CARA'S REQUEST made a winning debut for Michael Dods' yard when scoring at Musselburgh by six lengths. He's up 11lb for that but is still well treated on his best form and has little to beat in this. Pelmanism has also tumbled down the weights in the past year and he can build on a recent third at Hamilton while Eastlands Lad made the frame at Catterick last time but has yet to win a race. Moral Issue can do better back over today's shorter trip and Prince Of Passion won off a higher mark on the Polytrack in January.
Cara's Request (AUS) 4-1 (8-7) Made all, travelled strongly throughout, driven clear well over 1f out, ran on strongly, eased near finish, won at Musselburgh 7f hcp 0-65 (6) sft beating Tony Hollis (8-7) by 6l, 10 ran.
Pelmanism 9-1 (8-13) Held up towards rear, pushed along halfway, headway over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on, 3rd of 6, 2l behind Nasharra (9-5) at Hamilton 6f hcp 0-70 (5) sft.
Hoppy's Flyer (FR) 20-1 (9-1) Held up towards rear, some headway on outside over 2f out, no impression, 13th of 15, 10l behind Thrust Control (8-12) at Catterick 7f app hcp (6) gf in Apr.
First Phase 11-1 (8-13) In touch, pushed along 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 5th of 8, 15l behind Pivotal Prospect (9-1) at Newcastle 7f fll hcp (5) hvy in Oct.
Eastlands Lad (IRE) 20-1 (8-8) Held up towards rear, headway over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, went 3rd inside final furlong, stayed on, 3rd of 15, 2l behind Thrust Control (8-12) at Catterick 7f app hcp (6) gf in Apr.
Gladsome 20-1 (9-4) Chased leaders far side, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 12th of 15, 26l behind Spavento (9-5) at Newcastle 1m hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Apr.
Lucky Mark (IRE) 14-1 (9-1) Always towards rear, 8th of 12, 7l behind Chosen One (8-11) at Catterick 5f app hcp (6) gd in Apr.
Moral Issue 10-1 (9-6) Held up towards rear, pushed along on inside 2f out, effort on inside and switched left over 1f out, no impression final furlong, 8th of 10, 5l behind Delightful Sleep (9-2) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Apr.
Exclusive Dancer 8-1 (9-2) Held up, ridden 3f out, never near leaders, 6th of 7, 13l behind Alluring Star (8-3) at Beverley 1m fll hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Apr.
The Blue Banana (IRE) 9-1 (9-2) Prominent, ridden over 2f out, soon weakened, 10th of 12, 29l behind Titus Bolt (9-0) at Newcastle 1m 2f hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Apr.
Prince Of Passion (CAN) 7-1 (9-6) Slowly into stride, took keen held and soon chasing leaders, ridden well over 1f out, stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 3rd of 9, 1 1/2l behind Abhaath (9-6) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Apr.
No Quarter (IRE) 12-1 (9-1) Held up in touch, ridden over 2f out, no impression from over 1f out, 7th of 10, 10l behind Never Forever (9-4) at Newcastle 7f hcp 0-65 (6) gf.
Storey Hill (USA) 28-1 (8-10) Jockey slightly late in removing hood, slowly into stride, soon tracking leaders, lost place over 2f out, last of 10, 19l behind Stonecrabstomorrow (8-6) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Mar '09.
Loukoumi 16-1 (8-1) Steadied start, outpaced, 11th of 14, 9l behind Available (9-7) at Doncaster 6f fll hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Apr.