Golden Future is up 8lb for his much improved effort at Catterick last month when scoring over today's trip with a bit to spare. He should go well along with Odin's Raven, who will have come on for a recent pipe-opener at Pontefract. Royal Swain is slowly dropping back down towards a winning mark and Wolverhampton third Wild Desert makes more appeal then plating winner Overrule although PITTODRIE STAR finished just ahead of the top weight at Wolverhampton last time. The latter has only found one too good on his last couple of starts over today's trip and David O'Meara's charge is given another chance to go one better here.
Wild Desert (FR) 16-1 (9-9) Tracked leader, led over 3f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, stayed on, 3rd of 8, 1 1/4l behind Al Khawaneej (9-3) at Wolverhampton 1m 6f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Apr.
Royal Trooper (IRE) 9-1 (9-13) Raced wide in mid-division, ridden and struggling inside final 3f, 14th of 18, 21l behind Gulf of Naples (9-2) at Doncaster 1m 7f hcp (4) gd in Oct.
Pittodrie Star (IRE) 11-4 (9-6) Always prominent, ridden to lead over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, stayed on, 2nd of 8, 1l behind Al Khawaneej (9-3) at Wolverhampton 1m 6f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Apr.
Sherman McCoy 33-1 (9-5) Led, ridden 4f out, headed 3f out, weakened final furlong, 5th of 9, 7l behind Storm Hawk (8-13) at Southwell 1m 6f hcp 0-95 (3) fbs in Mar.
Jivry 15-8fav (9-1) Tracked leaders, ridden over 3f out, weakened 2f out, 4th of 7, 23l behind Classic Vintage (9-9) at Ffos Las 1m 4f hcp 0-95 (3) gs in Sep.
Wells Lyrical (IRE) 7-1 (9-12) Tracked leaders, driven and lost place over 2f out, soon weakened, 7th of 9, 27l behind Colour Vision (8-7) at Chester 2m hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Jul.
Overrule (USA) 15-2 (9-1) Led 1f, tracked winner, ridden to challenge from over 2f out, every chance inside final furlong, driven and just held, 2nd of 6, nk behind Country Road (8-8) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f clm stks (6) pol in Apr.
Royal Swain (IRE) 4-5fav (9-10) In touch, headway 4f out, ridden 3f out, no impression from over 1f out, 3rd of 6, 3 1/2l behind Mazij (9-2) at Southwell 1m 4f hcp 0-75 (5) fbs in Dec.
Odin's Raven (IRE) 20-1 (9-4) Held up in rear, stayed on inside final furlong, never near leaders, 8th of 17, 10l behind Media Hype (9-2) at Pontefract 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Apr.
Sohcahtoa (IRE) 11-4fav (8-8) Held up in rear, headway over 2f out, chased leading pair over 1f out, no impression final furlong, 3rd of 8, 3l behind Secret Tune (9-2) at Doncaster 2m hcp 0-85 (4) hvy in Apr.
Golden Future 25-1 (8-10) Mid-division on outside, smooth headway 3f out, challenged on wide outside over 1f out, led inside final furlong, pushed out, won at Catterick 1m 6f hcp 0-75 (5) gs in Apr beating Hi Dancer (8-6) by 2 1/4l, 11 ran.
General Ting (IRE) 14-1 (9-10) Held up in last pair, ridden on inside over 2f out, plugged on inside final furlong, 4th of 10, 7l behind Bollin Judith (8-3) at Redcar 1m 6f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Oct '09.