SOUTH STACK stayed on strongly to score on his first start for Kim Bailey at Towcester last week. As that was a conditionals' race, he can race off the same mark here and should take all the beating under Charles Greene if that effort hasn't taken too much out of him. Aureate and Le Grand Chene both have each-way claims while Fashion Week pounced late to score over 2m6f at Newton Abbot last month and should be a factor again if handling the going. The rest, though, look a modest bunch.
Sir Roger (IRE) 66-1 (10-11) Always in rear, never a factor, tailed off, 11th of 15, well behind Jump City (11-3) at Newton Abbot 2m 3f nh nov hdl (4) gd in Apr.
Fashion Week 6-1 (10-10) Held up in last trio and off the pace, headway approaching 7th, went 3rd before 4 out, went 2nd before 2 out, led narrowly 2 out, strongly pressed close home, all out, won at Newton Abbot 2m 6f nov hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd in Apr beating Terfel's Toscar (11-9) by ns, 9 ran.
Bennys Well (IRE) 25-1 (10-9) Prominent, not fluent and reminder 3rd, not fluent 8th, weakened after 3 out, pulled up before last, in a race won by Frizzo (11-0) at Towcester 2m 5f mdn hdl (5) gd in Apr, 15 ran.
Keltic Crisis (IRE) 28-1 (10-8) Tracked leaders, ridden and weakened approaching 3 out, tailed off, 5th of 9, well behind Sohappyharry (11-9) at Ludlow 2m 5f nov hcp 0-115 (4) gd in Apr.
South Stack 5-1 (11-0) Took keen hold, held up tracking leading trio, headway travelling well to lead 3 out, soon quickened clear, pushed out flat, easily, won at Towcester 2m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) sft in Apr beating Sendinpost (11-5) by 6l, 6 ran.
Just Watch Ollie (IRE) 150-1 (10-10) Chased leaders, behind from after 4th, tailed off, 10th of 15, well behind Top Wood (10-13) at Chepstow 2m nh nov hdl (4) gs in Apr.
Aureate 6-1 (11-5) Led until approaching 4 out, weakened quickly, 7th of 10, well behind Yellow Printer (11-6) at Newton Abbot 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd in Mar.
Wilde Ruby (IRE) 16-1 (10-12) Chased leaders, dropped towards rear after 4th, outpaced before 4 out, soon weakened, tailed off, 5th of 9, 46l behind Kindly Note (10-12) at Chepstow 2m 4f mrs nov hdl (4) sft in Apr.
Le Grand Chene (FR) 11-1 (10-3) Led, ridden and headed soon after 4 out, lost 2nd before next, weakened soon after, 5th of 14, 28l behind Kayfton Pete (11-12) at Chepstow 2m 4f nov hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gs in Apr.