A trappy affair where cases can be made for many and PRINCE REGAL is taken to score on his first start for Karl Burke. The selection does need to reverse form with Lastchancelucas on their recent meeting at Nottingham, but he won twice on soft ground last term and Kieren Fallon can inspire him from the saddle. Rusty Rocket never gets too many favours from the assessor but Paul Green's five-year-old cannot be ruled out on this occasion. The trainer saddled a big price winner earlier in the week and his charge would have major claims if able to reproduce a recent second at Newcastle. Arctic Feeling is 1lb below his last winning mark and the blinkers are tried for the first time. John Mackie's horses are in fair nick at present so Available is worthy of inclusion upon any short list.
Rusty Rocket (IRE) 20-1 (8-4) Off the pace towards rear, wide and struggling on home turn, never on terms, 9th of 12, 13l behind Sir Maximilian (8-7) at Chester 5f hcp 0-105 (2) gd.
Foxy Music 25-1 (9-5) With leader until halfway, chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 8th of 11, 4l behind Another Wise Kid (9-11) at Redcar 5f hcp 0-90 (3) gf.
Lastchancelucas 7-2fav (9-1) Dwelt, pushed along towards rear, kept on final furlong, no impression, 5th of 15, 4l behind Tumblewind (9-3) at Thirsk 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gd.
Dark Castle 20-1 (9-2) Chased leaders, ridden 2f out, stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 6th of 12, 3 1/2l behind Right Touch (9-4) at Doncaster 6f hcp 0-90 (3) gs.
Bond Fastrac 66-1 (8-2) Held up in rear, headway over 2f out, soon no impression, 6th of 11, 4 1/2l behind Aetna (8-12) at Newcastle 5f hcp 0-95 (3) sft in Apr.
Cruise Tothelimit (IRE) 25-1 (8-8) Tracked leaders far side, ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace, no impression when lost place towards finish, 7th of 13, 5l behind Bear Behind (9-5) at Haydock 6f hcp 0-90 (3) gs.
Arctic Feeling (IRE) 16-1 (8-10) Always behind, 5th of 11, 8l behind Barkston Ash (9-3) at Thirsk 6f hcp 0-90 (3) gd.
Prince Regal 6-1 (8-13) In touch, ridden over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 7th of 15, 4 1/2l behind Tumblewind (9-3) at Thirsk 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gd.
Available (IRE) 5-1 (8-13) Led 5f out, joined halfway, ridden over 1f out, headed 1f out, no extra in 4th inside final furlong, 4th of 8, 4 1/2l behind Lapis Blue (9-4) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Jan.
Go Go Green (IRE) 20-1 (7-12) Switched right after start, took keen hold and held up in rear, headway when not clear run and switched sharply left over 1f out, soon not much room and switched right inside final furlong, driven and kept on same pace after, 5th of 10, 4l behind Taurus Twins (8-11) at Ayr 5f hcp 0-90 (3) gs.