Jonjo O'Neill's Interior Minister is typically unexposed but hasn't pulled up any trees so far and was well beaten on the Flat last month. Bangor winner Langarve Lady couldn't cope with her new mark at Ffos Las but Sterling Gent looks to be gradually getting there and Varene De Vauzelle has hinted at ability. CHURCH BRAY will be a chaser in time and has been racing over further but a strong pace here looks guaranteed and it would be no surprise if he recouped losses incurred at Wetherby and Perth this spring ahead of Newcastle fourth Tweedo Paradiso.
Mr Maynard 10-1 (10-13) Prominent, ridden after 3 out, soon beaten, weakened before next, tailed off, 6th of 7, well behind Gold Futures (11-4) at Market Rasen 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gd in May.
Langarve Lady (IRE) 5-4fav (11-7) Chased leaders, driven to challenge 3 out, soon under pressure, kept on same pace approaching last, 3rd of 4, 8l behind Kozmina Bay (10-5) at Ffos Las 2m 4f (5) sft in May.
Taroum (IRE) 8-1 (10-5) Tracked leaders, went 2nd 2nd until approaching 4 out, lost 3rd soon after, weakened 3 out, 5th of 7, 16l behind Radmores Revenge (11-12) at Chepstow 2m hcp hdl 0-120 (4) hvy in Nov.
Interior Minister 20-1 (10-7) Mid-division, hampered 1st, reminders from 5 out, never a factor, 12th of 17, well behind Oliver's Hill (11-0) at Wetherby 2m mdn hdl (5) gd in Mar.
Sterling Gent (IRE) 6-1 (11-0) Held up towards rear, headway after 3 out, went 3rd 2 out, kept on same pace, 3rd of 13, 9l behind Catching On (11-6) at Southwell 2m 4f nov hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gd in Apr.
Varene De Vauzelle (FR) 10-1 (11-0) Held up in touch, driven to chase leaders before 2 out, kept on same pace, no impression in 4th from last, 4th of 8, 19l behind Zip Wire (11-0) at Cartmel 2m 1f mdn hdl (5) gf in May.
Provincial Pride (IRE) 7-1 (10-13) Soon prominent, led 4 out, pressed and pecked slightly 3 out, soon headed, no impression in 3rd and kept on same pace from before last, 3rd of 16, 7l behind A Decent Excuse (11-13) at Cork 2m 3f amat hcp hdl 80-102 in Apr.
Lygon Legend 6-1 (12-0) Gd hdwy 14; led 3 out; comf, won at Bitterley 3m ptp in Apr beating Russian Empire (12-0) by 7l, 14 ran.
Burns Night 12-1 (11-0) Tracked leaders, weakened before 8th, pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Hartforth (10-9) at Musselburgh 3m hcp hdl 0-105 (4) sft in Jan, 9 ran.
Tweedo Paradiso (NZ) 6-1 (10-11) In touch in 4th, lost place 4th, headway before 2 out, kept on same pace, 4th of 9, 3 1/2l behind Some Lad (10-10) at Newcastle 2m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in Mar.
Church Bray 4-1fav (10-8) Led, mistake 9th, headed before last, no extra flat, 4th of 14, 12l behind Papillon Parc (10-11) at Wetherby 3m 1f ldys hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gs in May.
Tisfreetdream (IRE) 20-1 (10-11) In touch in 4th, ridden after 4 out, soon weakened, 5th of 14, 33l behind Dais Return (11-0) at Uttoxeter 3m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in May.
Farmers Cross (IRE) 25-1 (10-10) Slowly away, in rear, mistake 1st, struggling from 4th, never dangerous, 5th of 10, 25l behind Agent Louise (10-6) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in May.
Vertueux (FR) 5-2 (11-2) Prominent, not fluent 2nd, challenged after 3 out, upsides winner until 2 out, 3rd and beaten before last, one pace, 3rd of 6, 13l behind Dalmo (11-0) at Market Rasen 2m 1f sell hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in Apr.
Benjamin Bittern (IRE) 40-1 (10-10) Pulled hard in rear, weakened 5 out, pulled up 3 out, in a race won by Clues And Arrows (10-10) at Bangor 3m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in May, 12 ran.
Tennessee Bird 5-1 (10-8) Jumped right throughout, prominent, led 5th, blundered 2 out, soon headed, weakened before last, 5th of 13, 28l behind Listen And Learn (11-12) at Stratford 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd in Aug.
Glan Lady (IRE) 33-1 (10-7) Led to 5 out, weakened before 2 out, 5th of 12, well behind Bostin (11-12) at Wincanton 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gs in May.
Izza Diva 100-1 (10-8) Always behind, not fluent 2nd, pulled up 3 out, in a race won by Monkey Kingdom (11-2) at Bangor 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) gs in Mar, 8 ran.
Femme D'espere 16-1 (10-3) Held up, headway on outside 4th, ridden and weakened before 3 out, 7th of 9, well behind Elizabeth Coffee (10-3) at Stratford 2m mrs nov sll hdl (5) gd in May.