Watt Broderick can be a tricky ride as he needs holding up. But the champ takes over the reins and this sharp track should suit, though he's shot up in the weights. Orthodox Lad lacks a recent run but was in good form last summer, though August Hill looks a bigger threat. He won over course and distance last month after scoring at Wincanton and a hat-trick isn't out of the question. Going Concern is difficult to catch right, however, and may have preferred a softer surface. FOND MEMORY easily landed the odds at Perth last month and is only a couple of pounds higher than when just beaten in a novices' handicap at Newbury in February - he can double his tally here.
Dresden (IRE) 14-1 (11-8) Prominent, joined leader 5th until ridden 2 out, keeping on same pace when hit last, 6th of 10, 11l behind Fujin Dancer (10-11) at Fakenham 2m hcp hdl 0-125 (3) gd in Mar.
Watt Broderick (IRE) 5-4fav (10-4) Mid-division, went 2nd before 3 out, led before 2 out, clear before last, easily, won at Wetherby 2m hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gs in Mar beating Rock A Doodle Doo (11-0) by 6l, 7 ran.
Orthodox Lad 5-2fav (10-9) Held up towards rear, headway before 2 out, went 5th before last, went 4th from last, one pace, 5th of 11, 32l behind Foxcub (10-0) at Fontwell 2m 2f hcp hdl 0-130 (3) gd in Oct.
Red Skipper (IRE) 33-1 (11-7) Prominent, went 2nd after 6th until approaching 3 out, chased leaders, weakened quickly before next, 11th of 15, 31l behind Taradrewe (10-10) at Fontwell 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gd in Apr.
August Hill (IRE) 13-8fav (11-2) Held up rear division, headway 4 out, every chance 3 out, left in lead after last, kept on strongly, won at Ludlow 2m nov hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gd in Apr beating Purple 'n Gold (11-12) by 5l, 13 ran.
Fond Memory (IRE) 4-7fav (11-0) Tracked leaders, headway to lead narrowly 2 out, driven 2 lengths clear when not fluent last, ridden and kept on flat, won at Perth 2m NH mdn hdl (4) sft in Apr beating Final Pass (11-0) by 1 3/4l, 8 ran.
Going Concern (IRE) 4-1 (11-10) Held up, headway on outside after 5th, not much room 3 out, soon shaken up, switched left before 2 out, one pace, weakened flat, 4th of 6, 20l behind Lac Sacre (11-10) at Ffos Las 2m hcp hdl 0-120 (4) sft in Mar.
Ladies Dancing 14-1 (11-0) In touch, went 2nd at 4th, ridden and every chance 2 out, kept on under pressure, no extra and held final 50 yards, 2nd of 11, 2l behind Revani (11-4) at Exeter 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gd in Apr.
Osorios Trial 15-2 (11-6) Held up, ridden after 4th, weakened before next, tailed off when pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Vimiero (11-12) at Newton Abbot 2m 1f nov hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gd in Aug, 6 ran.