George Baker sent SONG TO THE MOON to Yarmouth for a similar race to this and he came home virtually unchallenged. This is definitely tougher but he can make the long journey from Hampshire pay off. Paul Hanagan attempted to make all on Bernisdale over the C&D last time and, though his mount wasn't up to it, she receives lumps of weight here and Royston Ffrench may play a waiting game. Hartforth could prove a threat as he was staying on over a mile at Redcar last time and should be suited by the extra.
Song To The Moon (IRE) 2-5fav (9-4) Dwelt, held up in rear but in touch, hard ridden and headway over 2f out, led approaching final furlong, ran on strongly, won at Yarmouth 1m 2f 3yo & 4yo sll (6) gf in Apr beating Back For Tea (8-6) by 7l, 6 ran.
Wood Fair 25-1 (8-4) Held up behind, ridden and headway over 1f out, kept on one pace inside final furlong, 5th of 6, 3 1/2l behind Nahab (9-7) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Apr.
Hartforth 9-1 (9-2) Chased leaders, ridden 3f out, weakened over 2f out, 5th of 8, 14l behind Buzz Law (9-1) at Redcar 1m 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) fm in Apr.
Bernisdale 3-1 (8-2) Pressed leader, led 4f out, headed 2f out, no chance with leading duo over 1f out, 3rd of 8, 6l behind Highlife Dancer (8-7) at Ripon 1m 2f 3yo & 4yo sll (5) gf in Apr.
Milk Maid (IRE) 11-1 (8-1) Dweld, always behind, ridden on outside halfway, weakened soon after, last of 6, 15l behind Eternal Youth (9-5) at Lingfield 6f 3yo sell stks (6) pol in Mar.