Fathey was ending a long losing run when dead-heating at Nottingham last time but a 5lb rise may put an end to his chances of following up. However, RADIATOR ROONEY is back on a winning mark and Pat Morris' charge gets the nod in an ordinary contest after producing a better effort at Wolverhampton on his latest start. Luisa Tetrazzini has claims in this grade on her return to action, while Talamahana may attract some each-way support but the remainder make no appeal.
Luisa Tetrazzini (IRE) 7-1 (8-8) Behind, still last 3f out, headway on outside over 1f out, not able to reach leaders, 4th of 10, 3 1/2l behind Hidden Destiny (9-3) at Wolverhampton 6f mdn stks (5) pol in Nov.
Talamahana 33-1 (8-7) Pushed along in rear, ridden halfway, kept on towards finish, 5th of 12, 5l behind Kyllachy Storm (8-5) at Bath 6f hcp 0-70 (5) fm.
Radiator Rooney (IRE) 13-2 (8-13) Held up towards rear, headway on outside over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, never nearer, 5th of 12, 1 1/2l behind Avonlini (8-12) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp (0-55) (6) pol.
Fathey (IRE) 14-1 (8-4) Chased leaders, reminders after 2f, ridden to lead narrowly over 1f out, edged left under pressure inside final furlong, kept on, joined near finish, won at Nottingham 6f app hcp 0-60 (6) gf deadheating with Jonnie Skull (8-7), 9 ran.
Papageno 12-1 (8-11) Pressed winner until over 1f out, weakened final furlong, eased near finish, 8th of 14, 6l behind Lucky Art (8-4) at Southwell 5f hcp (0-55) (6) fbs in Mar.
Avonvalley 33-1 (9-0) Dwelt always in rear, last of 11, 14l behind Polemica (8-12) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp 0-52 (6) pol in Feb.
Pickled Pumpkin 22-1 (9-1) Soon outpaced, switched to outside well over 3f out, never a factor, last of 12, 19l behind Juarla (9-7) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Ishipink 40-1 (8-7) Bumped start, chased leaders, weakened halfway, last of 10, 20l behind First Blade (9-7) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Place The Duchess 25-1 (10-0) In touch on inner, lost place over 3f out, last of 13, 14l behind Loyal Royal (10-10) at Wolverhampton 6f am hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Apr.
Gothic Chick 50-1 (8-4) Behind, headway on stands' rail over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, never troubled leaders, 7th of 15, 7l behind Barkston Ash (9-3) at Warwick 6f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) gd.