THE LOCK MASTER can race off the same mark as when scoring over track and trip in February. This is easier than his recent tasks on Turf and Mike Appleby's charge gets the nod. No Dominion landed a double here in October but is up another 7lb for his recent victory at Thirsk. Our Ivor beat the disappointing favourite Eutropius over course and distance on Monday and is closely matched with Caledonia Prince on earlier running at this track. Alpha Tauri won a seller over 7f here in March but Halling Dancer is preferred over today's trip.
The Lock Master (IRE) 14-1 (8-10) Tracked leaders, weakened 3f out, last of 12, 22l behind Icebuster (9-7) at Haydock 1m 2f hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Apr.
No Dominion (IRE) 11-2fav (9-2) Started very slowly, behind, good headway on outside over 2f out, chased leaders over 1f out, went 2nd inside final furlong, stayed on to lead final 50 yards, won at Thirsk 1m hcp 0-75 (5) gd beating Cono Zur (8-11) by 3/4l, 15 ran.
Alpha Tauri (USA) 5-2fav (8-7) Chased leaders, driven halfway, weakened 2f out, last of 7, 17l behind Greenhead High (9-7) at Musselburgh 5f hcp 0-60 (6) gs in Mar.
Caledonia Prince 3-1 (8-11) Held up, headway over 2f out, ridden and no impression final furlong, 3rd of 9, 5l behind Jonnie Skull (8-10) at Yarmouth 1m hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Apr.
Daddy Warbucks (IRE) 16-1 (9-3) Led, ridden and headed 2f out, kept on same pace, no impression with leaders final furlong, 5th of 16, 10l behind Educate (9-7) at York 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) hvy in Oct.
Eutropius (IRE) Evensfav (9-7) Slowly into stride, soon tracking leaders on outside, went 3rd 3f out, chased winner 2f out, ridden over 1f out, soon no impression, kept on for clear 2nd, 2nd of 8, 5l behind Our Ivor (9-5) at Southwell 7f hcp 0-75 (5) fbs.
Sky Crossing 16-1 (8-11) Keen led after 1f, ridden and headed over 2f out, weakened final furlolng, 6th of 12, 9l behind Lord Of The Dance (8-12) at Haydock 1m hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Apr.
Halling Dancer 20-1 (8-7) Tracked leader, led over 2f out, ridden and headed inside final furlong, no extra, 3rd of 8, 3/4l behind Magma (8-9) at Kempton 1m hcp (0-90) (3) pol.
Our Ivor 7-2 (9-5) Chased leader, led over 3f out, ridden over 2f out, stayed on well and in command final furlong, won at Southwell 7f hcp 0-75 (5) fbs beating Eutropius (9-7) by 5l, 8 ran.
Illustrious Prince (IRE) 15-2 (8-4) Behind stand side, ridden over 1f out, kept on and no impression, 6th of 15, 4 1/2l behind Secret City (8-13) at Thirsk 6f hcp 0-75 (5) gd.
Pat's Legacy (USA) 6-4fav (9-7) Led until headed over 3f out, chased winner, ridden 2f out, no impression over 1f out, dropped to 3rd inside final furlong, no extra in 4th close home, 4th of 13, 3 1/2l behind Sofias Number One (9-4) at Southwell 1m hcp 0-65 (6) fbs.