My Kingdom is still well treated on his best form of last year despite a 4lb rise for his recent win at Wolverhampton when Restless Bay was well beaten. However, he's drawn out with the washing here and will need luck in-running along with another hold up horse in Sole Danser, who has also been in good form on the Polytrack. A chance is taken on ITALIAN TOM as he's gone close at Kempton recently and is only 1lb higher than when scoring at Sandown last August. Strictly Pink arrives in good heart on the back of a victory at Lingfield, while Paradise Spectre and Mon Visage make most appeal of those making their seasonal debuts.
My Kingdom (IRE) 8-1 (9-3) In rear, headway when switched left entering final furlong, ridden and ran on strongly to lead post, won at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Mar beating Waabel (8-13) by shd, 12 ran.
Restless Bay (IRE) 11-2 (9-3) Held up towards rear, headway over 1f out, ridden entering final furlong, one pace, 5th of 9, 7l behind Jarrow (9-6) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-80 (4) pol in Mar.
Italian Tom (IRE) 11-4fav (9-2) Keen led until over 4f out, tracked leaders, ridden to chase winner over 1f out, lost 2nd near finish, 3rd of 9, 1 1/2l behind Last Sovereign (9-3) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Mar.
Sole Danser (IRE) 9-4fav (9-13) Started slowly, took keen hold, held up towards rear, good headway on inside 2f out, went 2nd over 1f out, pressed winner inside final furlong, no extra and held towards finish, 2nd of 10, 1/2l behind Dvinsky (9-4) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Feb.
Paradise Spectre 15-2 (9-7) Raced centre, chased leaders, ridden to challenge over 1f out, ran on to lead final 130 yards, won at Nottingham 6f all hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Oct beating Brave Dream (9-0) by 1 3/4l, 15 ran.
Mon Visage 7-2 (9-7) Pulled hard towards rear, ridden halfway, ran on final furlong, not reach leaders, 3rd of 9, 2 1/4l behind Celtic Sixpence (9-7) at Epsom Downs 6f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gs in Aug.
Divine Call 15-2 (9-2) Dwelt, mid-division on outside, outpaced over 2f out, never on terms, 7th of 11, 5l behind Celtic Sultan (9-1) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Sep.
Diamond Vine (IRE) 14-1 (8-11) Dwelt, outpaced, headway over 1f out, never on terms, 7th of 8, 4l behind Mother Jones (8-7) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Nubar Boy 9-1 (8-7) Slowly away, held up in rear, headway on inside over 1f out, soon chasing leaders, stayed on well close home, 4th of 9, hd behind Another Try (9-4) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Mar.
Pick A Little 16-1 (9-2) Mid-division, outpaced over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, never on terms, 7th of 10, 5l behind Amazing Star (9-7) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Mar.
Northern Bolt 11-1 (8-12) Towards rear farside, stayed on from over 1f out, never dangerous, 8th of 14, 4 1/2l behind Toby Tyler (9-7) at Newcastle 6f hcp 0-75 (5) sft in Oct.
Sermons Mount (USA) 33-1 (9-6) Always towards rear, 10th of 14, 6l behind Catherines Call (9-0) at Lingfield 7f hacp 0-70 (5) pol in Mar.
Volito 9-1 (9-0) Slowly away, in rear, ridden entering final furlong, stayed on inside final furlong, nearest at finish, 5th of 11, 3l behind Frequency (9-7) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Oct.
Strictly Pink (IRE) 11-4fav (8-7) Made all, ridden over 1f out, pushed out, won at Lingfield 6f fll hcp (0-75) (5) pol in Mar beating Secret Queen (8-7) by 1/2l, 6 ran.
Whipphound 11-2 (9-3) Chased leaders on outside, driven 2f out, kept on same pace, never on terms, 5th of 9, 3 1/2l behind Captain Dimitrios (9-13) at Wolverhampton 6f hacp 0-70 (5) pol in Mar.
Brave Dream 12-1 (9-0) Raced centre, with leaders, led overall over 2f out, headed and not pace of winner final 130 yards, 2nd of 15, 1 3/4l behind Paradise Spectre (9-7) at Nottingham 6f all hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Oct.
Bermondsey Bob (IRE) 9-2 (9-4) Made most until ridden and headed over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 13, 5l behind Oh So Spicy (9-4) at Windsor 6f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Oct.