BARKSTON ASH makes most appeal in this. A winner at Ripon last month, he went close again at the same track when just failing to catch Fast Shot in a Class 2 sprint and can race off the same mark with Jason Hart's allowance taken into account. Chooseday should also go well after a good effort over 5f at Beverley but My Name Is Rio is upped 7lb chasing a hat trick after victories over track and trip and at Newcastle last time. Apricot Sky has an 11lb hike to contend with but won as he liked at Warwick and could still prove the main danger ahead of Mutafaakir and Baby Strange.
Polski Max 16-1 (8-8) In rear, ridden over 2f out, never a factor, 10th of 12, 16l behind Trinityelitedotcom (8-11) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-105 (2) pol in Mar.
Barkston Ash 6-1fav (8-2) Led far side, driven 2f out, ridden and overall leader over 1f out, kept on when hard pressed inside final furlong, headed narrowly final strides, 2nd of 16, nk behind Fast Shot (8-2) at Ripon 6f hcp 0-105 (2) gd in Apr.
Chooseday (IRE) 9-1 (8-13) Led, ridden inside final furlong, kept on and headed towards finish, 2nd of 12, 1/2l behind Bondesire (8-9) at Beverley 5f hcp 0-95 (3) gd in Apr.
Robot Boy (IRE) 5-1 (9-4) Led on rail, ridden over 1f out, hung left and headed inside final furlong, no extra in closing stages, 4th of 16, 1 3/4l behind Huntsmans Close (9-0) at Windsor 6f hcp 0-90 (3) gd in Apr.
Bop It 20-1 (8-6) Chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 17th of 21, 9l behind Morache Music (9-7) at Doncaster 6f hcp 105 (2) sft in Oct.
Apricot Sky 9-4fav (9-6) Tracked leaders, led and came towards stands side over 1f out, ridden clear inside final furlong, stayed on well, won at Warwick 6f hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Apr beating Clubland (8-10) by 3 1/2l, 11 ran.
Lewisham 14-1 (9-2) Tracked leaders, ridden and not much room over 2f out, soon outpaced, 7th of 11, 4 1/2l behind Hoodna (9-7) at Kempton 6f 3yo hcp 0-95 (3) pol in Sep.
Baby Strange 9-1 (8-11) Held up in rear, not clear run over 1f out, never able to get on terms, 9th of 12, 7l behind Right Touch (9-4) at Doncaster 6f hcp 0-90 (3) gs.
Mutafaakir (IRE) 11-4 (9-4) Pressed leader, led over 4f out, headed over 2f out, led again over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, no extra, 4th of 10, 2 1/2l behind Angus Og (9-0) at Ripon 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gs.
My Name Is Rio (IRE) 11-4fav (8-10) Always prominent, ridden 2f out, led well inside final furlong, driven out, won at Newcastle 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Apr beating Orbit The Moon (8-2) by nk, 11 ran.
Arctic Feeling (IRE) 10-1 (8-10) Raced near side, slowly into stride and hampered start, outpaced, 14th of 18, 12l behind Lastchancelucas (8-11) at Thirsk 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gd.
Space Artist (IRE) 11-1 (9-1) Raced near side, prominent on rail, ridden 2f out, no extra well inside final furlong, 6th of 18, 2 1/2l behind Lastchancelucas (8-11) at Thirsk 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gd.