Phluke showed he was no back number when a head second to Integria here nine days ago. Eve Johnson Houghton's 10-year-old won off a higher mark over C&D in September and should be in the firing-line again today. But the vote goes to FIRE KING, who also likes it here and will be all the better for his half-length third to Bold Cross at Bath last week. Two of his three wins have come over this C&D and he still looks to be on a decent mark. It's a long time since Diddums last visited the winner's enclosure but Katie Scallan's claim will aid his cause here, while Interakt and Giulietta Da Vinci both showed enough last time to suggest they could also play a part.
Regal Rave (USA) 6-1 (8-11) Keen and tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 7, 6l behind Jewelled (9-7) at Bath 1m hcp 0-70 (5) fm.
Fire King 17-2 (8-12) Held up in 5th, headway on outside to 3rd over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, never quite going pace to reach leading duo, 3rd of 6, 3/4l behind Bold Cross (9-6) at Bath 1m hcp 0-70 (5) fm.
Diddums 12-1 (8-0) Steadied start, pulled hard, held up until pulled way up to 3rd over 6f out until over 3f out, rallied to modest 3rd again final 120 yards, 3rd of 4, 2 1/2l behind Halyard (9-4) at Bath 1m 2f hcp 0-70 (5) fm.
Phluke 11-1 (9-4) Led, came stands' side 3f out, ridden and edged left inside final furlong, headed last strides, 2nd of 8, hd behind Integria (9-8) at Brighton 1m hcp 0-60 (6) gf.
Durgan 16-1 (9-10) Outpaced, 8th of 10, 14l behind Beautiful Day (9-1) at Southwell 5f mdn stks (5) fbs.
Interakt 11-2 (9-3) Towards rear, headway 4f out, went 2nd entering final 2f, kept on but no chance with winner, 2nd of 15, 4 1/2l behind Integria (9-8) at Brighton 7f stks 0-55 (6) gf.
Yourgolftravel Com 20-1 (8-7) Dwelt keen held up in rear, ridden 2f out, not troubled leaders, 5th of 7, 4l behind Jewelled (9-7) at Bath 1m hcp 0-70 (5) fm.
Giulietta Da Vinci 11-2 (8-12) Held up in rear, headway on outside well over 1f out, soon hard driven, ran on inside final furlong, never reached winner, 2nd of 10, nk behind Fortunate Bid (8-13) at Brighton 7f hcp (6) gf in Apr.
Fedora (IRE) 7-1 (9-0) In rear, ridden 3f out, stayed on final furlong, not reached leaders, 5th of 11, 3 1/2l behind Grey Boy (8-8) at Bath 1m hcp (6) fm in Apr.
Dawson Creek (IRE) 14-1 (8-7) Saddle slipped soon after start, in touch, pulled up over 6f out, in a race won by Filun (9-3) at Lingfield 1m 3f hcp 0-60 (6) gf, 6 ran.
Mistress Shy 50-1 (8-2) Chased leaders, led 3f out, ridden and headed over 2f out, hung right and weakened over 1f out, last of 8, 13l behind Aggbag (8-8) at Warwick 1m app hcp 0-60 (6) gf.