Kheley may benefit from a step back up in trip after being placed over 5f twice here recently, while Meydan Style goes in the opposite direction having finished second on his last three starts over 7f. Tenancy and Itsthursdayalready remain in need of some respite from the handicapper so the vote goes to NOVAY ESSJAY. He bounced back to form with a win at Wolverhampton last month and is still on a lower mark than when landing a double at this track last year.
Itsthursdayalready 10-1 (9-2) Reared start and slowly away, raced wide towards rear, ridden 4f out, kept on from over 1f out, never near leaders, 4th of 9, 7l behind Jonnie Skull (8-11) at Southwell 7f hcp (0-55) (6) fbs in Apr.
Tenancy (IRE) 16-1 (9-5) Led until over 1f out, soon hard driven, kept on same pace, 3rd of 15, 1 1/2l behind Ingleby Star (9-7) at Newcastle 5f hcp 0-60 (6) gd in Apr.
Jamarjo (IRE) 16-1 (8-11) Chased leaders, ridden and weakened over 2f out, 8th of 9, 14l behind Batgirl (9-7) at Yarmouth 7f hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Apr.
Novay Essjay (IRE) 11-1 (10-4) Chased leaders, ridden inside final furlong, soon led, kept on under pressure, just held on, won at Wolverhampton 6f am hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Apr beating Lily Wood (9-12) by ns, 11 ran.
Kheley (IRE) 17-2 (8-8) Chased leaders, ridden halfway, stayed on to go 3rd near finish, 3rd of 11, 2 1/2l behind Spirit of Coniston (8-12) at Southwell 5f hcp (0-55) (6) fbs in Apr.
Call The Law (IRE) 7-1 (8-2) Prominent, led halfway, headed over 1f out, gradually faded, 6th of 12, 6l behind Timber Treasure (8-7) at Thirsk 6f all hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jul.
Meydan Style (USA) 10-3 (8-8) Close up, ridden to chase leader 3f out, stayed on to go 2nd inside final furlong, 2nd of 10, 2 1/4l behind Bold Diva (8-13) at Southwell 7f hcp (0-55) (6) fbs in Apr.
Commander Wish 40-1 (9-2) Always towards rear, 12th of 14, 7l behind Cane Cat (8-13) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-50 (7) pol in Mar.
Ronnie Howe 66-1 (8-12) Switched left soon after start, in rear, outpaced after 1f, last of 6, 9l behind Spic 'n Span (9-10) at Southwell 5f sell stks (6) fbs in Apr.
Mujahope 50-1 (8-8) Tracked leaders, ridden and weakened over 2f out, 11th of 12, 33l behind Dazakhee (9-2) at Southwell 1m hcp (0-55) (6) fbs in Apr.