A disappointing numerical turnout although all look progressive and represent top yards. A tactical battle seems assured but SOLIDARITY looked to be crying out for a mile and a half when runner-up last time at Pontefract and it will be interesting to see if he sets out to make all. Opera Fan looked to be idling in front when scoring at Beverley and could be better than the bare form although he'll need to be as this represents a rise in grade. Good Value improved dramatically on all previous efforts to score with plenty in hand on the all-weather last time and looks a potentially big improver but let's see him repeat that level on Turf before rowing in.
Solidarity 7-2fav (9-4) Held up in touch, pushed along over 3f out, ridden to chase winner over 1f out, kept on, 2nd of 11, 2 1/2l behind Al Busayyir (9-0) at Beverley 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Apr.
Good Value 2-1 (9-0) In touch, effort and wide into straight 2f out, soon every chance, led approaching final furlong, pushed out, readily, won at Kempton 1m 2f 3yo stks 0-70 (5) pol in Apr beating High Master (9-0) by 3 1/2l, 7 ran.
Opera Fan (FR) 5-2 (9-0) Keen tracked leader, led over 1f out, ridden out, won at Beverley 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Apr beating Lunar Spirit (9-4) by 1l, 6 ran.