Wotashirtfull, Mandurah and Rocker are the three against the field in a good quality sprint handicap with WOTAHIRTFULL, racing as well as ever, taken to make up for some near misses. After being soundly beaten on several starts previously, Mandurah routed his field at Thirsk last time. The handicapper has reacted harshly, raising him 10lbs and this now leaves him requiring a lifetime best to score here. He has won over this course and distance, including a win at this meeting last year, but he would prefer the ground to be quicker. Rocker won successive races at the end of last season, and does like cut in the ground which he gets here. He made a pleasing seasonal return when staying on to be third at Goodwood, and can be expected to make a bold bid with that run under his belt. Wotashirtfull has only finished out of the frame twice in his 21 race career, and he produced an excellent performance when a close second in a valuable Epsom handicap last time, arguably the best of his career. He has been kept on the go since the end of December so will be sharper than one or two of his rivals, and he will enjoy the easy surface. The handicapper has leniently left him on the same mark, and Wotashirtfull can take advantage.
The Jobber (IRE) 33-1 (8-10) Always in rear, 12th of 13, 8l behind Fathom Five (9-2) at Epsom Downs 5f hcp 0-95 (3) gd in Apr.
Bertoliver 5-1 (9-4) Towards rear on outer, driven along 2f out, never going pace to get competitive, 7th of 11, 5l behind Our Piccadilly (8-4) at Lingfield 5f hcp 0-85 (4).
Wotashirtfull (IRE) 10-1 (8-5) Led after 1f, ridden 2f out, headed inside final furlong, stayed on, 2nd of 13, 3/4l behind Fathom Five (9-2) at Epsom Downs 5f hcp 0-95 (3) gd in Apr.
Hotham 40-1 (9-2) Mid-division, ridden halfway, soon beaten, 12th of 13, 11l behind Excusez Moi (9-4) at Ripon 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gf.
Lord of The Reins (IRE) 8-1 (8-11) Slowly into stride, always towards rear, last of 9, 18l behind Cake (9-4) at Goodwood 5f hcp 0-90 (3) gd.
Foxy Music 16-1 (8-4) Tracked leader, ridden 2f out, weakened approaching final furlong, 8th of 9, 5l behind Cheveton (9-3) at Southwell 5f hcp 0-100 (2) fbs in Mar.
Le Toreador 8-1 (9-3) Led stands side until headed entering final furlong and one pace, 3rd of 16, 4 1/2l behind Mandurah (8-6) at Thirsk 5f hcp 0-80 (4) gf.
Equuleus Pictor 4-1 (8-7) Led, ridden and headed over 1f out, driven and no extra inside final furlong, 4th of 9, 1 3/4l behind Rasaman (8-10) at Thirsk 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gd.
Mandurah (IRE) 11-1 (8-6) Made all far side, ridden over 1f out, kept on well towards finish, won at Thirsk 5f hcp 0-80 (4) gf beating Legal Eagle (9-4) by 4l, 16 ran.
Rocker 7-1 (8-6) Held up, headway 2f out, soon switched right and ridden, kept on same pace final furlong, 3rd of 9, 1 3/4l behind Cake (9-4) at Goodwood 5f hcp 0-90 (3) gd.
Luscivious 14-1 (9-4) Held up, headway over 3f out, weakened 2f out, 8th of 10, 17l behind Princess Valerina (8-13) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-80 (4) pol in Apr.
Rothesay Dancer 9-4fav (9-5) Held up, headway over 1f out, ridden inside final furlong, stayed on and held towards finish, 3rd of 11, 3/4l behind Andrasta (7-11) at Hamilton 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gd.
Divine Spirit 20-1 (8-7) Chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, kept on well final furlong, just held, 2nd of 9, hd behind Rasaman (8-10) at Thirsk 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gd.
After The Show 6-1 (8-11) Slowly into stride, behind, soon pushed along, never dangerous, 7th of 9, 14l behind Calmdownmate (9-2) at Southwell 5f hcp 0-75 (5) fbs.