Cyflymder and Serena Brotherton teamed up to win last year's renewal. But today's rivals MY SINGLE MALT and Hayek finished close behind with the former not enjoying the best of runs and getting beaten only a neck. Julie Camacho's charge gets the vote to turn the tables on this occasion and go one better. Space War won one of these events on the Turf at Lingfield in May while Verse Of Love and Kyllachy Star are regular adversaries at this track with the former coming out best the last time they met.
Verse Of Love 11-1 (8-13) Slowly away in rear, headway when rider dropped whip over 1f out, no impression final furlong, 6th of 8, 7l behind Snow Bay (9-0) at Chester 7f hcp 0-85 (4) gs in Jun.
Kyllachy Star 9-2 (9-11) Raced keenly in touch, weakened over 2f out, 12th of 13, 9l behind Elijah Pepper (9-3) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f clm stks (6) pol in Oct.
Lucky Dan (IRE) 16-1 (9-10) Outpaced, ran on final furlong, nearest finish, 4th of 9, 5l behind Chunky Diamond (9-6) at Haydock 5f app hcp 0-75 (5) gf.
Sardanapalus 20-1 (9-3) Held up in touch, pushed along over 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 11th of 12, 33l behind Sennockian Star (9-3) at Carlisle 1m hcp 0-85 (4) gf.
Kakapuka 17-2 (10-0) With leader, ridden to lead over 1f out, headed near finish, 2nd of 10, nk behind See The Storm (9-12) at Warwick 7f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jun.
My Single Malt (IRE) 10-1 (8-12) Towards rear, effort over 1f out, one pace final furlong, 4th of 7, 3 1/2l behind Zeyran (8-12) at Yarmouth 1m hcp 0-80 (4) gf in May.
Space War 6-1 (10-9) Taken to post early, held up towards rear, ridden over 2f out, headway over 1f out, faded inside final furlong, 9th of 14, 11l behind Balmoral Castle (9-12) at Goodwood 1m 1f am hcp (0-70) (4yo+) (5) gd in May.
Frognal (IRE) 16-1 (9-9) In rear, ridden over 1f out, effort over 1f out, switched left inside final furlong, never on terms, 7th of 11, 4l behind Jay Bee Blue (9-6) at Windsor 6f hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Jun.
Cyflymder (IRE) 33-1 (9-5) Held up towards rear, ran on inside final furlong, nearest finish, 6th of 12, 11l behind Talent Scout (9-7) at Pontefract 1m hcp 0-75 (5) gd.
Hayek 33-1 (8-3) Slowly into stride, held up towards rear, some headway over 2f out, never on terms, no impression and edged right inside final furlong, 13th of 15, 7l behind Lord Of The Dance (9-6) at Carlisle 1m hcp (4) gd in Jun.
Hoppy's Flyer (FR) 12-1 (9-4) Mid-division, headway over 1f out, led inside final furlong, headed post, 2nd of 11, ns behind Just Paul (8-7) at Thirsk 7f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jun.
Methaaly (IRE) 16-1 (10-5) Outpaced, kept on final furlong, not reached leaders, 6th of 13, 4l behind Foreign Rhythm (10-5) at Ayr 5f am hcp 0-65 (6) gf.