ARABIAN SPIRIT easily comes out best on official ratings and has been racing at a much higher level. He's never been a prolific winner either on turf or the all-weather but this looks well within his capabilities. Jack's Revenge has no problems with the surface having won a C&D handicap last February and made a promising reappearance at Wolverhampton last month. Mcconnell is a real course specialist but only had three opponents when landing a seller over the C&D in February so Fluctuation, another who loves the surface, looks the main threat as he rarely leaves here without finishing in the money.
Arabian Spirit 28-1 (9-1) Held up towards rear, effort over 2f out, never dangerous, 17th of 22, 19l behind Norse Blues (9-3) at Doncaster 1m hcp (3) gd in Mar.
Sir George (IRE) 5-1 (8-13) Dwelt, held up mid-division, ridden and headway inside final furlong, kept on same pace, 6th of 10, 5l behind Vanilla Rum (8-13) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Mar.
Silenceofthewind (USA) 10-1 (9-6) Held up towards rear and keen, hampered over 1f out, never a factor, 12th of 13, 17l behind Qaraaba (9-4) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-80 (4) pol in Mar.
Jack's Revenge (IRE) 11-1 (9-4) Held up in rear, headway over 1f out, switched left to challenge inside final furlong, nearest finish, 2nd of 11, hd behind Prohibition (8-4) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f app hcp (0-70) (4yo+) (5) pol in Mar.
Bold Marc (IRE) (10-5) 4th of 8, 5l behind Sequoia (11-0) at Compiegne(FR) 1m stk sft in Mar.
Fluctuation (IRE) 33-1 (8-4) Raced wide held up, ridden halfway, soon weakened, last of 15, 46l behind Global Village (9-0) at Leicester 7f hcp 0-85 (4) sft.
Lakeman (IRE) 5-2fav (9-10) Held up towards rear, ridden over 2f out, headway over 1f out, plugged on, 2nd of 8, 6l behind Ocean Bluff (8-3) at Beverley 1m 4f sell hcp 0-60 (6) sft in Aug.
McConnell (USA) 9-1 (9-4) Fly leapt start, close up in last place, ridden over 2f out, went moderate 3rd 1f out, 3rd of 4, 11l behind Greyfriarschorista (8-12) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f sell stks (6) pol in Mar.
Vogarth 50-1 (8-7) In rear, outpaced and behind over 3f out, last of 7, 44l behind Imprimis Tagula (8-12) at Southwell 7f sell stks (6) fbs in Feb.