At 1lb below his last winning mark and after a decent run in defeat last time FIREHAWK could be ready to win again. Held just over two lengths in defeat behind a subsequent winner on that last run the David Evans gelding sent out a statement of intent and it looks wise to take heed. Carnac ran well from this rating last time but it's not clear if this step down in trip is a good move and Court Wing can be considered on his near miss when last seen. Quince has shown a liking for this track but might need a further reprieve from the assessor before scoring so Firehawk can go in.
Quince (IRE) 16-1 (9-0) Held up towards rear, headway over 4f out, ridden over 2f out, kept on same pace, 4th of 14, 4l behind Carlton Scroop (9-4) at Kempton 1m 4f hcp (0-65) (6) pol.
Derby Desire (IRE) 66-1 (9-5) Prominent, ridden over 3f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 13, 14l behind Cheddar George (9-4) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Carnac (IRE) 6-1 (9-3) Mid-division, ridden and headway over 1f out, stayed on to go 3rd near finish, 3rd of 12, 2 1/4l behind King's Realm (9-3) at Lingfield 2m hcp (0-65) (6) pol.
Lovely Eyes (IRE) 5-1 (9-3) Took keen hold, chased leading trio until weakened over 2f out, 8th of 10, 24l behind Beat Route (9-2) at Lingfield 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Dovedon Angel 6-1 (9-4) Held up in rear, headway and wide straight, driven to chase leaders over 2f out, no impression over 1f out, 6th of 12, 7l behind Carlton Scroop (9-9) at Kempton 1m 3f app hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Sep.
Iguacu 8-1 (9-0) Held up towards rear, headway 8f out, ridden along halfway, weakened over 4f out, tailed off, 8th of 10, 30l behind Mexican Jay (9-4) at Southwell 1m 4f hcp (6) fbs.
Spanish Cross (IRE) 100-1 (9-5) Towards rear, pushed along halfway, behind final 5f, tailed off, 7th of 9, well behind Honest Strike (9-3) at Southwell 1m 4f mdn stks (5) fbs.
Court Wing (IRE) 9-1 (8-6) Chased leaders on outside, ridden over 2f out, chased winner well inside final furlong, stayed on close home, just held, 2nd of 10, hd behind Short Supply (9-0) at Southwell 1m 4f hcp (6) fbs.
Firehawk 9-2 (9-1) Took keen hold, chased leaders, driven to challenge when hampered and pushed right over 1f out, stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 3rd of 11, 2 1/2l behind New Code (9-6) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Half Sister (IRE) 15-2 (8-7) Tracked leaders, ridden 4f out, weakened over 2f out, 8th of 11, 29l behind Edward Whymper (8-12) at Yarmouth 1m 3f 3yo sll (6) sft.
Foxtrot Bravo (IRE) 33-1 (8-5) Took keen hold, prominent, ridden over 4f out, soon beaten, 5th of 11, 20l behind Urban Space (9-4) at Windsor 1m 2f clm stks (6) sft.
Always De One 10-1 (8-0) Raced wide in last trio, headway from 3f out, stayed on same pace from over 1f out, 5th of 9, 7l behind Fasette (8-4) at Yarmouth 1m 1f 3yo app sll (6) gd in Jun.
Blue Zealot (IRE) 16-1 (9-0) In touch, lost touch over 4f out, 11th of 12, 41l behind Straversjoy (8-12) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp (0-55) (6) pol in Sep.
Rose Aurora 12-1 (8-2) Held up in last trio, still there and plenty to do over 2f out, headway over 1f out, stayed on strongly inside final furlong, going on close home, nearest finish, 5th of 15, 7l behind Jovial (8-12) at Lingfield 1m 4f app hcp 0-60 (6) pol.