Both Sir Boss and Carter have been in terrific form on the Polytrack over the winter but they may be vulnerable now their attention is switched back to turf. Lovers Causeway also has questions to answer on this surface but Captain John Nixon and Dynamic Drive should both strip fitter for their comeback runs and C&D winner Oriental Cavalier ran well at Haydock last month, though is 3lb higher now. Destinys Dream and Granny McPhee have also been successful around here in the past but the interesting one may be LEADER OF THE LAND. David Lanigan's gelding proved himself to be something of a Beverley specialist last year but also ran well at Windsor and Sailsbury and there's a good chance he will find further improvement this season - he still doesn't look badly treated ahead of his reappearance.
Sir Boss (IRE) 11-4 (9-4) Steadied start, held up in last pair, smooth headway on outside 2f out, led just over 1f out, stayed on well, won at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Apr beating Saint Thomas (8-12) by 1 1/2l, 5 ran.
Captain John Nixon 16-1 (8-10) Held up, headway when short of room entering final 2f, stayed on final furlong, not reached leaders, 5th of 15, 7l behind Cosmic Sun (9-0) at Kempton 1m 3f hcp 0-105 (2) pol in Apr.
Destinys Dream (IRE) 16-1 (9-2) Held up in rear, headway over 2f out, switched right over 1f out, no impression, 9th of 12, 6l behind Arlequin (9-2) at Doncaster 1m 2f hcp 0-95 (3) gf in Apr.
Leader Of The Land (IRE) 6-1 (9-0) Towards rear, last and detached over 4f out, headway on inside from 2f out, went 3rd inside final furlong, kept on, 3rd of 10, 1 3/4l behind Blissful Moment (9-5) at Beverley 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-90 (3) gd in Sep.
Dynamic Drive (IRE) 10-1 (8-12) Raced wide in mid-division, headway on outside 3f out, ridden and not quicken over 2f out, no impression after, weakened final furlong, 6th of 13, 10l behind Sunny Game (8-9) at Epsom Downs 1m 4f hcp 0-95 (3) gd in Apr.
Carter 3-1fav (9-3) Slowly into stride, held up in rear, headway to chase leaders 3f out, went 3rd over 2f out, ridden to lead 1f out, kept on well, won at Wolverhampton 1m 6f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Feb beating Parhelion (8-11) by 1 1/4l, 6 ran.
Granny McPhee 11-1 (8-13) Very slowly away, behind until joined field after 2f, ridden over 2f out, driven to go 3rd 1f out, never dangerous, 3rd of 5, 8l behind Bedouin Bay (8-8) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Feb.
Dahaam 16-1 (8-9) Held up towards rear, ridden on outside over 3f out, some headway over 2f out, struggling soon after, 9th of 13, 12l behind Sunny Game (8-9) at Epsom Downs 1m 4f hcp 0-95 (3) gd in Apr.
Lovers Causeway (USA) 7-1 (9-2) Tracked leaders, ridden 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 9th of 15, 17l behind Cosmic Sun (9-0) at Kempton 1m 3f hcp 0-105 (2) pol in Apr.
Oriental Cavalier 25-1 (8-13) In touch, headway to chase leaders, 2f out, went 2nd inside final furlong, no chance with winner, 2nd of 14, 2l behind Prince Of Johanne (9-5) at Haydock 1m 2f hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Apr.
Brouhaha 12-1 (8-13) Always rear-division, 12th of 16, 10l behind New Code (9-3) at Windsor 1m 4f hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Apr.
Straversjoy 16-1 (9-3) Prominent, ridden over 4f out, led over 3f out, headed well over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 6, 9l behind Sweet Origin (9-5) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Feb.