THORPE BAY scored over course and distance before a below-par effort at Nottingham last time. He gets another chance back on this surface and can confirm running with fourth-placed Very First Blade. Mary's Pet found only one too good here last month and she has a shout on that form while Flow Chart's best recent effort came when third over track and trip with Man Of My Word well behind. Ridgeway Hawk has a bit to find with a couple of these so Loyal Royal may prove best of the rest.
Loyal Royal (IRE) 20-1 (8-7) Dwelt, raced keenly towards rear, outpaced 2f out, never dangerous, 13th of 14, 22l behind Dreams Of Glory (8-13) at Bath 5f hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Apr.
Layla's King 33-1 (8-6) Raced wide of pack in mid-division, soon pushed along, weakened halfway, 17th of 19, 24l behind Desert Creek (9-1) at Doncaster 7f app hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Nov.
Prince Of Passion (CAN) 11-1 (9-4) Chased leaders on inside, ridden over 2f out, weakened well over 1f out, 10th of 13, 10l behind No Quarter (9-3) at Thirsk 7f hcp 0-60 (6) gd.
Thorpe Bay 11-4fav (9-8) Chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 7th of 10, 19l behind Divertimenti (8-12) at Nottingham 6f app hcp 0-60 (6) gd.
Mary's Pet 8-1 (9-4) Tracked leader, ridden 2f out, weakened final furlong, 11th of 14, 12l behind Intomist (9-6) at Lingfield 7f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Apr.
Windygoul Lad 11-2 (8-12) Led, ridden well over 1f out, soon headed, one pace final furlong, 4th of 6, 4l behind Nasharra (9-5) at Hamilton 6f hcp 0-70 (5) sft.
Man Of My Word 12-1 (9-5) Close up, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 12th of 16, 16l behind Tooley Woods (8-13) at Chepstow 7f hcp (6) gd.
Whipphound 16-1 (8-12) Held up towards rear, pushed along over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, 7th of 10, 5l behind Valdaw (9-6) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Mar.
Flow Chart (IRE) 6-1 (9-2) Towards rear, outpaced over 2f out, never dangerous, 7th of 10, 12l behind Bold Ring (9-11) at Kempton 7f hcp (0-55) (6) pol.
Ridgeway Hawk 6-1 (9-2) Hampered soon after start, soon outpaced and ridden along, headway over 1f out, ran on, not reach leaders, 3rd of 14, 1l behind Thorpe Bay (9-7) at Southwell 6f hcp (0-55) (6) fbs.
Very First Blade 16-1 (9-2) Raced wide in touch, ridden over 2f out, effort inside final furlong, not trouble leaders, 4th of 14, 1 1/4l behind Thorpe Bay (9-7) at Southwell 6f hcp (0-55) (6) fbs.
Quan (IRE) 8-1 (9-3) Keen led, ridden and headed over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 9th of 16, 7l behind Tooley Woods (8-13) at Chepstow 7f hcp (6) gd.
Chester'slittlegem (IRE) 25-1 (8-9) Mid-division, pushed along over 2f out, headway over 1f out, bumped entering final furlong, stayed on, 3rd of 14, 3 1/2l behind Above The Stars (9-0) at Bath 5f hcp 0-60 (6) fm.
South Kenter (USA) 50-1 (10-0) Held up mid-division, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 8th of 10, 18l behind Secret Talent (9-1) at Kempton 7f mdn auc stks (5) pol in Apr.