Peter Bowen has won the last two renewals and CURIOUS CARLOS can complete the hat-trick after a very encouraging debut behind the odds-on Shantou Bob at Ffos Las. The latter is trained by Warren Greatrex, who runs Warrantor in this. The Turtle Island gelding made a winning start under Rules when scoring at Towcester and will make a bold bid to defy the penalty. Southwell winner Celtic Agent has his first run on Turf but Definite Future arrives off the back of a victory between the flags and Echo Springs is a newcomer worth noting in the betting.
Celtic Agent 7-2 (10-13) Tracked leaders, led over 4f out, clear over 1f out, ran on strongly, won at Southwell 2m NH flat (6) sft in Mar beating Gwendoliner (10-6) by 12l, 7 ran.
Warrantor (IRE) 7-4fav (11-2) In rear, headway over 3f out, led over 1f out, kept on well, won at Towcester 2m NH flat (6) gd in Apr beating Mont Royale (11-6) by 2 1/4l, 8 ran.
Curious Carlos 10-1 (11-3) Held up in rear, smooth headway 4f out, chasing leaders and every chance 2f out, soon ridden, wandered under pressure over 1f out, 3rd and one pace final furlong, 3rd of 11, 7l behind Shantou Bob (11-3) at Ffos Las 2m NH flat (6) sft.
Definite Future (IRE) 5-2 (11-7) Ap; led 2 out; easy, won at North Shropshire 2m 4f ptp gf in Apr beating Tom Gossop (12-0) by 4 1/2l, 8 ran.
Spillers Dream (IRE) Shantou gelding out of Eibhlinarun.
Wildest Dreams 13-2 (10-9) Held up in touch, tracked leaders halfway, outpaced in 4th 3f out, ridden and kept on under pressure final 2f, no impression, 4th of 10, 9l behind Daring Exit (10-9) at Sedgefield 2m 1f NH flat (6) sft.
Echo Springs Kayf Tara gelding out of Mrs Malt.
Lowcarr Motion Rainbow High gelding out of Royalty.