Richard Fahey's Lord Aeryn lacks a previous run this term and has not been seen since winning an Epsom handicap in October but that should not be a problem given the form of the stable so he has to be respected off just a 3lb higher mark than at Epsom but he will need to spot on for this to get the better of SKYFIRE, who looks the one to beat with the main danger rated as Transmit. Tim Easterby's gelding was narrowly beaten over six furlongs at Doncaster last month and should not be inconvenienced by the longer trip today so has to be strongly considered. Paul Midgley's Dazeen has run better in recent outings but the handicapper has punished him for his consistency, while David Barron's Kielder is likely to find this tougher than the Pontefract maiden that he won last time. Parvaaz is lightly raced after just three starts and there may be more to come from the Michael Jarvis-trained colt but there needs to be as he was well held first time in a handicap at Newmarket last month and a better bet looks to be Skyfire. Mark Johnston's colt has not been out of the first two in his last four starts and can race off the same mark as when narrowly beaten at Newmarket by Nosedive last week.
Skyfire 5-1 (8-11) Tracked leaders, every chance from over 2f out, hard ridden entering final furlong, kept on well, 2nd of 10, 3/4l behind Nosedive (9-7) at Newmarket 6f hcp 0-90 (3) gf in Jul.
Breathless Kiss (USA) 6-1 (8-12) Mid-division, ridden and edged left 2f out, stayed on fom over 1f out, not able to reach leaders, 6th of 10, 2 1/2l behind Whirly Dancer (8-13) at Doncaster 7f flls hcp 0-130 (3) gf in Jul.
Parvaaz (IRE) 9-2 (8-4) Took keen hold, tracked leader, ridden over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 6th of 7, 6l behind Start Right (8-10) at Newmarket 1m 3yo hcp 0-100 (2) gf in Jul.
Antoniola (IRE) 12-1 (9-3) Towards rear, ridden over 2f out, some headway over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 10th of 16, 8l behind Smarty Socks (10-0) at York 7f hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Jul.
Kielder (IRE) Evensfav (9-0) Dwelt, soon in touch, ridden halfway, headway under pressure over 1f out and carried head awkwardly, led well inside final furlong, won at Pontefract 6f mdn auc stks (5) gf in Jun beating Pelmanism (9-0) by 1 1/4l, 6 ran.
Transmit (IRE) 14-1 (8-11) Tracked winner, ridden well over 1f out, lost 2nd inside final furlong, kept on, 3rd of 9, 3/4l behind Amenable (9-1) at Doncaster 6f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Jul.
Lord Aeryn (IRE) 11-4 (7-13) Tracked leaders, headway on inside to lead 3f out, ridden and hard pressed final 2f, just held on, won at Epsom Downs 7f 2yo hcp 0-90 (3) gf in Oct beating Constant Contact (9-7) by shd, 6 ran.
Dazeen 7-1 (9-6) Prominent, took keen hold, ridden over 2f out, unable to quicken entering final furlong, stayed on same pace, 5th of 16, 5l behind Pintura (9-9) at Haydock 1m 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Jul.