NO QUARTER is taken to follow up last season's success. Tracy Waggott's gelding holds few secrets from the handicapper but he's a genuine 7f performer and he likes it here. Connor Beasley is proving to be one of the leading apprentices in the North and he continues his association with Cara's Request. Fourth in this race last season, he has to race off a 2lb higher mark in this renewal but Michael Dods' team have made a pulsating start to the Flat campaign. Secret City is a previous winner over 6f at the track, and with blinkers reapplied, goes on the short-list. Orpsie Boy has a sizeable lay-off to overcome, though he's 18lb lower than the mark off which he won over course and distance two seasons ago so any market confidence behind Ruth Carr's veteran should not be ignored.
Mercers Row 12-1 (8-10) Chased leaders, ridden well over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 7th of 12, 8l behind Boxing Shadows (8-11) at Catterick 5f hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Apr.
Bapak Muda (USA) 11-2 (9-3) Chased leaders, edged left 3f out, pushed along and weakened over 2f out, behind and virtually pulled up over 1f out, tailed off, last of 9, 41l behind Cravat (9-2) at Haydock 1m hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Apr.
Cara's Request (AUS) 9-2fav (8-11) Towards rear, headway on outer over 3f out, led over 1f out, joined on line, won at Musselburgh 7f hcp 0-65 (6) gd in Sep deadheating with Summer Dancer (9-3), 11 ran.
Dream Ally (IRE) 11-1 (9-3) Outpaced, never on terms, 8th of 12, 10l behind Boxing Shadows (8-11) at Catterick 5f hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Apr.
Camerooney 16-1 (8-11) Led narrowly, ridden over 2f out, headed inside final 2f, kept on same pace, lost place and no extra inside final furlong, 4th of 11, 8l behind Victoire De Lyphar (9-7) at Redcar 7f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Apr.
Orpsie Boy (IRE) 5-1 (9-5) Held up in rear, headway over 1f out, ran on final furlong, never nearer, 4th of 9, 2 1/4l behind Run It Twice (9-4) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Dec.
Lady Artiste (IRE) 20-1 (8-7) Held up in touch, ridden and outpaced 2f out, 6th of 7, 12l behind Trixie Malone (8-5) at Doncaster 1m flls hcp 0-80 (4) sft in Apr.
Dialogue 9-1 (9-4) Mid-division, ridden 2f out, chased leaders over 1f out, stayed on under pressure inside final furlong, no impression, 4th of 12, 1 1/2l behind Ad Vitam (9-4) at Redcar 7f (6) gf in Apr.
Icy Blue 9-1 (8-6) Slowly into stride, held up in touch, ridden well over 1f out, edged left under pressure and no impression final furlong, 6th of 9, 4 1/2l behind Correggio (9-6) at Pontefract 1m hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Apr.
Lucky Lodge 12-1 (8-10) Mid-division, driven to chase leaders over 2f out, ridden and went 3rd inside final furlong, kept on, no impression, 3rd of 11, 6l behind Escape To Glory (9-7) at Redcar 7f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Apr.
No Quarter (IRE) 7-1 (9-4) Chased leaders, ridden 2f out, kept on same pace final furlong, never on terms, 6th of 12, 4l behind Ad Vitam (9-4) at Redcar 7f (6) gf in Apr.
Secret City (IRE) 9-2 (9-2) Reluctant to load in stalls, fly-jumped leaving stalls, mid-division, ridden 2f out, weakened soon after, 8th of 12, 10l behind Alluring Star (8-8) at Catterick 7f app hcp (6) gd in Apr.
Clock On Tom 16-1 (8-11) Went left start, mid-division on outside, lost place over 3f out, soon lost touch, tailed off, last of 11, 40l behind Glanely (9-7) at Wolverhampton 7f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Sep.
Marcus Caesar (IRE) 16-1 (9-5) Chased leaders on outside, ridden and weakened over 2f out, 11th of 12, 17l behind Alluring Star (8-8) at Catterick 7f app hcp (6) gd in Apr.