Bassara made a winning reappearance at Yarmouth following a lengthy absence and has been lightly-raced. A 6lb rise in the weights looks manageable but he may struggle to get the better of top weight AL MUHEER. Ruth Carr's evergreen eight-year-old came right back to form at Chester and has only been raised a couple of pounds. Invincible Hero has a good record here and ran well off his new mark at Nottingham last time but Chapter And Verse prefers the Polytrack and Azrael was due to run at Leicester last night. Kiwi Bay is best of the rest.
Al Muheer (IRE) 8-1 (8-13) In touch on inside, good headway and squeezed through over 1f out, ridden and ran on inside final furlong, led towards finish, won at Chester 1m hcp 0-85 (4) gd beating Springinmystep (9-2) by nk, 15 ran.
Invincible Hero (IRE) 6-1 (9-1) Led, hung right and headed over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 4th of 14, 2 1/2l behind It's A Mans World (8-6) at Thirsk 1m hcp 0-85 (4) sft in May.
Bassara (IRE) 9-4fav (9-1) Held up in touch in rear, headway over 1f out, shaken up to inside final furlong, readily, won at Yarmouth 1m fll hcp (0-85) (4yo+) (4) sft in May beating Kickingthelilly (9-4) by 1 1/4l, 5 ran.
Chapter And Verse (IRE) 8-1 (9-2) Towards rear, headway over 1f out, never nearer, 7th of 18, 5l behind Rockalong (9-6) at Ascot 1m hcp 0-85 (4) gd in May.
Azrael 20-1 (9-0) Overall leader made all, ridden over 2f out, stayed on, won at Yarmouth 7f hcp 0-80 (4) gf beating First Class (8-2) by 1/2l, 11 ran.
Nelson's Bay 11-1 (9-4) Always behind, ridden and struggling 3f out, last of 10, 10l behind Scottish Star (9-3) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Feb.
Bank On Me 5-2 (9-3) Led, ridden and headed over 2f out, chased leader until over 1f out, weakened and lost 2 places in closing stages, 5th of 7, 3 1/2l behind Guest of Honour (9-1) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Dec.
Kiwi Bay 17-2 (11-1) Tracked leaders, took keen hold, ridden over 3f out, edged right and lost place over 2f out, 10th of 11, 35l behind Whispering Warrior (11-4) at York 1m 2f am hcp 0-80 (4) gd in May.