Exceedexpectations drops back in trip after making all over 7f here last time. But it's doubtful he'll get his own way up front today as plenty of others have been known to take the lead including Where's Reiley, Art Dzeko, Rise To Glory and Dancing Welcome. Catalyze also made all here last month but is hard to predict and was held up on his latest start, so DARK LANE gets the nod. He should have the race run to suit and his latest length defeat to the in-form Cadmium Loch, who runs in the previous race, looks decent enough form.
Where's Reiley (USA) 25-1 (9-4) Tracked leaders, ridden 3f out, weakened final furlong, 6th of 11, 9l behind Presumido (9-2) at Lingfield 7f hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Mar.
Dark Lane 7-1 (9-2) Towards rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, stayed on to go 3rd towards finish, 3rd of 9, 1l behind Cadmium Loch (8-11) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Mar.
Exceedexpectations 7-4fav (9-6) Made all, ridden entering final furlong, driven out, won at Wolverhampton 7f hcp (0-55) (6) pol in Mar beating Lutine Charlie (9-7) by 1 1/4l, 9 ran.
Dancing Welcome 12-1 (9-5) Led, ridden and edged left over 1f out, headed towards finish, 4th of 12, 3/4l behind Game All (9-4) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Sep.
Rise To Glory (IRE) 6-1 (9-6) Disputed lead until ridden over 2f out, soon weakened, last of 9, 30l behind Cadmium Loch (8-11) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Mar.
Catalyze 5-1 (9-9) Held up towards rear, headway on inside over 2f out, went 2nd over 1f out, soon ridden, no impression when lost 2nd last strides, 3rd of 10, 2 1/4l behind Mr Bounty (8-11) at Kempton 6f hcp (0-55) (6) pol in Mar.
Art Dzeko 10-1 (9-4) Tracked leader, ridden to lead over 1f out, headed and no extra inside final furlong, 3rd of 10, 2 1/2l behind Masai Moon (9-5) at Southwell 6f hcp 0-60 (6) fbs in Mar.
Avonmore Star 25-1 (9-5) Always in rear, last of 9, 20l behind Masai Moon (8-13) at Southwell 6f hcp 0-60 (6) fbs in Mar.
Sewn Up 3-1fav (9-2) Towards rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, kept on one pace inside final furlong, 4th of 9, 1 1/4l behind Cadmium Loch (8-11) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Mar.
Hinton Admiral 12-1 (8-13) Held up in rear, ridden on wide outside 2f out, no impression, 10th of 13, 4l behind Bold Ring (8-10) at Lingfield 7f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Mar.
Diamond Vine (IRE) 10-1 (8-11) In rear, ridden 2f out, kept on inside final furlong, never nearer, 7th of 9, 2 1/2l behind Cadmium Loch (8-11) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Mar.