None of these inspire confidence but APROVADO has been thereabouts since scoring over 5f here in January and Callum Rodriguez’ 7lb allowance helps his cause today. Burtonwood has failed to figure in a couple of subsequent starts since scoring here last month and Parkour remains 5lb higher than his latest win back in 2015. Money Team has done most of his winning on the Turf but Enjoy Life should be sharper for a recent comeback run over 7f here.
Aprovado (IRE) 12-1 (9-10) Led, ridden and headed inside final 2f, chased winner, kept on same pace inside final furlong, held on well to hold 2nd, 2nd of 9, 1l behind Just Us Two (9-10) at Newcastle 5f hcp (4) pol in Mar.
Explain 18-1 (9-3) Always in rear, 12th of 14, 12 1/4l behind Naggers (9-4) at Ayr 6f hcp (4) sft in Oct.
Money Team (IRE) 11-1 (9-2) Held up, in mid-division, pushed along over 2f out, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 11th of 12, 4 1/2l behind Pearl Spectre (9-7) at Chelmsford City 6f hcp (4) pol in Nov.
Parkour (IRE) 12-1 (9-3) Tracked leader, ridden over 1f out, lost place inside final furlong, kept on same pace, 4th of 10, 3l behind Florencio (9-3) at Kempton 6f hcp (4) pol in Feb.
Strada Di Carsoli 8-1 (9-5) Dwelt, soon mid-division, ridden and no impression straight, 9th of 13, 6 3/4l behind Hurricane Cass (9-11) at Dundalk 1m hcp pol in Oct.
Newstead Abbey 25-1 (9-3) Raced keenly, chased leaders, weakened 2f out, last of 9, 12 3/4l behind War Department (9-6) at Newcastle 7f hcp (4) pol in Mar.
Enjoy Life (IRE) 12-1 (8-12) Led, ridden and headed over 1f out, faded inside final furlong, 4th of 8, 7 3/4l behind Via Via (9-7) at Newcastle 7f hcp (4) pol in Mar.
Burtonwood 11-1 (8-11) Slowly into stride, soon in mid-division, headway chasing leaders over 2f out, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 9th of 13, 8 1/2l behind Foolaad (8-10) at Newcastle 6f hcp (5) pol in Mar.