Ruth Carr trained the first two home in last year's renewal and won both divisions of this in 2011, one of them with IMPERIAL DJAY. He reached a high mark of 97 last season but, 12lb lower and dropped in class today, should go very close again. He's just preferred to Llewellyn, runner-up here a fortnight ago in lesser company. Chester Aristocrat seems better over 6f while Kalk Bay will find today's trip short enough on his return to action. Trip and ground will suit Roninski, though he'll need to dig a bit deeper off today's higher mark having won at Lingfield last week. Mont Ras carries a penalty for Thursday's win at the same track and Jessie's Spirit, a dual winner as a two-year-old, is facing a tough task on her first start since 2011.
Roninski (IRE) 10-1 (9-6) Tracked leaders, ridden over 1f out, stayed on to lead post, won at Lingfield 7f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Apr beating Ocean Legend (8-10) by ns, 9 ran.
Mont Ras (IRE) 9-4fav (10-0) Made all, ridden over 1f out, ran on well, comfortably, won at Redcar 7f hcp 0-85 (4) gf beating Sardanapalus (9-3) by 1 3/4l, 10 ran.
Imperial Djay (IRE) 12-1 (8-3) Always towards rear, last of 11, 7l behind Tartiflette (8-7) at Haydock 7f hcp 0-105 (2) gf in Apr.
Yair Hill (IRE) 16-1 (8-7) Raced far side keen in rear, headway over 1f out, ridden and stayed on one pace final furlong, 7th of 21, 7l behind Idler (8-5) at Newmarket 7f hcp 0-100 (2) gd in Sep.
Kalk Bay (IRE) 16-1 (8-13) Led stand side and overall leader, headed halfway, weakened entering final furlong, 7th of 10, 12l behind Oddysey (8-10) at Redcar 1m hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Apr.
Orbit The Moon (IRE) 11-2 (9-2) Tracked leader, ridden to lead over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, lost 2nd near finish, 3rd of 9, 3l behind Song Of Parkes (8-11) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Oct.
Solar Spirit (IRE) 11-1 (9-3) Chased leaders far side, weakened inside final furlong, 10th of 14, 17l behind Gandalak (9-3) at Newcastle 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Apr.
Beau Mistral (IRE) 22-1 (9-10) In rear, some headway over 1f out, never a factor, 8th of 14, 7l behind Another Citizen (8-6) at Ripon 5f app hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Apr.
Jessie's Spirit (IRE) 16-1 (9-7) Tracked leaders, took keen hold, ridden 3f out, weakened over 2f out, last of 10, 29l behind Mont Ras (10-0) at Redcar 7f hcp 0-85 (4) gf.
Evervescent (IRE) 40-1 (9-5) In touch, ridden over 2f out, soon lost place, 9th of 12, 13l behind Kingscroft (9-7) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Nov.
Ceremonial Jade (UAE) 20-1 (9-3) Held up in rear, hampered and snatched up over 4f out, never on terms after, 11th of 14, 5l behind Haamaat (8-13) at Lingfield 7f hcp 0-95 (3) pol in Nov.
Warfare 5-1 (8-12) Towards rear, never on terms, 8th of 12, 17l behind Personal Touch (9-0) at Doncaster 7f hcp 0-85 (4) sft in Mar.
Chester Aristocrat 12-1 (8-11) Race far side, pressed group leader, led group and overall halfway, ridden 2f out, headed 1f out, stayed on, just held, 2nd of 17, nk behind Mission Impossible (8-13) at Thirsk 6f hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Apr.
Llewellyn 9-4fav (9-2) Led, ridden over 2f out, headed close home, 2nd of 10, nk behind Whispered Times (8-7) at Thirsk 7f hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Apr.