The Darling Boy is campaigned sparingly nowadays but his recent effort at Exeter was a rare poor performance and it would be no surprise to see him bounce back. South Stack has gone well here in the past and is due a good run while Finding Your Feet lived up to his name at the end of last year and could figure if fully wound-up. Definite Ruby is another to consider if the blinkers have the desired effect and the step up in distance is certain to suit the filly Nellie Forbush. THORESBY races off the same mark as when landing this 12 months ago and looks to have been aimed at a repeat after last month's second at Huntingdon following a short break.
Church Field (IRE) 10-1 (10-13) Held up mid-division, headway before 4 out, ridden before 3 out, soon weakened, 9th of 12, well behind Decimus (11-1) at Ludlow 3m hcp hdl 0-125 (3) gd in Apr.
Definite Ruby (IRE) 8-1 (11-12) Led until mistake and headed 3rd, chased winner, pushed along before 6th, mistake and lost 2nd 2 out, soon weakened, 7th of 8, 32l behind Queen Spud (10-5) at Stratford 2m 3f mrs hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gd in Apr.
Teak (IRE) A winner of a hurdle race at 2m 2f on good ground, but that win was over two years ago.
South Stack 12-1 (10-13) Always towards rear, 11th of 14, well behind Chilworth Screamer (11-0) at Kempton 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gd.
Finding Your Feet (IRE) 2-1fav (11-3) Tracked leaders, not fluent 7th, every chance 3 out, no extra last, 6th of 9, 12l behind Di Kaprio (11-6) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gs in Dec.
Stella's Fella 14-1 (11-0) Led, clear before 2nd, jumped left and mistake 3rd, jumped left 4th, headed after 3 out, no extra before last, 5th of 17, 20l behind Master Malt (11-0) at Exeter 2m 1f mdn hdl (4) gd.
Thoresby (IRE) 6-1 (11-9) Held up in touch, not fluent 4th, mistake 7th, ridden after 3 out, went 2nd before last, edged left flat, no impression, stayed on same pace, 2nd of 7, 4l behind Should I Stay (11-9) at Huntingdon 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gd in Apr.
Ballygrooby Bertie (IRE) 14-1 (11-4) Always behind, hampered 5 out, 10th of 14, 22l behind Edmaaj (10-7) at Southwell 2m hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gd in Apr.
Occasionally Yours (IRE) 14-1 (10-5) Chased leading pair, went 2nd 3 out until pushed along before 2 out, no chance with leading duo, lost 3rd final strides, 4th of 14, 15l behind Chilworth Screamer (11-0) at Kempton 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gd.
Nellie Forbush 8-1 (10-11) In touch in 4th, pushed along after 3 out, soon outpaced, 3rd of 5, 17l behind Queen Olivia (10-7) at Southwell 2m mrs hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gd in Apr.
The Darling Boy 5-1 (11-5) Led, ridden and headed approaching 3 out, soon weakened, 10th of 15, 30l behind Withy Mills (10-0) at Exeter 2m 1f nov hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gs in Mar.