Mejd has won three times on the Flat and is rated around the same mark as ABERGAVENNY but the pair have gone their separate ways over hurdles. Gordon Elliott's raider has yet to reach a place over obstacles but Brian Ellison's charge has won both starts to date and will enjoy the fast ground here. Turbolinas won a soft ground bumper here in February but came nowhere near repeating that effort at Kelso the following month.
Bolt From The Blue 10-1 (10-11) Held up mid-division, tracked leaders halfway, went 2nd over 3f out, ridden over 1f out, one pace, 3rd of 11, 24l behind Swaledale Lad (10-4) at Sedgefield 2m 1f cond NH flat (6) gf.
Cricket Bat (IRE) 3-1 (10-7) Pulled hard in mid-division, headway to chase leader approaching 6th, ridden to challenge 3 out, weakened after next, 5th of 7, well behind Quelle Chance (10-9) at Hexham 3m nh nov hdl (4) gf in Apr.
Abergavenny 1-6fav (10-12) Led to 3rd, led again 4 out, shaken up and clear before last, kept on strongly, won at Wetherby 2m 4yo nov stks (4) gf beating Enjoy Your Life (10-8) by 22l, 6 ran.
Ancient Times (USA) 14-1 (10-8) Led and soon clear with one other, headed 3 out, weakened before next, tailed off, 6th of 9, well behind Odin's Raven (11-0) at Sedgefield 2m 1f nh nov hdl (4) gf.
Mejd (IRE) 14-1 (11-2) Rear of mid-division, 9th approaching straight, moderate 7th and kept on without threatening from before 2 out, 5th of 15, 10l behind Domination (11-2) at Clonmel 2m mdn hdl gd in Apr.
Turbolinas (FR) 8-1 (10-10) Chased leaders, ridden before 3f out, soon weaqkened, 10th of 15, 41l behind Nodform Richard (11-3) at Kelso 2m NH flat (6) gs in Mar.