This has produced a much bigger field than normal and 12 of the 15 entries have winning form. Sleepy Joe won an ordinary Leicester maiden in good style and with a middle berth can get quickly into the action but several of the better fancied runners have wide draws which will be more difficult to overcome. They include Windsor winner Steventon Star, who may come out best of those berthed on the outside, and One Boy, who was backed to make a winning start at Redcar and did so with the minimum of fuss. QUATUOR made all and battled on strongly at Windsor and is taken to complete the double with another front-runner, Limegrove, expected to get into the mix despite a poor draw.
Split Rock 2-1fav (9-1) Tracked leaders, ridden and not quicken over 1f out, stayed on towards finish, 3rd of 5, 2l behind Vodka Time (8-12) at Newmarket 5f 2yo stks (3) gd in Apr.
Steventon Star Evens0fav (9-5) With leader, going well over 1f out, shaken up to lead entering final furlong, pushed out, edged left post, won at Windsor 5f 2yo mdn (5) gd in Apr beating Culdaff (9-5) by 3/4l, 6 ran.
One Boy (IRE) 9-4fav (8-12) Dwelt, chased leaders, led over 1f out, kept on well, won at Redcar 5f 2yo mdn aut (5) gf in Apr beating Lilo Lil (8-6) by 1 1/4l, 10 ran.
Sleepy Joe (IRE) 5-2 (9-5) Went right start, tracked leaders, effort to challenge over 1f out, led entering final furlong, edged right ridden and ran on, won at Leicester 5f 2yo mdn aut (5) gf in Apr beating Larsen Bay (9-5) by 1 1/4l, 7 ran.
Smugglers Gold (IRE) Evensfav (8-11) With leader, led over 1f out, ridden and ran on, won at Lingfield 5f 2yo mdn auc stks (6) pol in Apr beating Weisse Girl (8-6) by 3l, 7 ran.
Blithe Spirit 10-1 (8-9) Broke smartly, soon grabed stand side rail, made all, ridden 2f out, ran on, won at Ripon 5f 2yo mdn (5) gd in Apr beating Muspelheim (9-5) by 2 1/2l, 12 ran.
M'selle (IRE) 11-4 (9-0) In touch and in rear, pushed along over 2f out, ridden and headway over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 3rd of 4, 4l behind Eastern Impact (9-0) at Newcastle 5f 2yo juv stk (4) gf in Apr.
Bearing Kisses (IRE) 28-1 (9-0) Chased winner until halfway, weakened over 1f out, 5th of 6, 25l behind Peterkin (9-5) at Doncaster 5f 2yo mdn (5) gd in Apr.
Intense Feeling (IRE) 25-1 (8-11) Chased leader, pushed along halfway, lost 2nd 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 8, 5l behind Fig Roll (8-11) at Salisbury 5f 2yo fll stks (3) gf.
Kodafine (IRE) 4-5fav (8-8) Went slightly right start, pressed leader, led 2f out, ridden over 1f out, clear when edged right inside final furlong, ran on, won at Wolverhampton 5f 2yo mdn auc stks (5) pol in Apr beating Gin Time (8-4) by 4 1/2l, 7 ran.
Lilo Lil 9-2 (8-1) Awkward start, soon prominent, led 2f out, ridden over 1f out, edged left and headed close home, 2nd of 5, 1/2l behind Lady Lydia (8-4) at Yarmouth 5f 2yo mdn aut (5) gf in Apr.
Limegrove 7-1 (8-11) Led, ridden and edged left over 1f out, headed and not pace of winner final 135 yards, just held on for 2nd, 2nd of 8, 1 1/4l behind Fig Roll (8-11) at Salisbury 5f 2yo fll stks (3) gf.
Marilyn Marquessa 5-1 (8-5) Led, drifted left over 2f out, soon hard pressed, headed narrowly 1f out, kept on, no extra when lost 2nd towards finish, 3rd of 7, 2 1/2l behind Der Blaue Reiter (8-13) at Yarmouth 5f 2yo mdn aut (6) gf in Apr.
Outback Lover (IRE) 40-1 (8-11) Took keen hold, chased leaders 3f, 7th of 8, 8l behind Fig Roll (8-11) at Salisbury 5f 2yo fll stks (3) gf.
Quatuor (IRE) 5-1 (8-10) Soon led on rail, pushed along and hung badly left from over 1f out, ran on well, won at Windsor 5f 2yo flls mdn auc stks (5) gd in Apr beating Kidmenot (8-4) by 3/4l, 12 ran.