Drawn against the stands rail, a case can certainly be made for Greenhead High who has already won on the Polytrack and the Fibresand since the turn of the year. But, after a pipe-opener at Warwick, it's fair to assume that NORTHERN BOLT will be a lot straighter here and he can bounce back to winning ways on his favourite ground as he's 4lb lower than when a good third on similar going at Ayr in the autumn. Rowan Spirit should be approaching peak fitness now but Prince Of Vasa doesn't have a great record on turf and the lack of a recent run may count against Meandmyshadow and Secret City.
Meandmyshadow 6-1 (9-2) Led early, chased leaders in 4th, pushed along 3f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 4th of 8, 2 1/4l behind Rowan Spirit (9-0) at Catterick 6f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) sft in Oct.
Rowan Spirit (IRE) 16-1 (9-5) Held up in rear, ridden over 2f out, always behind, 8th of 9, 16l behind Mazovian (8-8) at Southwell 6f hcp 0-75 (5) fbs.
Commanche Raider (IRE) 14-1 (9-1) In touch, ridden over 1f out, soon faded, 9th of 14, 6l behind Flameoftheforest (9-7) at Newcastle 6f hcp 0-75 (5) sft in Oct.
Qubuh (IRE) 7-1 (8-13) Held up, ridden over 2f out, soon weakened, last of 10, 17l behind Lastkingofscotland (9-4) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Mar.
Prince Of Vasa (IRE) 3-1fav (9-0) Tracked leaders, ridden and edged right 2f out, kept on same pace from over 1f out, 4th of 9, 4 1/2l behind Mazovian (8-8) at Southwell 6f hcp 0-75 (5) fbs.
Northern Bolt 11-1 (8-13) Rearing in stalls, mainly behind, never on terms, 9th of 16, 16l behind Divine Call (9-4) at Warwick 6f hcp 0-75 (5) gs.
Secret City (IRE) 5-1 (9-7) Mid-division, ridden and headway over 1f out, soon every chance, no extra towards finish, 3rd of 11, 1 1/2l behind Henry Morgan (9-0) at Redcar 6f app hcp (6) gd in Oct.
Spanish Acclaim 16-1 (9-7) Slowly away, behind, some late headway stands side over 1f out, never a factor, 10th of 15, 9l behind Secret City (9-0) at Redcar 6f hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Sep.
Greenhead High 9-2 (9-5) Tracked leading pair, headway 2f out, effort when not much room and hampered over 1f out, no extra final furlong, 6th of 10, 6l behind Nadeen (9-7) at Musselburgh 7f hcp 0-65 (6) gs.
Half A Crown (IRE) 11-1 (9-3) Chased leaders, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 9th of 13, 12l behind Elhamri (9-2) at Southwell 6f hcp (0-65) (6) fbs in Nov.
Choc'a'moca (IRE) 25-1 (8-9) Went right start and bumped into rival, always behind, last of 9, 16l behind Mazovian (8-8) at Southwell 6f hcp 0-75 (5) fbs.
Mark Anthony (IRE) 20-1 (9-3) Took keen hold, led, driven over 2f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 4th of 10, 2 1/4l behind Nadeen (9-7) at Musselburgh 7f hcp 0-65 (6) gs.
Besty 20-1 (8-6) Took keen hold, led far side group until 3f out, weakened rapidly over 1f out, 14th of 15, 25l behind Paradise Spectre (9-7) at Nottingham 6f all hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Oct.
Fama Mac 16-1 (8-7) Tracked leaders, switched left over 3f out to track leader, weakened over 1f out, soon eased, 10th of 12, 19l behind Le Chat D'or (9-1) at Redcar 7f hcp 0-70 (5) gs.
Kwik Time 40-1 (8-4) Slowly into stride, behind, never on terms, 8th of 11, 8l behind July Days (9-2) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp (0-55) (6) pol in Feb.