Ad Value arrives on the back of a C&D victory and looks likely to go close again despite a 6lb rise but another recent winner in LIGHT THE CITY is preferred. He finished well clear of the opposition over 1m4f at Catterick last week and, given he's scored twice before over today's distance, Ruth Carr's charge gets the nod to follow-up. Pokfulham still looks in the handicapper's grip but Grey Command could figure off his current mark judged on last year's two wins at Beverley while Mohawk Ridge can also be given a chance with a recent pipe-opener at Catterick under his belt.
Mohawk Ridge 3-1 (9-9) Tracked leading pair, effort 2f out, led over 1f out, soon ridden, headed inside final furlong, no extra, 3rd of 11, 6l behind Golden Future (8-10) at Catterick 1m 6f hcp 0-75 (5) gs in Apr.
Goodness 8-1 (9-1) Tracked leaders, lost place 3f out, kept on same pace, weakened final furlong, 9th of 12, 12l behind Veiled Applause (8-12) at Thirsk 1m 4f hcp 0-75 (5) sft in Apr.
Madamlily (IRE) 7-1 (8-10) Held up mid-division, raced far side over 4f out, soon chased leaders, weakened over 1f out, 6th of 9, 6l behind Pittodrie Star (9-3) at Haydock 1m 6f hcp 0-80 (4) gs in Aug.
Grey Command (USA) 33-1 (8-13) Held up towards rear, ridden 2f out, kept on inside final furlong, never reached leaders, 5th of 12, 5l behind Veiled Applause (8-12) at Thirsk 1m 4f hcp 0-75 (5) sft in Apr.
Pokfulham (IRE) 13-2 (9-2) Mid-division, headway over 6f out, chased leaders over 1f out, never able to challenge, 3rd of 11, 7l behind Lifetime (9-2) at Newcastle 1m 4f hcp 0-70 (5) sft in Apr.
Maid Of Meft 4-5fav (9-9) Slowly into stride, towards rear, headway on outer over 4f out, ridden over 3f out, weakened over 2f out, soon eased, 5th of 6, 19l behind Bute Street (8-8) at Wolverhampton 1m 6f hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Apr.
Light The City (IRE) 12-1 (8-9) Tracked leader, led entering final 2f, soon clear, eased towards finish, comfortable, won at Catterick 1m 4f hcp 0-70 (5) sft in Apr beating Not Til Monday (9-7) by 6l, 11 ran.
Vittachi 10-1 (8-10) Always behind, 8th of 11, 35l behind Lifetime (9-2) at Newcastle 1m 4f hcp 0-70 (5) sft in Apr.
Ad Value (IRE) 11-4 (9-0) Tracked leaders, led over 2f out, soon pressed, kept on inside final furlong, won at Musselburgh 1m 6f hcp 0-60 (6) gs in Apr beating Ministerofinterior (9-0) by 1 1/2l, 10 ran.
La Bacouetteuse (FR) 9-2 (9-5) Held up in rear, outpaced 3f out, never dangerous, 7th of 9, 5l behind Shamarlane (9-3) at Musselburgh 1m 1f hcp 0-65 (6) gs in Apr.
Categorical 20-1 (8-6) Tracked leading pair, went 2nd over 2f out, hung left and ridden inside final 2f, no impression on winner final furlong, clear 2nd, 2nd of 10, 1 3/4l behind Countrywide Flame (8-13) at Redcar 1m 6f hcp 0-75 (5) sft in Oct.
Silver Tigress 7-1 (8-7) Held up in rear, headway over 4f out, chased leaders over 2f out, soon weakened, 7th of 11, 23l behind Lifetime (9-2) at Newcastle 1m 4f hcp 0-70 (5) sft in Apr.