The rain has ensured soft ground but GRANNY ALICE still looks to have a good chance if handling the surface. She wasn't beaten far despite finishing only seventh in a better race at Newmarket a fortnight ago and the rest have some to catching up to do to match that. Compton River was ahead of Binky Blue when well beaten over track and trip last month while The Card Players never threatened on his debut at Newcastle. On Appro can only improve on her modest debut effort at Beverley with Ingleby Spring and Sunhill Lodge Lady the newcomers to note.
Compton River 25-1 (9-0) Went right start mid-division, ridden halfway, never near leaders, 6th of 11, 9l behind Paddy Again (8-1) at Redcar 5f 2yo mdn aut (5) gs in Apr.
Danot (IRE) Zebedee gelding out of Hapipi.
Hell For Leather Hellvelyn colt out of Bengers Lass.
The Card Players (IRE) 50-1 (9-0) Behind, outpaced over 2f out, never dangerous, last of 8, 7l behind Ko Cache (8-9) at Newcastle 5f 2yo nov stk (4) gf in Apr.
Binky Blue (IRE) 17-2 (8-8) Chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, soon weakened, 9th of 11, 9l behind Lazy Days In Loule (8-1) at Beverley 5f 2yo mdn aut (5) gd in Apr.
Granny Alice 50-1 (9-0) Tracked leader, ridden and every chance over 1f out, kept on same pace, 7th of 16, 2 1/4l behind Spirit Of Xian (9-0) at Newmarket 5f 2yo stks (4) gd in Apr.
Ingleby Spring (IRE) Zebedee filly out of Jouel.
On Appro 50-1 (8-6) Mid-division, ridden over 1f out, never a factor, 11th of 12, 17l behind Buccaneers Vault (9-1) at Beverley 5f 2yo mdn aut (5) gd in Apr.
Sunhill Lodge Lady Avonbridge filly out of Sareb.