Gold Show won this a year ago but didn't record another victory and is 3lb lower. Cathedral has taken a long time to warm up and was having his 14th start when making most for an impressive victory at Wolverhampton. A 6lb penalty makes this more difficult but Ryan More is a positive booking and a quick double looks more than a possibility. However, POETIC VERSE was in superb form at this time a year ago completing a hat-trick and not surprisingly shooting up the weights. She hasn't won since and is now on a lower mark than her latest success so looks the one to be on. High Office dropped down to this trip for the first time since 2010 at Doncaster last month and did very well to chase home Dark Ruler. He'll be fancied to go one better but Mash Potato shot up the weights after his Newcastle victory though Conor Beasley's claim is a plus.
High Office 8-1 (8-8) Held up towards rear, headway over 3f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on to take 2nd towards finish, 2nd of 16, 1l behind Dark Ruler (8-12) at Doncaster 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) sft in Mar.
Eutropius (IRE) 4-1 (9-5) With leader, ridden to lead briefly over 2f out, lost place over 1f out, soon weakened, 6th of 9, 17l behind Greyfriarschorista (9-7) at Southwell 1m hcp 0-75 (5) fbs in Oct.
Cathedral 7-2 (9-0) Dwelt headway to lead after 2f, quickened clear over 1f out, comfortable, won at Kempton 1m 2f hacp 0-70 (5) pol in Mar beating Minstrels Gallery (8-9) by 6l, 7 ran.
Mash Potato (IRE) 4-1fav (8-10) Keen tracked leader until 5f out, tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, stayed on to go 3rd inside final furlong, 3rd of 14, 11l behind Ty Gwr (9-7) at Leicester 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) sft in Oct.
Pivotman 5-1 (11-1) Soon tracked winner until over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 8th of 12, 25l behind Ebony Express (11-2) at Nottingham 1m 2f am hcp 0-75 (5) sft in Nov.
Switched Off 13-2 (9-12) Rear of mid-division, headway over 4f out, pushed along to chase leaders over 3f out, ridden and hung right from over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 5th of 13, 14l behind Presto Volante (9-5) at Salisbury 1m 6f hcp 0-75 (5) sft in Oct '12.
Poetic Verse 2-1 (9-1) Held up in last pair, headway to 3rd over 2f out, no impression, 3rd of 7, 10l behind Checkpoint (9-2) at Kempton 1m 3f clm stks (6) pol in Oct.
Carragold 22-1 (9-4) Tracked leaders, ridden over 3f out, soon lost place, well beaten final 2f, 11th of 12, well behind Arc Light (9-4) at Pontefract 1m 2f hcp 0-80 (4) gs in Jul.
Ze King 6-1 (9-7) Steadied start, took keen hold and held up in rear, some headway on inside halfway, ridden and beaten 2f out, 6th of 7, 9l behind Breaking The Bank (9-10) at Windsor 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Jul.
Gold Show 8-1 (10-7) Chased leaders, ridden and chance over 1f out, 3rd and one pace inside final furlong, 3rd of 14, 2 1/4l behind Valentine's Gift (10-0) at Redcar 1m 2f ladies hcp 0-65 (6) sft in Oct.
Pertuis (IRE) 9-1 (10-2) Mid-division, headway over 4f out, chased leaders over 3f out, ridden disputing 2nd over 1f out, one pace in 4th final furlong, 4th of 14, 3l behind Valentine's Gift (10-0) at Redcar 1m 2f ladies hcp 0-65 (6) sft in Oct.
Mornin' Gorgeous 25-1 (8-10) Soon led, strongly pressed early straight and headed under 2f out, no extra inside final furlong, weakened, 11th of 22, 8l behind Ancient Sands (10-3) at Curragh 1m 4f hcp gd in Oct.
Buzz Law (IRE) 20-1 (8-8) Held up in rear, ridden over 2f out, no headway, last of 8, 7l behind Khajaaly (8-12) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Feb.
Bavarian Nordic (USA) 9-2 (9-10) Chased leaders, hard driven over 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 6th of 9, 11l behind Fire In Babylon (9-1) at Southwell 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) fbs in Jan.