Mountain Cat will find life tougher off a higher mark after ending a long losing run at Wolverhampton last month, but Extraterrestrial showed signs of a resurgence when second over a trip short of his best at Doncaster last time. Daring Dream is still 5lb higher than when winning here last July and a chance is taken that Alan Swinbank has DREAM WIN fighting fit for his reappearance. Lightly-raced for his age, he won three times last year and it would be no surprise if he continued on his upward curve this season.
Without Prejudice (USA) 50-1 (8-9) Raced far side always in rear, 24th of 30, 9l behind Docofthebay (8-12) at Newmarket 7f hcp 105 (2) gd in Oct.
Academy Blues (USA) 25-1 (9-7) Always in rear, 16th of 18, 18l behind Nelson's Bounty (9-3) at Ascot 1m hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Apr.
Extraterrestrial 7-1 (9-6) Held up towards rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, 6th of 16, 2 1/4l behind King Of Eden (9-0) at Doncaster 7f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Apr.
Tax Break 7-4fav (9-12) Led, headed 4f out, led again well over 2f out, ridden and edged right final furlong, stayed on, won at Wolverhampton 7f mdn stks (5) pol in Feb beating Crown Counsel (8-9) by 3/4l, 7 ran.
Mountain Cat (IRE) 3-1fav (9-7) Held up in 6th, headway on outside over 1f out, chased leader and edged left inside final furlong, stayed on to lead final 50 yards, won at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Apr beating Stargazing (8-7) by nk, 7 ran.
Champagne Style (USA) 33-1 (9-1) Behind, headway on inside over 2f out, weakened entering final furlong, 9th of 11, 8l behind Imperial Djay (8-13) at Thirsk 7f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Apr.
Aerodynamic (IRE) 16-1 (9-0) Always behind, weakened over 2f out, last of 11, 13l behind Imperial Djay (8-13) at Thirsk 7f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Apr.
Dream Win 5-1 (9-5) Held up behind, headway over 1f out, led inside final furlong, kept on under pressure, won at Redcar 1m hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Aug beating Daaweitza (9-7) by hd, 11 ran.
Daring Dream (GER) 28-1 (8-8) Tracked leaders, effort over 2f out, never on terms, 4th of 11, 5l behind Imperial Djay (8-13) at Thirsk 7f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Apr.
Chosen Forever 6-1 (9-7) Always in rear, last of 9, 17l behind Star Links (9-0) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Feb.