ALLURING STAR bids for a hat-trick having completed a double over 7f at Catterick and Musselburgh. A winner over today's longer trip last season, Mick Easterby's mare is worth sticking with in her current mood. A 3lb rise proved beyond Secret Success when he attempted to follow up an earlier win at Kempton while Sam Spade has done his winning on the all-weather so far and is upped 4lb for his recent victory at Southwell. George Benjamin has a shout on his latest third at Warwick and is preferred to Indus Valley and Polar Forest.
Secret Success 5-4fav (9-7) Held up, not clear run over 2f out, ridden and headway over 1f out, stayed on to go 3rd inside final furlong, not trouble leaders, 3rd of 12, 4 1/2l behind Lawmans Thunder (9-7) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Apr.
Sam Spade (IRE) 3-1 (9-6) Led 3f, led again over 2f out, ridden and headed inside final furlong, rallied to lead again towards finish, won at Southwell 1m hcp 0-60 (6) fbs in Apr beating General Tufto (8-8) by 1l, 7 ran.
Avidly 20-1 (8-6) Always towards rear, weakened over 1f out, last of 6, 21l behind Noble Protector (9-2) at Bath 1m 2f flls hcp 0-80 (4) fm in Apr.
Pelmanism 20-1 (9-0) Always behind, 11th of 12, 12l behind My Kingdom (10-1) at Doncaster 7f ldy hcp (4) sft in Apr.
Alluring Star 9-2 (8-13) Prominent, led over 2f out, soon strongly challenged, held on well, all out, won at Musselburgh 7f hcp 0-65 (6) gs beating Clumber Place (8-8) by hd, 8 ran.
George Benjamin 9-2 (8-13) Prominent, led 2f out, soon ridden, headed inside final furlong, unable to quicken, 3rd of 11, 2 3/4l behind Balmoral Castle (9-3) at Warwick 1m app hcp (6) gd.
Khelac 22-1 (9-0) Mid-division, pushed laong over 3f out, weakened well over 2f out, tailed off, last of 10, 46l behind Cavalieri (8-10) at Catterick 1m 4f hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Apr.
Indus Valley (IRE) 9-2fav (9-1) In touch, one pace final furlong, 4th of 11, 2 1/4l behind Kasbhom (9-6) at Yarmouth 7f hcp 0-65 (6) gd in Apr.
Polar Forest 9-1 (8-13) Prominent, lost a few places over 2f out, ran on inside final furlong, unable to trouble winner, 2nd of 14, 3/4l behind Hussar Ballad (9-0) at Newcastle 1m 2f hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Apr.
Buzz Law (IRE) 9-2 (9-7) Always towards rear, ridden 3f out, 9th of 12, 12l behind Echo Of Lightning (9-1) at Musselburgh 1m hcp 0-60 (6) gf in Apr.
Loucal 10-1 (8-11) Led 2f, tracked leader, ridden and every chance 2f out, switched right entering final furlong, stayed on near finish, 3rd of 7, 3/4l behind Little Indian (9-0) at Brighton 1m hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Apr.
Sixties Queen 6-4fav (9-0) Tracked leader, led over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, stayed on well, eased close home, won at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Apr beating Jumbo Prado (9-7) by 1l, 6 ran.
Last Minute Lisa (IRE) 16-1 (8-10) In rear, switched left and headway over 1f out, ridden and ran on to go 3rd near finish, not reach leaders, 3rd of 13, 2 1/4l behind Athletic (9-7) at Brighton 7f hcp 0-60 (6) gs in Apr.
Mr Chocolate Drop (IRE) 20-1 (8-8) Held up, ridden 3f out, never on terms, 8th of 12, 9l behind Echo Of Lightning (9-1) at Musselburgh 1m hcp 0-60 (6) gf in Apr.
Misty Pearl 8-1 (8-7) Soon outpaced in rear, no impression final 3f, 6th of 8, 13l behind Fathom Five (8-7) at Yarmouth 6f app hcp 0-60 (6) gd in Apr.