Llewellyn found one too good again at Thirsk last Saturday when Solar Spirit finished fifth and it could be a similar story here with former stablemate SNOW BAY in opposition. The latter scored for his new yard at Thirsk last month and remains on a decent mark compared to his best form despite a 7lb rise. Best Trip looks high enough in the weights at present and was well beaten on his return but Orpsie Boy is back on a winning mark for his seasonal debut. The remainder are harder to fancy and make little appeal.
Snow Bay 7-2 (9-0) Made all, clear entering final furlong, ran on, unchallenged, won at Thirsk 7f hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Apr beating Al Freej (9-4) by 2 3/4l, 10 ran.
Best Trip (IRE) 7-1 (9-3) Chased leaders stand side, weakened over 1f out, 13th of 14, 21l behind Gandalak (9-3) at Newcastle 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Apr.
Solar Spirit (IRE) 20-1 (9-1) Held up towards rear, headway over 2f out, stayed on inside final furlong, 5th of 13, 4l behind Yair Hill (9-7) at Thirsk 7f hcp 0-85 (4) gf.
Orpsie Boy (IRE) 16-1 (9-1) Dwelt, towards rear, ridden over 1f out, never dangerous, 8th of 9, 17l behind Nameitwhatyoulike (8-11) at Catterick 7f hcp 0-85 (4) sft in Oct.
Breezolini 12-1 (8-10) Towards rear stand side group, ridden over 2f out, never dangerous, 15th of 19, 10l behind Bedloe's Island (9-4) at Thirsk 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gf.
Llewellyn 6-1 (8-7) Mid-division, headway over 2f out, chased winner inside final furlong, kept on towards finish, 2nd of 13, 3/4l behind Yair Hill (9-7) at Thirsk 7f hcp 0-85 (4) gf.
Oratory (IRE) 16-1 (9-3) In rear, pushed along over 4f out, weakened over 3f out, 10th of 11, 16l behind Idol Deputy (9-5) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Apr.
Smalljohn 9-1 (9-1) Led over 1f, chased leader until 3f out, chased leaders, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 6th of 7, 11l behind The Guru Of Gloom (9-1) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Feb.