Mister Manannan bounced back to form at Beverley but has it all to do from an outside berth as does Decision By One, who is on the same mark as when just touched off at Lingfield on Friday. GATEPOST looked a fine prospect as a juvenile but didn't do anywhere near as well as expected last year. Not surprisingly he's come down in the weights as a result and can hopefully bounce back and start this campaign with a victory. The very speedy Captain Dunne is another who has dropped in the ratings as a result of a losing spell and he'll love this track and fast ground while Last Sovereign has the inside berth and should make a bold bid to gain his 11th career success. Silvanus has been running well and is another to consider in an open contest.
Kingsgate Choice (IRE) 9-2 (9-2) In touch in rear, headway over 1f out, ridden and kept on towards finish, 3rd of 8, 3 1/2l behind Heeraat (9-3) at Newbury 5f hcp (2) gs in Apr.
Noble Storm (USA) 50-1 (9-9) Tracked leaders, pushed along over 2f out, weakened entering final furlong, last of 12, 9l behind Sole Power (9-9) at Doncaster 5f listed stks (1) gd in Sep.
Ubetterbegood (ARG) 4-1 (9-4) Held up mid-division, headway over 2f out, weakened final furlong, last of 7, 11l behind Whaileyy (9-4) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-100 (2) pol in Nov.
Captain Dunne (IRE) 16-1 (8-13) Raced stands side, mid-division, ridden over 2f out, never on terms, 11th of 21, 8l behind Jack Dexter (9-1) at Doncaster 5f hcp (2) sft in Oct.
Mister Manannan (IRE) 14-1 (8-13) Held up towards rear, headway on outside over 1f out, strong run inside final furlong, led close home, won at Beverley 5f hcp 0-95 (3) gf in Apr beating Last Sovereign (8-5) by nk, 9 ran.
Gatepost (IRE) 11-1 (8-10) In touch, effort over 2f out, stayed on same pace final furlong, 8th of 19, 4 1/2l behind Thunderball (8-5) at Doncaster 6f hcp 105 (2) sft in Oct.
Last Sovereign 8-1 (9-0) Mid-division, ridden and headway over 1f out, pressed winner inside final furlong, just failed, 2nd of 15, shd behind Love Island (8-12) at Doncaster 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Apr.
Head Space (IRE) 15-2 (8-8) Rearing in stalls, held up towards rear, some headway over 1f out, no impression final furlong, 8th of 14, 7l behind York Glory (9-1) at Pontefract 6f hcp 0-100 (2) gd in Apr.
Silvanus (IRE) 14-1 (8-13) Disputed lead until over 1f out, soon edged left, ran on, 3rd of 13, 1 1/4l behind Ajjaadd (9-2) at Epsom Downs 5f hcp 0-95 (3) gd in Apr.
Fitz Flyer (IRE) 33-1 (8-2) Tracked leaders, chased leader halfway, weakened final furlong, 14th of 20, 9l behind Move In Time (8-10) at Doncaster 6f hcp (2) gd in Apr.
Forest Edge (IRE) 11-1 (9-1) Pushed along to chase leaders, ridden over 1f out, led inside final furlong, kept on, won at Wolverhampton 5f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Apr beating Tyfos (9-0) by nk, 7 ran.
Decision By One 7-2fav (9-5) Chased leader, ridden 2f out, ran on, 2nd of 7, 1/2l behind Monumental Man (8-9) at Lingfield 5f hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Foxy Music 12-1 (9-2) Chased leaders, ridden halfway, weakened final furlong, 8th of 11, 9l behind Royal Bajan (8-12) at Southwell 5f hcp 0-85 (4) fbs in Nov.