Astrum scored over a mile here last month but found a couple too good over today's trip at Nottingham last time and has been raised another 2lb for that. Rainford Glory has run way below par in a couple of starts since winning at Lingfield and Laughing Rock has shown little since landing a maiden at Leicester last season. Loraine's previous attempt at today's trip doesn't inspire confidence though Exclusion may be capable of better on her reappearance. That last comment also applies to NATEEJA, who hasn't threatened over shorter trips so far but is a half-sister to a 1m5f winner and should come into her own over middle-distances.
Nateeja (IRE) 33-1 (8-12) Dwelt, switched right after start, behind, pushed along and plugged on inside final furlong, never involved, 7th of 11, 6l behind Lilac Tree (9-3) at Kempton 7f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Nov.
Astrum 7-1 (9-0) Held up, headway over 2f out, ridden and ran on towards finish, just failed to go 2nd, 3rd of 11, 2 1/4l behind Love Marmalade (9-7) at Nottingham 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) gd in Apr.
Laughing Rock (IRE) 6-1 (9-3) Dwelt, tracked leaders, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 11, 9l behind Missing Agent (8-7) at Kempton 7f 2yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Nov.
Loraine 33-1 (9-0) Held up in rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, stayed on to take 3rd place towards finish, 4th of 14, 2 1/2l behind Order Of Service (9-5) at Kempton 1m 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Apr.
Rainford Glory (IRE) 11-2 (9-1) Steadied start in rear, some headway over 1f out, never a factor, 5th of 8, 12l behind Nine Iron (9-7) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Apr.
Exclusion (USA) 20-1 (8-12) Tracked leaders, outpaced over 2f out, soon ridden and one pace, no impression with leaders from over 1f out, 4th of 6, 7l behind Makin (9-3) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f 2yo mdn auc stks (6) pol in Dec.
Exit Clause 14-1 (8-11) Always in rear, 7th of 9, 12l behind Niknad (8-8) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Apr.
Burma Days (USA) 100-1 (9-3) Chased leaders on outside, driven and lost place over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 9th of 10, 16l behind Melvin The Grate (9-3) at Kempton 7f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Nov.
Superoo (IRE) 9-1 (8-11) Prominent, ridden over 2f out, soon weakened, 13th of 15, 32l behind Loucal (9-2) at Catterick 7f 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) gf in Apr.
Limoges 10-1 (8-6) Slowly into stride soon prominent, weakened 2f out, 7th of 11, 12l behind Poetry Writer (9-6) at Lingfield 1m stks 0-55 (6) pol in Apr.