BRACKEN BRAE scored over track and trip last time and is partnered by the leading amateur in Simon Walker, who rode last year’s winner. Icebuster went close over today’s distance at Lingfield last month and has been placed under today’s rider before while the unexposed Bostonian was beaten only a length when fourth at Kempton last time and steps up in distance. Tingo In The Tale has just the one win on the all-weather so far and that was back in 2012.
Bostonian 25-1 (9-7) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, every chance over 1f out, no extra towards finish, 4th of 8, 3/4l behind What Usain (9-1) at Kempton 1m 4f hcp (5) pol in Apr.
Bracken Brae 4-5fav (9-4) Raced keenly, tracked leader after 1f, led over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, stayed on under pressure, won at Wolverhampton 2m 1f hcp (5) pol in Apr beating Ruler Of The Nile (9-3) by 1/2l, 5 ran.
Icebuster 5-2 (9-4) Held up in rear, started racing keenly on downhill run and rapid headway to lead 8f out, clear over 5f out, headed over 2f out, one pace, 4th of 6, 3l behind Midtech Star (8-7) at Bath 1m 5f hcp (4) fm in Apr.
Three Colours Red (IRE) 18-1 (11-1) Held up mid-division, reminders 5 out, weakened from next, last of 7, 31 1/2l behind Anton Dolin (10-0) at Ludlow 2m hcp (4) gd in Apr.
Agreement (IRE) 7-1 (11-7) In touch on outside, lost place 5th, weakened before 4 out, 5th of 6, dist behind Barton Rose (11-11) at Leicester 2m hcp (5) hvy in Feb.
Tingo In The Tale (IRE) 14-1 (9-2) Mid-division, effort over 2f out, one pace and no impression over 1f out, 7th of 13, 8 3/4l behind Rail Dancer (9-1) at Kempton 1m 4f hcp (6) pol in Apr.