Given the majority of these are exposed and not in particularly good form, ALIVE AND KICKING may well find enough improvement to follow up his recent win at Catterick. Crimson Knot showed a bit more on her return and has slipped a further 2lb down the weights while Wolverhampton plating winner Khandaq can race off a lower mark back on this surface, though his recent form in handicaps is abysmal. Henry Morgan ended last season with victory at Redcar and could prove a threat on his reappearance but Brave Dream is better on fast ground and may struggle again.
Alive And Kicking 10-3 (10-0) Tracked leaders, effort 2f out, went 2nd over 1f out, soon ridden and every chance, stayed on inside final furlong to lead narrowly near finish, won at Catterick 6f mdn stks (5) gd in Apr beating Cone Donkey (8-11) by nk, 9 ran.
Crimson Knot (IRE) 17-2 (8-2) Chased leaders, ridden 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 9, 3l behind Captain Dimitrios (9-3) at Musselburgh 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gs in Apr.
Khandaq (USA) 14-1 (9-3) Slowly into stride, mid-division, lost place over 3f out, no impression after, weakened inside final furlong, 9th of 10, 12l behind Reachforthebucks (9-4) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-80 (4) pol in Feb.
Henry Morgan 5-2fav (9-0) Towards rear, ridden and headway over 2f out, stayed on to lead close home, won at Redcar 6f app hcp (6) gd in Oct beating Winning Draw (8-2) by hd, 11 ran.
Breezolini 17-2 (8-9) Outpaced, never on terms, 9th of 10, 10l behind Supreme Spirit (9-5) at Wolverhampton 7f fll hcp (0-75) (3yo+) (5) pol in Oct.
Brave Dream 16-1 (8-11) Mainly behind, never on terms, 10th of 16, 18l behind Divine Call (9-4) at Warwick 6f hcp 0-75 (5) gs in Apr.
Argentine (IRE) 16-1 (8-2) Behind,effort 2f out, never dangerous, 6th of 8, 5l behind Mayoman (8-13) at Musselburgh 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gs in Apr.
Tadalavil 10-1 (8-8) Mid-division, ridden over 1f out, soon weakened, 6th of 12, 4l behind Captain Royale (8-9) at Musselburgh 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Oct.
Insolenceofoffice (IRE) 50-1 (8-8) Mid-division, driven over 2f out, never near leaders, 10th of 13, 11l behind Solar Spirit (9-6) at Catterick 7f hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Apr.
Needy Mccredie 16-1 (8-12) Went right start, never better than mid-division, 12th of 13, 11l behind Dancing Welcome (8-7) at Doncaster 6f fll hcp 0-70 (5) hvy in Apr.
Mark Anthony (IRE) 5-1fav (8-12) Chased leaders, lost place 2f out, soon weakened, eased inside final furlong, 13th of 15, 30l behind Half A Crown (8-6) at Thirsk 6f hcp 0-70 (5) sft in Apr.