Just That Lord won easily at Lingfield last time but was caught in the closing stages attempting to make all in last year’s renewal with SHAMSHON (NAP) back in fourth. The latter re-opposes on much more favourable terms today and gave notice of a return to winning ways with a second at Chelmsford last time. He finished in front of Midnight Malibu at Southwell before that and the latter has subsequently gone close at the same track while Tavener has also been in fine form on the all-weather. He’s won two of his last three starts and beat Compas Scoobie at Chelmsford on his latest outing. Tarboosh showed progressive form last year and should be sharper for a recent reappearance in a higher grade sprint than this.
Desert Law (IRE) 18-1 (9-2) Prominent, lost place over 1f out, 8th of 9, 15l behind Kyllang Rock (9-2) at Musselburgh 5f stks (2) hvy in Mar.
Boom The Groom (IRE) 9-2 (9-7) Towards rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 5th of 10, 3 1/4l behind Tropics (9-7) at Chelmsford City 5f hcp (3) pol in Mar.
Justanotherbottle (IRE) 9-1 (9-7) Close up, ridden over 2f out, every chance over 1f out, faded last 75 yards, 9th of 14, 7 1/4l behind Naadirr (9-5) at Doncaster 6f hcp (3) sft in Mar.
Tarboosh 12-1 (8-9) Tracked winner, ridden over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 7th of 8, 8l behind A Momentofmadness (8-12) at Kempton 5f hcp (2) pol in Apr.
Harry Hurricane 6-1 (9-13) Took keen hold, chased leaders, ridden and weakened over 1f out, last of 7, 4 1/4l behind Foolaad (10-0) at Southwell 5f hcp (3) pol in Feb.
Compas Scoobie 9-4fav (9-6) Tracked leaders, ridden over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 4th of 7, 2 1/4l behind Tavener (8-9) at Chelmsford City 5f hcp (3) pol in Apr.
Pettochside 33-1 (9-3) Always in rear, hung right and weakened 2f out, last of 11, 9 1/4l behind Gulliver (9-13) at Kempton 6f hcp (3) pol in Nov.
Just That Lord 3-1jfav (9-3) Prominent, led over 3f out, clear over 1f out, ridden and ran on, won at Lingfield 5f hcp (4) pol in Apr beating Zac Brown (9-7) by 2 3/4l, 7 ran.
Midnight Malibu (IRE) 10-1 (9-6) Chased leaders, led over 1f out, headed well inside final furlong, kept on, 2nd of 9, nk behind Foolaad (9-8) at Southwell 5f hcp (3) pol in Feb.
Tavener 12-1 (8-9) Made all, ridden inside final furlong, kept on well, won at Chelmsford City 5f hcp (3) pol in Apr beating Poyle Vinnie (9-7) by 2l, 7 ran.
Aleef (IRE) 4-1 (9-10) Led, soon pressed, ridden and headed over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 4th of 7, 5 1/4l behind Handsome Dude (9-12) at Southwell 6f hcp (4) pol in Jan.
Bahamian Sunrise 16-1 (9-3) Led, ridden and headed over 1f out, kept on one pace, 4th of 15, 4 1/2l behind Dougan (9-11) at Bath 6f hcp (4) gd in Apr.
Shamshon (IRE) 10-11fav (9-7) Tracked leaders, switched right off last bend, went 2nd 1f out, edged left inside final furlong, stayed on, not reach winner, 2nd of 4, 1/2l behind Captain Lars (9-10) at Chelmsford City 5f hcp (4) pol in Feb.