The Mayne Man is worth a market check but BAVINGTON BOB, who found a second wind when fourth here six weeks ago, can make the most of his bumper experience to beat former pointers Offtheshoulder and Mackenberg. Brave Seasca will need to show more than when favourite at Newcastle in March but has since moved to the Venetia Williams yard.
Bavington Bob (IRE) 66-1 (11-0) In touch, plugged on from over 2f out, no impression, 4th of 14, 5 1/2l behind Chuvelo (11-0) at Carlisle 2m 1f (5) sft in Nov.
Brave Seasca (FR) 9-4fav (10-10) Held up in touch, pushed along 3f out, weakened 2f out, 9th of 11, dist behind Crypto (11-4) at Newcastle 2m (5) gs in Mar.
Bushmill Boy 7-2 (11-5) Held up in mid-division, headway 3f out, one pace final 2f, 7th of 10, 5 1/2l behind Curramore (11-12) at Ayr 2m (5) sft in Jan.
Mackenberg (GER) 9-2 (11-11) Ww in rr of mid div, clsr 5out, 7th 4out, gd prog 3out, chall 2out, sow & disp with ev chan when fell last, at Courtown 3m mdn sft in Apr.
The Mayne Man (IRE) Shantaram gelding out of Raven's Bay.
Empty Quarter 22-1 (10-10) Held up in mid-division, headway over 4f out, stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 4th of 12, 7 1/2l behind Streets Of Doyen (11-0) at Ayr 2m (5) gd in May.
Offtheshoulder (IRE) 4-1 (12-2) Pr, 4th 1/2way, prog aft 4out, close 2nd aft 3out, prog to disp last, ko best to ld on outer flat, won at Cragmore 3m mdn gs in Feb beating Oscar Robertson (12-2) by 1l, 9 ran.
Pentelitubby 100-1 (11-0) In touch in rear, pushed along 3f out, never near leaders, 7th of 9, 15 1/4l behind Arcadian Sunrise (11-0) at Carlisle 2m 1f (5) sft in Nov.