Most of these have been competing on the all-weather but SALIENT is a notable exception. He found only the in-form Megalala too good over track and trip recently and a line through the latter gives him a similar chance to Nelson Quay. The latter was well beaten at this course in between a couple of victories on the Polytrack while Cataria Girl had landed a double on the all-weather before running as though something was amiss at Kempton. Auden failed to threaten the winner despite placing at Southwell and Wolverhampton winner Katmai River is preferred given he's won twice at this track before.
Cataria Girl (USA) 7-2fav (8-11) Reared start, mid-division, weakened over 2f out, 11th of 13, 14l behind Maison Brillet (9-6) at Kempton 1m 3f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Apr.
Nelson Quay (IRE) 7-1 (9-2) Mid-division, driven and headway over 2f out, ridden to lead narrowly over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, held on when hard pressed towards finish, won at Kempton 1m 3f app hcp (0-70) (4yo+) (5) pol beating Mr Lando (8-12) by hd, 10 ran.
Auden (USA) 10-11fav (9-6) Keen, close up, ridden to chase clear winner over 1f out, no impresssion final furlong, 2nd of 5, 6l behind Marina Ballerina (9-1) at Southwell 1m 3f hcp 0-60 (6) fbs in Mar.
Shirazz 15-2 (8-10) Held up towards rear, pushed along over 3f out, no impression, 7th of 8, 11l behind Kastini (9-7) at Newbury 1m 2f hcp 0-70 (5) gd.
Herbalist 6-1 (9-0) Led after 1f, ridden over 2f out, headed approaching final furlong, faded inside final furlong, 4th of 12, 7l behind Anjuna Beach (9-6) at Brighton 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) gd in Apr.
Alhaban (IRE) 16-1 (9-4) Chased leaders, ridden 2f out, faded inside final furlong, 6th of 7, 3 1/2l behind Cravat (9-7) at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Mar.
Katmai River (IRE) 5-2fav (9-5) Held up, headway on outside 4f out, went 2nd 2f out, edged left over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, led towards finish, won at Wolverhampton 1m 1f app hcp (0-55) (6) pol in Apr beating Daniel Thomas (8-10) by nk, 8 ran.
Litmus (USA) 10-1 (10-9) Very reluctant to race and lost many lengths, caught up with rear end of group 9f out, ridden over 3f out, no chance with leaders final 2f, 6th of 9, 16l behind Novel Dancer (10-1) at Lingfield 1m 4f am hcp 0-55 (6) pol.
Salient 8-1 (8-0) Tracked winner, ridden over 2f out, no impression, 2nd of 5, 3 1/2l behind Megalala (8-13) at Brighton 1m 2f app hcp (6) gd.
Brown Pete (IRE) 8-1 (8-11) Mid-division, headway over 2f out, ridden and kept on same pace final furlong, 5th of 10, 6l behind Remember Rocky (8-9) at Hamilton 1m 1f hcp 0-60 (6) gd.
Lindsay's Dream 16-1 (8-4) Very slowly away and lost many lengths, behind, ridden when headway over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 3rd of 7, 4l behind Choral Festival (9-7) at Brighton 1m 2f hcp 0-65 (6) gd in Apr.
Thewestwalian (USA) 14-1 (8-7) Raced wide tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, weakened final furlong, 6th of 9, 9l behind Darnathean (9-6) at Brighton 7f hcp 0-60 (6) gf.
Just Duchess 66-1 (8-0) Held up, never dangerous, 13th of 16, 19l behind Knight's Parade (8-13) at Chepstow 1m 2yo hcp 0-65 (6) gd in Sep '12.