BROUGHTONS BANDIT just failed to catch Rollin 'n Tumblin over track and trip in February. A line through the latter gives him the beating of Honest Strike and Willie Musson's charge gets the nod. Honest Strike scored here last month with Ice Apple back in fifth but was well beaten last time and Ctappers makes more appeal with an apprentice taking 5lb off his back. Baan has been back on a winning mark for some time now without success but still makes most appeal of the remainder.
Ctappers 8-1 (9-4) Chased leaders, ridden over 3f out, effort over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 14, 3 1/2l behind Our Folly (9-7) at Bath 2m 1f hcp 0-65 (6) gs in Apr.
Broughtons Bandit 3-1fav (9-4) Bumped start, held up in last pair, headway on outside over 4f out, chased leaders approaching final 2f, ridden and no extra over 1f out, 6th of 9, 6l behind Llamadas (9-8) at Kempton 2m hacp 0-70 (5) pol in Mar.
Honest Strike (USA) 7-1 (9-5) Dwelt in rear, some headway on outer 3f out, kept on final furlong, not troubled leaders, 6th of 11, 8l behind Scribe (9-7) at Wolverhampton 1m 6f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Apr.
Baan (USA) 8-1 (9-5) Led, ridden and headed over 2f out, edged left and weakened over 1f out, last of 4, 5l behind Hoonose (8-12) at Wolverhampton 2m hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Mar.
If What And Maybe 33-1 (8-3) Close up, ridden over 4f out, outpaced over 3f out, 5th of 7, 20l behind Decana (9-5) at Southwell 1m 6f app hcp (0-70) (4yo+) (5) fbs in Apr.
Ice Apple 50-1 (8-7) In touch, ridden 9f out, lost place 3f out, stayed on inside final furlong, 5th of 8, 4l behind Honest Strike (9-2) at Lingfield 2m hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Apr.
Supersticion 66-1 (8-5) In touch, ridden 7f out, lost place over 4f out, last of 14, 29l behind Sommersturm (9-4) at Lingfield 1m 4f hcp 0-52 (6) pol in Feb.
Balaton 100-1 (8-9) Tracked leaders, weakened quickly over 4f out, soon eased, virtually pulled, last of 12, well behind Popular (8-9) at Lingfield 1m 2f mdn fll (5) pol in Jun.