Bartack tends to save his best for Kempton while Solar Spirit's earlier second over track and trip came in plating company. It was soft ground when Piceno won here last month and he's 4lb higher today and the last of Conry's four wins over course and distance came back in 2012. But Shamaheart posted a better effort at Pontefract on his latest start and Bogsnog won off a similar mark on the Polytrack in March. Mishaal has a shout, but KOSIKA is the least exposed and gets the vote after a third at Brighton on her handicap bow.
Bartack (IRE) 20-1 (9-4) Held up mid-division, pushed along and weakened over 2f out, 14th of 17, 21l behind Ansaab (9-7) at Pontefract 1m hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Apr.
Solar Spirit (IRE) 16-1 (8-5) Took keen hold and held up in mid-division, headway on outside over 2f out, weakening when not much room inside final furlong, 8th of 11, 7l behind Music In The Rain (9-2) at Catterick 7f hcp 0-90 (3) gd in Apr.
Snow Bay 66-1 (8-10) Led, ridden and headed over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 8th of 16, 9l behind Kiwi Bay (8-3) at Redcar 1m hcp 0-85 (4) gs in Apr.
Piceno (IRE) 18-1 (9-0) Led, ridden over 2f out, headed over 1f out, no extra well inside final furlong, 3rd of 10, 2 1/2l behind Victoire De Lyphar (10-2) at Redcar 7f hcp 0-85 (4) sft.
Conry (IRE) 8-1 (10-7) Behind, driven over 2f out, never reached leaders, 9th of 12, 7l behind My Kingdom (10-1) at Doncaster 7f ldy hcp (4) sft in Apr.
Pearl Nation (USA) 11-2 (9-5) Chased leaders, not clear run on inside over 2f out, switched right to outside over 1f out, ridden stayed on same pace and no impression inside final furlong, 5th of 9, 4 1/2l behind Kung Hei Fat Choy (9-2) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-80 (4) pol in Apr.
Kerbaaj (USA) 8-1 (8-9) Held up in touch, ridden and weakened over 1f out, last of 8, 10l behind Life Partner (9-7) at Newmarket 7f 3yo hcp 0-90 (3) gd in Aug.
Shamaheart (IRE) 16-1 (9-7) Led, ridden over 1f out, no extra and headed final 100 yards, lost 2nd towards finish, 3rd of 9, 1 1/2l behind Correggio (9-6) at Pontefract 1m hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Apr.
Bogsnog (IRE) 28-1 (9-5) Raced keenly, led 2f, pressed leader, led again briefly approaching final 3f, chased leader until 2f out, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 8th of 9, 17l behind Kung Hei Fat Choy (9-2) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-80 (4) pol in Apr.
We'll Deal Again 9-1 (8-12) Slight bump start, held up, effort on outside over 1f out, stayed on, unable to challenge, 3rd of 8, 2 1/2l behind Go Nani Go (9-6) at Musselburgh 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Apr.
Kosika (USA) 5-2fav (8-9) Led, ridden 2f out, headed towards finish, lost 2nd post, 3rd of 6, 1l behind Corporal Maddox (9-7) at Brighton 7f hcp 0-85 (4) gs in Apr.
Mishaal (IRE) 8-1 (9-5) Dwelt, always behind, 9th of 15, 12l behind Trade Secret (9-2) at Thirsk 6f hcp 0-75 (5) gs in Apr.