Masked Dance bounced back to form at Ascot last time and remains on a winning mark having been raised only 2lb. Summerinthecity went close on his return at Doncaster with Azrael, Pearl Ice and Marine Commando behind and he could figure in the finish while Barney McGrew has solid claims if fully tuned-up for his reappearance. MON BRAV won this last year when counting Arganil and Amenable among his victims and with a pipe-opener over 7f here under his belt, Brian Ellison's charge is taken to repeat the trick.
Summerinthecity (IRE) 33-1 (9-5) Chased leaders stand side, challenged over 1f out, soon ridden, kept on and every chance inside final furlong, held towards finish, 2nd of 20, 1/2l behind Farlow (9-0) at Doncaster 6f hcp 0-90 (3) gs.
Mass Rally (IRE) 13-2 (9-7) Always in rear, last of 14, 29l behind Tariq Too (9-2) at Thirsk 7f hcp 0-90 (3) sft in Apr.
Crown Choice 25-1 (8-13) Raced on outside, chased leader that group, ridden over 2f out, lost 2nd in group well over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, never any chance, 15th of 17, 34l behind Seal Rock (9-3) at Pontefract 6f hcp 0-100 (2) sft in Apr.
Marine Commando 50-1 (9-0) Missed break, always behind centre, 19th of 20, 17l behind Farlow (9-0) at Doncaster 6f hcp 0-90 (3) gs.
Elusive Prince 20-1 (9-10) Chased leaders, ridden 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 8th of 12, 13l behind Powerful Presence (9-1) at Musselburgh 7f hcp 0-90 (3) gs.
Arganil (USA) 7-4 (9-7) Rider removed blind late slowly away, in rear, ridden halfway, kept on inside final furlong, never nearer, 5th of 7, 4 1/2l behind Lesley's Choice (9-6) at Wolverhampton 5f clm stks (6) pol.
Pearl Ice 3-1fav (9-6) Tracked leader centre, ridden over 1f out, no impression inside final furlong, 13th of 20, 6l behind Farlow (9-0) at Doncaster 6f hcp 0-90 (3) gs.
Azzurra Du Caprio (IRE) 20-1 (9-1) In touch, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 12th of 21, 9l behind Internationaldebut (9-9) at Doncaster 6f hcp 0-90 (3) gd in Sep.
Amenable (IRE) 16-1 (8-11) Mid-division, lost place 3f out, behind final 2f, last of 11, 41l behind Justonefortheroad (9-5) at Musselburgh 7f hcp 0-95 (3) gs in Apr.
Barney McGrew (IRE) 12-1 (8-7) Slowly into stride, towards rear, headway over 1f out, ridden 1f out, stayed on towards finish, 5th of 20, 1 1/2l behind Steps (8-10) at Doncaster 5f hcp 0-100 (2) gd in Oct.
Fred Willetts (IRE) 22-1 (8-11) Raced on outside, always behind, struggling over 2f out, never any chance, last of 17, well behind Seal Rock (9-3) at Pontefract 6f hcp 0-100 (2) sft in Apr.
Wildcat Wizard (USA) 40-1 (8-10) Raced on inside, slowly into stride, last in group of five ridden over 2f out, weakened inside final 2f, 7th of 17, 15l behind Seal Rock (9-3) at Pontefract 6f hcp 0-100 (2) sft in Apr.
Masked Dance (IRE) 5-1 (8-10) Chased leader, ridden inside final 2f, led inside final furlong, ran on well, ridden out, won at Ascot 6f hcp 0-95 (3) sft beating Chilli Green (9-0) by 3/4l, 5 ran.
Azrael 16-1 (8-12) Chased leaders stand side, effort when groups merged over 2f out, ridden and every chance over 1f out, kept on final furlong, 4th of 20, 1 1/4l behind Farlow (9-0) at Doncaster 6f hcp 0-90 (3) gs.
Mon Brav 16-1 (9-2) Held up in touch, ridden to challenge over 2f out, stayed on well closing stages, 3rd of 14, 3 1/2l behind Orpsie Boy (9-0) at Thirsk 7f hcp 0-85 (4) gs.
Beckermet (IRE) 11-2 (9-10) Tracked leader, ridden to lead over 1f out, headed narrowly inside final furlong, kept on towards finish, 3rd of 8, hd behind No Poppy (9-2) at Redcar 7f hcp 0-85 (4) sft.