Greyfriarschorista has been placed at a higher level here since the turn of the year and beat last week's Wolverhampton scorer Kung Hei Fat Choy by a length-and-half over a mile on 7lb worse terms in December. But anything that Hughie Morrison runs here has to be treated with the utmost respect and his REALIZE will probably take all the beating having shrugged off an absence to score over track and trip earlier this month when Kung Hei Hat Choy was only fifth. Ace Master hasn't been firing recently but is still preferred to Kempton fourth Ready of the others.
Greyfriarschorista 10-1 (8-7) Raced wide close up, headway to track leaders halfway, ridden to chase winner entering final 2f, no impression final furlong, 3rd of 6, 2l behind Frontier Fighter (9-6) at Southwell 7f hcap (2) fbs in Mar.
Kung Hei Fat Choy (USA) 7-1 (9-2) Held up, ridden and headway on outside over 2f out, led well over 1f out, ridden and edged right inside final furlong, ran on, won at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-80 (4) pol beating Sakash (9-1) by 1 1/2l, 9 ran.
Tasrih (USA) 13-2 (8-13) Reared start and slowly away, headway to press leader after 3f, ridden over 3f out, soon weakened, last of 7, 49l behind Noble Citizen (8-12) at Southwell 1m hcp (0-90) (3) fbs in Feb.
Ready (IRE) 12-1 (9-2) Held up towards rear, ridden over 1f out on outer, kept on, 4th of 7, 2l behind Tigers Tale (9-7) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Mar.
Ace Master 14-1 (9-1) Led, driven and headed over 2f out, soon weakened and eased, 13th of 16, 19l behind Flexible Flyer (9-4) at Thirsk 7f hcp 0-70 (5) gs.
Realize 6-1 (9-4) Held up towards rear, headway over 2f out, led 1f out, hung left and pressed inside final furlong, kept on well towards finish, won at Southwell 7f hcp 0-80 (4) fbs beating Royal Holiday (8-13) by 1l, 6 ran.
Hamoody (USA) 7-4fav (9-7) In rear, wide into straight 2f out, headway approaching final furlong, no impression final furlong, 5th of 7, 2 3/4l behind Red Cape (8-9) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp 0-75 (5) pol.