Last month's Warwick winner Prodigality came up short in this grade again last time but York Glory is perfectly at home at this level. The latter scored at Pontefract last month with Singeur back in fifth. Nocturn is on the up but facing his most difficult task to date having landed a recent double at Windsor. TAROOQ makes more appeal as he notched up five straight wins on the all-weather last winter and can race off a 10lb lower mark back on this surface. Stuart Williams' charge is preferred to Mississippi and Farlow, though the latter's stablemate El Viento has a shout and Louis The Pious could also get involved. Secret Witness won this last year but is 9lb higher today.
Secret Witness 33-1 (9-9) Raced stands side, tracked leaders, not much room over 2f out, soon lost place, 14th of 21, 11l behind Jack Dexter (9-1) at Doncaster 5f hcp (2) sft in Oct.
Louis The Pious 11-2 (9-8) Chased leaders stand side, led stand side group over 1f out, soon headed and one pace, 10th of 20, 6l behind Tartiflette (8-5) at Doncaster 7f hcp 105 (2) gd in Nov.
Prodigality 11-1 (9-3) Mid-division, ridden 2f out, soon weakened, 11th of 20, 8l behind Move In Time (8-10) at Doncaster 6f hcp (2) gd in Apr.
Mass Rally (IRE) 10-1 (9-7) In rear, pushed along over 1f out, kept on, not trouble leaders, 8th of 18, 6l behind Thunderball (8-12) at Doncaster 6f hcp 0-100 (2) sft in Mar.
Bapak Chinta (USA) 8-1 (9-1) Slowly into stride, behind, ridden 2f out, never able to challenge, weakened final furlong, 6th of 7, 21l behind Tangerine Trees (9-1) at Musselburgh 5f cond Stakes (2) gs in Mar.
York Glory (USA) 17-2 (9-1) Steadied and switched left after start, held up in rear, steady headway on inside 2f out, good run on rails to chase leaders when switched right over 1f out, went 2nd inside final furlong, led final 100 yards, driven out, won at Pontefract 6f hcp 0-100 (2) gd in Apr beating Galician (8-9) by nk, 14 ran.
Evens And Odds (IRE) 6-5fav (8-12) Chased leaders on outside, outpaced halfway, ran on again inside final furlong, unable to reach leaders, 4th of 11, 2 1/2l behind Desert Icon (8-11) at Wolverhampton 6f clm stks (6) pol in Nov '11.
Compton 11-2 (8-11) Tracked winner until halfway, weakened over 1f out, 6th of 8, 19l behind Heeraat (9-3) at Newbury 5f hcp (2) gs in Apr.
El Viento (FR) 14-1 (8-7) Dwelt held up, ridden and headway over 1f out, kept on to go 2nd towards finish, no chance with winner, 2nd of 8, 2l behind Heeraat (9-3) at Newbury 5f hcp (2) gs in Apr.
Singeur (IRE) 20-1 (8-13) Held up in mid-division on inside, headway on inner 2f out, chased leaders over 1f out, every chance inside final furlong, weakened in closing stages, 5th of 14, 2l behind York Glory (9-1) at Pontefract 6f hcp 0-100 (2) gd in Apr.
Nocturn 2-1fav (9-7) Hung badly left throughout, made all, went left and hampered rivals halfway, hung badly left again and carried 2nd across the course final furlong, held on, won at Windsor 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gf beating Blue Jack (8-13) by nk, 10 ran.
Tarooq (USA) 6-1 (9-0) In rear, ridden over 1f out, switched right inside final furlong, ran on inside final furlong, nearest finish, 3rd of 10, 3 1/2l behind Ladies Are Forever (8-12) at Lingfield 5f Listed stks (1) pol in Mar.
Galician 7-2 (9-7) Led, driven over 2f out, headed over 1f out, soon rallied, kept on same pace, 2nd of 7, 1/2l behind Boots And Spurs (9-0) at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-95 (3) sft.
Tax Free (IRE) 25-1 (9-7) Chased leaders, ridden to chase leader 2f out, edged left under pressure over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 8th of 16, 6l behind Enrol (8-13) at Doncaster 6f hcp 0-90 (3) gf.
Cheveton 12-1 (8-7) In touch, effort over 2f out, soon every chance, weakened final furlong, 9th of 19, 5l behind Thunderball (8-5) at Doncaster 6f hcp 105 (2) sft in Oct.
Farlow (IRE) 33-1 (8-4) Towards rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, never nearer, 9th of 20, 6l behind Move In Time (8-10) at Doncaster 6f hcp (2) gd in Apr.
Mississippi 16-1 (8-9) Close up, smooth headway near side over 1f out, pressed winner and looked danerous inside final furlong, found no extra and held in closing stages, 2nd of 16, nk behind Enrol (8-13) at Doncaster 6f hcp 0-90 (3) gf.
Arctic Feeling (IRE) 13-2 (8-4) Off the pace towards rear, headway and kept on inside final furlong, no threat, 4th of 9, 4 1/2l behind Mister Manannan (8-13) at Beverley 5f hcp 0-95 (3) gf in Apr.