Whatever was amiss with CARACCI APACHE at Stratford must have been resolved or he wouldn't be lining up here. Nicky Henderson's gelding has a Flat pedigree and should really have too much pace for these. Celesta is by Oscar so is an interesting newcomer while Star Of Salford may prove better than she's shown so far. Grey Messenger was third at Downpatrick in March but has changed stables since.
Celesta (IRE) Oscar gelding out of Celestial Music.
Grey Messenger (IRE) 16-1 (12-0) Held up towards rear, progress into 8th 4f out, ridden into 3rd 2f out, no impression leaders, kept on same pace final furlong, 3rd of 11, 13l behind Most Peculiar (12-0) at Downpatrick 2m 2f NH flat sft in Mar.
Jacks Last Hope 20-1 (10-9) Took keen hold, tracked winner 3f, not much room and lost handy place 7f out, weakened over 2f out, 6th of 7, 34l behind Royal Regatta (11-2) at Haydock 2m NH flat (5) gs in Mar '13.
Primo Rossi Primo Valentino gelding out of Flaming Rose.
Troika Steppes Pasternak gelding out of Killerton Clover.
Ty'n Y Wern 20-1 (10-6) Towards rear, well behind final 4f, tailed off, 11th of 12, well behind Diamond King (11-4) at Wetherby 2m mdn nhf (6) sft in Feb '13.
Caracci Apache (IRE) 5-6fav (10-12) In rear on outside, niggled along and last 10f out, soon behind, pulled up over 8f out, in a race won by Hannah Just Hannah (10-4) at Stratford 2m NH flat (5) gd in May, 10 ran.
Pomegranate 100-1 (10-7) Took keen hold and prominent, led after 2f until 7f out, weakened quickly, tailed off, last of 11, well behind Miss Estela (10-3) at Taunton 2m 1f mares n h flat (6) sft in Mar.
Star Of Salford 14-1 (10-12) Mid-division, weakened over 3f out, 6th of 16, 25l behind Fire Tower (10-12) at Uttoxeter 2m mares n h flat (6) gd in May.