Teetotal went close in a claimer here last time but could have been better drawn and the same applies to handicap debutant A J Cook. Tumblewind finished ahead of several of these when third at Newcastle on his latest start and won her maiden over track and trip. She should be thereabouts but a chance is taken on the returning MONSIEUR ROYALE. The latter ended last year with a four-length victory at Wolverhampton and there should be plenty more to come from Geoff Oldroyd's charge this year. Balinka and Ayasha are others to consider.
Boxing Shadows 6-1 (9-7) Tracked leader until over 1f out, one pace, 5th of 7, 4l behind Bogsnog (9-7) at Newcastle 5f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Apr.
Tumblewind 9-4fav (9-0) Held up towards rear, headway over 2f out, evry chance 1f out, soon ridden and no extra towards finish, 3rd of 7, 2l behind Bogsnog (9-7) at Newcastle 5f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Apr.
Monsieur Royale 13-8fav (9-1) Slowly into stride, soon in mid-division on inside, headway on inner halfway, went 3rd over 2f out, chased leader well over 1f out, led and edged left over 1f out, hung left and ridden clear inside final furlong, won at Wolverhampton 6f 2yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Nov beating Katy Spirit (8-11) by 4l, 10 ran.
Balinka 5-1 (8-5) Switched right and soon led under stand side rail, ridden and headed over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 7th of 8, 3 1/2l behind Oscars Journey (8-6) at Nottingham 5f 2yo hcp 0-85 (4) sft in Nov.
Bapak Bangsawan 14-1 (8-9) Dwelt, behind, headway on outer over 3f out, kept on same pace, 6th of 7, 5l behind Bogsnog (9-7) at Newcastle 5f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Apr.
Modern Lady 3-1 (9-6) Led, ridden over 1f out, headed entering final furlong, no impression on winner inside final 100 yards, 2nd of 4, 1 1/2l behind Secret Of Success (9-0) at Kempton 5f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Apr.
Ayasha 22-1 (9-0) Led far side group, ridden and every chance over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, kept on, 4th of 13, 2l behind Right Touch (9-0) at Ripon 6f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Apr.
A J Cook (IRE) 11-2 (9-1) In touch, headway over 1f out, effort when short of room and hampered just inside final furlong, stayed on towards finish, 4th of 7, 2 3/4l behind Silca's Dream (9-1) at Wolverhampton 5f mdn stks (5) pol in Mar.
Our Diane (IRE) 4-1 (8-13) Tracked leaders, ridden inside final furlong, no extra, 4th of 7, 3 1/2l behind Bogsnog (9-7) at Newcastle 5f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Apr.
Knockamany Bends (IRE) 100-1 (8-10) Held up mid-division, chased leaders over 3f out, led over 2f out, ridden and hung left 1f out, headed towards finish, no extra, 4th of 12, 1 3/4l behind Skidby Mill (8-8) at Thirsk 6f 2yo mdn aut (5) gd in Sep.
Perfect Words (IRE) 7-1 (9-7) Mid-division, ridden and effort over 3f out, edged left and no impression 1f out, 6th of 11, 10l behind Rangooned (9-7) at Catterick 5f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Apr.
Windforpower (IRE) 16-1 (8-8) Tracked leaders in 3rd, ridden over 1f out, soon faded, 5th of 9, 6l behind The Art Of Racing (9-7) at Ripon 5f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Apr.
Teetotal (IRE) 13-2 (8-6) In touch in last, switched left over 1f out, ran on, not reach leaders, 3rd of 5, 1l behind La Sylphe (8-4) at Beverley 5f 3yo clm (6) gf in Apr.