King's Masque won this in 2010 and though unraced since August of that year his overall form puts him in the picture if he's ready. Ken's Girl won off a 3lb higher mark at Windsor last summer and she'll be better for her recent reappearance but Smart Step may find this ground too lively as she's been confined to racing on much softer conditions this spring. SAMMY ALEXANDER hasn't run since August and needs to improve a little on what he's shown to date but his best form was over this trip and he's taken to make a winning return to action. Yes Chef won a handicap here last summer from a 2lb higher mark so must be a threat if in anything like that form.
King's Masque 12-1 (10-11) Held up, headway on inside over 3f out, led 2f out, ridden edged right and headed inside final furlong, kept on, 3rd of 15, 1 3/4l behind Maybe I Wont (9-13) at Epsom Downs 1m 4f am hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Aug '10.
Aciano (IRE) 33-1 (9-0) Towards rear, ridden and hung right inside final 3f, never a factor, 11th of 14, 9l behind Sinfonico (9-3) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Ken's Girl 7-2 (8-12) Tracked leader, went far side 4f out, overall leader 3f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, soon weakened, 6th of 10, 11l behind Aldwick Bay (9-3) at Windsor 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) sft.
Yes Chef 8-1 (9-6) Led stands side trio until over 2f out, soon weakened, 13th of 18, 19l behind Knowe Head (9-4) at Newmarket 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) gf.
Sammy Alexander 4-1 (9-7) Steadied start, held up and behind, ridden on outside 3f out, headway on outer over 1f out, plugged on one pace inside final furlong, 6th of 10, 4l behind Point Du Jour (9-3) at Kempton 1m 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Aug.
Smart Step 5-1 (9-0) Close up, ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace, 4th of 11, 9l behind Amazing Blue Sky (9-2) at Beverley 1m 2f hcp 0-80 (4) gs.
Barachiel 9-1 (9-7) Prominent, ridden over 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 6th of 7, 25l behind Illustrious Forest (8-7) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Dec.
Only You Maggie (IRE) 20-1 (8-13) Mid-division, headway on outside 5f out, ridden and lost place over 3f out, weakened over 2f out, last of 11, 9l behind Cono Zur (9-4) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-65 (6) pol.