Arab Spring has gone up 11lb since winning at Doncaster and this is a stronger contest. CHANCERY only found Battalion too good at Ripon and will strip fitter here. The third won last week's Chester Cup next time while the fourth ran well in a hot handicap here on Wednesday so the form looks solid. David O'Meara is a leading trainer here and the top weight can confirm form with Media Hype and land this ahead of Doncaster winner Itlaaq and Retirement Plan. Lady Cecil's colt is better than he showed when finishing behind Bute Hall at Thirsk. Gabrial's Star disappointed here on Wednesday but Amralah still has a bit of scope and should be thereabouts again and makes more appeal than Irish raider Shalaman.
Chancery (USA) 8-1 (8-7) Held up behind, headway on inside 3f out, went 2nd 2f out, soon ridden, kept on, no chance with winner final furlong, 2nd of 9, 2 1/2l behind Battalion (9-0) at Ripon 1m 4f hcp 0-112 (2) gd in Apr.
Arab Spring (IRE) Evensfav (8-11) Close up, led on bit over 1f out, shaken up and quickened clear inside final furlong, comfortable, won at Doncaster 1m 2f hcp 0-95 (3) sft in Apr beating Jazz Master (8-11) by 2 1/2l, 10 ran.
Retirement Plan 15-8fav (9-9) Mid-division, pushed along over 4f out, headway to chase leaders over 2f out, soon weakened, 9th of 14, 19l behind Elidor (8-12) at Thirsk 1m 4f hcp 0-100 (2) gs in Apr.
Duke Of Clarence (IRE) 14-1 (9-6) Chased leaders, pushed along 4f out, ridden well over 1f out, stayed on same pace final furlong, 7th of 17, 8l behind Suegioo (9-4) at Chester 2m 3f hcp (4yo+) (2) gd.
Ardlui (IRE) 20-1 (9-10) In touch, driven to chase leaders over 3f out, never on terms, weakened over 1f out, 9th of 13, 31l behind Angel Gabrial (9-3) at Ripon 2m hcp 0-105 (2) gd in Apr.
Amralah (IRE) 5-1fav (9-3) Prominent, ridden to lead over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, kept on, 3rd of 14, 2 1/2l behind Mighty Yar (9-0) at Newmarket 1m 4f hcp 0-105 (2) gf.
Kashmir Peak (IRE) 9-2fav (8-10) Held up in mid-division, took keen hold, some headway over 3f out, never on terms, ridden and no impression over 2f out, 9th of 11, 13l behind Blue Wave (9-4) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-100 (2) pol in Feb.
Media Hype 40-1 (8-8) Tracked leaders, ridden and effort over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 6th of 9, 16l behind Battalion (9-0) at Ripon 1m 4f hcp 0-112 (2) gd in Apr.
Saptapadi (IRE) 25-1 (9-5) Slowly into stride, held up behind, headway when not clear run and switched outside over 2f out, ridden 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, never reached leaders, 6th of 13, 13l behind Angel Gabrial (9-3) at Ripon 2m hcp 0-105 (2) gd in Apr.
Itlaaq 6-1 (9-7) Mid-division, headway over 2f out, led and edged left over 1f out, driven out, won at Doncaster 1m 7f hcp 0-85 (4) gs beating Lion Beacon (9-7) by 3/4l, 9 ran.
Bute Hall 7-1 (9-10) Soon tracking leaders, ridden and hung left over 1f out, stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 4th of 9, 3 1/2l behind Itlaaq (9-7) at Doncaster 1m 7f hcp 0-85 (4) gs.
Gabrial's Star 6-4fav (9-4) Held up, ridden when weakened over 1f out, 11th of 15, 20l behind Streets Of Newyork (8-10) at York 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) sft.
Shalaman (IRE) 5-1 (8-2) Soon settled towards rear, headway on outer travelling smoothly straight, close 4th 1f out, soon challenged under pressure and on terms, kept on well, headed and 3rd on line, 3rd of 12, hd behind General Brook (8-9) at Cork 1m 2f hcp in Apr.