Thereabouts went close to losing his maiden tag over track and trip last time when Xpres Maite finished a well-beaten third. He should be in the mix again but Goldmadchen has disappointed since beating Day Of Destiny here in January. The Ducking Stool and Evergreen Forest lack experience of the track but Dancing Paddy handles the surface and should go well on his return to action. Multiple course winner KINGAROO can include this race last year in his list of victories and. now back on a winning mark, he's fancied to reverse earlier running with Goldmadchen and land this.
Day of Destiny (IRE) 7-2 (9-12) Tracked leaders, went 2nd over 3f out, led over 2f out, headed 2f out, no extra inside final furlong, 4th of 9, 6l behind Zaplamation (9-7) at Redcar 2m hcp 0-65 (6) gs.
Thereabouts (USA) 7-2 (9-0) Tracked leaders, ridden to lead entering final 3f, challenged from over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, kept on, 2nd of 7, 3/4l behind Linroyale Boy (8-10) at Southwell 1m 3f hacp 0-70 (5) fbs.
The Ducking Stool 8-1 (8-7) Tracked leaders, led 3f out, ridden and joined inside final furlong, ran on gamely, won at Yarmouth 1m 2f hcp 0-70 (5) gd beating Brown Pete (9-7) by hd, 10 ran.
Satwa Laird 14-1 (9-7) Raced wide in touch, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 12, 10l behind Teen Ager (9-0) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-65 (6) pol.
Evergreen Forest (IRE) 11-2 (9-2) Chased leaders, lost place 2f out, 7th of 8, 14l behind Tidy Affair (9-4) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Mar.
Goldmadchen (GER) 13-2 (10-10) Tracked leader, led over 4f out, ridden and headed 2f out, no extra and lost 2nd place inside final furlong, 3rd of 10, 7l behind Maslak (10-3) at Southwell 1m 6f am hcp 0-65 (6) fbs in Mar.
Xpres Maite 11-1 (8-8) Slow into stride, headway on outer to lead 8f out, ridden and headed 4f out, slightly outpaced over 2f out, rallied to go 3rd approaching final furlong, kept on, 3rd of 7, 6l behind Linroyale Boy (8-10) at Southwell 1m 3f hacp 0-70 (5) fbs.
Kingaroo (IRE) 8-1 (9-5) Soon led, ridden over 2f out, headed over 1f out, kept on one pace, 4th of 8, 8l behind Corn Maiden (8-5) at Southwell 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) fbs in Feb.
Gay Gallivanter 28-1 (8-11) Raced wide in touch, pushed along over 7f out, ridden over 5f out, kept on under pressure to go 3rd inside final furlong, 3rd of 9, 13l behind Jack Dawkins (8-11) at Southwell 1m 3f sell stks (6) fbs in Mar.
Dancing Paddy (IRE) 12-1 (8-9) Tracked leader, ridden 3f out, kept on one pace, 3rd of 8, 1 1/2l behind Neighbourhood (9-0) at Southwell 1m 6f hcp 0-60 (6) fbs in Nov.