All ground seems to come alike to EBANOUR and, though both of his wins have come over 2m4f and his attitude has been called into question in the past, he quickened nicely when asked in a slowly-run race at Sedgefield last time and has every chance of following up here as Laterly will ensure there is ho hanging around. Cool Baranca has been thereabouts in lesser company recently but gets little respite from the handicapper and Aneyeforaneye has a bit to prove after a shocking run here last month. Dineur is also struggling for form and Strongpoint and Toshi have both been off the track for a while.
Laterly (IRE) 9-1 (10-6) Tracked leader, led 2nd, ridden and headed narrowly 2 out, kept on same pace approaching last, no extra flat, 5th of 14, 5l behind Laudatory (10-0) at Stratford 2m hcp hdl 0-135 (3) gd in Mar.
Strongpoint (IRE) 16-1 (11-12) Led, hit 5th, headed approaching 2 out, jumped right last, soon weakened, 8th of 11, 11l behind Pyracantha (11-0) at Musselburgh 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-130 (3) gd in Nov '10.
Dineur (FR) 20-1 (10-5) Held up in mid-division, headway 6th, ridden 3 out, one pace last, no impression, 7th of 20, 9l behind Hada Men (10-8) at Haydock 2m 4f hcp hdl (2) gd.
Ebanour (IRE) 1-2fav (11-7) Held up in touch, headway 3 out, led 2 out, ridden before last, driven out, held on towards finish, won at Sedgefield 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) gf in Mar beating Sublime Talent (11-13) by 1l, 7 ran.
Aneyeforaneye (IRE) 9-1 (11-1) Mid-division, smooth headway to join leaders after 4 out, every chance next, lost place when not fluent 2 out, soon weakened, 9th of 11, well behind Hawaii Klass (11-0) at Ayr 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-125 (3) sft in Mar.
Bogside (IRE) 12-1 (11-4) Held up in touch, weakened after 2 out, last of 6, 41l behind Majestic Mayhem (11-4) at Hexham 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-125 (3) gd in Mar.
Toshi (USA) 25-1 (10-10) Towards rear, ridden before 2 out, soon weakened, fell last, in a race won by Simply Ned (11-8) at Musselburgh 2m hcp hdl 0-125 (3) gs in Dec, 13 ran.
Cool Baranca (GER) 6-1 (10-5) Tracked leaders, ridden before last, kept on to chase winner towards finish, no impression, 2nd of 5, 3 1/2l behind Jubail (11-10) at Newcastle 2m hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gd in Mar.
Dancing Gizmo 33-1 (10-9) Held up mid-division, headway to chase leaders 4 out, weakened 2 out, 12th of 14, 42l behind Weetfromthechaff (11-5) at Kelso 2m hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gs in Oct.