SPELLMAKER won by three lengths over track and trip last time and gets a token vote in a lottery of an amateur's race. Indian Affair won here last month and is back on a winning mark with an amateur's allowance taken into account, Mr Christopher was beaten only a head over 7f here recently and Nasri finished just ahead of National Service when runner-up at Chelmsford last time. Ancient Cross has a shout off his current mark, Excellent Aim went close over 5f on his latest start and Lucky Lodge is partnered by a leading amateur.
Indian Affair 8-1 (9-4) Chased leaders on inside, pushed along over 2f out, no extra inside final furlong, 5th of 9, 3 1/4l behind Shamlan (9-2) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp (5) pol in Apr.
Mr Christopher (IRE) 9-4fav (9-0) Went right start, led, ridden and ran on inside final furlong, headed last strides, 2nd of 9, hd behind Shamlan (9-2) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp (5) pol in Apr.
National Service (USA) 9-1 (9-4) Mid-division, headway when switched right over 1f out, went 3rd well inside final furlong, ran on, 3rd of 10, 2 1/4l behind Colourbearer (8-13) at Chelmsford City 6f hcp (5) pol in Mar.
Spellmaker 6-1 (9-7) Mid-division but in touch, smooth headway well over 2f out, ridden to lead over 1f out, edged left inside final furlong, ran on well, won at Wolverhampton 6f hcp (6) pol in Apr beating Generalyse (9-7) by 3l, 8 ran.
Nasri 14-1 (9-3) Prominent, driven over 1f out, no impression on winner inside final furlong, ran on, 2nd of 10, 1 1/2l behind Colourbearer (8-13) at Chelmsford City 6f hcp (5) pol in Mar.
Lucky Lodge 5-1 (9-7) Always behind, last of 10, 10 3/4l behind Misu Pete (9-2) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp (6) pol in Mar.
Excellent Aim 11-4 (9-7) Close up, pushed along and headway inside final furlong, ran on, not reach winner, 2nd of 5, 1/2l behind Boxing Shadows (9-2) at Lingfield 5f hcp (6) pol in Jan.
Red Invader (IRE) 20-1 (8-13) Held up behind, driven to chase leaders inside final 2f, never on terms, weakened inside final furlong, last of 8, 5 1/2l behind Dutch Garden (9-5) at Chelmsford City 7f hcp (5) pol in Mar.
Keene's Pointe 12-1 (9-1) Held up towards rear, headway over 1f out, soon ridden, kept on towards finish, not pace to challenge, 5th of 10, 1l behind Polar Kite (8-13) at Lingfield 7f hcp (5) pol in Apr.
Ancient Cross 8-1 (8-10) Chased leaders, ridden inside final furlong, ran on, 3rd of 9, 2 1/4l behind Available (9-0) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp (5) pol in Apr.
Kyllach Me (IRE) 17-2 (9-4) Pulled hard tracking leader, under pressure 2f out, weakened well inside final furlong, 5th of 10, 3 1/2l behind Misu Pete (9-2) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp (6) pol in Mar.
Triple Dream 5-1cfav (9-4) Led, ridden and headed 2f out, lost place inside final furlong, 9th of 10, 4 1/4l behind Chetan (9-0) at Kempton 6f hcp (6) pol in Jan.
Bogsnog (IRE) 5-1 (9-7) Chased leaders, outpaced over 3f out, rallied approaching final furlong, never a threat, 5th of 8, 5 1/4l behind Spellmaker (9-7) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp (6) pol in Apr.