This looks a rematch between Kingaroo and BRING SWEETS after the former came out best over 1m3f here last week. He only prevailed by a head, however, and as Brian Ellison's charge can re-oppose on 9lb better terms, the latter is taken to turn the tables. The lightly-raced Naburn could prove a fly in the ointment back over a longer trip on his Fibresand debut given he has plenty of scope but the remainder have plenty to find with Lakeman possibly the best of them on his previous form at this track.
Naburn 20-1 (9-7) Mid-division, headway over 2f out, went 3rd inside final furlong, no chance with front pair, 3rd of 16, 8l behind The Tiger (9-12) at Ripon 1m mdn stks (5) sft.
Kingaroo (IRE) 7-1 (9-5) Tracked leader, ridden over 4f out, led inside final furlong, joined last 75 yards, found extra near finish, won at Southwell 1m 3f hcp (0-65) (6) fbs beating Bring Sweets (9-2) by hd, 12 ran.
Darsan (IRE) 40-1 (9-6) In rear, came centre 8f out, ridden 4f out, headway over 1f out, no impression final furlong, 7th of 15, 15l behind Minstrel Lad (8-6) at Newmarket 1m 2f hcp 0-70 (5) sft.
Mahayogin (USA) 66-1 (10-0) Led until 3f out, weakened 2f out, 10th of 12, 19l behind Guarantee (9-1) at Newbury 1m 4f mdn stks (5) gs.
Lakeman (IRE) 28-1 (9-10) Held up towards rear, some headway over 1f out, never dangerous, 11th of 17, 10l behind Tinseltown (9-13) at Beverley 1m 2f ladies hcp 0-65 (6) gf.
Sky Diamond (IRE) 7-1 (8-13) Prominent, ridden over 3f out, led over 2f out, soon headed, weakened over 1f out, 9th of 10, 27l behind Join Up (9-1) at Warwick 1m app hcp 0-60 (6) sft in Jun.
Layla's Boy 25-1 (9-3) Went left start, soon in touch, chased winner over about 9f out, ridden over 2f out, weakened entering final furlong, 5th of 10, 9l behind Honest Deal (9-8) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f clm stks 0-60 (6) pol.
Bring Sweets (IRE) 8-1 (9-2) Towards rear, headway 5f out, went 4th over 4f out, went 3rd over 2f out, joined winner last 75 yards, looked in command when had no extra and held near finish, 2nd of 12, hd behind Kingaroo (9-5) at Southwell 1m 3f hcp (0-65) (6) fbs.
Runaway Tiger (IRE) 28-1 (9-5) Soon tracked leader, took keen hold, weakened over 3f out, last of 15, 44l behind Jamarjo (11-0) at Doncaster 2m am hcp 0-65 (6) sft.
Swords 33-1 (9-2) Took keen hold, headway to lead over 10f out, soon well clear, reduced advantage over 2f out, headed over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 9, 8l behind Call Of Duty (9-9) at Haydock 1m 4f ladies hcp 0-70 (5) gf in May.