Spirit Of Oakdale won over 7f at Wolverhampton last time but has something to prove at this distance and is 7lb higher, while Avalon Bay has also won over a shorter trip but ran as though something was amiss last time. St Oswald should have the requisite stamina stretching out to a mile for the first time and Dysios will get better as the season progresses, but a chance is taken on WHITBY JET. He went close over C&D last September and a promising effort on his reappearance suggests Ed Vaughan's charge will be winning soon off his current mark.
Avalon Bay 15-2 (9-2) Always towards rear, ridden on outside and struggling over 2f out, 12th of 13, 23l behind Ree's Rascal (9-4) at Windsor 1m 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gd.
El Maachi 8-1 (8-9) Tracked leaders, ridden 3f out, one pace final 2f, 3rd of 11, 8l behind York Glory (8-9) at Southwell 7f mdn auc stks (6) fbs.
Merrjanah 7-1 (9-3) Prominent, ridden 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 8, 8l behind Treasure Way (9-12) at Warwick 7f fll hcp (5) gf.
St Oswald 15-8fav (9-5) Mid-division, headway 2f out, driven and kept on to chase leaders inside final furlong, 3rd of 14, 1l behind Swendab (9-0) at Chepstow 6f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) gf.
Snow Ridge 40-1 (9-5) Dwelt, in rear and outpaced, soon pushed along, ridden over 2f out, never dangerous, 10th of 11, 15l behind Apollo D'Negro (9-4) at Kempton 6f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Apr.
Spirit Of Oakdale (IRE) 5-1fav (9-3) Led 1f, chased leaders, went 2nd on inside over 2f out, led over 1f out, ridden and hung right inside final furlong, ran on, won at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Apr beating Empress Charlotte (9-6) by 1 1/4l, 11 ran.
Ice Nelly (IRE) 7-2 (8-12) Towards rear, ridden over 3f out, kept on same pace 2f out, 3rd of 12, 8l behind Ibn Bajjah (9-3) at Southwell 1m 2yo mdn auc stks (5) fbs in Nov.
Dysios (IRE) 7-2 (9-7) Took keen hold, held up on outside, ridden over 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 10, 8l behind Vetvey (9-0) at Newcastle 1m 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) gf in Apr.
Whitby Jet (IRE) 9-2fav (9-5) Slowly away, in rear, headway over 2f out, ridden inside final furlong, kept on to take 2nd last 100 yards, always held by winner, 2nd of 11, 1 3/4l behind Cadmium Loch (9-0) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Out Of The Storm 9-2 (9-5) Settled in rear, in touch, headway to chase leaders over 2f out, stayed on well inside final furlong, never troubled leaders, 3rd of 6, 1 1/2l behind Fire Crystal (8-12) at Bath 1m 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) fm.
Sleeping Brave 11-1 (9-2) Slowly into stride, always behind, 13th of 14, 17l behind Beach Babe (9-5) at Warwick 1m 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) gf in Apr.
Luckbealadytonight (IRE) 16-1 (8-12) In touch over 5f, 12th of 14, 15l behind Beach Babe (9-5) at Warwick 1m 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) gf in Apr.