This bunch haven't managed a single win between them so far but that will have to change today. SURROUND SOUND may be the lucky one as he finished second in similar company at Catterick last week and should be on the premises once again. Rocket Ronnie finished third at the same meeting so he can also be given a chance while Mudaawem has been placed on the all-weather of late without really threatening to get his head in front. It's difficult to make any sort of case for the remainder unless Darkside or Lexington Blue have improved since last year.
Mudaawem (USA) 4-1 (9-2) Prominent until pushed along and lost place over 5f out, soon behind and ridden along, headway over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, not troubled leaders, 3rd of 4, 3 1/2l behind Apache Rising (9-8) at Southwell 1m 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) fbs in Apr.
Just Paul (IRE) 11-2 (9-6) Led early, prominent, pushed along over 3f out, stayed on same pace final 2f, 5th of 15, 6l behind Loucal (9-2) at Catterick 7f 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) gf in Apr.
Surround Sound 10-1 (9-5) Dwelt, behind, headway to chase leaders over 1f out, hung left under pressure over inside final furlong, nearest finish, 2nd of 15, 1 1/4l behind La Luz Del Sol (9-4) at Catterick 7f 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) gf in Apr.
Panama Cat (USA) 16-1 (9-4) Soon towards rear, ridden and last over 4f out, ran on inside final furlong, never nearer, 8th of 15, 11l behind Loucal (9-2) at Catterick 7f 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) gf in Apr.
Rocket Ronnie (IRE) 4-1 (9-3) Prominent, ridden 3f out, went 2nd over 2f out, led over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, held towards finish, 3rd of 15, 1 1/4l behind Loucal (9-2) at Catterick 7f 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) gf in Apr.
Threepence 50-1 (9-3) Towards rear, ridden over 1f out, never dangerous, 7th of 10, 10l behind Cinderslipper (8-12) at Redcar 7f 2yo mdn (5) hvy in Nov.
Lexington Blue 16-1 (9-3) Outpaced towards rear, never on terms, 11th of 15, 22l behind Beach Club (9-3) at Thirsk 6f 2yo mdn (4) gs in Aug.
Darkside 22-1 (9-3) Led and keen, headed over 2f out, soon hung right and weakened, 6th of 8, 9l behind Krupskaya (8-12) at Newcastle 7f 2yo mdn (4) hvy in Oct.
Halfwaytocootehill (IRE) 16-1 (8-10) Always towards rear, 8th of 10, 14l behind Cinderslipper (8-12) at Redcar 7f 2yo mdn (5) hvy in Nov.
Pour La Victoire (IRE) 50-1 (8-6) Close up, pushed along over 3f out, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 11th of 15, 19l behind Precision Strike (8-1) at Nottingham 1m 2yo hcp 0-70 (5) sft in Oct.
Faither 7-1 (9-6) Prominent on outer, ridden and every chance 2f out, kept on one pace, 4th of 8, 10l behind Luv U Whatever (9-2) at Southwell 1m hcp (0-55) (6) fbs in Feb.
Duchess Of Dreams 22-1 (8-2) Held up in touch in 4th, chased winner over 1f out, kept on and no impression, 2nd of 5, 5l behind Birdy Boy (9-2) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Apr.