KIAN'S DELIGHT won over 1m4f here in August and has scored three times subsequently, twice over hurdles and a Newmarket handicap last month. He's been raised 10lb for that latest success but has improved by more than that and looks set to complete a four-timer. Dual bumper winner Royal Swain has done well under Flat rules and won a handicap at Doncaster in May from just 2lb lower. He looks certain to get competitive while the softer the ground the better for L Frank Baum, who returned to form at Bath last time and is on the same mark. The veteran Bollin Felix does his best and is 1lb lower than when last successful on the level but Focail Maith has never raced beyond 1m3f so his ability to last out the trip on this ground has to be taken on trust.
Focail Maith 6-1 (9-12) Close up, chased clear leader over 2f out, challenged winner inside final furlong, no impression towards finish, 2nd of 10, 3/4l behind Megalala (9-6) at Kempton 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Feb.
Activate 9-1 (9-5) Held up towards rear, pushed along over 3f out, ridden over 1f out, never dangerous, 11th of 13, 6l behind Getabuzz (8-13) at Doncaster 1m 7f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Jun.
Herostatus 8-1 (9-7) Led, headed over 2f out, soon ridden, every chance entering final furlong, no extra inside final furlong, 3rd of 8, 2l behind Entihaa (9-2) at Thirsk 1m 4f hcp 0-80 (4) gs in Jun.
Royal Swain (IRE) 9-1 (8-12) Tracked leaders, pushed along over 2f out, chased winner inside final furlong, held towards finish, 2nd of 13, 1 3/4l behind Getabuzz (8-13) at Doncaster 1m 7f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Jun.
L Frank Baum (IRE) 8-1 (9-1) Tracked leader, ridden when every chance over 1f out, kept on well closing stages, 2nd of 6, 1/2l behind Salontyre (8-6) at Bath 2m 1f hcp 0-85 (4) gs in May.
Bollin Felix 5-1 (8-12) Held up in rear, headway on outer from 6f out, tracked leaders over 3f out, kept on one pace, 3rd of 7, 9l behind Pokfulham (9-2) at Newcastle 2m hcp 0-80 (4) hvy in Jun.
Beat The Shower 7-1 (9-1) Dwelt, tracked leaders, weakened over 2f out, 5th of 8, 13l behind Entihaa (9-2) at Thirsk 1m 4f hcp 0-80 (4) gs in Jun.
Kian's Delight 9-2fav (8-7) Prominent, lost place over 7f out, headway over 3f out, led 1f out, ridden and ran on, won at Newmarket 1m 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gs in Jun beating Dawn Gale (9-7) by 4l, 14 ran.
Jeu De Roseau (IRE) 9-1 (9-7) Led over 1f, settled in 3rd after 3f, ridden along over 2f out, weakened well over 1f out, 8th of 14, 20l behind Cloudy Spirit (9-3) at Pontefract 2m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Apr.
Toledo Gold (IRE) 100-1 (9-1) Tracked leaders, took keen hold, lost place 3f out, not much room over 2f out, last of 18, 34l behind Bourne (9-8) at Doncaster 1m 2f hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Oct '10.