 1m4f here last time. He was an easy winner, however, and is not easily overlooked but STANDPOINT is just preferred. Conor Dore's charge scored over course and distance on his latest visit to this track in August last year and has dropped back to the same mark for the first time since. Multiple course winner Stanley Rigby still looks a shade high in the weights, but Xpress Maite has slipped down to a winning mark if reproducing his best.
Standpoint 28-1 (9-5) Mid-division, ridden and headway over 1f out, stayed on to go 3rd inside final furlong, nearest finish, 3rd of 10, 2l behind Ishikawa (9-7) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Mar.
Nibani (IRE) 16-1 (9-7) Tracked leaders, ridden halfway, weakened 4f out, soon behind, eased 3f out, tailed off, last of 7, well behind Blades Lad (8-13) at Southwell 1m 3f hcp 0-75 (5) fbs in Mar.
Stanley Rigby 9-1 (8-6) Pushed along early towards rear, weakened over 3f out, 5th of 6, 11l behind Jacobs Son (9-1) at Southwell 1m 4f hcp 0-75 (5) fbs in Mar.
Thereabouts (USA) 7-4 (9-5) Towards rear and pushed along, soon chased leaders in 3rd, one pace, 3rd of 8, 6l behind Royal Holiday (9-6) at Southwell 1m hcp 0-65 (6) fbs in Mar.
Xpres Maite 25-1 (8-12) Dwelt, pushed along to soon lead, headed over 3f out, soon outpaced, kept on final furlong, 3rd of 5, 2 3/4l behind Tornado Force (9-3) at Southwell 1m 4f clm stks (6) fbs in Mar.
Linroyale Boy (USA) 5-4fav (9-6) Tracked leaders in 3rd, headway over 2f out, soon led, kept on well to draw clear inside final furlong, won at Southwell 1m 4f hcp (0-55) (6) fbs in Mar beating Honest Strike (9-5) by 5l, 7 ran.
Sunny Bank 9-2 (9-1) Raced wide mid-division, ridden and outpaced over 2f out, 7th of 8, 7l behind Ensnare (9-7) at Lingfield 1m hcp (0-55) (6) pol in Mar.