Know Your Name can figure if improving slightly on her fourth at Haydock a fortnight ago. The same comment applies to Pipe Dream on his latest effort at Warwick but Tyrsal looks in the handicappers grip and Ice Slice has yet to prove he stays this far. One of the less exposed types may be good enough with Southwell winners Bousfield and Walta stepping up in distance while better is expected from Woodbridge back on fast ground. However, ROLLING DICE went close despite starting 20/1 at Salisbury in October and he gets the tentative vote on his return.
Ice Slice (IRE) 25-1 (8-9) In touch, ridden 2f out, weakened final furlong, 5th of 8, 9l behind Glorious Empire (9-2) at Lingfield 7f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Apr.
Rolling Dice 20-1 (8-13) Mid-division, headway over 2f out, kept on to chase winner towards finish, always held, 2nd of 10, 1 1/2l behind Tullia (8-9) at Salisbury 7f 2yo mdn aut (5) sft in Oct.
Know Your Name 22-1 (9-4) Held up in 6th, headway over 1f out, 4th and one pace final furlong, 4th of 9, 5l behind Alquimia (9-0) at Haydock 1m 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Apr.
Bousfield 9-4 (8-10) Tracked leaders, led over 1f out, ridden and stayed on final furlong, won at Southwell 7f 2yo mdn auc stks (5) fbs in Nov beating Supa U (8-8) by 1 1/4l, 7 ran.
Pipe Dream 16-1 (9-5) Disputed 2nd, driven 2f out, kept on same pace, ridden and no impression in 4th inside final furlong, 4th of 9, 5l behind Battle Command (9-5) at Warwick 7f 3yo mdn (5) gd in Apr.
Walta (IRE) 25-1 (8-8) Switched left soon after start, raced alone far side, always outpaced in rear, 8th of 9, 14l behind Skye's The Limit (9-4) at Nottingham 5f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Apr.
Tyrsal (IRE) 5-1 (9-6) Mid-division, ridden and headway to chase winner over 1f out, no impression final furlong, 2nd of 13, 3 1/2l behind Zambeasy (9-4) at Kempton 1m 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Apr.
Aran Sky (IRE) 4-1 (9-7) Tracked leaders in 3rd, ridden over 3f out, one pace and no impression, 3rd of 4, 8l behind Arabian Comet (9-7) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Apr.
Woodbridge 33-1 (9-5) Held up towards rear, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 11th of 13, 22l behind That Is The Spirit (9-5) at Doncaster 7f 3yo mdn (5) sft in Mar.