Llewellyn won a claimer at Catterick last month but came unstuck back in handicap company last time. UNCLE DERMOT has done all his winning over a mile so far as when making all at Brighton on his penultimate start. But allowed an easy lead in this, he could take some pegging back so gets the nod. Wolverhampton winner Kimbali never figured dropped back to 6f on his latest start but scored over today's disatnce at Wolverhampton earlier while Salvado also has claims on his debut for a new yard having scored at Dundalk in October.
Llewellyn 15-2 (9-4) With leaders, driven to lead over 1f out, ridden and headed inside final furlong, kept on same pace, 2nd of 11, 3l behind Escape To Glory (9-7) at Redcar 7f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Apr.
Smokethatthunders (IRE) 7-1 (8-13) Held up, headway on inside over 5f out, not much room over 3f out, no extra inside final furlong, 5th of 6, 6l behind Skytrain (9-7) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Apr.
Uncle Dermot (IRE) 2-1fav (9-7) Took keen hold tracking leader, effort over 2f out, every chance over 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 3rd of 9, 1 3/4l behind Celtic Sixpence (9-7) at Nottingham 1m hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Apr.
Salvado (IRE) 16-1 (8-12) Held up towards rear, ridden and no impression halfway, eased inside final furlong, last of 9, 18l behind Rummaging (9-6) at Dundalk 6f hcp pol in Nov.
Kimbali (IRE) 11-2 (9-2) Slowly away, always behind, 7th of 8, 4 1/2l behind Desert Strike (9-7) at Wolverhampton 6f app hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Apr.
Exzachary 40-1 (8-2) Close up, ridden when weakened over 1f out, 10th of 11, 22l behind Chooseday (9-7) at Yarmouth 6f hcp 0-85 (4) sft in Oct.
Barista (IRE) 20-1 (8-11) In touch towards rear, ridden 3f out, not trouble leaders, 5th of 7, 10l behind Sam Spade (9-6) at Southwell 1m hcp 0-60 (6) fbs in Apr.
My Stroppy Poppy 20-1 (8-7) Keen raced wide led, headed 5f out, ridden over 3f out, weakened 2f out, 7th of 8, 37l behind Precision Five (9-7) at Bath 1m 2f hcp 0-60 (6) fm in Aug.