High On Life keeps defying the handicapper and has won on good to firm the last twice. The top weight should give another good account while Maraayill came good at Newbury earlier this month, though all of his form is over longer trips. Johara is on a hat-trick after victories at Yarmouth and Kempton while Royal Warrior's latest third at Nottingham was a step up on previous form. Jazz won here in November but seems best with plenty of cut in the ground. KENNY THE CAPTAIN was behind the latter at Pontefract on his reappearance but showed more here on his next start in a much better race than this. Though all three of his wins so far have come on an easy surface, he handled good ground at Ripon last summer and is worth risking in this dropped in distance.
High On Life 11-10fav (9-12) With leader, led over 2f out, driven clear over 1f out, ran on well, won at Lingfield 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gf beating Silverrica (9-7) by 2l, 9 ran.
Kaab (IRE) 8-1 (8-7) In touch, ridden halfway, weakened 2f out, last of 12, 20l behind Danzeno (8-12) at Newmarket 6f 3yo hcp 0-100 (2) gd in Apr.
Canyari (IRE) 12-1 (9-2) Slowly into stride, off the pace towards rear, pushed laong and struggling 3f out, never a factor, 16th of 19, 23l behind G Force (9-4) at York 5f 3yo hcp 0-90 (3) gd in May.
Kenny The Captain (IRE) 13-2 (9-0) Held up, headway over 3f out, ridden and close up well over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 5th of 7, 9l behind Azagal (9-5) at Doncaster 7f 3yo hcp 0-105 (2) gs in May.
Jazz (IRE) 11-4fav (9-7) Led on rail, edged left and headed over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 4th of 7, 6l behind Piazon (9-2) at Windsor 5f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) sft in May.
Johara (IRE) 7-1 (9-7) Tracked leader on inside until 4f out, went 2nd again 2f out, led over 1f out, shaken up and clear when lost shoe inside final furlong, ran on well, eased close home, won at Kempton 6f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) pol beating Double Up (9-7) by 1 3/4l, 10 ran.
Royal Warrior 25-1 (9-2) Chased leaders, ridden and every chance over 1f out, stayed on same pace final furlong, 3rd of 10, 1 1/2l behind Desert Ace (9-2) at Nottingham 5f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gf.
Maraayill (IRE) 3-1 (9-7) Held up towards rear, headway 2f out, went 2nd over 1f out, ran on inside final furlong, led close home, won at Newbury 7f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gf beating Llyrical (8-1) by hd, 13 ran.
Munfallet (IRE) 33-1 (9-7) Behind, ridden over 2f out, faded over 1f out, 7th of 10, 16l behind Crowley's Law (9-5) at Haydock 1m 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gd in May.
Khalice 7-1 (8-0) Slowly into stride, soon in touch on outside, pushed along over 2f out, ridden and weakened well over 1f out, 6th of 7, 10l behind Love Island (9-11) at Ripon 6f flls hcp 0-95 (3) gd in May.
Dynamo Walt (IRE) 5-1 (9-1) Prominent, ridden over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 5th of 7, 4l behind Flashy Queen (9-7) at Nottingham 5f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) sft.