LAFFAN had been hinting at a revival prior to winning at Chester. He's been raised the obligatory 6lb but second Sir Reginald won a decent handicap at Doncaster last week so the form looks solid and many of his rivals here arrive out of sorts. They include Kevin Ryan's pair Ardmay and Capaill Liath while Silver Rime, Chookie Royale and Sam Nombulist were all well beaten over 1m here on Thursday. Frontier Fighter and Haaf A Sixpence lack a recent run but the latter is eased in grade and has claims on his early-season form which included victory in the Spring Cup at Newbury. Elle Woods was a bit disappointing last time but Magic Destiny is a consistent filly and looks the pick of the remainder as she gets soft ground for the first time since winning at Haydock more than a year ago.
Tariq Too 20-1 (9-12) Raced stand side, mid-division, weakened over 2f out, 9th of 14, 11l behind Glen Moss (9-7) at Newbury 7f hcp 0-95 (3) gd in Aug.
Laffan (IRE) 7-1 (9-5) Mid-division, not clear run 2f out, headway and switched right approaching final furlong, led inside final furlong, ran on, won at Chester 7f hcp 0-95 (3) gd in Aug beating Sir Reginald (9-5) by 1 1/4l, 13 ran.
Radio Gaga 16-1 (9-2) Led at decent pace, ridden and headed over 2f out, chased leaders, ridden well over 1f out, weakened soon after, last of 10, 23l behind Head Of Steam (8-8) at Goodwood 7f hcp 0-100 (2) gd in May.
Frontier Fighter 7-2fav (9-5) Tracked winner, ridden over 1f out, no extra towards finish, 5th of 10, 3 1/2l behind Suits Me (9-1) at Ripon 1m hcp 0-95 (3) gd in Jun.
Haaf A Sixpence 7-1fav (8-7) Chased leaders 5f, weakened rapidly soon after, 20th of 26, 24l behind Excellent Guest (8-10) at Ascot 7f hcp (2) gf in May.
Ardmay (IRE) 28-1 (9-5) Chased leaders, driven and weakened 2f out, 12th of 14, 14l behind Osteopathic Remedy (9-0) at Ripon 1m hcp 0-100 (2) gd in Aug.
Justonefortheroad 33-1 (9-5) Mid division, driven 3f out, soon beaten, 11th of 14, 13l behind Osteopathic Remedy (9-0) at Ripon 1m hcp 0-100 (2) gd in Aug.
Capaill Liath (IRE) 33-1 (9-1) Tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, weakened final furlong, 8th of 11, 8l behind Gabriel's Lad (9-8) at Newmarket 7f hcp 105 (2) gf in Aug.
King Torus (IRE) 20-1 (9-2) Chased leader, led over 2f out, ridden and headed 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 9, 8l behind Pacific Heights (9-5) at Carlisle 1m hcp 0-95 (3) sft.
Magic Destiny 16-1 (9-4) Took keen hold, in touch, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 8th of 15, 3l behind Dutch Rose (9-7) at York 7f fll hcp (2) gf in Aug.
Elle Woods (IRE) 12-1 (8-12) Took keen hold tracking leaders on inside, not much room on rails over 1f out, stayed on same pace when in the clear inside final furlong, 7th of 15, 1 3/4l behind Dutch Rose (9-7) at York 7f fll hcp (2) gf in Aug.
Sam Nombulist 8-1 (9-7) Tracked leader, led over 4f out, headed over 2f out, soon weakened, 13th of 14, 23l behind Dream Walker (8-11) at Ayr 1m hcp 0-85 (4) sft.
Chookie Royale 22-1 (9-7) Tracked leaders, pushed along over 3f out, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 12th of 14, 17l behind Dream Walker (8-11) at Ayr 1m hcp 0-85 (4) sft.
Silver Rime (FR) 28-1 (9-7) Towards rear, ridden over 2f out, never dangerous, 10th of 14, 15l behind Dream Walker (8-11) at Ayr 1m hcp 0-85 (4) sft.