This is better than some of the races on the card in terms of quality but no less competitive and, given recent track form, it is Mick Easterby's PROVOST that is taken to resume winning ways off an admittedly 7lb higher mark than when scoring here in March with the main threats rated as Ocean Legend and Follow The Flag. Alan McCabe's gelding showed improved form when chasing home Zennerman at Nottingham last time and has gone well here before so he has to be considered. Dean Ivory's Sovereignty has shown decent form with two recent wins at Kempton of late and he has claims but may now be a shade high in the weights. Ours has been running consistently well and should again be thereabouts, while Calahonda has struggled since winning at Great Leighs in November and now looks best watched. Tevez has seemingly lost his way and of more interest may be Ocean Legend, who ran better at Yarmouth last time and has run well here before. Provost is in good heart at present though and he is taken to win again.
Dado Mush 12-1 (9-6) Towards rear, soon chased along, effort over 3f, no impression, 6th of 8, 15l behind Avertis (8-12) at Southwell 1m hcp (5) fbs in Nov.
Ours (IRE) 11-4 (9-13) Dwelt, in rear, ridden and headway approaching 2f out, soon hung right, driven inside final furlong, ran on close home, 4th of 7, 1 3/4l behind Focail Eile (10-0) at Leicester 1m hcp 0-75 (5) hvy.
Ocean Legend (IRE) 7-1 (9-2) Held up in touch, ridden over 2f out, switched left and effort over 1f out, every chance entering final furlong, driven and stayed on, 3rd of 7, 3/4l behind Dukes Art (9-3) at Yarmouth 7f hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Jul.
Follow The Flag (IRE) 9-1 (9-8) Held up, headway over 1f out, stayed on final furlong, never able to challenge, 2nd of 8, 1/2l behind Zennerman (8-9) at Nottingham 1m app hcp 0-75 (5) gf.
Provost 2-1fav (9-0) In touch, slightly outpaced and soon ridden along 4f out, kept on under pressure to go 3rd inside final furlong, 3rd of 8, 5l behind General Tufto (8-8) at Southwell 1m 3f app hcp (0-70) (4yo+) (5) fbs in Mar.
Oskari 16-1 (8-9) Chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, kept on same pace final furlong, no impression, 4th of 14, 6l behind Bollin Dolly (8-12) at Redcar 1m 2f mdn hcp 0-75 (5) gf.
Miss Christophene (IRE) 25-1 (8-4) Slightly awkward start, mid-division, struggling over 2f out, last of 10, 16l behind Times Up (9-4) at Newmarket 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) gf.
Count Ceprano (IRE) 12-1 (9-9) Held up, ridden and weakened over 2f out, last of 7, 24l behind Focail Eile (10-0) at Leicester 1m hcp 0-75 (5) hvy.
Calahonda 9-1 (8-11) Keen early, in touch, pushed along halfway, no impression until switched left over 1f out, driven and kept on one pace after, 4th of 9, 5l behind Sarasota Sunshine (9-0) at Kempton 7f 3yo fll hcp 0-80 (4) pol.
Ugenius 8-1 (9-6) Tracked leaders, ridden over 3f out, led approaching final furlong, soon headed, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 11, 5l behind Kyleene (9-8) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-70 (5) pol.
Sign of The Cross 16-1 (9-11) Held up towards rear, driven over 2f out, no real progress, 9th of 14, 7l behind Hits Only Cash (8-10) at Kempton 1m hcp (0-65) (6) pol.
Sovereignty (JPN) 9-2 (9-3) Chased leaders, ridden and unable to quicken over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, 5th of 14, 3/4l behind Hits Only Cash (8-10) at Kempton 1m hcp (0-65) (6) pol.
Tevez 14-1 (9-5) Held up in rear, headway over 1f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong, 3rd of 17, 7l behind Lord Theo (10-0) at Newmarket 1m 2f hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Tres Froide (FR) 8-1 (9-10) Held up towards rear, pushed along over 3f out, weakened over 2f out, 10th of 11, 22l behind Royal Premium (8-4) at Haydock 1m hcp 0-70 (5) hvy in Jul.