Alan Swinbank runs three but Regal Swain has so far competed over middle-distances and it remains to be seen if he has enough speed for today's trip, despite a probable slow pace in the prevailing ground. The same comment applies to Entihaa but newcomer Certainly Elusive should be noted in the betting. ATTWAAL ran well for a long way on his reappearance over 1m2f at Windsor last month and, given Roger Varian's charge looks more likely to be suited to today's mile trip, he gets the vote. Fame Again is probably capable of better and any market moves for the debutant Pinot could prove significant.
Alaskan Prince (IRE) 66-1 (10-7) Held up mid-division, behind and reminders 3rd, soon pulled up, in a race won by King Zeal (11-0) at Wetherby 2m mdn hdl (5) gs in Oct, 13 ran.
Entihaa 100-1 (10-0) Mid-division, headway over 3f out, chased leaders over 2f out, edged left under pressure inside final furlong, never able to challenge, 4th of 12, 6l behind Countess Ferrama (8-4) at Thirsk 1m 4f mdn stks (5) gs.
Fame Again 28-1 (9-12) Slowly away in rear, switched to inside over 1f out, headway soon after, kept on inside final furlong, not trouble leaders, 4th of 9, 5l behind Prophesy (9-0) at Catterick 7f mdn stks (5) gs.
Regal Swain (IRE) 20-1 (9-9) In touch, headway over 4f out, led 3f out, headed approaching final furlong, no chance with winner, 2nd of 11, 7l behind Yazdi (8-9) at Thirsk 1m 4f mdn stks (5) gs.
Rex Romanorum (IRE) 33-1 (9-3) Chased leading pair, not on terms when ridden and lost 3rd 2f out, stayed on inside final furlong, 4th of 12, 12l behind Kahraba (8-12) at Nottingham 1m 3yo mdn (5) gf in Oct.
Gladsome Resplendent Glory filly out of Christening.
Attwaal (IRE) 10-1 (9-3) Dwelt, took keen hold, soon chased leaders, ridden 2f out, weakened soon after, 7th of 15, 13l behind Opinion (9-3) at Windsor 1m 2f 3yo mdn (5) sft in Apr.
Certainly Elusive (IRE) Elusive City gelding out of Certainlei.
Crossley 7-1 (9-0) Took keen hold, chased leaders, stayed on same pace over 1f out, 3rd of 7, 5l behind Willie Wag Tail (9-3) at Redcar 1m 2yo mdn aut (6) sft in Oct.
Jay Kay 12-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, ridden inside final 3f, weakened well over 1f out, 11th of 17, 9l behind Guava (9-4) at Nottingham 6f 2yo hcp 0-60 (6) gf in Oct.
Pinot Desert Style gelding out of Rosablanca.
Exclusive Dancer Notnowcato filly out of Exclusive Approval.
Her Nibbs 33-1 (8-12) Slowly into stride outpaced and behind, 9th of 10, 38l behind Trail Blaze (9-3) at Catterick 7f 3yo mdn (5) gs in Apr.
Highway Warrior 66-1 (8-12) Always in rear of main group, 9th of 12, 23l behind Lanarkshire (9-3) at Southwell 1m 3yo mdn stks (5) fbs in Mar.