close up, pushed along and weakened over 1f out
towards rear, pushed along halfway, never a factor
always towards rear
soon led, ridden and headed inside final furlong, kept on
dwelt towards rear, headway approaching final furlong, nearest finish
tracked leader, ridden to lead inside final furlong, driven out
in rear, pushed along 2f out, never near leaders
in touch, headway to chase leading pair over 1f out, ridden and ran on inside final furlong, not reach winner
in touch, pushed along and not clear run over 1f out, stayed on towards finish
tracked leaders, pushed along halfway, weakened final furlong
Bahamiian Sunrise won this last year from a higher mark but hasn't been in that kind of form subsequently. Boom The Groom was only fourth a year ago but not beaten far and has been running well enough to get into contention. He's closely matched with Shamshon on their 1-2 at Wolverhampton in February while Midnight Malibu won here in 2017 and is capable of winning again from this mark, despite a penalty for her Southwell victory. DARK SHOT hasn't won since Ascot in 2016 but is invariably thereabouts at this level and has dropped to his lowest mark since that victory so gets the nod with his rider's claim a bonus. Merry Banter won three times last summer and will be better for her run at Musselburgh while Duke Of Firenze almost always runs well on the track and is on a handy mark.
Cox Bazar (FR) 10-1 (9-1) Chased leaders, hung right and weakened on bend 2f out, last of 9, 17 1/4l behind Corinthia Knight (9-7) at Lingfield 5f hcp (2) pol in Dec.
Boom The Groom (IRE) 8-1 (8-7) Keen raced wide tracked leaders, pushed along 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 7, 2 1/4l behind Royal Birth (9-2) at Lingfield 5f hcp (2) pol in Mar.
Midnight Malibu (IRE) 8-1 (9-7) Close up, headway to press leaders entering final furlong, led inside final furlong, ran on, won at Southwell 5f hcp (4) pol in Apr beating Jabbarockie (9-0) by nk, 8 ran.
Merry Banter 28-1 (8-11) Led, pushed along halfway, headed inside final 2f, weakened final furlong, 5th of 8, 6 3/4l behind Tanasoq (9-2) at Musselburgh 5f stks (2) gf in Apr.
Duke Of Firenze 12-1 (8-6) Outpaced centre, 17th of 22, 9 1/4l behind Tarboosh (9-10) at Doncaster 5f hcp (2) gs in Oct.
Just That Lord 16-1 (9-2) Led, edged right last bend, headed over 1f out, no extra towards finish, 5th of 7, 2 1/4l behind Corinthia Knight (9-6) at Wolverhampton 5f stks (3) pol in Apr.
Harry Hurricane 14-1 (8-2) In rear, pushed along 2f out, ridden and headway inside final furlong, nearest finish, 4th of 7, 1l behind Royal Birth (9-2) at Lingfield 5f hcp (2) pol in Mar.
Dark Shot 8-1 (8-11) Prominent, ridden over 2f out, lost place over 1f out, soon weakened, 14th of 18, 11 1/4l behind Copper Knight (9-5) at York 5f hcp (3) gd in Oct.
Shamshon (IRE) 8-1 (8-7) Held up, headway on outside over 1f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong, 6th of 11, 3 3/4l behind Ornate (9-7) at Newmarket 5f hcp (3) gf in Apr.
Bahamian Sunrise 33-1 (9-6) Raced wide chased leaders, pushed along halfway, weakened over 1f out, eased, last of 11, 20 3/4l behind Global Tango (9-11) at Lingfield 6f hcp (4) pol in Apr.