Kimbali has been picking up lower grade contests including a double over 7f at this track. But he's upped a further 6lb while Fajry showed worrying signs of temperament at Salisbury when looking to have every chance. He seemed reluctant to go past those in front and finished only third. BERLUSCA's good effort at York last week is arguably the best recent form on offer. He gets the vote on that basis with Sublimation returning from a lengthy absence and course regular Shadowtime, looking to win this for the third time, perhaps best of the rest.
Sublimation (IRE) 11-2 (8-11) Held up towards rear, headway over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, one pace inside final furlong, 6th of 10, 3 1/2l behind Off Art (9-1) at Ayr 1m 3yo hcp 0-100 (2) gf in Jun '13.
Berlusca (IRE) 20-1 (9-5) Dwelt, towards rear, headway over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 3rd of 11, 2l behind Anderiego (9-8) at York 1m hcp 0-90 (3) gf.
Talented Kid 5-1 (9-11) Prominent, ridden over 3f out, lost place over 2f out, last of 9, 10l behind George Cinq (9-9) at Ascot 1m app hcp (0-85) (4yo+) (4) gf.
Shadowtime 11-1 (9-10) Held up towards rear, ridden entering final furlong, kept on same pace inside final furlong, 8th of 10, 6l behind Border Bandit (9-9) at Beverley 1m hcp 0-80 (4) gd.
Kimbali (IRE) 9-1 (9-2) Towards rear, ridden over 3f out, headway over 2f out, led on bit over 1f out, kept on and pushed out, won at Beverley 7f hcp 0-75 (5) gd beating Mishaal (9-9) by 1/2l, 11 ran.
Fajry (USA) 6-4fav (9-7) Took keen hold and led early, tracked leader, challenged 2f out, every chance when wandered under pressure over 1f out, stumbled and lost 2nd inside final furlong, kept on same pace in 3rd, 3rd of 7, 3/4l behind Hiking (9-5) at Salisbury 1m 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gf.
Eeny Mac (IRE) 9-1 (9-5) With winner, went 3rd over 3f out, weakened final furlong, 7th of 8, 8l behind Bureau (9-2) at Ripon 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) sft.
Rocket Ronnie (IRE) 9-2 (9-13) Slowly into stride, soon prominent on outside, ridden well over 2f out, lost 2nd over 2f out, ridden 2f out, weakened soon after, last of 8, well behind Shadowtime (9-13) at Pontefract 1m hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Jun.