JEWELLED DAGGER ended a long losing run when scoring over track and trip on his seasonal debut. He should be able to cope with a 6lb rise in this company and can follow-up. Story Writer made an inauspicious Turf debut at Bath but has claims on the best of his form on Polytrack while Tijori also has a shout dropping back in trip. Kashgar is looking to take advantage of a slide down the weights on his return and Dream Catcher is another back on a winning mark. Cuckoo Rock is only 2lb higher than when scoring at Warwick in June last year and may get involved.
Story Writer 12-1 (9-4) Mid-division, driven 3f out, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 7th of 8, 15l behind Bathwick Street (9-4) at Bath 1m 5f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Apr.
Tijori (IRE) 12-1 (9-2) Held up towards rear, pushed along on inside over 3f out, never on terms, 8th of 14, 7l behind Our Folly (9-7) at Bath 2m 1f hcp 0-65 (6) gs in Apr.
Kashgar 7-4fav (9-7) Slowly into stride and bumped start, held up, headway after 3f, led over 9f out, ridden over 2f out, soon headed, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 11, 7l behind Glaisdale (9-3) at Kempton 2m hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Oct.
Cuckoo Rock (IRE) 8-1 (9-5) In touch, ridden and effort 2f out, ridden and no extra inside final furlong, 5th of 13, 7l behind Captain Cardington (8-10) at Windsor 1m 4f hcp 0-70 (5) hvy in Oct.
Cool Hand Luke (IRE) 7-1 (8-1) In touch, outpaced over 2f out, stayed on well closing stages, never able to challenge, 4th of 8, 6l behind Highland Duke (9-0) at Bath 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Aug.
Golden Jubilee (USA) 8-1 (8-12) In touch, ridden over 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 7th of 13, 13l behind Authoritarian (9-3) at Bath 1m hcp 0-65 (6) sft in Oct.
Jewelled Dagger (IRE) 12-1 (8-12) Led after 2f, soon clear, reduced lead over 4f out, ridden and stayed on final furlong, won at Chepstow 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) gd beating Admirable Duque (9-7) by 1 1/4l, 13 ran.
Dream Catcher (SWE) 8-1 (9-7) Tracked leaders, took keen hold, ridden over 2f out, soon beaten, 9th of 11, 27l behind Lucky Diva (9-7) at Bath 2m 1f hcp 0-60 (6) fm in Sep.
On Stage 25-1 (9-0) Held up in rear, ridden 3f out, edged right over 2f out, no headway, 12th of 13, 14l behind Fulney (9-0) at Sandown 1m mdn fll stks (5) gd in Aug.
Acapulco Bay 50-1 (8-13) Mid-division, lost place before halfway, soon struggling towards rear, tailed off, 10th of 11, 40l behind Whenever (10-0) at Chepstow 2m hcp 0-60 (6) gf in Aug '11.
Feeling (IRE) 20-1 (9-0) Held up in touch, ridden over 2f out, weakened entering final furlong, 9th of 11, 15l behind Shy (9-11) at Chepstow 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) gd in Aug '11.
Cash Injection 40-1 (8-3) In touch in last place, ridden 3f out, never a factor, 5th of 6, 23l behind Almost Gemini (9-4) at Wolverhampton 2m hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Apr.