Miami Gator won five times last season and has gone close on the all-weather on a couple of occasions this year. He can make the frame again today, while Take It To The Max is still on a winning mark despite a 5lb rise for his recent victory at Hamilton and looks to have every chance. Fibs And Flannel is slipping down the weights and could figure, along with Oh So Saucy, but the vote goes to TAX BREAK. He won his maiden at Wolverhampton in February with three subsequent winners behind including McBirney, who runs in the previous race, and David Barron's charge is taken to make a winning handicap debut.
Tax Break 7-4fav (9-12) Led, headed 4f out, led again well over 2f out, ridden and edged right final furlong, stayed on, won at Wolverhampton 7f mdn stks (5) pol in Feb beating Crown Counsel (8-9) by 3/4l, 7 ran.
Marjury Daw (IRE) 33-1 (8-12) Led, ridden and headed 3f out, weakened over 2f out, last of 16, 36l behind Sam Sharp (8-13) at Haydock 1m hcp 0-90 (3) gd.
Miami Gator (IRE) (9-4) 98th of 15, shd behind Pim Pam (9-2) at Compiegne(FR) 1m stk sft in Mar.
Ailsa Craig (IRE) 12-1 (8-13) Tracked leaders and keen, challenged over 2f out, every chance over 1f out, no extra, 5th of 8, 6l behind Just Bond (9-3) at Beverley 1m hcp 0-85 (4) gf.
Take It To The Max 11-8fav (9-6) Tracked leaders, led over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, held on under pressure final furlong, won at Hamilton 1m hcp 0-75 (5) gd beating Dabbers Ridge (9-3) by 3/4l, 10 ran.
Khandaq (USA) 11-2 (9-4) In touch, ridden over 2f out, stayed on final furlong, never able to challenge, 4th of 10, 5l behind Mujaadel (8-13) at Catterick 7f hcp 0-80 (4) gf.
Shadowtime 16-1 (9-1) Dwelt, held up towards rear and keen, ridden over 1f out, soon weakened, last of 8, 12l behind Just Bond (9-3) at Beverley 1m hcp 0-85 (4) gf.
Moheebb (IRE) 12-1 (9-6) Held up, headway from 3f out, pressing leaders over 1f out, no extra well inside final furlong, 4th of 9, 5l behind Fremen (9-5) at Carlisle 1m clm stks (6) gs.
Toto Skyllachy 10-1 (9-3) Slowly into stride, always behind, last of 13, 36l behind San Cassiano (9-0) at Ripon 1m hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Jul.
Oh So Saucy 9-2 (9-7) Chased leaders, effort over 2f out, soon no impression, 5th of 7, 7l behind Tewin Wood (9-5) at Yarmouth 1m hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Apr.
Ours (IRE) 12-1 (9-1) Dwelt, behind, pushed along over 2f out, headway on inner over 1f out, challenged inside final furlong, not quicken towards finish, 2nd of 9, 3/4l behind Mont Ras (9-0) at Pontefract 1m hcp 0-75 (5) gf.
Legal Legacy 11-1 (9-5) Slowly away, always towards rear, 11th of 18, 16l behind Fazza (8-8) at Thirsk 1m hcp 0-75 (5) gd.
Fibs And Flannel 5-1fav (8-13) Held up mid-division, headway over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on, 4th of 14, 4l behind Dazeen (8-8) at Haydock 1m hcp 0-80 (4) gd.