KINGSWINFORD comes out best at the weights and scored over C&D on his last visit to this track. He also won in similar company at Salisbury last month before being well beaten in a hot handicap at Ascot last week and looks the one to beat. Silver Wind has been thereabouts in lowly handicaps on the Polytrack though at his best, Efistorm makes more appeal as he won this race last year. Desert Strike is also capable at this level but is struggling for form and it's hard to make a case for the remainder on these terms.
Desert Strike 11-2 (9-9) Taken to post early, keen early in rear, ridden halfway, ran on final furlong, not reach leaders, 3rd of 7, 3l behind Amazing Win (8-7) at Brighton 5f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jun.
Efistorm 9-1 (8-11) Mid-division, ridden over 2f out, never dangerous, 8th of 12, 8l behind Restless Bay (9-0) at Wolverhampton 6f clm stks (6) pol.
Kingswinford (IRE) 33-1 (10-2) Raced far side, chased leaders, pushed along 3f out, ridden over 2f out, weakened soon after, 18th of 24, 13l behind Redvers (10-1) at Ascot 7f ladys hcp 0-90 (3) gd.
Louphole 7-1 (9-5) Started slowly, behind, headway centre over 2f out, chased leaders over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 6th of 10, 4 1/2l behind Scommettitrice (9-1) at Brighton 6f hcp 0-55 (6) gs.
Silver Wind 7-2fav (9-7) Held up, headway on outer over 2f out, soon ridden, kept on one pace final furlong, 4th of 9, 7l behind Fleetwoodsands (9-7) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Jan.
Norwood Lane 25-1 (8-7) Mid-division, ridden over 3f out, soon weakened, last of 10, 44l behind Best Trip (9-5) at Warwick 7f hcp 0-70 (5) sft in Jun.
Thalia Grace 20-1 (8-0) Mid-division, weakened over 2f out, 12th of 13, 17l behind Amosite (9-3) at Yarmouth 6f hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Jun.
Toms River Tess (IRE) 33-1 (8-9) Led 1f, chased leader until over 4f out, prominent, ridden and weakened 1f out, 4th of 10, 5l behind Clear Spring (9-11) at Brighton 6f hcp 0-60 (6) gd in Jun.