A good heat to start things off and TILSWORTH GLENBOY is taken to complete his hat-trick. He seems a rejuvenated character of late on the soft to heavy ground and hopefully sufficient cut will remain for him to deliver a similar level of performance. He's been upped 10lb for those last two successes which seems reasonable. Flying Applause, four wins from his last six runs, seems sure to go well again and is a fine stable servant but this looks a tougher question for him to answer and Glass Mountain could be a bigger danger. The Fanshawe inmate looked a little unlucky not to score on his Yarmouth reappearance and then ran inexplicably badly at Doncaster last time. He's better than that. Artisan completes the shortlist as he's open to improvement on turf and looks on a decent handicap mark for his shrewd yard.
Flying Applause 11-4 (9-0) Dwelt soon in touch, headway 3f out, soon chased leader, ridden to lead 1f out, just held on, won at Catterick 1m 4f clm stks (6) gs beating Eijaaz (8-7) by ns, 7 ran.
Tilsworth Glenboy 11-4fav (9-9) Held up in rear, smooth headway from over 2f out, ridden to lead inside final furlong, readily, won at Nottingham 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) sft beating King Zeal (9-4) by 1l, 14 ran.
Audacious 28-1 (9-2) Always towards rear, last of 16, well behind West End Lad (8-13) at Doncaster 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Mar.
Mcbirney (USA) 5-1 (8-13) Held up towards rear, short lived effort towards far side over 2f out, 12th of 13, 35l behind Stand To Reason (9-4) at Newbury 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) sft in Apr.
Glass Mountain (IRE) 4-1 (8-9) In touch in rear, headway over 3f out, ridden and weakened over 1f out, last of 6, 24l behind Calaf (9-1) at Doncaster 1m 2f app hcp (0-85) (4yo+) (4) gs.
Red Lover 5-1 (9-3) Tracked leaders, went 2nd over 2f out until over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 4th of 8, 7l behind Night And Dance (8-9) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f mdn stks (5) pol in Nov.
Artisan 9-2 (9-9) In touch in rear, went 3rd 5f out, ridden to chase leader 3f out, stayed on gamely to lead inside final furlong, won at Southwell 1m 3f mdn stks (5) fbs in Feb beating Cotton Trader (8-5) by 1 1/2l, 4 ran.
King Zeal (IRE) 9-1 (9-4) Tracked leaders, ridden to lead approaching final furlong, headed inside final furlong, kept on, 2nd of 14, 1l behind Tilsworth Glenboy (9-9) at Nottingham 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) sft.
Spey Song (IRE) 14-1 (9-4) Held up towards rear, headway 2f out, ridden over 1f out, soon weakened, 7th of 10, 12l behind Spavento (8-8) at Hamilton 1m hcp 0-70 (5) gs.