Vinstar finally got off the mark over 2m1f here in March but was beaten again on his next start at Carlisle and looks a risky proposition here giving plenty of weight to his rivals. Narcissist's latest fourth at Wetherby was an improvement while Artifice Sivola appreciated the step up to 2m4f at Fakenham and was only beaten a short-head. DANBY'S LEGEND races from out of the handicap but isn't necessarily badly treated. He was racing off a mark of 95 when third at Doncaster in February and repeat of that run may well suffice.
Vinstar (FR) 11-8fav (11-5) Chased leader, every chance when hit 2 out, soon ridden, weakened between last 2, 4th of 6, 13l behind Lone Foot Laddie (10-11) at Carlisle 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gd in Apr.
Narcissist (IRE) 20-1 (11-0) Held up in rear, headway approaching 2 out, went 4th between last 2, kept on well run-in, never nearer, 4th of 10, 4 1/2l behind Oliver's Gold (10-11) at Wetherby 2m hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gs in Apr.
Mr Shantu (IRE) 12-1 (11-0) Mid-division, in touch on outside 7th, outpaced 2 out, no impression when not fluent last, 6th of 12, 13l behind Liberty Court (11-0) at Taunton 2m 3f mdn hdl (5) gd in Apr.
Dissidancer (IRE) 6-1 (11-7) Led or disputed lead until after 2 out, one pace and beaten before last, no extra and lost 3rd close home, 4th of 6, 15l behind Vodka Red (10-11) at Newcastle 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) sft in Mar.
Grandiloquent 16-1 (11-0) Held up in touch, not always fluent, pushed along 3 out, soon weakened, 8th of 13, 37l behind Lord Brendy (11-0) at Kelso 2m 2f mdn hdl (4) gd in Apr.
Artifice Sivola (FR) 10-1 (10-4) Held up towards rear, headway halfway, soon chasing leaders, effort when not fluent 2 out, every chance when slow last, stayed on strongly close home, just failed, 2nd of 9, shd behind Vico (11-12) at Fakenham 2m 4f nov hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gd in Apr.
Danby's Legend 5-1 (11-4) Held up in rear, not fluent 1st, well behind before omitted 3 out, 6th of 10, 42l behind Dalmo (11-7) at Sedgefield 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in Apr.