Prideofthecastle has joined David Pipe since winning at Limerick in December but faces no easy task here giving weight to several possible improvers. The Road Ahead was second here on her debut hasn't raced since finishing fourth at Wincanton the following month. Midnight Chorister was third at Southwell in March but ALGERNON PAZHAM's run behind Lemony Bay at Huntingdon looks better form and he can open his account here.
Prideofthecastle (IRE) 8-1 (11-9) Waited with, closer order to track leaders 7f out, 2nd 4f out, ridden into straight, led 1 1/2f out, stayed on well to go clear inside final furlong, won at Limerick 2m N H flat hvy in Dec beating Marley Exit (11-2) by 4 1/2l, 8 ran.
Midnight Chorister 5-1 (10-11) Tracked leaders, took keen hold, challenged over 1f out, soon every chance, no extra inside final furlong, 3rd of 7, 8l behind Ballyhooley Boy (10-11) at Southwell 2m NH flat (6) gd in Mar.
Pembroke House 50-1 (11-4) Hedl up towards rear, plugged on final 2f, never on terms, 7th of 13, 22l behind High Stratos (10-10) at Ludlow 2m mdn NH flat (5) gd in Apr.
Algernon Pazham (IRE) 11-1 (10-10) Mid-division, headway over 3f out, driven over 2f out, stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 3rd of 13, 7l behind Lemony Bay (10-10) at Huntingdon 2m NH flat (6) gd in Mar.
Dr Dalwhinny 7-2 (10-12) Raced keenly, in touch, effort over 3f out to over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 7th of 10, 24l behind Mister Nibbles (11-7) at Newcastle 2m NH flat (6) gs in Apr.
Ll Cool Horse Lavirco gelding out of Jaxelle.
The Road Ahead 9-4 (10-12) Led, ridden over 2f out, headed over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 4th of 12, 12l behind Centasia (10-12) at Wincanton 2m mares n h flat (6) gs in Oct.